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; (4) computer vision based metrology.

Significant Recognition

  • ASME Kornel F. Ehman Manufacturing Medal (2021)
  • ASME Best Organizer of Symposium & Sessions Award (BOSS Awards) (2020)
  • SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (2020)
  • SME Outstanding Associate Editor for Journal of Manufacturing Processes (2020)
  • Young Investigator Award, International Symposium on Flexible Automation (2018)
  • Early Career Award, Hong Kong Research Grants Council (2016)

Significant Professional Service

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

Selected Publications