Alan A. Luo
- Professor, Materials Science Engineering
2041 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210
- Advanced metallic materials (Al, Mg, Ti, high-performance alloys and composites)
- Innovative manufacturing including solidification, solid-state, powder, and multi-material processing.
- Lightweight design and integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) – from material design to new applications
Ph.D. University of Windsor (Canada), Engineering Materials, 1993
M.S. Harbin Institute of Technology (China), Materials Science and Engineering, 1987
B.S. Anhui Polytechnic University (China), Mechanical Engineering, 1984
Areas of Interest
Alan Luo is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor of Integrated Systems Engineering (Manufacturing) at OSU. Prof. Luo’s research interests include: 1) Advanced metallic materials (Al, Mg, Ti, high-performance alloys and composites); 2) Innovative manufacturing including solidification, solid-state, powder, and multi-material processing; and 3) Lightweight design and integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) – from material design to new applications. Prof. Luo is an elected Fellow of ASM (American Society of Metals) International and SAE (Society for Automotive Engineers) International. Prof. Luo is presently chair of TMS Light Metals Division and past chair of SAE Materials Engineering Division. Prior to joining OSU in July 2013, Dr. Luo was a GM Technical Fellow at General Motors Global Research and Development Center (Warren, MI, USA) with 20 years of industrial experience. He has 18 patents and more than 220 technical publications in advanced materials, manufacturing and applications. Dr. Luo won two John M. Campbell Awards for his fundamental research, and three Charles L. McCuen Awards for research applications at GM. He received the TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society) Brimacombe Medalist Award and SAE Forest R. McFarland Award in 2013, USCAR (United States Council for Automotive Research) Special Recognition Award in 2009, and ASM Materials Science Research Silver Medal in 2008. Dr. Luo’s research is also recognized by several Best Paper awards from TMS, SAE, AFS (American Foundry Society) and CALPHAD (CALculation of PHAse Diagrams) journal.