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 Science 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 Instiute 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.


Surface and subsurface damage of reaction-bonded silicon carbide induced by electrical discharge diamond grinding
Rao Xiaoshuang, Zhang Feihu, Lu Yanjun, Luo Xichun, Chen Fumin
International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture Vol 154 (2020)
Acceleration feedback control for enhancing dynamic stiffness of fast tool servo system considering the sensor imperfections
Ding Fei, Luo Xichun, Cai Yukui, Chang Wenlong
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing Vol 141 (2020)
Rapid fabrication of ultra-smooth Y-TZP bioceramic surfaces by dual-axis wheel polishing : process development and tribological characterization
Lu Ange, Shang Zhentao, Luo Xichun, Jin Tan, Luo Hu
Journal of Manufacturing Processes Vol 55, pp. 276-287 (2020)
Laser-assisted grinding of reaction-bonded SiC
Luo Xichun, Li Zhipeng, Chang Wenlong, Cai Yukui
Journal of Micromanufacturing (2020)
Rolling nanoelectrode lithography
Hasan Rashed Md Murad, Luo Xichun, Sun Jining
Micromachines Vol 11 (2020)
Chatter suppression in large overhang face milling using a toolholder with high dynamic performance
Xia Yan, Wan Yi, Luo Xichun, Wang Hongwei, Gong Ning, Cao Jinglong, Song Qinghua, Liu Zhanqiang
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Vol 108, pp. 1713-1724 (2020)

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Professional activities

PhD Thesis External Evaluator- Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
9th Applied Optics and Photonics China
PhD examine-University of Nottingham
Invited Talk on 4th CIRP Conference on Biomanufacturing
Keynote-Atomic scale manufacturing
2nd Symposium on Smart and ACSM Manufacturing

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Nanomanufactuirng mechanism while using nanostructured atomic force microscope (AFM) probes (Newton Mobility Grant))
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator)
31-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2021
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
Prolonging tool life in the manufacture of CoCr Orthopaedic Implants
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 30-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
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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