Researcher Portfolio

Quek Zhan Fan (Dr)
Scientist I
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Mechatronics
Introduction:Dr. Quek Zhan Fan obtained the MSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University , USA. From 2010 – 2015, he was a research fellow at the University, researching on the design of haptic feedback devices for providing the sense of touch to users of medical robotic systems such as the da Vinci Surgical Robotic system. After graduating in 2015, Dr. Quek interend in Tactical Haptics as a hardware mechanical engineer, in which he design haptic feedback devices for virtual reality, using design methodology based on his PhD work. In SIMTech, Dr. Quek is currently investigating on the design of robotic systems exhibiting variable morphology, and the design of actuators using dielectric elastomer, a lightweight engineered material capable of large power density.
Research Interest:Robotics Design, Haptics Interface Design
BioNotes:· PhD, 2015, Stanford University, USA 

· MSc, 2012, Stanford University, USA

· BSc (Eng), 2009, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Publications:

Z.F. Quek, S.B. Schorr, I. Nisky, W.R. Provancher, A.M. Okamura, "Sensory Substitution and Augmentation using 3-Degrees-of-Freedom Skin Deformation Feedback", IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 209-221, 2015​.

Z.F. Quek, S.B. Schorr, I. Nisky, A.M. Okamura, W.R. Provancher, "Augmenting Stiffness Perception using a 1-DoF skin stretch device", IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, vol.44, no.6, pp.731,742, Dec. 2014. 

S.C Ryu, Z.F. Quek, J.S. Koh, P. Renaud, R.J. Black, B. Moslehi, B. Daniel, K.Y. Cho, M.R. Cutkosky, "Design of an Optically Controlled MR-compatible Active Needle", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 1-11, 2015​.

S.B. Schorr, Z.F. Quek, I. Nisky, W.R. Provancher, A.M. Okamura, "Tactor-induced skin stretch as a sensory substitution method in teleoperated palpation", IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 714–726, 2015.

J. M. Suchoski, A. Barron, C. Wu, Z. F. Quek, S. Keller and A. M. Okamura, “Comparison of Kinesthetic and Skin Deformation Feedback for Mass Rendering,” In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 4030-4035, 2016.

Z.F. Quek, S.B. Schorr, I. Nisky, W.R. Provancher, A.M. Okamura, "Sensory Substitution of Force and Torque using 6-Degrees-of-Freedom Tangential and Normal Skin Deformation Feedback", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 264-271, 2015​.

I. Nisky, Y. Che, Z.F. Quek, M. Weber, M. Hsieh, A.M.Okamura, "Teleoperated versus open needle driving: Kinematic analysis of experienced surgeons and novice users", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 5371-5377, 2015​.

S.B. Schorr, Z.F. Quek, I. Nisky, W.R. Provancher, A.M. Okamura, "Environment perception in the presence of kinesthetic or tactile guidance virtual fixtures", ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pp. 287-294, 2015.

Z.F. Quek, S.B. Schorr, I. Nisky, W.R. Provancher, A.M. Okamura, "Sensory Substitution using 3-Degrees-of-Freedom Tangential and Normal Skin Deformation Feedback", IEEE Haptic Symposium, pp. 27-33, 2014 (Best Student Paper Award)

T. L. Gibo, D. R. Deo, Z. F. Quek, and A. M. Okamura, "Effect of load force feedback on grip force control during teleoperation: A preliminary study", IEEE Haptics Symposium, pp. 379-383, 2014.

Z.F. Quek, S.B. Schorr, I. Nisky, A. M. Okamura, and W. R. Provancher, "Sensory Augmentation of Stiffness using Fingerpad Skin Stretch", IEEE World Haptics, pp. 467-472, 2013.

S.B. Schorr, Z.F. Quek, I. Nisky, W.R. Provancher, A.M. Okamura, "Sensory Substitution via Cutaneous Skin Stretch Feedback", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp.2341,2346, 2013.

S.C. Ryu, Z.F. Quek, P. Renault, R. J. Black, B. L. Daniel, and M.R. Cutkosky, "An Optical Actuation System and Curvature Sensor for a MR-Compatible Active Needle", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 1589-1594, 2012.

S. Phan, Z.F. Quek, P. Shah, D. Shin, A. Zubeir, and O. Khatib, "Capacitive Skin Sensors for Robot Impact Monitoring", IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 2992-2997, 2011.

D. Shin, Z.F. Quek, S. Phan, M.R. Cutkosky, and O. Khatib, "Instantaneous Stiffness Effects on Impact Forces in Human Friendly Robots", IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 2998-3003, 2011.

 

Awards:Best Student Paper Award, IEEE Haptic Symposium 2014