Prof. Xun Xu
Chair Professor of Manufacturing
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Xun Xu is a Chair Professor of Manufacturing at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Auckland. He joined the Department after completing a PhD from the University of Manchester (then UMIST), UK in 1996. He has been working in the field of intelligent manufacturing solutions for some 30 years. Dr. Xu is an internationally recognized expert in smart manufacturing systems, cloud-based manufacturing and IoT enabled manufacturing. He serves as an Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor and member of Editorial Board of a number of international journals and has published over 350 research papers. Dr. Xu is the Director of Laboratory for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems (LISMS), the only Laboratory for Industry 4.0 in New Zealand. His current research focus is around the Industry 4.0 technologies, e.g. smart factories, digital twins, cloud manufacturing, Augmented Reality (AR) for manufacturing, big industrial data and data analytics. Dr. Xu is the Fellow of American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ). In 2020, he is named among of the “20 most Influential Professors in Smart Manufacturing” by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). He was recognized by Web of Science as a Clarivate™ Highly Cited Researcher in 2020.