Faculty Profile

Chenhui Shao

Mechanical Science and Engineering
Chenhui Shao
Chenhui Shao
Assistant Professor
332C Mechanical Engineering Bldg
1206 W. Green
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-4750

Primary Research Area

  • Dynamics & Controls


  • 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

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, August 16, 2016-date
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, June 6, 2016-August 15, 2016
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, April 15, 2016-August 15, 2016

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Research Interests

  • Digital manufacturing
  • Big data analytics in manufacturing
  • Manufacturing system control and automation
  • Machine learning
  • Advanced statistics
  • Data fusion for health care

Research Areas

  • Dynamics & Controls
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health and Bio
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Magazine Articles

Professional Societies

  • Member, NAMRI/SME Scientific Committee, 2018-2020
  • Member, Scientific Committee, 7th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems, 2018
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
  • Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Service on College Committees

  • Advisory Board, UIUC-CRRC Research Center, 2018-present


  • SME 30 Under 30 Award (2018)
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (2013-date)
  • Departmental Fellowship, University of Michigan (2009-2010)

Teaching Honors

  • UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Spring 2018)

Research Honors

  • Scholar-in-Residence, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) (2017)
  • Best Paper Award, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) (2017)
  • Best Applications Paper Award, IISE Transactions (2017)
  • Feature Article in IIE Transactions (2015)

Improvement Activities

  • AE3's Collins Scholars Program, 2016-2017