Professional Services

Editorial Services

  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE, USA, 2006-present.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics, Springer, USA/Germany, 2012-present.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Micro/Nano Mechatronics, Springer, USA/Germany, 2010 to 2011.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Micromachines, MDPI, Switzerland, an open access journal, 2010 to present.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology《纳米科技》, Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology, China, 2008 to present.
  • Guest Editor, Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation, Special Issue on Robotics, Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, Illinois, USA, December 2011 to present.
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Sensors Journal, Special Issue on Nanosensor Technology, (IEEE, USA, 2007-2009.
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering, Special Issue on Nano-scale Automation and Assembly, IEEE, USA, 2004-2005.
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, Focused Section on Micro and Nano Manipulations, IEEE, USA, 2003-2004.

Leadership and Advisory Roles

  • Co-Chair, Executive Organizing Committee, The 16th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (June 5-9, 2011, Beijing, China), 2009-2011.
  • Member, International Organizing Committee, 2nd International Contest on Applications of Micro/Nano Technologies (2010年国际大学生物联网创新创业大赛暨第四届美新杯中国MEMS传感器应用大赛), 2009-2010.
  • Member, Steering Committee, IEEE Int. Conf. on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, 2006 to present.
  • Member, Steering Committee, IEEE Int. Conf. on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering, 2007 to present.
  • Member, Steering Committee, IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Biomimetics, 2011 and 2012.
  • Member, Technical Advisory Board, Virtus Advanced Sensors, USA, 2008 to 2010.
  • Member, Advisory Board, The Global Emerging Technology Institute, USA/Japan, 2007 to 2009.
  • Member, International Advisory Board, International Conference on Bio-Nano-Information Fusion, Marina Del Ray, California, USA, July 20-22, 2005.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Nanoscale Devices & System Integration (NDSI 2005), Houston, Texas, USA, April 4-6, 2005 .
  • Chairman, IEEE Hong Kong Chapter on Robotics & Automation and Control Systems, 2003/2004.
  • President, Aerospace Asian-American Association, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California, 1992, USA.

Conference Organization and Services

Served as the General Chair, General Co-Chair, or Organizing Chair of the following conferences:

  • General Chair, IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, Hawaii, USA, October 2012.
  • General Chair, 2007 IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, Hong Kong SAR, August 2007.
  • Organizing Chair, 2006 IEEE Int. Conf. on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (1st IEEE-NEMS), Zhuhai, China, January 2006, Zhuhai.
  • General Chair, 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE-ROBIO 2005), Hong Kong SAR, July 5-8, 2005.
  •  Conference General Co-Chair, International Conference on Micro and Nano Systems 2002, (ICMNS 2002), Kunming, China, August 2002.
  • Organizing Chair, International Symposium on Smart Structures and Microsystems 2000, (IS3M 2000), October 2000, Hong Kong.

Served as the Technical Program Chair or Co-Chair of the following conferences:

  • Program Co-Chair, 2013  IEEE Int. Conf. on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, Suzhou, China, April 2013.
  • Program Co-Chair, IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, Monterey, CA, USA, Oct 12-15, 2010.
  • Program Co-Chair, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) 2005, Monterey, California, USA, July 24-28, 2005.
  • Program Co-Chair, International Conference on Intelligent Mechatronics and Automation (ICIMA 2004), Chengdu, Sichuan, China, August 26-31, 2004.
  • Program Chair, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO) 2004, Shenyang, China, August 22-25, 2004.

