Dr. Dongming Gan is an Associate Professor at the Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, US. He has PhD degrees in Robotics and Mechanical Engineering from King’s College London and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. His main research interests fall into the area of robotics, theoretical kinematics, mechanism and machine theory with focus on design, modeling, control and development of intelligent reconfigurable robotic systems, compliant robot manipulators, and flexible light-weight wearable devices for assisting humans in manufacturing, health care and domestic human-robot co-existing scenarios with safe physical interactions and collaborations. He has published over 100 international journal and conference papers on those topics with 4 patents.
Dongming is an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Mechanism and Machine Theory, IMechE Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, and Robotica (Cambridge Press); a Topic Editor of Mechanical Sciences; a Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Bionics and Biomimetics in Frontiers Journal; and a Guest Editor of Frontiers in Neurorobotics, Machines, and Applied Bionics and Biomechanics. He is a committee member of the ASME DED Mechanism and Robotics Committee and a member of ASME. He has served on program committees and symposiums of several international conferences including IEEE ICRA 2021/2022, IROS 2019/2021/2022, Cyber 2019, IEEE/ASME ReMAR 2012-2021, Parallel 2014/2020 and ASME IDETC 2012-2022. In particular, he is a program co-Chair of the 5th IEEE/IFToMM ReMAR 2021 and the ASME IDETC 46th MR 2022 conferences.