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Xiong Youlun

Academician of CAS

Xiong Youlun was born in Zaoyang, Hubei Province in 1939. Currently, he is a professor, Ph.D. instructor and party member of CPC. He is the honorary dean of the Research Institute of Engineering Information & Smart Technology in HUST. In1995, he was elected academician of CAS.


In 1962, he graduated from the mechanical engineering department of Xi’an Jiao Tong University. In 1966, he obtained his master’s degree in mechanical manufacturing automation from Xi’an Jiao Tong University. Then he remained a faculty member in HUST. From 1980 to 1982, he was an invited scholar of the control engineering department of Sheffield University. In 1986, he was promoted to the professor. From 1988 to 1989, he was the lecture professor of the department of aviation and mechanical engineering in Salford University. 


For a long time, Professor Xiong has been devoted to the research on the electromechnical control and automation in mechanical engineering and its related theories and technologies. He main research directions focus on: advanced manufacturing technology, robot science, manufacturing automation and precise measurement. He has made outstanding achievement in areas of robot, precise measurement theory, smart manufacturing, and computer geometry. He published many textbooks and nearly 100 academic papers.