Dr. Guangbo Hao earned the 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) (2016 TIMES University ME subject ranking 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 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 (40 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, and secretary-general of Association of China-Ireland Academics. He has been being a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), a committee member of Section Operation Executive Board of ASME UK & Ireland Section, and a committee member of the Irish Manufacturing Council (IMC). He is serving as the executive editor and associate editor of the IFToMM journal Mechanical Sciences. He was the Chair of Compliant Mechanism Symposium in 2016 ASME IDETC conference, and is currently the Associate Editor of 2017 IEEE IROS conference, and Program Chair in the 4th IEEE/IFToMM International conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2018). 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 (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 and Institute of Electrical Engineering in Chinese Academy of Sciences.

His short CV in Chinese can be found by clicking here.


  • Lecturer (Tenured Academic Staff) in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Academic Associate of Tyndall National Institute
            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