Chou joins UofL
Jan. 2, 2017
Dr. Kevin Chou joined the University of Louisville in January 2017 as the Edward R. Clark Chair of Advanced Manufacturing in Speed School's Industrial Engineering Department.
Prior to this post, Dr. Chou was a professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama. Dr. Chou received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, followed by a post-doctoral training at National Institute Standards and Technology (NIST). He brings over fifteen years of experiences in manufacturing research, higher educations and public services to the University. Among his broad experiences, Dr. Chou has been a Faculty Fellow at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, a Visiting Professor at National Chung Cheng University (Taiwan), and a Guest Researcher at NIST. Most recently, Dr. Chou served as an Assistant Director for Technology in the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) of U. S. Department of Commerce, supporting the newly established Manufacturing USA program (formerly National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.)
Dr. Chou's research and teaching interests include design and manufacturing, CAD/CAM, mechanics, metrology and materials. His recent study fields have been focused on integrated materials, design and manufacturing innovations, including metal additive manufacturing, metal matrix composite machining, and diamond coatings, supported by NASA, NSF, DoC, and DoD, etc., as well as private sectors and foundations including GM, Vista Engineering, CFD Research Corp., and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). A recipient of the Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award from SME's Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community, Dr. Chou's group has published over 130 refereed articles and made about 100 technical presentations, plus over 40 invited seminars. Dr. Chou is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and currently serves on the Executive Committee of ASME's Manufacturing Engineering Division. In 2011 he chaired the Technical Program of the International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), ASME's flagship manufacturing conference. In addition, Dr. Chou serves as an Adviser of SME's Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program.
In his capacity as the Edward R. Clark Chair, Dr. Chou will work closely with different groups on campus involved in additive manufacturing (AM) research and education, including the Rapid Prototyping Center, to collaboratively promote and grow the AM programs in the University.