- Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong (2018 - present)
- Director, Center for Robotics and Automation, City University of Hong Kong (Since 2014)
- Head, Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong (2014-2018)
- Chair Professor, City University of Hong Kong (Since 2013)
- Professor, City University of Hong Kong (2009-2013)
- Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong (2005-2009)
- Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong (2000-2005)
- Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Toronto, Canada (1997-1999)
- Ph.D., Robotics and Automation, Chinese University of Hong Kong
- M.S., Precision Instrument and Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
- B.Sc., Precision Instrument and Mechanology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
- Robotics and Automation
- Microrobotics and Manipulation for Cell Surgery
- Multirobot Systems
- Motion Controls
- Invented automated processes of using robotics combined with micro-engineering tools including optical tweezers, micro-needles and electromagnetic devices, as the special end-effectors to accomplish various tasks of cell manipulation, diagnosis and micro-surgery at the single cell level.
- Designed, created and applied robot control technologies, particularly the synchronization control for multirobot systems, with extensive applications to advanced manufacturing and micro-processing automation.
- Conducted extensive applied researches in advanced robotics and motion controls with impactful contributions to industry, including technology transfers and high-tech startup in the Hong Kong Science Park.
HONORARY, AWARDS, ESTEEMED POSITIONS
- Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Canada, 2019.
- Second Prize of Natural Science of the Ministry of Education in China, 2019.
- Award of China’s Top Ten Scientific and Technological Development in Intelligent Manufacturing (中國智能製造十大科技進展獎), 2019.
- Member of Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) Assessment Panel, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Government, since 2017.
- Member of Biomedical Division, the Science and Technology Committee, Education Ministration, P. R. China. (中國教育部科學技術委員會生物與醫學學部學部委員)，since 2016.
- Member of the IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, 2017.
- Distinguished Alumni Award, Faculty of Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2017.
- President Award for Outstanding Performance, City University of Hong Kong, 2015.
- Fellow of the IEEE, Robotics and Automation Society, 2014.
- Outstanding Research Award, City University of Hong Kong, 2014.
- Hong Kong Awards for Industry: Machinery and Machine Tools Design, as a leading scientist, 2012.
- Best paper award in automation, IEEE International Conference on Informatics and Automation, Chongqing, China, 2011.
- Best paper award for automation, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Toronto, Canada (my PhD student Songyu Hu also won Association for Laboratory Automation Young Scientist Award due to this best paper award).
- Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE), 2010.
- Best paper award, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008/09.
- Best paper award of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy System, 2007.
- IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Chapter of the Year Award, 2008 (as the chapter chairman).
- Gold Award (in category of Parts/Components), Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2006.
- 4th Applied Research Excellence Award (Certificate of Merit), City University of Hong Kong, 2004.
- Hong Kong Award for Industry: Machinery and Equipment Design Award, as a leading scientist, 2003.
- Industrial Research Fellowship of Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada, 1999.
- Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany, 1996.
- Technical Editor, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (2009-2013)
- Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Robotics (2004-2008)
- Associate Editor, Mechatronics, since 2015
- Associate Editor, IEEE Nanotechnology Express (2014 - 2016)
- Guest Editor, Asian Journal of Control (2012-2013)
- Guest Editor, Sensors (2010, 2011)
- Editor, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Conference Board (2010-11)
- Associate Editor (2008-2010, 2016-2018), IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Conference Board
- Associate Editor, IROS Conference Board, 2011-2016.
- General Chair, 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).
- General Chair, 2019 Advanced and Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM).
- Program Chair, 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Advanced Health Informatics, Hong Kong, China.
- General Co-Chair, 2018 Advanced and Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), New Zealand.
- Program Chair, 2017 World Congress on Bioengineering, Hong Kong.
- Program Co-Chair, 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Chicago, USA.
- Program Chair, 2014 Biomedical Engineering International Conference, Hong Kong.
- General Chair, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), Beijing, China. IEEE-NANO is the flagship conference in the IEEE Nanotechnology society.
- Program Co-Chair, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Advanced and Intelligent Mechanics (AIM), Wollongong, Australia.
- Program Co-Chair, 2012 of International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Guangzhou, China.
- General Chair, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering, Hong Kong.
- Program Chair, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Guilin, China.
- Senior Program Committee Member, 2014 & 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), and 2014 & 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).
- System and Method for Delivery of Substance into Mammalian Cells
- Cell-Trapping Device, Apparatus Comprising It and Their Use for Microinjection into Cells