Research Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Yi Juan received the bachelor's degree in Ship and Ocean Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2014, and her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2018. From 2018 to 2020, She worked as a vehicle performance R&D engineer in the Engineering Research Institute of Guangzhou Automobile Group. In September 2020, she joined the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering of Southern University of Science and Technology as a research assistant professor. Her main research interests include soft robot actuation, sensing and control, underwater robots and wearable robots. Research results include multiple papers, international conferences and patents published in journals such as IEEE T-RO, Soft Robotics, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, etc.Honors: 2015, IEEE Inter. Conf. on Real-time Computing, Robotics and Automation 2015 Best paper Award; 2020, Outstanding Instructor Award of the 13th International Underwater Robotics Competition.

Personal Profile

Education:
◆ 12/2018, the University of Hong Kong majored in Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.
◆ 6/2014, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, majoring in Ship and Ocean Engineering, Bachelor.

Work experience:
◆ 9/2020-Now, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology.
◆  12/2018 -9/2020, Guangzhou Automobile Group Engineering Research Institute, responsible engineer for vehicle performance development.
◆ 12/2015-8/2018, the Shenzhen Research Institute of the University of Hong Kong, co-researcher.

Research areas:
◆ Soft Robot: High-performance soft robot actuators and sensors
◆ Underwater robot: Bionic underwater robot
◆ Wearable Robot: Flexible Wearable Robot Based on Pneumatic Soft Muscle

Honors:
◆ In 2020, the Excellent Instructor Award of the 13th International Underwater Robot Competition
◆ 2015, IEEE Inter. Conf. on Real-time Computing, Robotics and Automation 2015 Best paper Award (Final list)

Journal Publication:
◆ Yi, J., Chen, X., Song, C., Zhou, J., Liu, Y., Liu, S., & Wang, Z. (2019). Customizable Three-Dimensional-Printed Origami Soft Robotic Joint With Effective Behavior Shaping for Safe Interactions. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 35(1), 114-123.
◆ Yi, J., Chen, X., Song, C., & Wang, Z. (2018). Fiber-reinforced origamic robotic actuator. Soft robotics, 5(1), 81-92.
◆ Yi, J., Chen, X., & Wang, Z. (2017). A three-dimensional-printed soft robotic glove with enhanced ergonomics and force capability. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 3(1), 242-248.
◆ Chen, X., Yi, J., Li, J., Zhou, J., & Wang, Z. (2018). Soft-actuator-based robotic joint for safe and forceful interaction with controllable impact response. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 3(4), 3505-3512.
◆ Zhou, J., Yi, J., Chen, X., Liu, Z., & Wang, Z. (2018). BCL-13: A 13-DOF Soft robotic hand for dexterous grasping and in-hand manipulation. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 3(4), 3379-3386.
◆ Yi, J., Shen, Z., Song, C., & Wang, Z. (2016, June). A soft robotic glove for hand motion assistance. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR) (pp. 111-116). IEEE.
◆ Shen, Z., Yi, J., Li, X., Lo, M. H. P., Chen, M. Z., Hu, Y., & Wang, Z. (2016). A soft stretchable bending sensor and data glove applications. Robotics and biomimetics, 3(1), 22. ◆ Wang, Z., Chen, M. Z., & Yi, J. (2015). Soft robotics for engineers. Hkie Transactions, 22(2), 88-97.

