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Dr. Frank Liou, the Michael and Joyce Bytnar Professor and director of manufacturing engineering at Missouri S&T, has been named interim director of S&T’s Intelligent Systems Center. The appointment became effective Aug. 1.
Dr. Costas Tsatsoulis, vice chancellor of research and graduate studies, sent the following announcement to the research community:
“Dr. Frank Liou, the Michael and Joyce Bytnar Professor and director of manufacturing engineering at Missouri S&T, has been named interim Director of the Intelligent Systems Center, ISC, effective August 1, 2021.
Liou joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 1987. In addition to his work as director of the manufacturing engineering program, he is a faculty research investigator for both the Graduate Center for Materials Research and the Center for Research in Energy and Environment at S&T. Dr. Liou won the 2020 Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal from SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers). Dr. Liou has been a Senior Investigator at ISC for over a decade.
Liou’s research interests include metal additive manufacturing process design, modeling, integration, monitoring and control, as well as computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM). He is the author of Rapid Prototyping and Engineering Applications: A Toolbox for Prototype Development, and of over 350 technical publications.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Jagannathan Sarangapani who served as Interim Director of ISC since 2/1/2021. His able leadership of ISC and service to S&T are greatly appreciated.
With Miner Wishes,