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Dave Farson

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • WE Undergraduate Studies Chair
  • 1248 Adams Drive
    116 Edison
    Columbus, OH 43221
  • 614-688-4046

About

Dave Farson, associate professor in the welding engineering program, has extensive background in the welding engineering and laser materials processing practice, research and education. He received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Welding Engineering from Ohio State University. His PhD in Electrical Engineering, also from OSU, was in the major area of control systems with minors in welding engineering, digital systems and mathematics.  He worked at Westinghouse Electric R&D Center and Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory, where he was a deputy head of the Laser Processing Department and graduate faculty in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. He teaches courses in laser materials processing and manufacturing process automation and control.

As a faculty, he has been active in laser materials processing and materials joining research that ranges from industrial welding applications development to basic research into the mechanisms of nanoscale surface modification processes.

Dr. Farson has been very active in technical society activities, serving as President, Board Member and other offices for Laser Institute of America. He was elected as Fellow of LIA in 1997. He also has served on the Awards, Technical Papers, Research, and Conference committees of the American Welding Society and was elected as fellow of  AWS is 2011.  He co-edited LIA’s Handbook of Laser Materials Processing, a major reference work for researchers and commercial users of laser processing and serves as an Associate Editor of LIA’s Journal of Laser Applications.

Honors

  • McKay-Helm Award. .

  • AF Davis Silver Medal Award. .

  • 2007 Lumley Research Award.

Journal Articles

2011

  • Lim YC, Johnson J, Fei ZZ, Wu Y, Farson DF, Lannutti JJ, Choi HW, Lee LJ, 2011, "Micropatterning and Characterization of Electrospun Poly(epsilon-Caprolactone)/Gelatin Nanofiber Tissue Scaffolds by Femtosecond Laser Ablation for Tissue Engineering Applications." Biotechnology and Bioengineering 108, no. 1, 116 - 126.

2010

  • Lim YC, Yu X, Cho JH, Sosa J, Farson DF, Babu SS, McCracken S, Flesner B, 2010, "Effect of magnetic stirring on grain structure refinement Part 1-Nickel alloy weld overlays." Science and Technology of Welding and Joining 15, no. 7, 583 - 589.
  • J.Z. Chen, D.F. Farson, 2010, "Coaxial Vision Monitoring of LBW/GMAW Hybrid WeldingProcess." Materials Evaluation 68, no. 12, 1318 - 1328.
  • M.J Reiter, D. F Farson, M. Mehl, 2010, "Control of penetration depth fluctuations in single-mode fiber laser welds." Journal of Laser Applications 22, no. 1, 37 - 42.
  • Lim YC, Yu X, Cho JH, Sosa J, Farson DF, Babu SS, McCracken S, Flesner B, 2010, "Effect of magnetic stirring on grain structure refinement Part 2-Nickel alloy weld overlays." Science and Technology of Welding and Joining 15, no. 5, 400 - 406.
  • Fei ZZ, Hu X, Choi HW, Wang SN, Farson DF, Lee L, 2010, "Micronozzle Array Enhanced Sandwich Electroporation of Embryonic Stem Cells." Analytical Chemistry 82, no. 1, 353 - 358.
  • Chen J, He LN, Farson DF, Rokhlin SI, 2010, "Particle simulation of femtosecond laser stimulation of electrical discharges in small gaps." Journal of Applied Physics 108, no. 6, 063303 -

