Professor honored by international engineering academy

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Dr. Ming Leu, a professor in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering.

The academy contributes to global economic growth and the well-being of society by promoting research and development in production engineering. “This is accomplished by bringing together high level researchers and industrialists and marshaling their knowledge and insights,” says Dr. Fritz Klocke, past president of the organization. “The number of fellows per country is limited to 20 maximum. This is to make sure to only appoint candidates who have gained the highest reputations in production engineering science.”

At Missouri S&T, Leu is the Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Distinguished Professor in Integrated Product Development. He
is also director of the university’s Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies and the director of S&T’s Intelligent Systems Center. Among Leu’s research interests are virtual reality, robotics, rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing.

Prior to joining Missouri S&T, Leu was the program director for manufacturing machines and equipment at the National
Science Foundation. He has also held faculty positions at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Cornell University.

Leu received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981. He earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1977 and a bachelor’’ degree in mechanical engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1972.

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