Xianwen Kong is a Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, UK. He received his Ph.D. degree from Laval University, Canada, in 2003. He also studied and worked at several Chinese universities including Yanshan University, Southeast University, and Zhengzhou University. Dr. Kong's research interests include mechanisms, robotics, mechatronics, and their industrial and biomedical applications. His monograph entitled “Type synthesis of parallel mechanisms” with Professor Clement Gosselin was published by Springer in 2007. He has also coauthored and authored two US patents and a number of publications in journals and conference proceedings. He serves as an Associate Editor for Mechanisms and Machine Theory, which is an official IFToMM research journal, and Open Mechanical Engineering Journal, and a Reviewer for several international journals including ASME Journal of Mechanical Design and IEEE Transactions on Robotics. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Biography Updated on 12 March 2008