Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, and Analysis

Welcome to LAMMA!

At LAMMA, we specialize in developing cutting-edge analytical, computational, and hardware tools for advanced aerospace manufacturing. Our goal is to enhance all aspects of air and spacecraft structures, spanning material development, design, manufacturing, performance, and recyclability.


Research
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Automated Fiber Placement
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Design of variable stiffness composite structures
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Large format 3D printing using pellet extrusion
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ML assisted reconstruction for LVI damage
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Experimental study of Low Velocity Impact damage
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Numerical study of Low Velocity Impact damage
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Fracture and fatigue of Z-pinned composite joints
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Failure of composite in compression
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Morphing structures using twisted coiled actuators

Team

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Dr. Paul Davidson

Lab director / PI

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Sandesh Amgai

Graduate Researcher | PhD

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Oscar Valdez

Graduate Researcher | PhD

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Mark Smeets

Graduate Researcher | PhD

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Devang Tavkari

Under-Graduate Researcher

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Juan Ruiz

Graduate Researcher | MS

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Don Nguyen

Under-Graduate Researcher

Past members

Jeegar Patel | MS -Thesis

Roberto Medina | UG

Join LAMMA!

We are always looking for motivated students to join our growing group. Feel free to reach out by first filling the pre-application form. Email the confirmation to paul.davidson|at|uta.edu

Current open positions

Sponsors and collaborators
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NEWS

Jan 2024: Welcome! to our newest member Mark Smeets.

Sep 2023: Congratulations! Don on presenting his work on machine learning of post-impact UT scan image segmentation of composite panels at ASC- Boston.

June 2023: Congratulations! Sandesh on presenting his work on steered fiber and thickness graded composite panel buckling at the ASME SSDM conference in San Diego.

June 2023: Dr Davidson presented LAMMA research at 2023 US-Japan Joint Symposium for Composite Materials, in Tokyo, Japan. Two papers were presented; first on Sandesh's work on steered fiber buckling. Second, Don's work on UT scan inspection data segmentation using machine learning based approaches.

June 2023: Welcome! Lauren and Abdel to the LAMMA summer research cohort.

May 2023: Davidson Research Group recieves Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) grant to bring automation to smaller composite manufacturing for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and urban air mobility (UAMs) vehicles . Click to read more..

Jan 2023: Davidson Research Group recieves Air Force Office of Scientific Research DURIP grant to develop one-of-a-kind instrument for non-destructive chemical analysis with optical microscopy and thermo-mechanical loading. Click to read more..

Sep 2022: Congratulations! Devang on selection in the UROP Fall 2022 cohort.

Aug 2022: LAMMA recieves Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) grant to build a predictive tool that will help determine the life, durability and safety of composites used in aircrafts. Click to read more..

Jun 2022: Congratulations! Oscar on joining Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) as a summer internship.

Jun 2022: Congratulations! Devang on selection in the UROP Summer 2022 cohort. Devang will continue to explore morphing structure development.

May 2022: LAMMA introduces new in-house Automated Fiber Manufacturing (AFP) capability. The one-of-a-kind custom built, in collaboration with AddComposite, AFP system is capable of manufacturing thermoplastic, thermoset and dry fiber bases composite strucutres. Click to read more..

Apr 2022: Congratulations! Sandesh on winning the CAE innovation day award for his work on AFP manufacturing cell development.

Apr 2022: Congratulations! The LAMMA undergraduate senior design team, Christian Tindula, Logan Hutton, Elliott Andress, and Khang Tran, on winning the fisrt place award in the senior design competion on innovation day.

Jan 2022: Join Dr. Davidson at AIAA Scitech 2022 in San Diego, where he will be chairing three technical sessions.

Dec 2021: LAMMA receives REU funding to study morphing structures using bio-mimetic soft actuators.

Sep 2021: LAMMA receives NGC/AFRL - FASTBUCS research funding to study Z-pinned joints.