FACULTY: Curriculum Vitae

Ming C. Leu

Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Distinguished Professor

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
320 Engineering Research Lab
500 West 16th Street
Rolla, MO 65409-0050
573-341-4482 (voice)
573-341-6899 (fax)
mleu@mst.edu
http://www.mst.edu/~mleu
http://www.mst.edu/~vram

Research Interests:

CAD/CAM, Robotics, Modeling & Simulation, Virtual Reality, Rapid Prototyping, Digital Direct Manufacturing

Education:

- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley (1981)
- M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University (1977)
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University (1972)

Academic Positions:

- 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:

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

Professional Affiliations and Activities:

- Organizer and Chair, NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Research and Grantees Conference (2006)

- General Chair, 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference

- Technical Program Chair, 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference

- Vice President, ASME Manufacturing Technical Group (1999-2002)
- U.S. Co-Chairman, Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation (1994)
- Program Chairman, Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation (1992)
- Chairman, ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division (1989-1990)
- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Systems Integration (1990-1999)
- Organizer and Proceedings Editor, Symposium on University-Industry-Government Cooperative Research, National Taiwan University (1994)
- Co-organizer and Proceedings Co-editor, Symposium on Computer-Controlled Machines for Manufacturing, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference (1993)
- Organizer and Proceedings Editor, Symposium on Advanced Manufacturing, New Jersey Institute of Technology (1990)
- Organizer and Proceedings Editor, Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing Automation, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference (1985)
- Organizer and Proceedings Editor, Symposium on Computer-Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference (1984)

Honors and Awards:

- 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 Chair Professorship, New Jersey Institute of Technology (1987-1999)
- University Lead Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (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 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

Patents:

- "Nonlinear Displacement Sensor Based on Optical Triangulation Principle," M. C. Leu and Z. Ji, U.S. Patent Serial No. 07/550/628, 1992.
- "Method and Apparatus for Rapid Freezing Prototyping," W. Zhang, M. C. Leu, Z. Ji, and Y. Yan, U.S. Patent Application filed August 5, 1998.
- "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 Application filed August 6, 1999.
- "Virtual Environment Navigation Pad," M. C. Leu, V. N. Lokhande, K. R. Nandanoor, T. Stull, Patent Application filed in December 2005.
- "Computer Aided Dental Bar Design," M. C. Leu, A. Gawate, U.S. Patent application filed in December 2006.

Books and Conference Proceedings Edited:

- Proceedings of Symposium on University-Industry-Government Cooperative Research, edited by M. C. Leu and K. C. Fan, National Taiwan University, July 1994.
- Proceedings of 1992 Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, edited by M. C. Leu, ASME Publication, July 1992.
- Proceedings of Symposium on Advanced Manufacturing, edited by M. C. Leu and R. J. Caudill, New Jersey Institute of Technology, June 1990.
- Proceedings of Symposium on High Energy Beam Manufacturing Technologies, edited by E. S. Geskin and M. C. Leu, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, PED-Vol. 46, 1989.
- Proceedings of Symposium on High-Tech Manufacturing: Meeting the Needs of Industry, edited by M. C. Leu, New Jersey Institute of Technology, May 1989.
- Proceedings of Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing Automation, edited by M. C. Leu and M. Donath, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, PED-Vol. 15, 1985.
- Proceedings of Symposium on Computer-Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics, edited by M. C. Leu and M. R. Martinez, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, PED-Vol. 13, 1984.
- Proceedings of Symposium on Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, edited by M. R. Martinez and M. C. Leu, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, PED-Vol. 8, 1983.

Selected Journal Publications:

   1.      “Analysis and Design of Internal Web Structure of Laser Stereolithography Patterns for Investment Casting,¿? W. L. Yao and M. C. Leu, Journal of Materials and Design, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2000, pp. 101-109.

   2.      “Swept-Volume Computation for Machining Simulation and Virtual Reality Application,¿? B. Y. Maiteh, D. Blackmore, L. Abdel-Malek, and M. C. Leu, Journal of Materials Processing and Manufacturing Science, Vol. 7, 2000, pp. 380-390.

   3.      “An Experimental and Analytical Study of Ice Part Fabrication with Rapid Freeze Prototyping,¿? M. C. Leu, W. Zhang, and G. Sui, Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2000, pp. 147-150.

   4.      "Determining Optimal Parameters for Stereolithography Processes via Genetic Algorithms," H. S. Cho, W. S. Park, B. W. Choi, and M. C. Leu, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 19, No.1, 2000, pp. 18-27.

   5.      “EDM Tooling by Electrodeposition of Rapid Prototyping Masters,¿? B. Yang and M. C. Leu, International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, Vol. 3, 2000, pp. 5-18.

   6.      “A Singularity Theory Approach toSwept Volumes,¿? D. Blackmore, R. Samulyak, and M.C. Leu, International Journal of Shape Modeling, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2000, pp. 105-129.

   7.      “Rapid Freeze Prototyping,¿? M. C. Leu, Materials World Journal, pp. 9-11, December 2000.

