Kevin Chou

Professor, Endowed Chair Edward Reep Clark Chair

Dr. Kevin Chou started his career at University of Louisville (UofL) in January 2017, as the Edward R. Clark Chair of Advanced Manufacturing, in Speed School's Industrial Engineering Department. He was the former Director of UofL's Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science and Technology from 2019 - 2020. Dr. Chou was on an IPA assignment at the National Science Foundation from April 2020 to July 2023, serving as a Program Director in Advanced Manufacturing.

Prior to joining UofL, Dr. Chou was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama. Dr. Chou's research and teaching interests include design and manufacturing, CAD/CAM, mechanics, metrology and materials. His recent study fields have been focused on integrated materials, design and manufacturing innovations, including metal additive manufacturing, metal matrix composite machining, and diamond coatings. Details of current research can be found at Chou Research Group.


  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 1994


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