About FueWen Liou

FueWen Liou

Professor
Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
292 B Toomey Hall

573-341-4603 | liou@mst.edu | Personal site

Biography

Dr. Frank Liou is the Michael and Joyce Bytnar Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department, Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has served as the Director of the Manufacturing Engineering Program at Missouri S&T since year 1999. He has published a book on Rapid Prototyping and Engineering Applications, along with over 350 technical papers. Dr. Liou’s research has been focusing on additive manufacturing, including hybrid additive and subtractive process integration, path planning, multiscale multiphysics process modeling, and AM process monitoring and control. His research has been funded by AFRL, DOE, NASA, NAVAIR, NSF, and many industrial partners. Several related papers have been awarded as the best papers in various conferences (in years 1997, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2018), including some published in Nature: Scientific Report. The related work was selected as the most important innovations at Missouri S&T in years 2013 and 2015. Dr. Liou has received several teaching, research, and service awards. Dr. Liou is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Research

Current research projects

  • Phase II: Innovative Processing Techniques for Additive Manufacture of 7000 Series Aluminum Alloy Components
  • Phase II: Precision Machining of Composite Structures
  • NSF ERC Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Integrative Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Technologies (iMart) to Spur Rural Development
  • Additive Manufacturing of Inorganic Transparent Materials for Advanced Optics
  • Fatigue Prediction for Additive Manufactured (AM) Metallic Components
  • Phase II: Advanced Mechanical Testing (AMT) System for Highly Irradiated Materials
  • GAANN: Doctoral Research and Training in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Phase II: Optimized Build Plate Design Tool for Metal Laser Powder Bed Additive
  • Development of a Robotic Wire-Feed Deposition Cell
  • Investigation of oxidation reduction of Ti64 in hybrid manufacturing processing
  • Research on DED processing of Cu-Ni FGM structures
  • Additive Manufacturing Modeling and Experimental Validation
  • Metal Additive Manufacturing Analysis for Missouri S&T
  • Phase II: Onsite Structural Restoration Methods for Aircraft Components

Metal deposition in action

Research interests

Metal additive manufacturing (AM), Hybrid additive & subtractive processes, Novel AM process development and process planning, Rapid prototyping, Multiscale multiphysics AM process modeling, Remanufacturing automation, In-situ repair, AM process monitoring and control, Digital materials processing, HEA.

Publications

Publications from Scholars' Mine

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      Awards and recognition

      Awards

      • Distinguished Investigator Award, Intelligent Systems Center, Missouri S&T, 2019
      • Best Conference Paper Award, "A Framework for Process Inspection of Metal Additive Manufacturing,” 2018 IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation, Chiba, Tokyo, Japan, 2018
      • Distinguished Investigator Award, Intelligent Systems Center, Missouri S&T, 2015.
      • Best Paper award, the 2015 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas, 2015
      • Outstanding Faculty Research Award, Missouri S&T, 2011
      • Outstanding Chinese Scholar Award, Midwest Chinese-American Science and Technology Association (MCASTA), 2010.
      • Rapid Prototyping Journal Best Paper Award (poster presentation), 21st Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas, 2010.
      • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award (with Mary Kinsella), 2009
      • Highly Commended Paper Award for Rapid Prototyping Journal, selected by Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008.
      • ASEE Manufacturing Division Leadership Award, 2007, Honolulu, HI.
      • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2005-06.
      • SFF Best Poster Paper Award, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas, 2005.
      • Academy of Mechanical Engineers Faculty Excellence Service Award, University of Missouri-Rolla, October 2000.
      • ASME Best Paper Award, Applicon Best Paper Award for CAD/CAM Theory and Applications, ASME Design Automation Conference, Sept 16, 1997.
      • McDonnell Douglas Faculty Excellence Award, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1995-96
      • McDonnell Douglas Faculty Excellence Award, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1994-95
      • McDonnell Douglas Faculty Excellence Award, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1993-94
      • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, Society of Automotive Engineering, 1994
      • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1992-93
      • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineering, 1990

      Recognition

      • Keynote speech on "Metal Additive Manufacturing: Promises and Challenges" in the 2017 International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technology, Tainan, Taiwan, Nov 5-9, 2017.
      • "New materials, in 3-D" research is selected as 15 important innovations at Missouri S&T in 2015
      • "Manufacturing in 3-D" research is listed as one of the "13 Important Research Stories of 2013", Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2013.
      • Keynote speech on "Rapid Manufacturing and Its Emerging Applications" in the 3rd International Forum on Systems and Mechatronics" (IFSM-2010, 2010, River View Hotel, Singapore).
      • Top 10 Most Downloaded Articles -- April 2010, ASME Digital Library: Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
      • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2008.
      • Excellence in Teaching, School of Engineering, UMR, 2006.
      • Boeing - A.D. Welliver Faculty Fellow, 1997