Jian S. Dai

University of London, United Kingdom

Jian Sheng Dai is the Chair of the Mechanisms and Robotics and the Head of the Centre for Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems of King's College London, University of London. He has published over 160 refereed journal and conference papers and has been awarded research grants and contracts totaling over 1.6 million GBP. He was the recipient of 1998 ASME Mechanism Committee Biennial Best Paper Award at the 25th ASME Biennial Mechanisms Conference in which he proposed the metamorphic mechanisms. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and a Member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is a Member of the ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee, a Member of the IMechE Mechatronics, Informative and Control Group Board, a Member of the EPSRC Peer College, as well as an Evaluator and Panelist for China NSFC and Canada NSERC and of European FP7 Program. He serves as an Associate Editor of Robotica and an Associate Editor of ASME Transaction: Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. He is also an Advisory Professor of the Italian Institute of Technology and a Chair Professor of Tianjin University. He is teaching covers applied mechanics, robotics, mechatronics, instrumentation and sensors, mechanism synthesis, computer-aided design, and computer-aided manufacturing. His research interests cover aspects of theoretical kinematics, mechanisms, robotics, and biomechanical science. Specific subjects of his interests are manipulation and grasping, object and material handling, underactuated manipulators, redundantly actuated mechanisms, multifingered robot hand, metamorphic mechanisms, robotics in rehabilitation engineering and medical engineering, and robotics in material handling and in industrial packaging.

Biography Updated on 27 September 2009

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