Research

◆ Soft Robot: High-performance soft robot actuators and sensors

◆ Underwater robot: Bionic underwater robot

◆ Wearable Robot: Flexible Wearable Robot Based on Pneumatic Soft Muscle


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Journal publication

  1. Liu, Jianhui, Wang, Xiaocheng, Liu, Sicong, Yi, Juan, Wang, Xueqian, &Wang, Zheng.(2022). Vertebraic Soft Robotic Joint Design With Twisting and Antagonism. Ieee Robotics And Automation Letters, 7(2). 
  2. Tan,Qinlin. , Chen,Yishan. , Liu,Jianhui. , Zou,Kehan. , Yi,Juan. ,…&Wang,Zheng. (2021). Underwater Crawling Robot With Hydraulic Soft Actuators.Frontiers In Robotics And Ai, 8.
  3. Cheng,Yu. , Zhang,Runzhi. , Zhu,Wenpei. , Zhong,Hua. , Liu,Sicong. , …&Wang,Zheng. (2021). A Multimodal Hydrogel Soft-Robotic Sensor for Multi-Functional Perception. Frontiers In Robotics And Ai, 8.
  4. Liu,Sicong. , Fang,Zhonggui. , Liu,Jianhui. , Tang,Kailuan. , Luo,Jianwen. , …&Wang,Zheng. (2021). A Compact Soft Robotic Wrist Brace With Origami Actuators.Frontiers In Robotics And Ai, 8.
  5. Shen,Zhong. , Zhao,Yafei. , Zhong,Hua. , Tang,Kailuan. , Chen,Yishan. , …&Wang,Zheng. (2021). Soft Origami Optical-Sensing Actuator for Underwater Manipulation. Frontiers In Robotics And Ai, 7.
  6. Yi, Juan. , Chen, Xiaojiao. , Song, Chaoyang. , Zhou, Jianshu. , Liu, Yujia. , …&Wang,Zheng. (2019). Customizable Three-Dimensional-Printed Origami Soft Robotic Joint With Effective Behavior Shaping for Safe Interactions. Ieee Transactions On Robotics, 35(1), 114-123.
  7. Zhou,Jianshu, Yi,Juan, Chen,Xiaojiao, Liu,Zixie, &Wang,Zheng. (2018). BCL-13:A 13-DOF soft robotic hand for dexterous grasping and in-hand manipulation. Ieee Robotics And Automation Letters, 3(4), 3379-3386.
  8. Chen,Xiaojiao, Yi,Juan, Li,Jing, Zhou,Jianshu, &Wang,Zheng. (2018). Soft-actuator-based robotic joint for safe and forceful interaction with controllable impact response.Ieee Robotics And Automation Letters, 3(4), 3505-3512.
  9. Yi,Juan, Chen,Xiaojiao, Song,Chaoyang, &Wang,Zheng. (2018). Fiber-Reinforced Origamic Robotic Actuator. Soft Robotics, 5(1), 81-92.
  10. Yi,Juan, Chen,Xiaojiao, &Wang,Zheng. (2018). A Three-Dimensional-Printed Soft Robotic Glove with Enhanced Ergonomics and Force Capability. Ieee Robotics And Automation Letters, 3(1), 242-248.
  11.  Yi, J., Shen, Z., Song, C., & Wang, Z. (2016, June). A soft robotic glove for hand motion assistance. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR) (pp. 111-116). IEEE.
  12. Shen, Z., Yi, J., Li, X., Lo, M. H. P., Chen, M. Z., Hu, Y., & Wang, Z. (2016). A soft stretchable bending sensor and data glove applications. Robotics and biomimetics, 3(1), 22.
  13. Wang,Zheng, Chen,Michael Z.Q., &Yi,Juan. (2015). Soft robotics for engineers.Hkie Transactions Hong Kong Institution Of Engineers, 22(2), 88-97.

Conference

  1. Zhang,Binbin. , Tang,Kailuan. , Chen,Yishan. , Zou,Kehan. , Xiao,Yin. ,…&Wang,Zheng. (2021). An Omnidirectional Robotic Platform with a Vertically Mounted Manipulator for Seabed Operation. Ieee International Conference On Automation Science And Engineering, 2021-August, 819-825.
  2. Zhang,Runzhi. , Chen,Xiaojiao. , Li,Jing. , Duanmu,Dehao. , Yi,Juan. , …&Wang,Zheng. (2021). A soft approach to the exoskeleton wearable device for temporomandibular disorder (TMD). 2021 Ieee 4th International Conference On Soft Robotics, Robosoft 2021, 1-8.
  3. Zhou,Jianshu, Yi,Juan, &Wang,Zheng. (2019). A rotational tri-fingered gripper for stable adaptable grasping. 2018 Ieee International Conference On Real-time Computing And Robotics, Rcar 2018, 411-416.
  4. Tian,Yinan, Wang,Kai, Yi,Juan, Wang,Zheng, &Chen,Michael Z.Q.. (2017). Introduction to modeling of the McKibben pneumatic artificial muscle with end constraints.2016 Ieee International Conference On Information And Automation, Ieee Icia 2016, 1624-1629.
  5. Shen,Zhong, Yi,Juan, Li,Xiaodong, Mark,Lo Hin Pei, Hu,Yong, &Wang,Zheng.(2016). A soft stretchable bending sensor and data glove applications. 2016 Ieee International Conference On Real-time Computing And Robotics, Rcar 2016, 88-93.
  6. Yi,Juan, Shen,Zhong, Song,Chaoyang, &Wang,Zheng. (2016). A soft robotic glove for hand motion assistance. 2016 Ieee International Conference On Real-time Computing And Robotics, Rcar 2016, 111-116.

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Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering of SUSTech (Hereafter referred as “The Department”) was founded on January 2016 with aims at being a global research base and cultivating creative talents in engineering. The department offer new and all-round and general programs and practicums enable students to have solid mathematics, science and engineering foundations as well as the qualities as mechanical engineers. Students are embodied with comprehensive theoretical knowledge, self-motivation, exceptional professions, interdisciplinary backgrounds, excellent humanistic literacy, global outlooks, research capabilities in engineering sciences and in solving significant problems in the field. The current research fields mainly include: intelligent manufacturing, forming and 3D printing, precision machining technology, energy engineering, robotics and automation.

In three years, the department has Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Additive Manufacturing of High-performance Materials and Shenzhen Engineering Laboratory fou Automotive Fuel Cell Stacks, research institute of robotics, research institute of intelligent manufacturing, innovation team of Guangdong Province and Peacock Teams of Shenzhen for formation, additive manufacturing, precise manufacturing technology and energy engineering. In addition, guided by development plan of the university, more than twenty laboratories have been in operation with advanced equipment worth of 35,000,000 yuan. By April, 2019 About 70 research projects have been in progress with fund of 180,000,000 yuan, supported by national natural science foundation of China, innovation team of Guangdong Province, key national plans for development and research, key laboratories of Shenzhen, Peacock Team of Shenzhen and other local authorities, enterprises and organizations. The department is also devoted to promoting its academic efforts and achievements: 124 articles have been published in international academic journals. In addition, 43 patents for invention are applied including 8 issued patents and 11 utility model patents.

The department has two majors for undergraduates: mechanical engineering and robotics engineering. During 2018, 4 graduates were awarded with Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. The number of current undergraduates are 82 in total. Our teaching model emphasizes inter-discipline studies in liberate art and science as well as mathematics and science, enabling students to think and work in the mind of mechanical engineer, to pursue post-graduate studies, to participate in innovative products development, fundamental research, research and development in new materials and technologies and engineering management for research institutes and relevant work in public and governmental organizations.

Four batch of postgraduates, 172 in total, have been in the majors including intelligent manufacturing, forming and 3D printing, precision machining technology, robotics and automation and energy engineering. So far 34 master students have graduated with interdisciplinary backgrounds, global outlooks, leaderships and creativity, 12 of whom are admitted to doctor programs in Purdue University, Harbin Institute of Technology, The University of Hong Kong, The University of Queensland and so on. Others have got employment opportunities in Hua Wei, ZTE, Mindray, FAW, SAIC Motor and so on.

The department encourages international cooperation with other universities and enterprises at hone and abroad to offer students global outlook and opportunities for internships and for their advanced studies. The partners include the top universities in Hong Kong, Canada, America, England, Japan, Singapore and so on and giant corporations such as Dajiang, Huawei,Timken and Honeywell.

The department has been in progress to excellent academy, teaching and inter-disciplinary researching over the world and will be an engine for development of The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Great Bay Area and will establish itself as a desirable ground for innovative and Leading talent to conduct inter-disciplinary researches for social progress.

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Email

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