Served in other capacities for the following conferences (partial list):

  • Member, Technical Program Committee, IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Biomimetics, on TPC annually since 2004.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, PowerMEMS Conference Series, on TPC annually since 2005; conferences held in Japan, USA, and Europe.
  • Chair, Plenary Forum – The Future of Robotics and Biomimetics, 2010 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Biomimetics, December 15, 2010.
  • Publicity Chair, 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Beijing, China, October 9-14, 2006.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2005 (IEEE-ICRA 2005), Barcelona, Spain, April 18-22, 2005.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee. 2005 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IEEE/RSJ IROS 2005), Edmonton Canada, August 2-6, 2005.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impact, Nagoya, Japan, June 12-15, 2005.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, IEEE Sensors 2005, Irvine, California, USA, October 31-November 03, 2005.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, IEEE Int. Conf. on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2006), Cincinnati, USA, August 2006.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Sensors 2005, Irvine, California, USA, October 31-November 03, 2005.
  • Member, Program Committee of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Edmonton Canada, August 2-6, 2005.
  • Member, Technical Committee, IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impact, Nagoya, Japan, June 12-15, 2005.
  • Member, Program Committee, 8th International Conference on Automation Technology (Automation 2005), Taichung, Taiwan, May 4-6, 2005.
  • Member, Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2005 (ICRA 2005), Barcelona, Spain, April 18-22, 2005.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, 11th Annual IEEE Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP 2004), November 30 – December 2, 2004, Macau SAR.
  • Member, Program Committee, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2004, Sendai, Japan, September 28 – October 2, 2004.
  • Co-Chair, Publicity Committee, IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Intelligent Systems, and Signal Processing, Changsha, China, May 2003.
  • Session Chair, “Nanotechnology for Sensing Applications”, IEEE-NANO 2001, October 2001.
  • Member, Program Committee, International Workshop on Bio-Robotics and Teleoperation (IWBRT), Beijing, China, May 2001.
  • Session Chair, “Intelligent and Interaction Systems”, ITCDNM 2000, Bangkok, Thailand, August 2000.
  • ession Co-Chair, “New Devices and Methodologies for Robot Control”, Third Asian Control Conference, Shanghai, China, July 2000.
  • Local Arrangements Chair, 1999 IEEE Hong Kong Symposium on Robotics and Control, Hong Kong, July 2-3, 1999.
  • Session Co-Chair, “Micro-machined Sensors”, 20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Hong Kong, October 30, 1998.
  • Session Chair, “Robotics”, Symposium on Image, Speech, Signal Processing and Robotics,  Hong Kong, 1998.

Dissertation Examiner for the following students:

  • CHAN Yick Chuen, “Free-Solution Electrokinetics of DNA Molecules in Sub-Micron Pillar Arrays”, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, August 2006.
  • LEE Man, “Forced Convection Heat Transfer in Intergrated Microchannel Heat Sinks”, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, August 2006.
  • CHEN Shikui, “Complaint Mechanisms with Distributed Compliance and Characteristic Stiffness: A Level Set Approach”, PhD dissertation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, August 2007.
  • YEUNG Kai Wah, “Pressure Sensors Made of Piezoresistive Thin Films”, MPhil Dissertation, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, August 2005.
  • MA Wei, “Low Temperature Metal-Based Micro Fabrication and Packaging Technology”, PhD dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, January 2005.
  • Nikolai DECHEV, “Microassembly of 3D Microstructures and Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS)”, PhD dissertation, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, September 2004.
  • Steve Chi Lap YUEN, “Low Power Wireless Sensor Applications”, MPhil dissertation, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, June 2004.
  • LAU Yiu Kee, “Design and Analysis of Magnetorheological Dampers for Train Suspension”, MPhil dissertation, Dept. of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, July 2004.
  • NG Tsz Ho, “Feasibility Studies of Self-Powered Piezoelectric Sensors”, MPhil dissertation, Dept. of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, July 2004.
  • LAW Wai Wing, “Vibration Control of Structures with Self-sensing Piezoelectric Actuators Incorporating Adaptive Mechanisms”, MPhil dissertation, December 2001, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • WONG Kwok Ming, “Implementation and Modeling of Beam Structures with Self-sensing Piezoelectric Actuators”, MPhil dissertation, August 2001, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • CHEUNG Man-Tai, “Mosaicking Video with Parallax”, MPhil dissertation, August 2001, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Wing Yin LEE, “Gas Flow in Non-Uniform Straight Microchannels”, MPhil dissertation, December 2000, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.