Xinyu Liu, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

  • Qin Qian, Xinyu Liu, Michale E. Barrett and Randall J Charbeneau (2016), “Physical Modeling on Hydraulic Performance of Rectangular Bridge Deck Drains”, Water, 8(2), 67; doi:10.3390/w8020067.
  • Xinyu Liu and Shreyas Shashidhara (2016) “Experimental Investigation of the Tool Wear in Micro-milling of Stainless Steel 316”, International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 9(2), doi: 10.1504/IJMMS.2016.076170.
  • Xinyu Liu and Weihang Zhu (2016), “Development of a Fiber Optical Occlusion Based Non-Contact Automatic Tool Setter for a Micro-Milling Machine”, in print, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing.
  • Xinyu Liu, Ning Lou, Swapnil Patole, Dan Rutman, Yachao Wang and Jing Shi, “Experimental Investigation of Micro-Machinability of Nano-TiC Reinforced Inconel Fabricated by Direct Metal Laser Melting”, Proceedings of the 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Nov 2015, Houston, TX.
  • He, Qiangliang; Yuan, Ting-Ting; Zhang, Xi; Yan, Xingru; Guo, Jiang; Ding, Daowei; Khan Mojammel; Young, David, Khasanov, Airat; Luo, Zhiping; Liu Jiurong; Shen, Tom; Liu, Xinyu; Wei, Suying; and Guo, Zhanhu (2014) “Electromagnetic Field Absorbing Polypropylene nanocomposites with Tuned Permittivity and Permeability by Nano-iron and Carbon Nanotubes”, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Part C. Manuscript ID: jp-2014-07975r.R1.


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 1999
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 1997

Awards & Honors

  • Research Grant “Non-contact Metrology System for Quantitative Characterization of Surface Roughness and Dimension Accuracy of Deep Holes”,  Schlumberger Research Center, 2008;
  • Research Enhancement Grand Award, Lamar University, 2008;
  • Panel reviewer for the National Science Foundation in the Manufacturing Machines and Equipment Program, 2008
  • Reviewer for the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering;
  • Reviewer for the International Journal of Machine Tool and Manufacture;
  • Reviewer for the International Journal of Nano Manufacturing;
  • Reviewer for the ASME International Conference of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 2007;
  • Several publications listed in Top 10 most downloaded articles in the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering; one of them ranked 1st for three consecutive months;
  • Excellent Graduate, awarded by Tsinghua University, 1997
  • Award in National Mathematics Olympics and Physics Olympics, China, 1991.
  • PI, “Development of a Non-Contact Metrology System for Dimension Measurement and Surface Characterization of Deep-Holes”, Schlumberger Research Center, 2008-2010.
  • Co-PI, Texas Department of Transportation, “Hydraulic performance of Rectangular Deck Drains” , PI, Dr. Qin Qian, Co-PIs, Dr. Mark Bourland; Dr. Xinyu Liu; Dr. Randall Charbeneau, Dr. Michael Barrett, Sept. 2010~ Aug.2012.
  • PI, “Nanolubricant based Minimum Quantity Lubrication Machining for Sustainable Manufacturing”, Lamar Research Enhancement Grant,2010~2011.
  • PI, “Exploratory Study of Cost-Effective Hybrid Micromanufacturing Processes for Bipolar Plates of Miniature Fuel Cell”, Lamar Research Enhancement Grant, 2008-2009.