UA Professor Named Fellow by Manufacturing Society

Dr. Yuebin Guo
Dr. Yuebin Guo

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Dr. Yuebin Guo, a professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama, was elected a Fellow by the Society for Manufacturing Engineers, or SME, one of two elected Fellows in this year’s class from American universities.

SME Fellows are recognized by their peers and the manufacturing community for outstanding contributions to the social, technological and educational aspects of the manufacturing profession. This honor can be earned after 20 or more years of dedication and service.

Nine fellows from across the world were chosen in 2014.

Guo was cited by SME for seminal contributions to the development, understanding and control of process−surface integrity−functionality relationships in a broad range of manufacturing processes.

Since he joined the UA College of Engineering in 2001, Guo has been involved in several research areas including sustainable manufacturing, surface integrity and functionality, process mechanics and energy, and simulation of manufacturing processes. He is an author of more than 250 peer refereed publications.

In addition to teaching and research, Guo is involved in numerous professional societies. He is a Fellow with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, International Society for NanoManufacturing and Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung. He is also an elected member of International Academy for Production Engineering.

SME previously recognized Guo with the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 2003.

Other honors include a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2004, the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from SAE in 2004, the UA Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Faculty Award in 2009 and the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Experienced Scientists in 2011.

Guo received his doctorate and master’s degrees in manufacturing engineering from Purdue University and University of California at Berkeley, respectively. He also received a master’s degree from Tsinghua University and a bachelor’s degree from Shandong University of Technology in China, all in mechanical engineering.


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