Background and activities

Jun Ma is an Associate Professor at NTNU – Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. He joined NTNU as a postdoctoral fellow in Sept 2019 and was promoted to permanent faculty in Sept 2021. Jun's research endeavor is more on the design and development of advanced metal forming and manufacturing processes/chains for both mass and customized production, by seeking the epistemological understanding of physical essence in the manufacturing processes/chains for developing innovative solutions toward improved accuracy and properties of products, productivity, profitability, and sustainability.

Professional Experiences

  • Associate Professor, NTNU - Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Trondheim, Norway, 09/2021 - present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, NTNU - Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Trondheim, Norway, 09/2019 - 09/2021
  • Research Assistant, Hong Kong PolyU - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong, China, 05/2018 - 05/2019

Research Interests

  • Design and development of lightweight and circular products.
  • Advanced manufacturing processes: forming and bending, aluminum extrusion, hybrid manufacturing, etc.
  • Intelligent adaptive control of manufacturing processes/chains.
  • Re-manufacturing and recycling of materials and components.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • He, ZR; Li, H; Ma, Jun; Yang, H; Min, JY. (2019) Characterization and modeling of evolving asymmetric/anisotropic hardening of CP-Ti sheet under monotonic and reverse loading. Frontiers in Materials Processing Applications, Research and Technology 2019 (FiMPART'2019) ; Ahmedabad. 2019-12-15 - 2019-12-18.
  • Li, H; Ma, Jun; He, ZR; Chen, GY. (2019) Whole-Period Springback Issue in Metal Forming: Phenomena, Mechanisms, Modeling and Control. International Conference on Lightweight Materials and Manufacture 2018 (ICLMM'2018) ; Changsha. 2019-10-09 - 2019-10-12.