Professor Luo has a multi-disciplinary education and research background in the areas of mechanics, microfabrication and nanofabrication. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Institute for Micromanufacturing at Louisiana Tech University from 2002 to 2007 before joining UT Arlington as an associate professor in the fall of 2007. He has been a full professor since September 2011. To date, he has been combining his mechanics background with those of micro and nanofabrication: (i) to develop three nanolithographic methods for generating sub-50nm silicon, metal, and conducting polymer structures in a manner of rational control and massive production, (ii) to develop various micro/nanodevices (such as sensors, diodes and capacitors) based on these nanostructures, and (iii) to develop micro/nanoboats, which will have promising applications in actively transporting sensors in blood vessels for disease detection and carrying drugs for disease treatment. He has published extensively in technical journals and conference proceedings, and also served as session chair and/or a program committee member in a number of international MEMS and/or NEMS conferences.

  • 2000 - Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics (Minors in Fluid Mechanics, and Applied Mathematics), University of California at Berkeley
  • 1997 - M.S. in Solid Mechanics, University of Houston
  • 1993 - B.S. in Engineering Mechanics , Hunan University
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  • Self-propulsion of Leidenfrost Drops between Non-Parallel Structures 

    Luo, Cheng; Mrinal, Manjarik; Wang, Xiang (Springer NatureDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, 20 Septemb)
    In this work, we explored self-propulsion of a Leidenfrost drop between non-parallel structures. A theoretical model was first developed to determine conditions for liquid drops to start moving away from the corner of two ...
  • Conditions for Barrel and Clam-Shell Liquid Drops to Move on Bio-inspired Conical Wires 

    Luo, Cheng; Wang, Xiang (Springer NatureDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, August 29,)
    It has been reported that, in a foggy environment, water drops with either barrel or clam-shell shapes are capable of self-running on conical wire-like structures, such as cactus spines, spider silk, and water striders’ ...