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Academic Areas: CAD/CAM; Multi-axis NC machining; Multi-axis inspection

Dr. Pengcheng Hu was born in Feb. 1986 and grew up in the ancient city Jingzhou, Hubei province of China. He went to Tianjin University and received his BEng and Msc in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Afterward, he went to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he received PhD after three years’ study and research in the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. After obtaining his PhD, he stayed in the same research group, working as a Post-doc for about 2.5 years. In Jan. 2016, He left Hong Kong and joined the School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Hu mainly researches on multi-axis tool path generation and optimization, multi-axis adaptive machining, multi-axis inspection path generation and industrial robots. Till now, he has participated and finished 3 RGC projects and 2 ITF projects, all funded by the Hong Kong government (total amount about 10 M HKD). In addition, he continuously served as the reviewer of some famous international journals of his area, such as the Computer-Aided Design, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Computational Design and so on.

Academic Degrees

2004.09-2008.07 Tianjin University Bachelor of Engineering; and Bachelor of Management

2008.09-2010.06 Tianjin University Master of Science

2010.08-2013.08 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Doctor of Philosophy

Professional Experience

2013.09-2014.02 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Visiting Scholar;

2014.03-2015.12 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Research Associate

2016.01- Now Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Assistant Professor

Selected Publications

R. Zhang, P. Hu, K. Tang “Five-axis finishing tool path generation for a mesh blade based on linear morphing cone”, Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 268-275, Oct. 2015

P. Hu and K. Tang, "Five-axis tool path generation based on machine-dependent potential field." International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, (2015),DOI:10.1080/0951192X.2015.1068451

P. Hu, K. Tang, and C.-H. Lee, "Global obstacle avoidance and minimum workpiece setups in five-axis machining," Computer-Aided Design, vol. 45, pp. 1222-1237, 2013

P. Hu and K. Tang, "Improving the dynamics of five-axis machining through optimization of workpiece setup and tool orientations," Computer-Aided Design, vol.43, pp.1693-1706, 2011

Courses Taught

Undergraduate course - Mechanical Principle

Postgraduate course – Principle of free-form surface machining