This website uses cookies
Leader in Integrated ICT Hardware & Systems

Guangbo Hao -

Guangbo Hao


  • MicroNano Systems

Dr. Guangbo Hao earned his Bachelor Degree of Engineering (with overall top 1 ranking among 500 students), Master Degree of Engineering (recommended for immediate admission), and Doctor Degree of Engineering (successive master-doctor program, first PhD) all from Northeastern University (NEU, 985 University), China, in July 2004, March 2007 and July 2008, respectively. In September 2011, he was awarded his second PhD: Degree of Doctor of Philosophy after a subsequent three-year fully-funded studying in Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University (HWU), UK. With his recognized record of accomplishments, he was directly selected to join the School of Engineering-Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Cork (UCC) in November 2011, to take a permanent full-time faculty position: Lecturer in Mechanical. He was firstly tenured at the end of 2014, and was then promoted across the merit bar in October 2017 in an accelerated way due to his performance commended by the Lecturer Promotion & Establishment Board. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer at UCC in July 2018. He also completed a PG certificate in Teaching and Learning in High Education at UCC in 2016. He founded and is leading the CoMAR research group at UCC. His current research interests focus on design of compliant mechanisms and robotics and their applications in precision engineering, energy harvesting and biomedical devices. His research works were indicated by 2 filed patents (1 EU and 1 UK), 110+ peer-reviewed publications (50+ SCI-indexed journal papers and 4 book chapters ) and 10+ invited talks (2 keynote/plenary).  He has supervised 1 PhD student for completion as the main supervisor, is supervising 5 PhD students (3 as the main supervisor and 2 as the co-supervisor).


Dr. Hao is an Academic Associate in Tyndall National Institute, a Visiting Lecturer in University College Dublin, an Overseas Renowned Scholar in Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA), China, and a Visiting Professor in Xiamen University of Technology. He serves as the Vice President of Association of China-Ireland Academics (ACIA). He is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and a member of the ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee, and a committee member of the Irish Manufacturing Council (IMC). He was a committee member of Section Operation Executive Board of ASME UK & Ireland Section. He has acted an external reviewer for several grant proposals such as Dutch Technology Foundation STM (2016), Irish Research Council Ulysses (2017), and Dutch Research Council NWO-domain TTW (2018). He is the PhD thesis external examiner (also rapporteur) in Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France (2018). He sits in the panel for selecting Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad in Ireland (2018). He is currently serving as new Editor-in-Chief of the IFToMM journal: Mechanical Sciences (MS) and the overseas editorial board member of Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (CJME). He has been the regular reviewers in more than 30 top journals such as IEEE and ASME Transactions. He acted as the Chair of the 2016 and 2018 ASME IDETC/CIE Compliant Mechanism Symposiums, the Associate Editor of 2017 and 2018 IEEE IROS conferences, and the Program Chair in the 2018 4th IEEE/IFToMM International conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots. He has been the recipient of a series of research awards/prizes including: two postgraduate research prizes presented by Heriot-Watt University, the solo winner of the Young Engineers Research Paper Prize 2012 (3rd Prize) presented by IMechE and Engineers Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Award for 2015, the Best Interactive Poster Award at the MR-6 Compliant Mechanisms and Micro/Nano Mechanisms of the 2015 ASME IDETC/CIE conference (senior author), the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE/IFToMM ReMAR 2015 conference (co-authored), the solo winner of 2017 ASME Compliant Mechanisms Award in Application and the joint winner of the 2018 ASME Compliant Mechanisms Award. He was also the recipient of the 2017 Award for Outstanding Contribution in Peer Review (Mechanism and Machine Theory). He has been the solo Keynote Speaker at the 2016 French Workshop on Compliant Mechanisms in Paris and the Keynote/Plenary Speaker at the 3rd China Workshop on Compliant Mechanisms in Guangzhou (2018), and has gave invited talks in a number of institutes such as Ecole Centrale de Nantes, University College Dublin, Shandong University, Xiamen University, Tianjin University, and Shenyang Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences.