Professor Xichun Luo

Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Personal statement

Xichun is a Professor in ultra precision manufacturing and technical director of Centre for Precision Manufacturing (CPM) at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). He is an Elected Fellow of the International Society for Nanomanufacturing, the International Academy of Engineering and Technology and the International Association of Advanced Materials.His research interests include ultra-precision machining, hybrid micromachining, nanofabrication and digital manufacturing. He obtained his PhDs at Harbin Institute of Technology (China) and Leeds Metropolitan University (UK). From 2004 to 2007, he worked at Cranfield University as a research officer and delivered the world leading research in ultra precision diamond turning and grinding of freeform optics. From 2007 to 2012 he was a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University. From 2012 to 2013 he was a Reader in ultra precision manufacturing at the University of Huddersfield where he leads an Advanced Machining Research Group. He has established an international reputation in ultra precision manufacturing and digital manufacturing, as evidenced by more than 120+ papers in peer-reviewed highly ranked journals and international conferences, his contribution to two books and five invited book chapters and 20+ keynotes and invited talks. He received funding from EPSRC, EC, SFC, ROE and industries (Renishaw, STMicroeletronics, Spanoptic, etc.). He won Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) 2015 Ludwig Mond Prize for his seminal work in application of digital technology for micro and nanomanufacturing.


Atomic scale friction studies on single crystal GaAs using AFM and molecular dynamics simulation
Fan Pengfei, Goel Saurav, Luo Xichun, Upadhyaya Hari M
Nanomanufacturing and Metrology (2021)
Processing outcomes of atomic force microscope tip-based nanomilling with different trajectories on single-crystal silicon
Wang Jiqiang, Yan Yongda, Li Zihan, Geng Yanquan, Luo Xichun, Fan Pengfei
Precision Engineering Vol 72, pp. 480-490 (2021)
Advancements in material removal mechanism and surface integrity of high speed metal cutting : a review
Wang Bing, Liu Zhanqiang, Cai Yukui, Luo Xichun, Ma Haifeng, Song Qinghua, Xiong Zhenhua
International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture Vol 166 (2021)
Origins of ductile plasticity in a polycrystalline gallium arsenide during scratching : MD simulation study
Fan Pengfei, Goel Saurav, Luo Xichun, Yan Yongda, Geng Yanquan, He Yang
Applied Surface Science Vol 552 (2021)
In situ investigation of nanometric cutting of 3C-SiC using scanning electron microscope
Tian Dongyu, Xu Zongwei, Liu Lei, Zhou Zhanqi, Zhang Junjie, Zhao Xuesen, Hartmaier Alexander, Liu Bing, Song Le, Luo Xichun
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (2021)
A cost-effective serpentine micromixer utilizing ellipse curve
Wang Xin, Liu Zhanqiang, Cai Yukui, Wang Bing, Luo Xichun
Analytica Chimica Acta Vol 1155 (2021)

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Professional activities

International workshop in the fabrication and application of microstructured optical devices
Invited speaker
IEEE 20th International Conference on Automation & Computing
PhD external examiner
External Examiner
8th Sino-UK Particle Technology Forum
PhD exam for National University of Singapore
PhD viva for Chalmers University of Technology

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A hybird precision manufacturing platform for next-generation of nanoscale products
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator) Watson, Ian (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2024
Autonomous and Interactive Station Rover for Next-Generation Passenger Information System
Yang, Erfu (Principal Investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator) Corney, Jonathan (Co-investigator) Alcantara de la Cruz, Daniel (Researcher)
KTP project with TrainFX Limited. In total £190,122, funded by the Innovate UK.
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023
New generation of offshore turbine blades with intelligent architectures of hybrid, nano-enabled multi-materials via advanced manufacturing
Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2024
KTP - TrainFX Resubmission
Yang, Erfu (Principal Investigator) Corney, Jonathan (Co-investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator)
07-Jan-2020 - 06-Jan-2022
A Multiscale Digital Twin-Driven Smart Manufacturing System for High Value-Added Products
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator) Qin, Yi (Co-investigator) Ward, Michael (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2024
Nanomanufactuirng mechanism while using nanostructured atomic force microscope (AFM) probes (Newton Mobility Grant))
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator)
31-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2022

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