Professor Xu has been elected as the NAMRI | SME Scientific Committee Chair-Elect and a member of the NAMRI | SME Board of Directors.

The North American Manufacturing Research Institution of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (NAMRI | SME) brings together researchers from leading companies, government laboratories, academic institutions and industrial think tanks located around the world for the purpose of advancing the scientific foundation of discrete-parts manufacturing.

NAMRI | SME’s annual conference, the North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), is a prominent international forum for manufacturing research.