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Rui Liu

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-6819
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76 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Rui Liu

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

BS, Beijing University (China); MS, Northeastern University; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Bio

Dr. Rui Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received a B.S. degree in Jet Propulsion at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, in 2005. From 2005 to 2008, he worked for Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Corporation in China as a process engineer in engine subdivision. In 2010, he received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University focusing on vibration. In 2014, he completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in manufacturing.

Dr. Liu’s research covers a wide range of topics in advanced manufacturing, including tool condition monitoring, machining process optimization and machine process simulation during various kinds of machining processes. Specifically, the tool condition monitoring study is to develop a flexible, cost effective, accurate system to monitor cutting tool conditions and relevant machining situations using machine learning techniques, which is the core theme of his research. The machining process simulation study is to understand, analyze and model the material behavior during various machining processes based on the fundamental cutting mechanics and associated microstructure evolution using both numerical and analytical approaches. His research contributions can be used to optimize cutting conditions to increase the productivity, improve the production quality, and extend the tool life.

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MECE-670
3 Credits
The overall objective of this course is to provide students the exposure of traditional and non-traditional manufacturing processes which include casting, thermoforming, sheet metal forming, machining, polymer processing, joining, additive manufacturing, and more. Students will learn how to apply the basic properties of materials to manufacturing analysis and product design within an economic framework from lectures and projects.
MECE-304
2 Credits
This course provides the student with an overview of structure, properties, and processing of metals, polymers, and ceramics. There is a particular emphasis on steels, but significant attention is given to non-ferrous metals, ceramics, and polymers.
MECE-570
3 Credits
The overall objective of this course is to provide students the exposure of traditional and non-traditional manufacturing processes which include casting, thermoforming, sheet metal forming, machining, polymer processing, joining, additive manufacturing, and more. Students will learn how to apply the basic properties of materials to manufacturing analysis and product design within an economic framework from lectures and projects.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Stringer, Brian, et al. "Effect of Cutting Conditions on Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Roughness in Traditional Milling of Steel." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Ed. unknown. Phoenix, Arizona: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2016. Web.
Journal Paper
Melkote, Shreyes N., et al. "A Physically Based Constitutive Model for Simulation of Segmented Chip Formation in Orthogonal Cutting of Commercially Pure Titanium." CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology 64. 1 (2015): 65—68. Web.