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Personal Statement

Xichun is a Professor in ultra precision manufacturing at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). Currently he supervises 2 Post-doctors, 8 PhDs. He obtained his PhD at 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 diamond turning and grinding of freeform optics and nanomanufacturing research, as evidenced by more than 100+ papers in peer-reviewed highly ranked journals and international conferences, his contribution to one book and one invited book chapter (Microfabrication and Nanomanufacturing), one opening oral presentation on ASPE international conference, 20+ invited talks at top precision engineering research institutes and companies (including Fraunhofer IPT & IIT). He received funding from EPSRC, EC, SFC, ROE and industries (Renishaw, STMicroeletronics, Spanoptic, etc.). He is selected as Scottish Crucibles by Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2010.


  • Ultra precision machining
  • nanomanufacturing
  • micromachining

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Projects 2013 2021

Research Output 2008 2020

Acceleration control
Feedback control
Open Access
Laser ablation
Laser beams
Drag reduction


An investigation on the mechanics of nanometric cutting for hard-brittle materials at elevated temperatures

Author: Zare Chavoshi, S., 1 Dec 2016

Supervisor: Luo, X. (Supervisor) & Ion, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

A probability-based inspection method : principle and implementation

Author: Zhao, Y., 1 Sep 2018

Supervisor: Qin, Y. (Supervisor) & Luo, X. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Best Paper Award

Xichun Luo (Recipient), 20 Mar 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Award

Xichun Luo (Recipient), 12 Sep 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2001 2019

Keynote-Atomic scale manufacturing

Xichun Luo (Speaker)
16 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Invited Talk_ultra precision diamond turning GaAs

Xichun Luo (Speaker)
17 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk