Faculty Directory
Ping Guo

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech L286
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-4029Email Ping Guo


Advanced intelligent Manufacturing Laboratory (AIM)


Mechanical Engineering


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

B.S. in Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Research Interests

My main research is in the area of advanced manufacturing, including micro/nano-manufacturing, additive manufacturing, and precision engineering. The research combines multi-disciplinary expertise in mechatronics, solid mechanics, dynamics and control, etc. The main thread of my current research is to utilize non-traditional physical principles to develop new and enhanced manufacturing processes and equipment. 

Examples of my current research include: (1) fast structural coloration of metallic surfaces using modulation machining; (2) non-contact manipulation and actuators based on near-field acoustic levitation; (3) µ-3D printing using near-field electrospinning.

Significant Recognition

  • Young Investigator Award, International Symposium on Flexible Automation (2018)
  • Early Career Award, Hong Kong Research Grants Council (2016)
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on NanoManufacturing (2016)
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on MicroManufacturing (2013)
  • Northwestern Martin Outstanding Fellowship (2012)

Significant Professional Service

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 2017 - present

Selected Publications

    Ping Guo and Han Gao. "An active non-contact journal bearing with bi-directional driving capability utilizing coupled resonant mode." CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology 67, no. 1 (2018): 405-408.

    Xiangyu You, Chengcong Ye, and Ping Guo. "Electric field manipulation for deposition control in near-field electrospinning." Journal of Manufacturing Processes 30 (2017): 431-438.

    Yang Yang, Shiming Gao, Keyu Chen, Yayue Pan, and Ping Guo. "Vibration analysis and development of an ultrasonic elliptical vibration tool based on a portal frame structure." Precision Engineering 50 (2017): 421-432.

    Yang Yang, Yayue Pan, and Ping Guo. "Structural coloration of metallic surfaces with micro/nano-structures induced by elliptical vibration texturing", Applied Surface Science 402(2017):400-409.

    Keyu Chen, Shiming Gao, Yayue Pan, and Ping Guo. "Self-running and self-floating two-dimensional actuator using near-field acoustic levitation." Applied Physics Letters 109, no. 12 (2016): 123503.