Faculty of Engineering

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Zhirong Liao

Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering



Zhirong is currently a Research Fellow in the Rolls-Royce UTC in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology, University of Nottingham, UK. His research area maily focuses on conventional and nonconventional manufacturing technologies with conscious of materials science. He is the Research Affiliate of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). Zhirong is also the Assistant Editor of International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture.

Expertise Summary

Machining of special materials (composites, biomaterials, stainless steels, Ni/Ti based superalloys); Energy Beam machining (Waterjet, Laser beam machining); Micro-mechanics of materials; Surface integrity; Design of innovative tooling for special purpose (e.g. brittle material cutting tools); Development of special machine tools (4-axis miniature machine tools); Modelling of machining processes (e.g. orthogonal cutting, turning, milling and drilling); Online monitoring of machining processes detection and avoidance of process malfunctions; Signal processing technology; Electrical/Control system development for special mechanical system (e.g. NC system, vision-based intelligent vehicle system)

Selected Publications

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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