About Ming Leu

Education

  • University Of California-Berke, Doctor of Philosophy, 1981

Ming Leu

Professor
Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
320 Engineering Research Lab

573-341-4482 | mleu@mst.edu

Education

  • University Of California-Berke, Doctor of Philosophy, 1981

Biography

Academic Positions:

- Director, Intelligent Systems Center (ISC), UMR (2003-date)
- Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UMR (1999-date)
- New Jersey State Chair Professor in Manufacturing Productivity, Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (1987-1999)
- Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Republic of China (1993-1994)
- Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Natal, Republic of South Africa (1993)
- Assistant Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University (1981-1987)

Non-Academic Position:

Program Director, Manufacturing Processes and Equipment, Division of Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation, National Science Foundation (1996-1999)

Major Consulting Activities:

MoSci Corp., O’Fallon Casting, MetaStable Instruments, Siemens, Moog, Ford Motor, AT&T, Universal Instruments, Teltech, MARCO (Canada), and MIRL/ITRI (Taiwan).

Professional Affiliations and Activities:

- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 2005-present.
- Editorial Board Member, CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 2009-present.
- Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Manufacturing Engineering, 2012-present.
- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Systems Integration, 1990-2000.
- Editor for the “Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Processes” Division, ASM Handbook on Additive Manufacturing, 2019.
- Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Bioprinting in USA”, International Journal of Bioprinting, 2019.
- Advisory Committee Member, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, 2009-present.
- Co-Organizer and Co-Chair, NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop, 2016.
- Advisory Committee Co-Chair, ASME/ISCIE International Symposium on Flexible Automation, 2014.
- Co-Organizer and Co-Chair, NSF Workshop on Frontiers of Additive Manufacturing Research and Education, 2013.
- Member of Scientific Committee, International Symposium on Electromachining (ISEM), 2013.
- Member of Scientific Committee, CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, 2013.
- Conference Chair, ASME/ISCIE International Symposium on Flexible Automation, 2012.

Research

Research interests

Rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing, virtual reality, CAD/CAM, robotics, mechatronics and automatic control.

Publications

Selected Conference Papers
  • "Design and Implementation of Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Cloud Using MTConnect," X. F. Liu, M. R. Shahriar, S. M. Sunny, M. C. Leu, M. Chen, and L. Hu,
    Proceedings of IDETC/CIE17, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, NC.
  • "Implementation of MTConnect for Open Source 3D Printers in Cyber Physical Manufacturing Cloud," X. F. Liu, S. M. Sunny, M. R. Shahriar, M. C. Leu, M. Chen, and L. Hu,
    Proceedings of IDETC/CIE17, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, NC.
  • "Investigation of Ultem 1010 FDM Sparse-Build Parts Using Design of Experiments and Numerical Simulation," G. Taylor, X. Wang, L. Mason, M. C. Leu, K. Chandrashekhara, J. Castle, and M.
    Matlack, Proceedings of Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX
    2016), Anaheim, CA, September 26-29, 2016.
  • "Freeform Extrusion Fabrication of Advanced Ceramic Components With Embedded Sapphire Optical Fiber Sensors," A. Ghazanfari, W. Li, M. C. Leu, J. Watts, Y. Zhuang, and J. Huang, Proceedings
    of the ASME 2016 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and
    Intelligent Systems (SMASIS2016), September 28-30, 2016, Stowe, VT.
  • "Solvent Based 3D Printing of Biopolymer/Bioactive Glass Composite and Hydrogel for Tissue Engineering Applications," K. Kolan, Y. Liu, J. Balkdridge, C. Murphy, J. A. Semon, D. Day, and M.C. Leu,
    Proceedings of the 3rd CIRP Conference on BioManufacturing, Chicago, IL.
    July 11-14, 2017.
  • "Fabricating Zirconia Components with Organic Support Material by the Ceramic On-Demand Extrusion Process," W. Li, A. Ghazanfari, D. McMillen, M. C. Leu, and G. E. Hilmas, Proceedings of
    Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, August 7-9, 2017.
  • "Bonding of 304L Stainless Steel to Cast Iron by Selective Laser Melting," B. Thomas, A. Sutton, M. C. Leu, and N. Doiphode,” Proceedings of Solid
    Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, August 7-9, 2017.
  • "Characterization of Heat-Affected Powder Generated during Selective Laser Melting of 304L Stainless Steel Powder," A. Sutton, C. Kriewall, M. C. Leu, and J. Newkirk N., Proceedings of Solid
    Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, August 7-9, 2017.
  • "Effects of Area Fraction and Part Spacing on Degradation of 304L Stainless Steel Powder in Selective Laser Melting," C. Kriewall, A. Sutton, S. Karnati, M. C. Leu, and J. Newkirk N., Proceedings of
    Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, August 7-9, 2017.
  • "Building Zr-based Metallic Glass Part on Ti Alloy by Laser-Foil-Printing Additive Manufacturing," Y. Li, Y. Shen, M. C. Leu, and H. L. Tsai, Proceedings of Solid Freeform
    Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, August 7-9, 2017.
  • "Mechanical Properties of 304L Parts Made by Laser-Foil-Printing Technology," C. H. Hung, Y. Shen, M. C. Leu, and H. L. Tsai, Proceedings of Solid Freeform
    Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, August 7-9, 2017.
  • "Investigation of Ultem 1010 FDM Sparse-Build Parts Using Design of Experiments and Numerical Simulation," G. Taylor, X. Wang, L. Mason, M. C. Leu, K. Chandrashekhara, M. Matlack, J.
    Castle, and T. Schniepp, Proceedings of Composites and Advanced Materials
    Expo (CAMX 2017), Orlando, FL, September 11-14, 2017.

