Professor Guo, Ping

Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Automation Engineering
Room 214, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong SAR, China
(852) 3943 9487
(852) 2603 6002
Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory


Dr. Ping Guo received his B.S. degree in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2009. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering under the advisory of Dr. Kornel F. Ehmann from Northwestern University in 2014. He then joined the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor starting in August, 2014. His research interests center on the paradigm of micro-manufacturing, including surface texturing, process micro-mechanics, miniature machine tools, micro-additive manufacturing, etc.


  • Micro/meso-scale manufacturing processes, process modeling and control
  • Vibration assisted machining/texturing, micro-cutting mechanics
  • Micro-additive manufacturing
  • Miniature machine tools, embedded sensors

Honors & Awards

  • Highly Cited Paper Certificate in Precision Engineering, 2016
  • Early Career Award, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2016
  • Best Paper Award, 5th International Conference on NanoManufacturing, Macau, 2016
  • Best Paper Award, 8th International Conference on MicroManufacturing, Victoria, Canada, 2013
  • Martin Outstanding Fellowship, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, 2012
  • Walter P. Murphy Fellowship, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, 2009

Journal Papers (in the recent five years)

  • Y. Yang, Y. Pan, and P. Guo*, "Structural Coloration of Metallic Surfaces with Micro/Nano-Structures Induced by Elliptical Vibration Texturing", Applied Surface Science, 2017, 402, p.400-409.
  • K. Chen, S. Gao, Y. Pan, and P. Guo*, "Self-Running and Self-Floating Two-Dimensional Actuator Using Near-Field Acoustic Levitation," Applied Physics Letters, 2016, 109(12), p. 123503.
  • P. Guo, Y. Lu, K.F. Ehmann, and J. Cao, "Generation of Hierarchical Micro-Structures for Anisotropic Wetting by Elliptical Vibration Cutting," CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 2014, 63(1), p. 553-556.
  • P. Guo* and K.F. Ehmann, "An Analysis of the Surface Generation Mechanics of the Elliptical Vibration Texturing Process," International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 2013, 64, p. 85-95.
  • P. Guo* and K.F. Ehmann, "Development of a Tertiary Motion Generator for Elliptical Vibration Texturing," Precision Engineering, 2013, 37(2), p. 364-371.