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Shengmin Guo

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Jack Holmes Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

PhD, University of Oxford (1998)
Professional Engineer (Louisiana)


Advanced manufacturing • laser powder bed fusion based additive manufacturing • additive friction stir deposition • gas turbine aerodynamics and heat transfer • materials synthesis and processing.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Shengmin Guo earned his PhD from the University of Oxford, Department of Engineering Science in 1998. After being awarded his doctorate, Dr. Guo was appointed to a Departmental Lecturership within the Dept. of Engineering Science. Subsequently, in 2002, he was appointed to a University Lectureship at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (now the University of Manchester, UK). In 2004, Dr. Guo joined Louisiana State University. Dr Guo’s main area of research in his early career is gas turbines and in particular aerodynamics and heat transfer including film cooling. Since he joined LSU, he has broadened his research to jet engine thermal barrier coatings, solid oxide fuel cells, high temperature alloys, and most recently, metal based additive manufacturing. He successfully established and maintained a high impact research and educational program at LSU. He has published over 140 peer reviewed articles in high impact journals and published technical papers at over 130 national and international conferences. Since he joined LSU in 2004, he supervised 28 PhD students, 8 MSc students, and 60 undergraduate Senior Design Projects or Independent Studies by 2024. He is the recipient of LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award, LSU Rainmaker (STEM Senior Scholar), LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, and LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award. Dr. Guo developed metal based additive manufacturing capability at LSU and leads LSU Center for Transformative Innovation in Energy Research. Dr. Guo is also a registered professional engineer (Louisiana).

Key Publications

  • Hamed Ghadimi, Mojtaba Talachian, Huan Ding, Selami Emanet, Shengmin Guo, The Effects of Layer Thickness on the Mechanical Properties of Additive Friction Stir Deposition Fabricated Aluminum Alloy 6061 Parts, Metals, 2024, 14, 101. doi: 10.3390/met14010101
  • Jiayun Shao, Arash Samaei, Tianju Xue, Xiaoyu Xie, Shengmin Guo, Jian Cao, Eric MacDonald, Zhengtao Gan, Additive friction stir deposition of metallic materials: process, structure and properties, Materials & Design, (2023), doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2023.112356
  • Uttam Bhandari, Congyuan Zeng, Huan Ding, Yehong Chen, Paul R. Gradl, and Shengmin Guo, 2023, Machine-learning-based thermal conductivity prediction for additively manufactured alloys, J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2023, 7, 160. doi: 10.3390/jmmp7050160
  • Huan Ding, Selami Emanet, Yehong Chen, Shengmin Guo, 2023, The Potential Benefit of Pseudo High Thermal Conductivity for Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing, Materials Research Letters, 2023, VOL. 11, NO. 10, 797–805,  doi:10.1080/21663831.2023.2243990 
  • Yehong Chen, Congyuan Zeng, Huan Ding, Selami Emanet, Paul R. Gradl, David L. Ellis, Shengmin Guo, 2023, Thermophysical Properties of Additively Manufactured (AM) GRCop-42 and GRCop-84, MTCOMM, V36, 106665, doi: 10.1016/j.mtcomm.2023.106665
  • Saber Nemati, Leslie G. Butler, Kyungmin Ham, Gerald L. Knapp, Congyuan Zeng, Selami Emanet, Hamed Ghadimi, Shengmin Guo, Yuxuan Zhang, Hassina Bilheux, 2023, Neutron imaging of Al6061 prepared by Solid-state Friction Stir Additive Manufacturing, Metals 2023, 13, 188, doi: 10.3390/met13020188
  • Huan Ding, Congyuan Zeng, Jonathan Raush, Kasra Momeni, and Shengmin Guo, 2022, Developing Fused Deposition Modeling Additive Manufacturing Processing Strategies for Aluminum Alloy 7075: Sample Preparation and Metallographic Characterization, Materials 2022, 15, 1340, doi: 10.3390/ma15041340
  • Ali Hemmasian Ettefagh, Shengmin Guo, Jonathan Raush, 2021, Corrosion performance of additively manufactured stainless steel parts: A review, Additive Manufacturing, Volume 37, January 2021, 101689, doi: 10.1016/j.addma.2020.101689
  • Luping Li, Peigen Zhang, Ranran Liu, and S.M. Guo, 2011, Preparation of Fibrous Ni-coated-YSZ anodes for SOFCs, Journal of Power Sources, vol 196, no.3, pp.1242-1247, doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2010.08.038
  • Sargison J.E., Guo S.M., Oldfield M.L.G., Lock, G.D., Rawlinson A.J, 2002, A Converging Slot-Hole Film-Cooling Geometry. Part 2 Transonic Nozzle Guide Vane Heat Transfer and Loss, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 124, pp 461-471