Awards and recognition

Awards

Honors and Awards
  • Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal, ASME 2018
  • Best Paper Recognition, IISE 2018
  • University of Missouri President's Award for Leadership 2017
  • Best Paper Recognition, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium 2017
  • Best Paper Recognition, IEEE 2015
  • ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award 2014
  • Outstanding Investigator Award, ISFA 2008
  • Outstanding Scholar Award, MCASTA 2006
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2004
  • AMAE Research Excellence Award, University of Missouri-Rolla 2001 & 2004
  • Keith and Pat Bailey Distinguished Professorship, University of Missouri-Rolla 1999 - present
  • New Jersey State Choir Professorship, New Jersey Institute of Technology 1987-1999
  • University Lead Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers 1994
  • AT&T Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship 1994
  • Harlan J. Perlis Outstanding Research Award, New Jersey Institute of Technology 1993
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation 1985 - 1990
  • Ralph R. Teetor Education Award, Society of Automotive Engineers 1985
  • Best Paper Award in Wood Science and Technology, Forest Products Research Society 1981
  • Earle C. Anthony Scholarship, University of California-Berkeley 1977-80
  • South Sea Textile Inc. Fellowship, National Taiwan University 1970-72
  • Fellow of SME elected 2018
  • Fellow of CIRP elected 2008
  • Fellow of ASME elected 1993
  • Member of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Kappa Phi
  • Listing in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in American Education and others

Accomplishments

Patents
  • "Nonlinear Displacement Sensor Based on Optical Triangulation Principle," M. C. Leu and Z. Ji, U.S. Patent No. 5,113,080, issued on May 12, 1992.
  • "Method and Apparatus for Rapid Freezing Prototyping," W. Zhang, M. C. Leu, Z. Ji, and Y. Yan, U.S. Patent No. 6,253,116, issued on
    June 26, 2001.
  • "Rapid Production of Engineering Tools and Hollow Bodies by Integration of Electroforming and Solid Freeform Fabrication," B. Yang and M. C. Leu, U.S. Patent No. 6,409,902, issued on June 25, 2002.
  • "Computer Aided Dental Bar Design," M. C. Leu, A. Gawate, U.S. Patent No. 7,747,418, issued on June 29, 2010.
  • “Method and Apparatus for Fabricating Ceramic and Metal Components via Additive Manufacturing with Uniform Layered Radiation Drying,” M. C. Leu, A. Ghazanfari, W. Li, G. E. Hilmas, and R. G. Landers, U.S. Patent
    No. 10,259,158, issued on April 16, 2019.
Books and Book Chapters
  • Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing: Identifying the Future of Freeform Processing, Editors: D. L. Bourell, M. C. Leu, D. W. Rosen, Laboratory for Freeform
    Fabrication, University of Texas, 92 pages,2009.
  • Unigraphics for Engineering Design, S. Shinde and M. C. Leu, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace
    Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2004.
  • NX3 for Engineering Design, P. Delli and M. C. Leu, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace
    Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2005.
  • NX5 for Engineering Design, M. C. Leu and A. Joshi, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace
    Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2008.
  • NX7 for Engineering Design, M. C. Leu, A. Joshi and K. Kolan, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace
    Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2011.
  • “Sensor (Assembly),” M. C. Leu, in Encyclopedia of Production Engineering, Springer, March 2014.
  • NX9 for Engineering Design, M. C. Leu, A. Thomas, and K. Kolan, Department of Mechanical and
    Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology,
    2014.
  • NX10 for Engineering Design, M. C. Leu, A. Ghazanfari, and K. Kolan, Department of Mechanical and
    Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology,
    2015.
  • NX12 for Engineering Design, M. C. Leu, W. Tao, A. Ghazanfari, and K. Kolan, Department of Mechanical
    and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology,
    2018.
  • “Sensor (Assembly),” M. C. Leu, in Encyclopedia of Production Engineering, Springer, December
    2018, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35950-7_6630-3.