Dr. Guangbo Hao earned his Bachelor Degree of Engineering (with top 1% ranking among 500 students), Master Degree of Engineering, and Doctor Degree of Engineering (first PhD) all from Northeastern University (NEU, 985 University) in China in July 2004, March 2007 and July 2008, respectively. In September 2011, he was awarded Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (second PhD) after a subsequent three-year fully-funded studying in Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University (HWU) (2018 TIMES University ME subject ranking at 8th), UK. With his recognized track record, he was selected to directly join the School of Engineering-Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Cork (UCC) in November 2011, to take a permanent full-time Lecturer (as youngest academic) in Mechanical Engineering. He was tenured at the end of 2014 and was promoted across the merit bar in October 2017 in an exceptional way due to his performance commended by the Lecturer Promotion & Establishment Board. 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 1 filed EU patent, 100+ peer-reviewed publications (44 SCI-indexed journal papers, and 7 invited journal papers) and 10+ invited talks (1 keynote lecture), and by successfully securing a 140K+ Euro research fund as an independent PI at UCC. Dr. Hao was also appointed as an Academic Associate in Tyndall National Institute. He is a Visiting Lecturer/Assistant Professor in University College Dublin (honorary adjunct appointment), and Secretary-General of Association of China-Ireland Academics. He has been being a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and a committee member of the Irish Manufacturing Council (IMC), and 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 serving as the executive editor and associate editor of the IFToMM journal Mechanical Sciences. He is 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), and the solo winner of the 2017 ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee's award for "Contributions in the Applications of Compliant Mechanisms” presented at the 2017 ASME IDETC/CIE, Cleveland, OH, USA. He has been invited as a solo Keynote Speaker at the 2016 Workshop on Compliant Mechanisms (in the framework of the "GdR Robotique") in Paris, has gave invited talks in prestigious institutes such as Ecole Centrale de Nantes, University College Dublin, Shandong University, and Shenyang Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences.


  • Lecturer (Tenured Academic Staff Above the Merit Bar) in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Adjunct Appointment-Visiting Lecturer/Assistant Professor in University College Dublin
            School of Engineering
            -Electrical and Electronic Engineering
            University College Cork (UCC)
            Electrical Engineering Building 1.06
            College Road
            Cork, Ireland                                  
Phone: +353(0)21 490 3793
Fax:       +353(0)21 427 1698 
Email:   G.Hao@ucc.ie  

Guangbo Hao,
Jul 9, 2017, 7:46 AM