Phone: 027-87557235


Academic Areas: Automation and mechatronics: system dynamics modeling and control, automation, machine vision, optoelectronics, magnetism, flexibility, and bionic electromechanical design and application

Professor Li received Ph.D degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the winner of Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), IEEE Fellow, ASME Fellow, editor-in-chief of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics(TMech)(2008-2013) , tenure professor of Georgia Institute of Technology, expert of “Thousand Talents Plan”, professor of HUST, and chief scientist for 973 program.His main research areas include intelligent manufacturing equipment and technology, intelligent sensing and driving, and complex mechanical and electrical systems. He has presided over more than 10 projects closely related to intelligent manufacturing. He has made great achievement in the fields of ntelligent sensors, smart drives, machine vision, multivariable thermo-flow coupling process modeling and control, and his achievements have been widely used in the manufacturing industry to detect, locate and control, field reconstruction, distributed parameter modeling and Control and so on. He has published more than 250 papers and has participated in the publication of three English monographs,has been authorized 10 the United States and international patents. He founded TMech Best Paper Award in 2008 and became the co-founder of the IEEE / ASME AIM in the same year. Supported by ASME/DSCD-Mechatronics TC, he founded Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards in Mechatronics.

Selected Publications

A.Field-based Sensors and Actuators for Intelligent Manufacturing

1.J. Ji, X. Yang and K.-M. Lee, “Coupled Multi-view Vision and Physics-based Synthetic Perception for 4D Displacement Field Reconstruction,” IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, DOI; 10.1109/TMECH. 2015.2468574 (2015). 

2.J.-Y. Lim and K.-M. Lee, “Design of Electromagnetic Actuators using Layout Optimization with Distributed Current Source Models,” IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, DOI: 10.1109/TMECH. 2015.2404031 (2015). 

3.J.-Y. Lim and K.-M. Lee, “Distributed Multi-Level Current Models for Design Analysis of Electromagnetic Actuators,” IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, DOI: 10.1109 / TMECH. 2014. 2382532, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 2413-2424, 2015. 

4.J. Guo, K.-M. Lee, W. Liu and B. Wang, “Design Criteria based on Modal Analysis for Vibration Sensing of Thin-wall Plate Machining,” IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2014.2360371 Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 1406-1417, 2015. 

5.J. Ji, K.-M. Lee, C.-Y. Lin and H. Yang, “An Investigation on Temperature Measurements for Machining of Titanium Alloy using IR Imager with Physics-based Reconstruction,” IEEE/ASME AIM 2015, July 7-11, Busan, Korea. 

6.K. Bai, K.-M. Lee, J. Cao and B. Hao, “Analytical Development of a Minimum Bearing Reaction Twin-motor for Duplex Machining,” IEEE/ASME AIM 2015, July 7-11, Busan, Korea. 

7.J. Guo, R. Liu and K.-M. Lee, “Displacement Field Sensing and Reconstruction for Vibration of a Thin-wall Plate,” IEEE/ASME AIM 2015, July 7-11, Busan, Korea.

8.X. Zhang, D. Zhang, K.-M. Lee and H. Ding, “Flexible Workpiece Vibration Suppression in Milling Process Based on a New Response Metric,” IEEE/ASME AIM 2015, July 7-11, Busan, Korea. 

9.K. Bai, and K.-M. Lee, “Direct Field-feedback Control of a Ball-joint-like Permanent-magnet Spherical Motor,” IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 975-986, 2014. 

10.H. Son, and K.-M. Lee, “Control System Design and Input Shape for Orientation of Spherical Wheel Motor,” IFAC Control Engineering Practice, 24, pp.120–128, 2014. 

11.K.-M. Lee, M. Li and K. Bai, “An Investigation of Eddy-Current Effects on Parameter Monitoring for Duplex Lathe Machining Of thin-Wall Components,” ASME 2014 Dynamic Systemsand Control Conference (DSCC), October 22-24, 2014, San Antonio, Texas, USA. 

