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Alan Luo is Donald D. Glower Chair in Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Integrated Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University in Columbus. He leads the Lightweight Materials and Manufacturing Research Laboratory (LMMRL) and is Director of the Advanced Casting Research Center (ACRC) at Ohio State. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a fellow of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE), and American Society of Metals (ASM). Prior to joining Ohio State in 2013, Luo was a GM Technical Fellow at General Motors Global Research and Development Center with 20 years of industrial experience. An internationally recognized expert in lightweight materials and manufacturing, Luo has served as a technical leader in two National Network for Manufacturing Innovation institutes, The REMADE (Reducing EMbodied-Energy And Decreasing Emissions) Institute and LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) Institute.
Professor Luo has 21 patents and more than 340 technical publications on advanced materials and manufacturing. He has received many awards including TMS Bruce Chalmers Award, Light Metals Technology Award and Research to Industrial Practice Award, ACRC Merton Flemings Award for Scientific Achievements, General Motors John Campbell Awards and Charles McCuen Awards, as well as several best paper awards and application awards from TMS, SAE, CALPHAD journal, American Foundry Society (AFS), International Magnesium Association (IMA), and North American Die Casting Association (NADCA).