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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 2020

Research Output 2008 2019

fracture strength
Fracture toughness
modulus of elasticity
1 Citations

A generic control architecture for hybrid micro-machines

Luo, X., Zhong, W. & Chang, W., 19 Jun 2018, In : Micromachines. 9, 6, 12 p., 305.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Numerical control systems
Computer control systems


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

Author: Zare Chavoshi, S., 1 Dec 2016

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

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Investigation of cutting mechanics in single point diamond turning of silicon

Author: Mir, A. S., 1 Nov 2015

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), 13 Jul 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Selected Activities 2001 2018

International workshop in the fabrication and application of microstructured optical devices

Xichun Luo (Invited speaker)
27 Feb 201428 Feb 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

IEEE 20th International Conference on Automation & Computing

Xichun Luo (Chair)
12 Sep 201413 Sep 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

PhD external examiner

Xichun Luo (External Examiner)

Activity: Examination typesExamination