Prof. Xichun Luo

Xichun Luo is a Professor in ultra precision manufacturing and Technical Director of the Centre for Precision Manufacturing (CPM) at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). He is a Fellow of the International Society for Nanomanufacturing and an editor for Proceedings of IMechE Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Journal of Micromanufacturing, Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Sciences. He also sits on the editorial board for Micromachines, Nanomanufacturing and Metrology. He obtained his PhD in ultra precision manufacturing at Harbin Institute of Technology (China) and a second PhD in Precision Engineering at Leeds Metropolitan University (UK). From 2004 to 2007, he worked at Cranfield University as a research officer to develop freeform diamond turning/ grinding process and machines. From 2007 to 2012 he was a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University and established their Nanomanufacturing Laboratory. From 2012 to 2013 he was a Reader in ultra precision manufacturing at the University of Huddersfield where he led an Advanced Machining Research Group. His research has been funded by the EPSRC, EC, Royal Society and industry. His research interests include ultra precision machining brittle materials, freeform machining, precision motion control, hybrid micromachining and FIB nanomanufacturing, as evidenced by two books and more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed highly ranked journals. He chaired two IEEE International Conferences in Automation and Computing in 2014 and 2015. He won the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) 2015 Ludwig Mond Prize for his work on the application of digital technology in micro- and nano-manufacturing.
23 AUGUST 2019