Professor Yung C. Shin

Yung C. Shin is currently a professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University 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 - 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.  Since joining the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University in 1990, he has developed and taught new manufacturing and automation courses, and conducted research with the newly established laboratories, which are now equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment and instruments 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 340 refereed papers in archived journals and conference proceedings, and has authored  chapters in several books, co-edited two books, and authored a  book entitled "Intelligent Systems: Modeling, Optimization and Control". 

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 in 2002 and also served as the organizing chair of the 2009 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference.  In 2010, 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 and has given numerous talks at various conferences and lectures at different universities, research institutions and industrial companies. He established the Center of Excellence 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 as the Editor-in-Chief for  Lasers in Materials Processing and Manufacturing, an international journal, published by Springer as well as on the editorial board of several other journals.  He received numerous awards, including the 2007 ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, the best paper award at 2011 ASME MSEC, the best paper of the year award from Journal of Laser Applications in 2012, the SME Frederick Taylor Research Medal in 2015, and SME/NAMRI 2016 S.M. Wu Research Implementation Award.  He is a fellow of ASME and SME, and a senior member of ASM, TMS, and LIA.