   8.      “Creation of Freeform Solid Models in Virtual Reality,¿? M. C. Leu, B. Y. Maiteh, D. Blackmore and L. Fu, Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2001, pp. 73-76.

   9.      “Electroforming Process and Application to Micro/Macro Manufacturing,¿? J. A. McGeough, M. C. Leu, K. P. Rajurkar, A. K. M. De Silva, and Q. Liu, Keynote Paper in Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2001, pp. 499-514.

10.      "A Neural Network Approach to the Modeling and Analysis of Stereolithography Processes," S. H. Lee, W. S. Park, H. S. Cho, W. Zhang, and M. C. Leu, Proceedings of Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 215, Part B, 2001, pp. 1719-1733.

11.      "Experimental Study on the Ice Pattern Fabrication for the Investment Casting by Rapid Freeze Prototyping," Q. Liu, G. Sui and M. C. Leu, Journal of Computers in Industry, Vol. 48, No. 3, August 2002, pp. 181-197.

12.      “A Study on Effects of Process Parameters in Rapid Freeze Prototyping,¿? F. D. Bryant, G. Sui, and M. C. Leu, Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2003, pp. 19-23.

13.      “Study of Part Geometric Features and Support Materials in Rapid Freeze Prototyping,¿? M. C. Leu, Q. Liu and F. D. Bryant, Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2003, pp. 185-188

14.      "Investigation of Layer Thickness and Surface Roughness in Rapid Freeze Prototyping," G. Sui and M. C. Leu, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 125, No. 3, August 2003, pp. 556-563.

15.      "Thermal Analysis of Ice Wall Built by Rapid Freeze Prototyping," G. Sui and M. C. Leu, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 125, No. 4, November 2003, pp. 824-834.

16.      “Training in Affectively Intense Virtual Environments,¿? L. M. Wilfred, R. H. Hall, M. G. Hilgers, M. C. Leu, J. M. Hortenstine, C. P. Walker and M. Reddy, E-Learn Series, November 2004. (This paper received an E-Learn 2004 Outstanding Paper Award.)

17.      "Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Roughness of Rapid Freeze Prototyping Ice Patterns and Investment Casting Metal Parts," Q. Liu, M. C. Leu, V. Richards and S. Schmitt, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2004, Vol. 24, No. 7-8, pp. 485-495.

18.      “Surface Reconstruction for Interactive Modeling of Freeform Solids by Virtual Sculpting,¿? M. C. Leu, X. Peng and W. Zhang, Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2005.

19.      "Computational Topology and Swept Volumes," D. Blackmore, Y. Mileyko, M.C. Leu, W. C. Regli, and W. Sun,DIMACS Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, Vol. 67, 2005, pp. 53-77.

20.      "Use of a Virtual Reality Driving Simulator as an Alcohol Abuse Prevention Approach with College Students," F. H. Montgomery, M. C. Leu, R. L. Montgomery, M. D. Nelson, and M. Sirdeshmukh,Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, September 2005.

21.      "Investigation of Interface Agent for Investment Casting with Ice Patterns," Q. Liu and M. C. Leu, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 128, No. 2, May 2006, pp. 554-562.

22.      “Curing Kinetics of Ceramic Slurries Used in Investment Casting with Ice Patterns,¿? Q. Liu, V. L. Richards, K. P. Daut, and M. C. Leu, International Journal of Cast Metals Research, Vol. 19, No. 3, June 2006, pp. 195-200. 

23.      “Freeze-form Extrusion Fabrication of Ceramic Parts,¿? T. Huang, M. S. Mason, G. E. Hilmas, and M. C. Leu, International Journal of Virtual and Physical Prototyping, Vol. 1, No. 2, June 2006, pp. 93-100.

24.      “Performance Evaluation of an Auction-Based Job Allocation Model for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises,¿? G. Bajaj, C. Saygin, C., S. E. Grasman, And M. C. Leu, International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organizations, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 202-219.

25.      “American Sign Language Recognition Using Multi-dimensional Hidden Markov Models,¿? H. Wang, M. C. Leu and C. Oz, International Journal of Information Science and Engineering, Vol. 22, No. 5, September 2006.

26.      “Impact of Information Sharing in an Auction-Based Job Allocation Model for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises,¿? K. Sampath, C. Saygin, S. E. Grasman, and M. C. Leu, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 44, No. 9, 2006, pp. 1777-1798.

27.      “Freeform Modeling Using Sweep Differential Equation with Haptic Interface,¿? X. Peng, W. Zhang, and M. C. Leu, Journal of Virtual and Physical Prototyping, Vol. 1, No. 3, September 2006, pp. 183-196.

28.      “Ice Patterns for Investment Casting: Do They Hold Promise for Industrial Use?¿? H. Jose, V. L. Richards, Q. Liu, M. C. Leu, R. Laurent, and T. Hill, INCAST: International Magazine of the Investment Casting Institute, Vol. 19, No. 12, December 2006.