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Xianwen Kong joined Heriot-Watt University as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in July 2007. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow from 2003 to 2007 at the Robotics Laboratory in Laval University, Canada. He is currently an associate editor for the international journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory and a committee member of ASME (America Society of Mechanical Engineers) Mechanisms and Robotics Committee.

Research interests

Dr Kong's research interests include mechanisms, robotics, mechatronics and their industrial and biomedical applications at the macro-, micro- and nano-scales. He developed a systematic approach to the creative design of parallel manipulators and compliant parallel manipulators and initiated the research on disassembly-free reconfigurable parallel manipulators.

He has authored or co-authored one monograph published in English by Springer in 2007 with its Russian translation and Chinese transaltion by the Russian publisher FIZMATLIT – Nauka Publishers and the China Machine Press in 2012 and 2013 respectively, two U.S. patents and a number of publications in journals and conference proceedings.


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