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Chenhui Shao

Chenhui Shao

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering


3464 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 615-6474


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2016.
M.A., Statistics, University of Michigan, 2013
M.S.E., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2013
B.E., Automation, University of Science and Technology of China, 2009

Research Interests

Smart manufacturing; machine learning; statistics; big data analytics; in-situ process monitoring and real-time control; materials joining; manufacturing systems control and automation; quality control; robotic additive manufacturing; 3D metrology; cyber-physical infrastructure; human-robot collaboration.

Research Areas

Controls, Design, Energy, Manufacturing, Mechatronics & Robotics, Micro/Nano Engineering, Mobility Automotive & Transportation

Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper Award, IEEE 14th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON) (2023)
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2022)
  • Editor's Choice Article, Machines (2022)
  • ASME Best Reviewers Award (2021)
  • ASME Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (2021)
  • IISE Manufacturing and Design (M&D) Division Outstanding Young Investigator Award (2021)
  • Selected Attendee for the DELTA Junior Faculty Institute (2021)
  • Highlighted Project in the Manufacturing USA Report (2021)
  • Feature Article, Machines (2021)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2020)
  • SME Barbara M. Fossum Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (2019)
  • RAMP (Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes) Competition, 2nd Prize (2019)
  • UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (nine times)
  • SME 30 Under 30 Honoree (2018)
  • Best Paper Award, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) (2017)
  • Scholar-in-Residence, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (2017)
  • Best Applications Paper Award, IISE Transactions (2017)
  • Feature Article, IIE Transactions (2015)
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (2013-date)

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track