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.

Publications

Investigation of material removal distributions and surface morphology evolution in non-contact ultrasonic abrasive machining (NUAM) of BK7 optical glasses
Guo Zongfu, Luo Xichun, Hu Xiaoping, Jin Tan
Micromachines Vol 13 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.3390/mi13122188
Advances in wearable flexible piezoelectric energy harvesters : materials, structures and fabrication
Shi Xiaoquan, Sun Yazhou, Li Dekai, Liu Haitao, Xie Wenkun, Luo Xichun
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics (2022)
Editorial for the special issue on ultra precision technologies for micromachining, volume II
Cai Yukui, Luo Xichun, Sun Jining, Chang Wenlong
Micromachines Vol 13 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.3390/mi13111975
A novel current sensor indicator enabled WAFTR model for tool wear prediction under variable operating conditions
Kundu Pradeep, Luo Xichun, Qin Yi, Chang Wenlong, Kumar Anil
Journal of Manufacturing Processes Vol 82, pp. 777-791 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2022.08.036
Modelling of grinding mechanics : a review
Meng Qingyu, Guo Bing, Zhao Qingliang, Li Hao Nan, Jackson Mark J, Linke Barbara S, Luo Xichun
Chinese Journal of Aeronautics (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cja.2022.10.006
Energy conversion model and extrusion 3D printing of piezoelectric composite energy harvesters
Shi Xiaoquan, Sun Yazhou, Li Dekai, Liu Haitao, Xie Wenkun, Luo Xichun
2022 27th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC) The 27th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing 2022 27th International Conference on Automation and Computing: Smart Systems and Manufacturing, ICAC 2022, pp. 1-6 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1109/icac55051.2022.9911111

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Professional activities

International workshop in the fabrication and application of microstructured optical devices
Invited speaker
27/2/2014
IEEE 20th International Conference on Automation & Computing
Chair
12/9/2014
PhD external examiner
External Examiner
2013
University of York
Visiting researcher
21/9/2022
Keynote - Scanning probe lithography through pulse modulated local anodic oxidation
Speaker
11/8/2022
Invited talk at Henry Royce Institute 'multiscale digital twin-driven smart manufacturing system'
Speaker
9/6/2022

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Projects

Towards determinstic atomic scale manufacturing of next-generation quantum devices
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
Digital twin guided minimally invasive, intelligent and intuitive surgery (MI-3 Surgery)
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator) Kazakidi, Asimina (Co-investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2023
Flexible Human-Robot Collaborative Inspection for In-Process Quality Control in Smart Manufacturing
Yang, Erfu (Principal Investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator) Othman, Uqba (Researcher)
The overall research aim of this project is to fundamentally investigate the novel flexible human-robot collaborative inspection strategies by enabling holistic control and interactions of collaborative robots in complex human-robot collaborative manufacturing environments such that safety and interaction of nearby humans/operators can be maintained while the in-process inspection and quality control are being done. At the same time, the efficiency and flexibility of the manufacturing process is also achieved when process variations or environmental changes occur in advanced manufacturing systems.
To achieve this aim, the proposed project will be focusing on the following three research objectives: 1) A comprehensive review of the state of the art in collaborative robotics and human-robot interactions towards smarter manufacturing in the digital age. 2) Investigation of novel concepts and algorithms for intelligent control, motion planning, and machine learning. 3) Development and testing of prototype sensing, Inspection with machine vision and NDT, path planning, and control system in the complex human-robot collaborative manufacturing environments.
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2024
A hybrid 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

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Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management
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