Professor Yung C. Shin

  Professor Shin currently is a professor of mechanical engineering and holds the Donald A. and Nancy G. Roach Professorship of Advanced Manufacturing.  He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1984. He worked as a senior project engineer at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan from 1984 to 1988 and as an assistant professor at the Pennsylvania State University from 1988 to 1990.  In 1990, he joined the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University.  Since then, he has developed new manufacturing courses and laboratories, which are now equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities worth well over $4M.  His research areas include laser processing of materials, intelligent and adaptive control of manufacturing processes, machining of advanced materials, process monitoring and automation.  He has published over 300 refereed papers in archived journals and conference proceedings, and has authored  chapters in several books, co-edited two books, and recently co-authored a  book entitled "Intelligent Systems: Modeling, Optimization and Control".  In addition, he has given numerous presentations at various conferences and lectures at different universities, research institutions and industrial companies.

He has organized or co-organized many conferences and symposia in his areas of research.  He was the host and chair of the 30th North American Manufacturing Research Conference held at Purdue University in 2002 and also served as the organizing chair of the 2009 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference.  Recently, he co-organized a two and half day NSF sponsored summer short course on Principles of and Recent Advances in Laser Micro/Nano Manufacturing Processes.  He delivered a number of plenary and keynote speeches to large audiences, such as "Advanced Laser Technologies for Fabrication of Bio Implants and Stents in the Future" at the Advanced Laser Applications Conference on Sept. 14-15, 2009, in San Jose, California, "Role and Opportunities of Advanced Manufacturing in the U.S." at the Advanced Manufacturing Summit on March 25, 2009, in W. Lafayette and at the Symposium on Sustainability and Product Development on Aug. 7-8, 2008 in Chicago, and "The State of the Art in Industrial Research and New Tendencies in Laser Applications in the USA" at the Workshop on Laser and Production: Characteristics, Applications and Future Tendencies" held at the International Fair BI-MU 2008 (URL) in Milano Italy, on Oct. 4, 2008.  He established the Center for Laser-based Manufacturing in 2003 and currently is serving as its director.  He also  served as chair of Systems, Measurement and Control Area in the School of Mechanical Engineering,  an associate editor for the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, and is currently serving on the editorial board of several other journals.  Recently he assumed the role of inaugural Editor-in-Chief for the international journal, Lasers in Materials Processing and Manufacturing, published by Springer.  He received several best paper awards, including the 2007 ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, the best paper of the year award for Journal of Laser Applications, and the best paper at 2011 ASME MSEC.  He is a fellow of ASME and SME, and a senior member of ASM, TMS, and LIA.