Professor Xichun Luo

Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management

Personal statement

Xichun is a Professor in ultra precision manufacturing at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). Currently he supervises 2 Post-doctors, 8 PhDs. He obtained his PhD at 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 diamond turning and grinding of freeform optics and nanomanufacturing research, as evidenced by more than 100+ papers in peer-reviewed highly ranked journals and international conferences, his contribution to one book and one invited book chapter (Microfabrication and Nanomanufacturing), one opening oral presentation on ASPE international conference, 20+ invited talks at top precision engineering research institutes and companies (including Fraunhofer IPT & IIT). He received funding from EPSRC, EC, SFC, ROE and industries (Renishaw, STMicroeletronics, Spanoptic, etc.). He is selected as Scottish Crucibles by Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2010.


Product and process fingerprint for nanosecond pulsed laser ablated superhydrophobic surface
Cai Yukui, Luo Xichun, Liu Zhanqiang, Qin Yi, Chang Wenlong, Sun Yanzhou
Micromachines (2019)
Characterization of hardness, elastic modulus and fracture toughness of RB-SiC ceramics at elevated temperature by Vickers test
Rao Xiaoshuang, Zhang Feihu, Luo Xichun, Ding Fei
Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing Vol 744, pp. 426-435 (2019)
Correlating and evaluating the functionality-related properties with surface texture parameters and specific characteristics of machined components
Zeng Quanren, Qin Yi, Chang Wenlong, Luo Xichun
International Journal of Mechanical Sciences Vol 149, pp. 62-72 (2018)
Fundamental understanding of the deformation mechanism and corresponding behavior of RB-SiC ceramics subjected to nano-scratch in ambient temperature
Li Zhipeng, Zhang Feihu, Luo Xichun, Cai Yukui
Applied Surface Science (2018)
Material removal mechanism of laser-assisted grinding of RB-SiC ceramics and process optimization
Li Zhipeng, Zhang Feihu, Luo Xichun, Chang Wenlong, Cai Yukui, Zhong Wenbin, Ding Fei
Journal of the European Ceramic Society Vol 39, pp. 705-717 (2018)
Superhydrophobicity of micro-structured surfaces on zirconia by nanosecond pulsed laser
Cai Yukui, Chang Wenlong, Luo Xichun, Qin Yi
Journal of Micromanufacturing (2018)

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Professional activities

Member of programme committee
6th International Conference on Nanomanufacturing
Member of programme committee
18th euspen International Conference
Innovations in Ultra-Precision Engineering
Invited speaker
Bahman Azarhoushang
UKFN “Droplet and flow interactions with bio-inspired and smart surfaces” SIG

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KTP - Glass Scribe International
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 29-Jan-2020
Industrial cash contribution for PhD project in precision manufacturing of CoCr Implants
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator)
12-Jan-2015 - 11-Jan-2018
European Training Network on "Process Fingerprint for Zero-defec Net-shape MICROMANufacturing" H2020 MSCA ETN)
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator) Qin, Yi (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 30-Jan-2019
Prolonging tool life in the manufacture of CoCr Orthopaedic Implants
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 30-Jan-2018
Early commercialisation of a new flexible & reconfigurable micro diamond turning machine
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 30-Jan-2015
Wear mechanism of single crystal diamond tool during nanometric cutting of SiC (Newton Funds)
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 15-Jan-2017

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Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
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