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Mechanical Engineering
Khoury Hall 103
Stacey Nunes
Administrative Assistant
School of Engineering and Computer Science
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Jian Cheng Liu



Phone: 209.946.3079

Office Location

Chambers 117


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, University of California, Davis

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Hyogo, Japan

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, China

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, China

Dr. Liu's research experience and teaching interests are in the area of manufacturing and precision machine tools, with a focus on advanced CNC machine tool technologies, precision machine design and computer aided manufacturing, intelligent sensor signal and image processing and its application in manufacturing, and various machining processes including mechanical micro-machining. With his experience in academia and industry, he has published over 100 technical journals and conference papers and was awarded 5 patents. Many of his research results have been practically applied and successfully implemented as commercial products. Among his many honors is the Industrial LEAD Award from Society of Manufacturing Engineering in 2001.


Computer Application in Mechanical Engineering (MECH 15)
Engineering Mechanics II: Dynamics (ENGR 120)
Manufacturing Processes (MECH 100)
Manufacturing Process Laboratory (MECH 100-L)
Machine Design and Analysis I (MECH 120)
Machine Design and Analysis II (MECH 125)
Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing (MECH 193A)
Undergraduate Research (MECH 197)

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory (CIMS Laboratory) The laboratory is currently equipped with a HAAS CNC vertical machining center, a Z-Corp rapid prototyping machine, a Mitutoyo CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine, a 6 axis industrial robot and a SACRA robot, a Keyence 3D digital microscope and an optical microscope, a Kistler Cutting force measurement system, a surface roughness measurement system, a touch probe reverse engineering system, and various measurement tools and devices. The engineering software packages installed in the CIMS lab include Solidworks CAD, Esprit CAM, AdvantEdge Thirdwave Cutting Simulation, Matlab and other engineering computation tools. This laboratory is an interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art lab environment, which aims at providing students with advanced technologies and methodologies; an integrated view of engineering to execute engineering tasks; and faculty members with an updated research facility to conduct teaching and research activities. 


Improved Learning for Undergraduate Engineering Programs Using Finite Element Learning Modules, NSF sponsored Project

Study on the Machinability of Alumina (A1203) Ceramics Material Using PCD (Polycrystalline Coated Diamond) Cuttting Tool

Experimental Investigation of Mechanical Micro Machining Process for Fabricating Bio-Fluidic Channel Micro Mold

Development of Stereo Machine Vision System for Volumetric Cutting Tool Wear Measurement

Other Research Interests:
Mechanical Micro Machining
Machine Vision
CNC Machine Tool Design
Computer Aided Manufacturing
Manufacturing Processes

  1. Jiancheng Liu and Robert Camfield, Machinability Experimental Study of Sintered Alumina (Al2O3) Ceramics Material by Chemical Vapor Deposition Diamond Coating Milling Tools, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 2015, Vol. 229(9) 1535-1546. DOI: 10.1177/095440541453949

  2. Jiancheng Liu,Yulong Su,Zhiguo Dong, Cutting Tool Run out Considered Cutting Force Estimation in Micro Milling Processes, Journal of Applied Mechanics & Materials; 2014, Vol. 667, 490-495.
  3. Jiancheng Liu, Guang Xiong, Study on Volumetric Cutting Tool Wear Measurement Using Image Processing, Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials,2014,Vol.670,1194-99.

  4. C. Zhou, Jiancheng Liu, A. Avila, Experimental Investigation of Mechanical Micro Machining for AL6061-T6 Material, Journal of Applied Mechanics and Material, 2012,Vol.217 pp1880-94.

  5. C. Zhou, Jiancheng Liu, "Simulation and Experimental Study on Size Effect in Steel Micro Milling Machining Process", Advanced Materials Research Vols. 602-604 (2013) pp 2021-2026