Dr. Guowu Wei

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

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Current positions

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics


I received my PhD degree in Robotics in 2012 from King’s College London where I was appointed Research Assistant in 2009 and then Research Associate in 2012. I joined the University of Salford in 2015 as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Design. I published over 90 peer-reviewed papers in the fields of Robotics, Bio-robotics, Mechanisms and Mechanical Design and was awarded over ten patents. I served as Guest Editor and Associate Editor for several International Journals.

Areas of research

Mechanisms and Robotics, Manipulation and Grasping, Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robotics, Bio Robotics, Medical Robotics


  • Kinematics and Dynamics
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Mechanical Design and Manufacturing


Research Interests

  • Bio-robotics and medical robotics
  • Grasping theory & multi-fingered robotic hand
  • Origami-inspired mechanisms and robotics
  • Computational Dynamics and Screw theory
  • Deployable mechanisms, robotics and structures
  • Metamorphic/Reconfigurable mechanisms and robotics
  • Rehabilitation and Prosthetics
  • Smart mechanical transmission systems

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Member of the ASME
  • Member of the IEEE
  • Member of the RAS
  • Fellow of the HEA