Ya-Jun Pan
Professor, P.Eng
Advanced Control and Mechatronics Laboratory
Dr. Ya-Jun Pan is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University, Canada.

She received the B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yanshan University, P.R. China, in 1996, the M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University, P.R. China, in 1999 and the Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore, in 2003. After receiving the Ph.D. degree, she was a post-doctoral fellow of CNRS in the Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenoble, France from 2003 to 2004. In 2004, she held post-doctoral position in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada.

She serves as a Senior Editor for IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (Jan.2023 ~ Present) and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and Industrial Electronics Magazine (2023 ~ Present). She has been the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (2019~2021), IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (2016~2023), IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (2015-2020), the Journal of Franklin Institute (2007-2013), International Journal of Advanced Robotics Systems (2014-2018), and the International Journal of Information and Systems Sciences (2009-2017). She is the Editor of the special issue on Advances in Methods for Control over Networks for the Journal of Control Science and Engineering; and the guest editor for the special issue in Advanced Modelling and Control of Complex Mechatronic Systems with Nonlinearity and Uncertainty for IEEE Access (2017-2018) and the guest editor for the special issue in IET Cyber Physical Systems: Theory and Applications in Modelling, Optimization and Control of Cyber Physical Systems in 2022.

She is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE'2023), Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (FCSME'2023), Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC'2021), a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME'2017), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE'2011), a member of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME) and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. Dr. Pan was awarded the Research Excellence Award (Junior Category, Academic Year of 2008-2009) in the Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University. 
She currently serves as the Chair of Women-in-Engineering in IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES, 2023~Present) and the Chair of the IES Distinguished Lecture Program (2023~ Present). She has served as the evaluation group member for NSERC Discovery Grant (2017-2020) and also the selection committee member for NSERC RTI grant in 2016-2017. She has served as the Vice-President, Atlantic Region, for Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME) from 2018-2020.
Updated in Jan. 2024