Dr. Ming Leu, the Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Distinguished Professor of
Integrated Product Manufacturing at the Missouri University of Science and
Technology mechanical and aerospace engineering department, recently received
the Hideo Hanafusa Outstanding Investigator Award in Flexible Automation. Leu
received this award for his contribution to design and manufacturing automation
in the areas of CAD/CAM, robotics, virtual prototyping, rapid prototyping and
direct digital manufacturing. The award was presented at the 2008 International
Symposium on Flexible Automation held this summer in Atlanta.
The biennial symposium promotes research activities in various areas of
flexible automation by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas,
presentation of technological achievements and discussion of future
Leu serves as the director of the Missouri S&T Intelligent Systems
Center and the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies. He has received
numerous honors and awards for his research, including the most recent
Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
He has more than 200 publications in scientific journals and holds three U.S.