Dr. Haijun Su is a Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at The Ohio State University.  Dr. Su received his Ph.D. (2004) from the University of California, Irvine, all in Mechanical Engineering.  Awards received by Dr. Su include the MSC Software Simulation paper award in 2002, the finalists of Mechanism and Robotics best paper award in 2005, the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award in 2008, the Compliant Mechanism Theory best paper award in 2009 and 2014, Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship and ASME M&R Freudenstein/GM Young Investigator award in 2010, Lumley Research Award in 2015, Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award in 2018, Best paper award of ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Conference in 2018, Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) in 2018.  Dr. Su served as a symposium and session chair for the ASME IDETC/CIE conferences in 2008-2018,  the Industry Relation Chair of the 2010 ASME IDETC/CIE, the chair of 2016 ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. He is currently or served as an Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Mechanical DesignMechanism and Machine Theory and was an Associate Editor for ASME Journal of Mechaisms and Robotics (2015-2018). Dr. Su was elected to a Fellow of ASME in 2017.


  • Compliant mechanisms
  • Soft/compliant robotics
  • Design of DNA origami mechanisms and robots
  • Kinematics
  • Machine and mechanism design
  • Virtual/augmented reality
  • Simulation based and computer-aided design
  • Numerical methods for solving high order polynomial equations