Welcome Dr. Guangbo Hao, University College Cork, Ireland to be the TPC!


Dr. Guangbo Hao, University College Cork, Ireland

His current research interests focus on design of compliant mechanisms and robotics and their applications in precision engineering, energy harvesting and biomedical devices. His research works were indicated by 2 filed patents (1 EU and 1 UK), 120+ peer-reviewed publications and 10+ invited talks (3 keynote/plenary), and by successfully securing research grants from Ireland, EU and China. 

Dr. Hao was appointed as the Academic Associate in Tyndall National Institute, Visiting Lecturer in University College Dublin (adjunct appointment) from 2018-2023, the Overseas Renowned Scholar in Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA), Professional Scholar in the National Lab of Aviation Science and Technology, Beihang University, and Visiting Professor at Xiamen University of Technology. He serves as the Vice President of Association of China-Ireland Academics (ACIA). He is an Elected Member of the ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee, and a committee member of the Irish Manufacturing Council (IMC). He has acted an external reviewer for several grant proposals such as Dutch Technology Foundation STM (2016), Irish Research Council Ulysses (2017), and Dutch Research Council NWO-domain TTW (2018). He is the PhD thesis external examiner (also rapporteur) in Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France (2018) and sits in the panel for selecting Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed PhD Students Abroad in Ireland (2018). He is serving as an Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, the Editor-in-Chief of the IFToMM affiliated journal: Mechanical Sciences (MS) and an overseas editorial board member of Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (CJME). He has been the regular reviewers in more than 30 top journals such as IEEE and ASME Transactions. He acted as the Chair of the 2016 and 2018 ASME IDETC/CIE Compliant Mechanism Symposiums, the Associate Editor of 2017 and 2018 IEEE IROS conferences, and the Program Chair in the 2018 4th IEEE/IFToMM International conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots. He has been the recipient of a series of research awards/prizes including: two postgraduate research prizes presented by Heriot-Watt University, the solo winner of the Young Engineers Research Paper Prize 2012 (3rd Prize) presented by IMechE and Engineers Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Award for 2015, the Best Interactive Poster Award at the MR-6 Compliant Mechanisms and Micro/Nano Mechanisms of the 2015 ASME IDETC/CIE conference (senior author), the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE/IFToMM ReMAR 2015 conference (co-author), the solo winner of 2017 ASME Compliant Mechanisms Award in Application and the joint winner of the 2018 ASME Compliant Mechanisms Award. He was also the recipient of the 2017 Award for Outstanding Contribution in Peer Review (Mechanism and Machine Theory). He has been invited as the Keynote Speaker at the 2016 French Workshop on Compliant Mechanisms in Paris, the Keynote/plenary Speaker at the 3rd China Workshop on Compliant Mechanisms in Guangzhou (2018), and the Keynote Speaker at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications in Shenyang (2019). He has also gave invited talks in a number of institutes such as Ecole Centrale de Nantes, University College Dublin, Shandong University, Xiamen University, Tianjin University, and Shenyang Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences.