Shuting Lei is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Kansas State University, USA. He joined KSU in 1999 as an Assistant Professor after receiving his Ph.D. degree at the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, USA. Prior to this, Dr. Lei received his M.S. and B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering at the Tsinghua University, China. He then worked at the Tsinghua University as a Lecturer and Research Engineer. His research focus is to develop laser-assisted machining processes and innovative cutting tool technologies to enable high-performance machining techniques for difficult-to-machine materials such as structural ceramics, bioceramics, and composites. His group has conducted both laser assisted turning and milling experiments of silicon nitride ceramics and studied tool wear, surface integrity, and material removal mechanisms. Recently, high-intensity ultrashort pulses from a femtosecond laser have been used to develop new laser machining techniques for creating features at both micro- and nanoscale. Dr. Lei has published more than 50 papers in archival journals and conference proceedings in the area of advanced manufacturing processes. He has served as a reviewer for numerous journals and has been active in symposium organization in the ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conferences.
Biography Updated on 31 July 2011