Dr. Chao Ma is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University. He received his B.E. degree from Tsinghua University in 2010, M.S. degree from University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2012, and Ph.D. degree from University of California, Los Angeles in 2015, all in Mechanical Engineering. He was a senior mechanical engineer at Cymer (an ASML company) from 2015 to 2016. He joined the faculty of Texas A&M University in 2016. His expertise covers additive manufacturing, laser manufacturing, and metal matrix nanocomposites. He has published 70 peer-reviewed papers in these areas. His research, teaching, and service have been recognized by multiple awards, such as the NSF CAREER Award, the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, the Outstanding Paper Award at the International Conference on MicroManufacturing, the Best Paper Award of Manufacturing Division at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, and the ASME Best Organizer of Symposium and Session Award.