July 13, 2022 New Mechanical Engineering Faculty: Xiaobin Xiong Written By: Caitlin Scott Departments: Mechanical Engineering Categories: Faculty Xiaobin Xiong will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in January 2023! Xiong’s research focuses on bipedal robotic locomotion, including dynamic motion planning and feedback control synthesis, using a variety of techniques from dynamics modeling, control theory, numerical optimization, and data-driven approximations. He seeks efficient, effective, and elegant solutions to the motion synthesis problem on high-dimensional robotic systems that have hybrid dynamics from the physical interactions with the environment. Xiong earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in May 2021. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Amber Lab at Caltech.