2009

  • J.H. Cho, D. F Farson, J. O. Milewski, K. J. Hollis, 2009, "Weld pool flows during initial stages of keyhole formation in laser welding." Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 42, no. 17, 175502 -
  • H.W. Choi, D.F. Farson, L.J. Lee, H. Lee, 2009, "Ultrashort Pulsed Laser Machining for Biomolecule Trapping." Journal of the Optical Society of Korea 13, no. 3, 335 - 340.
  • K.C. Yang, S.H. Lee, J.M. Kim, Y.K. Choi, D.F. Farson, Y.E. Shin, 2009, "Characteristics of Sn-2.5Ag flip chip solder joints under thermal shock test conditions." Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology 23, no. 2, 435 - 441.
  • Y. C. Lim, K. Altman, D. F. Farson, and K. M. Flores, 2009, "Micropillar fabrication on bovine cortical bone by direct write femtosecond laser ablation." Journal of Biomedical Optics 14, no. 6, 064021 - 1.
  • H.W.Choi, D.F.Farson, C.M.Lu, L.J.Lee, 2009, "Femtosecond laser micromachining and application of hot embossing molds for microfluid device fabrication." Journal of Laser Applications 21, no. 4, 196 - 204.
  • D. F. Farson, Ja. Chen, S. I. Rokhlin, 2009, "Experimental Study of femtosecond laser-stimulated electrical discharges in small gaps and surface modifications." Journal of Applied Physics 105, no. 1, 013302 -
  • D.F. Farson, J.H. Cho, M.J. Reiter, 2009, "Analysis of penetration depth fluctuations in single-mode fiber laser welds." Journal of Physics D:Applied Physics 42, no. 11, 115501 -
  • Lim YC, Farson DF, Cho MH, Cho JH, 2009, "Stationary GMAW-P weld metal deposit spreading." Science and Technology of Welding and Joining 14, no. 7, 626 - 635.

2008

  • Z. Hu, D. F. Farson, 2008, "Design of a waveform tracking system for a piezoelectric actuator." Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering 222, no. 1, 11 - 22.
  • A.Y. Yi, W. Lu, D. F. Farson, L. James Lee, 2008, "Overview of PolymerMicro/Nanomanufacturing for Biomedical Applications." Advances in Polymer Technology 27, no. 4, 1 - 11.
  • Farson DF, Choi HW, Zimmerman B, et al., 2008, "Femtosecond laser micromachining of dielectric materials for biomedical applications." JOURNAL OF MICROMECHANICS AND MICROENGINEERING 18, 035020 -
  • N. Wang, S. I. Rokhlin, D. F. Farson, 2008, "Surface Premelting of Au Nanoparticles: Molecular Dynamics Study." Nanotechnology 41, no. 19, 415701 -
  • K.R. Kim, J.H. Kim, D.F. Farson, H.W. Choi, K.H. Kim, 2008, "Hybrid Laser Cutting for Flat Panel Display Glass." Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 47, 6978 - 6981.

2007

  • Chen,J; Farson,D,F; Rokhlin,S,I, 2007, "Femtosecond laser stimulation of electrical discharges in submicron and nanoscale gaps." APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 90, no. 20, 201505 -
  • Cho MH, Farson D, Lim YC, et al., 2007, "Hybrid laser/arc welding process for controlling bead profile." SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF WELDING AND JOINING 8, 677 - 688.
  • Cho MH, Farson DF, 2007, "Simulation study of a hybrid process for the prevention of weld bead hump." WELDING JOURNAL 86, 253S - 272S.
  • Choi, H.W., Farson, D. F., Bovatsek, J., Arai, A., Ashkenasi, D, 2007, "Direct-write patterning of indium-tin-oxide film by high pulse repetition frequency femtosecond laser ablation." Applied Optics 23, 5792 - 5799.
  • Chen J, Farson DF, Rokhlin SI, 2007, "Femtosecond laser stimulation of electrical discharges in submicron and nanoscale gaps." APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 90, 201505 -

1995

  • MARSICO,T; Farson,D, 1995, "Shipbuilding applications of Nd:YAG lasers." ICALEO'95 - PROCEEDINGS OF THE LASER MATERIALS PROCESSING CONFERENCE 80, 844 - 844.

1994

  • Farson,D, 1994, "NEW LASER PROCESSING APPLICATIONS SESSIONS HIGHLIGHT INTERESTING INNOVATIVE ADVANCES." JOURNAL OF LASER APPLICATIONS 6, no. 3, 135 - 136.
  • Farson,D, 1994, "INNOVATIONS IMPROVE INDUSTRIAL LASER SYSTEMS." PHOTONICS SPECTRA 28, no. 9, 92 - ?.
  • Farson,D; Hillsley,K; Sames,J; Young,R, 1994, "FREQUENCY-TIME CHARACTERISTICS OF AIR-BORNE SIGNALS FROM LASER WELDS." LASER MATERIALS PROCESSING - ICALEO 94 2500, 86 - 94.

1992

  • Farson,D,F; Fang,K,S; Kern,J, 1992, "INTELLIGENT LASER-WELDING CONTROL." ICALEO 91 : LASER MATERIALS PROCESSING 1722, 104 - 112.