Lixin Dong
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
  • NEMS
  • NanoRobotics
  • mechatronics
Research Biography

Dr. Dong's main research interests include nanorobotics, nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), mechatronics, mechanochemistry, and nanobiomedical devices. Prior to joining MSU in December 2008, he held a Senior Research Scientist position at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, where he led the NanoRobotics Group in the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS). He became Research Associate in 1992, Lecturer in 1995, and Associate Professor in 1998 at Xi’an University of Technology, Assistant Professor at Nagoya University in 2003, and Research Scientist in 2004 at ETH Zurich. He has authored/coauthored more than 50 journal articles, 8 book chapters, and 80 peer-reviewed international conference papers. He received the IEEE TASE Googol Best New Application Paper Award in 2007, Best Conference Paper Award at the Int. Conf. on Control Sci. and Engr. (ICCSE2003), and Finalist of Best Paper Award at IEEE ICRA2007, IROS2005, and ICRA2001. He serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Nanotechnology and the IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering.

Selected Publications
  • T. Fukuda, F. Arai, and L. X. Dong, Assembly of Nanodevices with Carbon Nanotubes through Nanorobotic Manipulations, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 91, No. 11, pp. 1803-1818, Nov. 2003.
  • L. X. Dong, F. Arai, and T. Fukuda, Electron-beam-induced Deposition with Carbon Nanotube Emitters, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 81, No. 10, pp. 1919-1921, Sept. 2002.
  • L. X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, and B. J. Nelson, Nanorobotic Spot Welding: Controlled Metal Deposition with Attogram Precision from Copper-filled Carbon Nanotubes, Nano Letters, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 58-63, Jan. 2007.
  • L. X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, T. Fukuda, and F. Arai, Towards Nanotube Linear Servomotors, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 228-235, July 2006.
Selected Achievements and Awards
  • IEEE TASE Googol Best New Application Paper Award