12.K.-M. Lee and C.-Y. Lin, “Design Concept of a Novel EM-Array Magnetic Scanning System for Continuous Motion Control of Maximum MFD,” IEEE/ASME AIM 2014, July 8-11, 2014, Besancon, France. 

13.L. M. Yang, K.-M. Lee and K. Bai, “Thermal Field Modeling Algorithm based on Flexible   Space Division for High-power, High-precision Mechatronic Systems,” IEEE/ASME AIM 2014, July 8-11, 2014, Besancon, France. 

14.J. Guo, K.-M. Lee, W. Liu and B. Wang, “Dynamic Analysis and Experimental Validation of   Vibration Sensing for Machining Thin-walled Component,” IEEE/ASME AIM 2014, July 8-11, 2014, Besancon, France. 

15.K. Bai and K.-M. Lee, “Magnetic Field Model for Direct Field-Feedback Control of a   Permanent Magnet Spherical Motor,” IEEE/ASME AIM 2013, July 7-12, 2013, Wollongong, Australia. 

16.K. Bai and K.-M. Lee, “A Sensor-Less Motion Sensing Method of a 3-DOF Permanent Magnet Spherical Motor,” IFAC Symp. on Mechatronic System, April 10-12, 2013, Hangzhou, China.


B.Compliant Mechanism for Bio-inspired mechatronics and Healthcare Applications 

17.K.-M. Lee, Wang, D. and J. Ji, “Design of a Passive Gait-based Lower-Extremity-   Exoskeleton for Supporting Bodyweight,” Springer Proc. of the 8th Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robotics and   Applications, August 24-27, 2015, Portsmouth, UK. (Best Paper Finalist). 

18.K.-M. Lee and D. Wang, Design analysis of a Passive Weight-support Lower-extremity-exoskeleton with Compliant Knee-joint,” IEEE ICRA2015, May 26-30, Seattle, Washington. 

19.Ji, J., K.-M. Lee, J. Guo and S. Zhang, “Discrete Deformation Models for Real-time Computation of Compliant Mechanisms in Two and Three Dimensional Space,” IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, vol. 19,no. 5, pp. 1636-1650, 2014. 

20.Wang, D., K.-M. Lee, J. Guo and C.-J. Yang, “Adaptive Knee Joint Exoskeleton based on Biological Geometries,” IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, vol. 19, no.4, pp. 1268-1278, 2014. (2015 Best Paper Award). 

21.J. Guo, W. Liu and K.-M. Lee, “Design of Flexonic Mobile Node using 3D Compliant Beam for Smooth Manipulation and Structural Obstacle Avoidance,”  IEEE ICRA 2014, May 31 –June 7, Hong Kong, China. 

22.J. Ji, K.-M. Lee and D. Wang, “Real-time Computational Model for Visualizing Compliant   Beam Motion of a Flexible Mobile-sensing Node,” IEEE/ASME AIM 2014, July 8-11, 2014, Besancon, France. 

23.Guo, J. and K.-M. Lee, “Compliant Joint Design and Flexure Finger Dynamic Analysis using an Equivalent Pin Model, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 70 (2013) 338–353. 

24.Liu, C.-H. and K.-M. Lee, "Topology Optimization with Explicit Dynamic Finite Element   Analysis for Compliant Mechanism Design of an Automated Live Bird Transfer System," Applied Mathematics   & Information Sciences, Special Issue, pp. 173S-181S, February 2013. 

25.J. Ji, and K.-M. Lee, “Discrete Deformation Models for Real-time Computation of Compliant Mechanisms,” Proc. of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conf., Stanford University, October 21-23, 2013. 

26.J. Guo and K.-M. Lee, “Equivalent Pin Models for Dynamic Analysis of Compound Rigid-Flexure Multi-body Systems,”IEEE/ASME AIM 2013, July 7-12, 2013, Wollongong, Australia.


