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Biography

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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Research Output

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    Type synthesis of 3-DOF translational compliant parallel mechanisms

    Yue, C., Su, H-J. & Kong, X., 2013, ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference: Volume 6A: 37th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 6A. 11 p. DETC2013-12718

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Type synthesis of variable degree-of-freedom parallel manipulators with both planar and 3T1R operation modes

    Kong, X., Aug 2012, Proceedings of ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 4. p. 497-504 8 p. DETC2012-70621

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Prizes

  • Best paper award, The International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering

    Xavier Herpe (Recipient), Matthew Walter Dunnigan (Recipient) & Xianwen Kong (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Best Student Paper Award, The 3rd IEEE/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots

    Xiuyun He (Recipient), Xianwen Kong (Recipient) & James Millar Ritchie (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Best Student Paper Award in Manufacturing, The 21st International Conference on Automation and Computing

    Xavier Herpe (Recipient), Ross Walker (Recipient), Matthew Walter Dunnigan (Recipient) & Xianwen Kong (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Other distinction

  • The 2012 Freudenstein/General Motors Young Investigator Award

    Xianwen Kong (Recipient), 14 Aug 2012

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    • 6 Participation in conference
    • 2 Editorial activity
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Membership of committee

    Mechanism and Machine Theory (Journal)

    Xianwen Kong (Editorial board member)
    Nov 2007 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers (External organisation)

    Xianwen Kong (Member)
    20102016

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Mechanism and Machine Theory (Journal)

    Xianwen Kong (Editorial board member)
    2013 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    The 2012 ASME Mechanisms & Robotics Conference

    Xianwen Kong (Member of programme committee)
    2012 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    The Second ASME/IEEE International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots

    Xianwen Kong (Chair)
    9 Jul 201211 Jul 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference