Dr. Jianguo Zhao

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information

Office Location: Engineering A103W
Phone: 970-491-5927
Email: zhao@engr.colostate.edu
Personal website: http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~zhao/

Biography

Dr. Zhao’s research interests include biologically inspired robotics, mechanism design, dynamic systems, mechatronics, 3D printing, and vision based control. His research on meso-scale jumping robots has been reported by many media such as Popular Science, Discovery News, PHYS.org, IEEE Spectrum etc. He has won several rewards such as the finalist for best student paper in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS,2014), the outstanding research award from Michigan State University (2011 & 2013), the second place in ASME mechanism & robot design competition (2012). He is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, and the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is looking for students towards PhD degree to perform research in areas of robotics, controls, mechanical design, embedded systems, mechatronic systems, dynamic systems, or advanced manufacturing. Those who are interested in working with him please directly apply to the department. Meanwhile, please send Dr. Zhao an email with your CV in PDF format. Undergradute students who want to get hands-on experience about robotics are also welcome.

Education

  • B.S. 2005, Harbin Institute of Technology – Mechanical Engineering
  • M.Engr. 2007, Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology – Mechatronic Engineering
  • Ph.D. 2015, Michigan State University – Electrical Engineering