News about Kam

Leang and colleagues receive $2M NSF EFRI Award

Congratulations to Profs. Jake Abbott, Yong Lin Kong, Kam Leang and Ken Monson on their new $2M NSF EFRI Award, project in collaboration with R. Rajamani of Univ. of Minnesota and O. Pak of Santa Clara Univ. Project tile: “EFRI C3 SoRo: Magneto-electroactive Soft, Continuum, Compliant, Configurable […]

Leang gives William R. and Erlyn J. Gould Distinguished Lecture on Technology and The Quality of Life, “Drones to the Rescue”

University of Utah mechanical engineering associate professor Kam Leang talked about the impact drones are having on society and industry for this year’s William R. and Erlyn J. Gould Distinguished Lecture on Technology and The Quality of Life. The lecture, “Drones to the Rescue,” was held at […]

Leang and colleagues receive $450K NSF grant for IPMC-based sensors

Collaborative Research: Microengineered electroactive polymer strain sensors towards soft self-powered wearable cyber-physical systems Investigators: M. Aureli (PI, UNR); co-PIs: K. K. Leang (Utah) and Yiliang Liao (UNR) Project period: 9/1/2018 – 8/31/2021 Goal and Objectives: This project aims at establishing a new class of electroactive materials with superior multiphysics […]

Kingstedt, Leang, and McCarter Receive $195K RIF Award for New Ultra-high Speed 1 Million Frames per Second Camera

Mechanical Engineering assistant professor, Owen Kingstedt (principle investigator – PI), Mechanical Engineering associate professor Kam Leang (co-PI), and Mining Engineering McKinnon Endowed Chair Professor Kim McCarter (co-PI) have been awarded a Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) grant from the Utah Office of the Vice President for Research. The […]

Chris Pratt’s ICRA paper and video make the final cut of ICRA 2016 Video Trailer Episode I — Flying Robots!

Chris Pratt and Prof. Kam Leang’s ICRA paper and video make the final cut of ICRA 2016 Video Trailer Episode I — Flying Robots! Paper is entitled, “Dynamic Underactuated Flying-Walking (DUCK) Robot”.  The work will be presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), which […]

Kam Leang becomes Associate Editor of Elsevier Mechatronics Journal

Kam Leang recently joins the editorial board of Elsevier Mechatronics Journal as an Associate Editor. http://www.journals.elsevier.com/mechatronics/  

Leang and collaborators receive new $3.8M NSF funding to work on electroactive polymer materials for soft robotics

Kam Leang in collaboration with UNLV-lead team and other researchers receive new $3.8M NSF funding to work on electroactive polymer materials for soft robotics. More details can be found here.

Leang receives new NSF grant to work on temporal-spatial control of dual-stage nanopositioning systems

Prof. Leang and collaborators from industry (Molecular Vista, Inc. (MVI)) and Villanova University (Prof. Garrett Clayton) received a new NSF grant ($305,912) from Sensors, Dynamics, & Control program to study new design and control system approaches for the development of advanced nanopositioning systems for nanoscale science and engineering applications.  More […]

Kam featured on College of Engineering Spotlight

Kam featured on University of Utah, College of Engineering Spotlight: http://www.coe.utah.edu/blog/2015/04/22/kam-leang-robots-rule/

Kam interviewed by dronesandsociety.org

Kam shared his views about the potential applications and challenges of aerial robots. Read the full interview here: http://www.dronesandsociety.org/?p=216 

New NSF Grant: PFI:BIC: Enhanced Situational Awareness Using Unmanned Autonomous Systems for Disaster Remediation (Project period: 08.01.14 – 07.31.17)

Kam Leang and collaborators from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Drone America LLC, SpecTIR, and the Washoe county public safety sector receive funding from the National Science Foundation, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program, to […]

New NSF Grant: Collaborative Research: High-speed AFM Imaging of Dynamics on Biopolymers Through Non-raster Scanning (Project period: 08.15.14 – 08.14.17)

Kam Leang and collaborators ( Drs. Andersson and Moore from Boston University (lead)) receive new National Science Foundation grant entitled, “Collaborative Research: High-speed AFM Imaging of Dynamics on Biopolymers Through Non-raster Scanning”.  The three-year project starts August 15, 2014 The focus of the project is to develop […]

Dr. Leang joins the University of Utah’s Mechanical Engineering Department

On July 1, 2014, Dr. Kam K. Leang joins the University of Utah’s Mechanical Engineering Department, robotics group, as an Associate Professor.  He plans to continue is research on control systems, mechatronics, and robotics.  He is excited to return to his alma mater and make an impact. […]

Kam Leang receives Nevada Board of Regents’ Rising Researcher Award

  Dr. Kam Leang receives Nevada Board of Regents’ Rising Researcher Award!  The Nevada Regents’ Rising Researcher Awards recognize early-career accomplishments and potential for future advancement and recognition in research.  These awards are given annually to one faculty member each from UNLV, UNR, and DRI. Dr. Kam […]

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