C.Electric/Magnetic Field Modeling and Design for Neuro-bio Applications 

27.Shen, H., K.-M. Lee, L. Hu, S. Foong, and X. Fu, “Effects of Reconstructed Magnetic Field from Sparse Noisy Boundary Measurements on Localization of Active Neural Source,” Medical & Biological   Engineering & Computing (Springer Journal) DOI: 10.1007/s11517-015-1381-9, (2015). 

28.Shen, H., L. Hu, K.-M. Lee and X. Fu, “Multi-Motion Robots Control based on Bioelectric   Signals from Single-channel Dry-electrode,” P. IMechE Part H: J. of Engineering in Medicine, vol. 229(2) 124–136, 2015. 

29.Lee, K.-M., C.-Y. Lin and M. Li, “A Continuous-Field Actuation Method for Transducing   Optical Color Images to Magnetic/Eddy-Current Patterns,” Proc. of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC2015-9958), October 28-30, 2015, Columbus, Ohio, USA. 

30.Lee, K.-M., M. Li and C.-Y. Lin, “A Novel Way-finding Method based on Geomagnetic Field   Effects and Magnetic Tensor Measurements for Visually Impaired Users,” IEEE/ASME AIM 2015, July 7-11, Busan, Korea. (Best Paper Finalist). 

31.Hu L, H. Shen, W. Liu, K.-M. Lee and X. Fu, “Simulation Study of Dipole Localization in   MEG-Based BCI Using Magnetic Field Reconstruction,” Proc. of the 6th Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, Sep. 25-28, 2013, Busan, Korea. 

32.Lee, K.-M. and M. Li, “Magnetic Field Localization Method for Guiding Visually Impaired   Applications,” IEEE/ASME AIM 2013, July 7-12, 2013, Wollongong, Australia. 


D.Mechatronics for Thermal-fluid systems

33.X. Ouyang, B. Fan, K.-M. Lee and H. Yang, “Soft Switchable Dual-PI Controlled Axial   Loading System for High-speed EMU Axle-box Bearing Test Rig,” IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics. DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2015.2458303, (2015). 

34.Q. N. Xu, K.-M. Lee, H. Zhou and H.-Y. Yang, “Model-based Fault Detection and Isolation   Scheme for a Rudder Servo System,” IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, DOI:   10.1109/TIE.2014.2361795, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 2384-2396, 2015. 

35.Y. Chen, K.-M. Lee, C.-Y. Lin and X. Fu, “Lumped-parameter Modeling of an Immersion Flow Field for Analyzing Meniscus Dynamic Behavior,” ASME J. of Dyn. Syst., Meas. and Control, Vol 136, no 1,011001-1~8, 2014. 

36.Y. Li, C. Cai, K.-M. Lee and F. Teng, “A Novel Cascade Temperature Control System for a   High-Speed Heat-Airflow Wind,” IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, Focused Section on Aerospace Mechatronics, vol. 18, 2013,1310-1319. 

37.L. Yang, M. Zhang, K.-M. Lee and Y. Li, “ARX-FCM Method for Steering System Fault Diagnosis of a Heavy Construction Vehicle,” Proc. of the 3rd IFTOMM Int. Symp. on Robotics and Mechatronics, Oct. 1-4, 2013, Singapore. 

38.L. Hu, K.-M. Lee and X. Fu, “Analytical Torque Model for a Permanent Magnet Spherical Motor using Magnetic Field Reconstruction from Measured Boundary Conditions,” IEEE/ASME AIM 2013, July 7-12, 2013, Wollongong, Australia.


Awards and Honors

2015 Best Paper Award, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

2011 “Most Practical SHM Solution for Civil Infrastructures”Award, IWSHM  

2006 ISCIE/ASME ISFA Best Paper Award  

2005 IEEE Fellow     

2005 ASME Fellow     

2000 Kayamori Best Paper Award of IEEE ICRA

1989 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Courses Taught

System Dynamics

Machine Vision

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