I am an Associate Professor of Mechanical Enigneering at Nortwestern University. I am leading the Advanced Intelligent Manufacturing Laboratory. Inside Northwestern, I serve as the associate director of Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing Science and Innovation. I am also an affiliate faculty member of Center for Robotics and Biosystems, Paula M. Trienens Instititute for Sustainability and Energy, and International Institute for Nanotechnology.

Beyond Northwestern University, I serve as the Associate Editor for Journal of Manufacturing Processes and Journal of Micro and Nano Manufacturing. I serve in various academic society committees including ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division, American Society for Precision Enigneering (ASPE), International Institute for Micro Manufacturing (I2M2), International Forum on MicroManufacturing (IFMM). I am also an Associate Member of International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP).

I got my bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2009. I studied advanced manfacturing at Northwestern University and earned my Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2014. Before joining Northwestern University as an Assistant Professor in 2018, I spent four years at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor. In September 2023, I was promoted to tenured Associate Professor at Northwestern University.


Name Ping Guo
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  • 2014
    Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
    Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
    • Thesis - Development of the Elliptical Vibration Texturing Process
  • 2009
    B.E. in Automotive Engineering
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Professional Experience

  • 2023 -
    Associate Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • 2018 - 2023
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • 2014 - 2018
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Honors and Awards