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Division of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design


The Division of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design comprises an enthusiastic and dynamic team of world-renowned scientists pushing the boundaries of research and innovation. The Division’s activities are multidisciplinary in nature spanning from Power systems, Robotics, Mechanics to Design, via Experimentation, Modelling/Simulation, Optimisation and Engineering Design. The applications include autonomous robotics, biomechanical systems, cleaner energy utilisation, design innovation, medical devices, soft robotics and sustainable energy systems. The Division takes pride in being particularly strong in merging world-leading theoretical research with applied, industry-oriented experimental work, creating systems and software tools with high market potential and benefit for society.

With a keen interest in providing excellent education to our students - we pursue, at all study levels, the idea of bringing laboratory research to the classroom. As a student, you will be taught by expert academics with international acclaim on topics closely related to their research and, as part of your student projects, you will be involved in the exciting research activities happening right now in our state-of-the-art labs. Through our industrial links, students will be exposed and trained on relevant design and development activities extending from the fundamental research conducted within the Division.

Our mission is to conduct research of the utmost excellence and to translate our research into products with wide and beneficial application, in close collaboration with industry, international universities and governmental bodies as well as to promote learning and to instill our students with cutting-edge knowledge on the current advancements in Mechanical Engineering, producing employable graduates of the highest calibre.

Division Director: Prof Xi Jiang

Deputy for Research: Prof Kaspar Althoefer
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