Dr. Ming Leu to receive the 2018 Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal

Ming Leu 2018

Dr. Ming Leu, the Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Professor of Integrated Product Manufacturing, will receive the 2018 Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal.  The award, bestowed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, recognizes significant fundamental contributions to the science and technology of manufacturing processes. 

Dr. Leu was nominated by Dr. Robert G. Landers, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering.  In his nomination letter, Dr. Landers writes, “Dr. Leu has made exceptional contributions to the science, engineering, and technology of additive manufacturing through his outstanding research, scholarship, and creativity in this emerging technology area for 20 years. His research has created three novel additive manufacturing processes, generated the fundamental understanding of these processes, contributed to advancing and optimizing these and other AM processes, and developed innovative applications for these processes.”

Over Dr. Leu’s 36 year academic career, he has published over 400 referred publications in technical journals and conference proceedings, one e-book, nine book chapters, four U.S. patents (plus 2 pending) and eight edited volumes of conference proceedings. He has delivered more than 300 technical presentations and his publications have received over 8,600 citations with an h-index of 45.  Dr. Leu has also obtained more than $28 million in external grants since joining Missouri S&T. 

The Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal was established in 2009 and is named after Milton Shaw, a prominent manufacturing researcher and educator, who taught for five decades at MIT, Carnegie Mellon and Arizona State University. The award will be presented at the 2018 ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference in late June.