Dr. Kin Huat Low is a Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He did his postdoctoral fellowship and received his PhD and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and received his BSc from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.
With his post-graduate research background in robotics and structural dynamics, Low started his research in NTU working in the areas of vibrations and impacts. He then spent several years in bio-inspired robotics, including robotics fish, legged robots, and exoskeletons. This then led to his R&D in rehabilitation robotics. In 1996, Low took a sabbatical serving as a visiting scientist at two engineering companies in the USA. He was also a consultant for the industry in areas of automation, impact, and robotics. In recent years, Low is actively working on drone-related projects. He currently leads a programme on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) focusing on the safety and airspace managements of drone operations.
Low has published around 350 peer-reviewed articles and has received several best-paper awards in recognition for his research. He is currently on the editorial boards of journals and has chaired numerous committees and workshops for international conferences. For his expertise in UAS traffic management (UTM), he was invited to deliver keynote speeches and talks at global aviation events, including ICAO’s Drone Enable Symposiums. He is an honorary member of Global UTM Association and is also a member of the ICAO Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Panel.