I received my Ph.D. degree in 2016 from the University of Wollongong, N.S.W, Australia. I worked as a postdoc at the University of Wollongong, Australia and assistant professor at Tohoku University, Japan. Currently, I am working as a professor (specially appointed) with the Department of Precision Machinery and Precision Instrumentation, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China. I have published more than 130 SCI journal articles with more than 90 of them being published in JCR Q1 journals. These publications have attracted more than 3000 citations according to Google Scholar. I have been invited to serve as a guest editor or academic editor for Smart Materials and Structures, Journal of Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures, Frontiers in Materials, Shock, and Vibration.

Intelligent mechatronics, vibration and shock mitigations, and innovative robotic technology. My overall research aim is to address the most challenging engineering problems by exploring innovative smart devices, especially in the fields of mechanical vibration control and adaptive robotics.

Magnetorheological (MR) materials are a kind of smart materials whose mechanical properties such as viscosity and yield stress, can be significantly transformed under an external magnetic field. The transformation is characterized by great continuity, reversibility, rapidity and low energy consumption. Therefore, MR materials are gradually applied in scenarios including vehicle suspension, robot actuation joints, and high-speed rail nodes. In this project, you will learn about the basic characteristics of MR materials and intelligent devices. You will get hands-on training on investigating innovative automotive suspensions, robot actuators and other smart devices with high performance, and learn some basic knowledge about structural design and control algorithms of MR equipment.