BA (Cambridge), MPhil (Cambridge), PhD (Harvard)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34429550

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Pakpong Chirarattananon received his Bachelor and Master degrees from University of Cambridge, UK, and a Ph.D. degree from Harvard University under the supervision of Professor Robert Wood in 2014. His graduate work was centred on the dynamics and control for insect-scale flapping-wing robots. Since December 2014, he has joined the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering and founded the Robotic and Intelligent Systems laboratory at City University of Hong Kong.

Dr Chirarattananon is broadly interested in applying control and dynamic system theories to study aerial and biologically-inspired robotic systems. He has published two papers in Science and has been nominated as finalists for several awards from recognized international robotic conferences.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Control and Robotics
  • Micro Aerial Vehicles
  • Flapping Flight
  • Bio-inspired Robots


Award and Achievement

  • 2016 “The President’s Awards”  CityUfor his exemplary contributions to CityU’s research and professional education.
  • 2014 “Best Paper Award Finalist” IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BIOROB), 2014.
  • 2013 “Best Student Paper Award Finalist” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013.
  • 2011 “Best Paper in Biomimetics Award Finalist” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), 2011.



  • Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, December 2014 to Present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University, September 2014 to November 2014


  • Ph.D., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University, USA, 2014
  • S.M., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University, USA, 2013
  • M.Phil., Computational Biology, Cambridge University, UK, 2010
  • B.A., Natural Sciences, Cambridge University, UK, 2009


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