Advanced Nanomaterials & Microrobotics Laboratory

PUBLICATIONS


Full List of Publications (2004 - present)

-- Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-7384-2012

-- ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1152-8962

-- Google Scholar Citations: http://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?hl=en&user=noZFyGsAAAAJ

-- 6 journal papers have been indexed in Essential Science Indicators as highly cited papers (Highly Cited Papers are defined as those that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year indexed in the ISI Web of Science)


Table of Contents



Journal Articles (*corresponding author, ^equal contribution)

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131. Y. B. Zhang, L. Zhang, L. D. Yang, C. I. Vong, K. F. Chan, W. K. K. Wu, T. N. Y. Kwong, N. W. S. Lo, M. Ip, S. H. Wong, J. J. Y. Sung, P. W. Y. Chiu, L. Zhang*, Real-time tracking of fluorescent magnetic spore–based microrobots for remote detection of C. diff toxins, Science Advances, Vol. 5, no. 1, eaau9650, 2019.

130. D. D. Jin^, J. F. Yu^, K. Yuan, L. Zhang*, Mimicking the structure and function of ant bridge in reconfigurable microswarm for electronic applications, ACS Nano, Vol. 13, Issue 5, 5999-6007, 2019. (highlighted by SITN @ Harvard University, C&EN and Chemistry World)

129. B. Wang, F. T. Ji, J. F. Yu, L. D. Yang, Q. Q. Wang, L. Zhang*, Bubble-assisted three-dimensional ensemble of nanomotors for improved catalytic performance, iScience, 2019, accepted.

128. J. F. Yu, Q. Q. Wang, M. Z.  Li , C. Liu, L. D. Wang, T. T. Xu, L. Zhang*, Characterizing nanoparticle swarms with tuneable concentrations for enhanced imaging contrast, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2019, accepted.

127. L. Yang, X. Chen, L. Wang, Z. Hu, C. Xin, M. Hippler, W. Zhu, Y. Hu*, J. Li, Y. Wang, L. Zhang, D. Wu*, J. Chu, Targeted Single-Cell Therapeutics with Magnetic Tubular Micromotor by One-Step Exposure of Structured Femtosecond Optical Vortices, Advanced Functional Materials, accepted.

126. T. T. Xu, J. F. Yu, C. I. Vong, B. Wang, X. Y. Wu*, L. Zhang*, Dynamic morphology and swimming properties of rotating miniature swimmers with soft tails, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 24, Issue 3, 924-934, 2019.

125. B. Wang, Y. B. Zhang, Z. G. Guo*, L. Zhang*, Self-assembly of nanoparticles: static and dynamic, Materials Today, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2019.04.001. (highlighted as the front cover)

124. L. D. Yang, E. Yu, C. I. Vong, L. Zhang*, Discrete-time optimal control of electromagnetic coil systems for generation of dynamic magnetic fields with high accuracy, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 24, Issue 3, 1208-1219, 2019.

123. C. W. Ye, J. Liu, X. Y. Wu, B. Wang, L. Zhang, Y. Y. Zheng, T. T. Xu*, Hydrophobicity influence on swimming performance of magnetically driven miniature helical swimmers, Micromachines, Vol. 10, Issue 3, 175-185, 2019.

122. B. Wang^, K. F. Chan^, F. T. Ji, Q. Q. Wang, P. W. Y. Chiu, Z. G. Guo*, L. Zhang*, On-demand coalescence and splitting of liquid marbles and their bio-applications, Advanced Science, 1802033, 2019. (highlighted as the inside back cover)

121. X. H. Yan^, J. B, Xu^, Q. Zhou^, D. D. Jin^, C. I. Vong, Q. Feng, D. H. L. Ng, L. Bian*, L. Zhang*, Molecular Cargo Delivery Using Multicellular Magnetic Microswimmers, Applied Materials Today, Vol. 15, 242-251, 2019.

120. Y. B. Zhang, K. Yuan, L. Zhang*, Micro-/nanomachines: from functionalization to sensing and removal, Advanced Materials Technologies, 1800636, 2019. (review article)

119. S. Wang^, R. Wang^*, Y. Bian, D. Jin, Y. Zhang, L. Zhang*, In-situ encapsulation of pseudocapacitive Li2TiSiO5 nanoparticles into fibrous carbon framework for ultrafast and stable lithium storage, Nano Energy, Vol. 55, 173-181, 2019.

118. Q. Q. Wang, L. D. Yang, B. Wang, E. Yu, J. F. Yu, L. Zhang*, Collective behavior of reconfigurable magnetic droplets via dynamic self-assembly, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1630–1637, 2019.

117. J. F. Yu and L. Zhang*, Reversible swelling and shrinking of paramagnetic nanoparticle swarms in bio-fluids with high ionic strength, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 24, Issue 1, 154-163, 2019.



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116. J. F. Yu, B. Wang, X. Z. Du, Q. Q. Wang and L. Zhang*, Ultra-extensible ribbon-like magnetic microswarm, Nature Communications, Vol. 9, 3260, 2018. (highlighted in Nature News, Nature video, Nature News and Comment Facebook page and CNN news)

115. J. F. Yu, L. D. Yang and L. Zhang*, Pattern generation and motion control of a vortex-like paramagnetic nanoparticle swarm, International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), Vol. 37, Issue 8, 912-930, 2018.

114. Y. Harduf^, D. D.  Jin^, Y. Or*, L. Zhang*, Nonlinear parametric excitation effect induces stability transitions in swimming direction of flexible superparamagnetic microswimmers, Soft Robotics, Vol. 5, No. 4, 389-398, 2018.

113. B. Wang, K. F. Chan, J. F. Yu, Q. Q. Wang, L. D. Yang, P. W. Y. Chiu, L. Zhang*, Reconfigurable swarms of ferromagnetic colloids for enhanced local hyperthermia, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 28, 1705802, 2018. (highlighted as the back cover)

112. Y. B. Zhang, K. Yan, F. T. Ji and L. Zhang*, Enhanced removal of toxic heavy metals using swarming biohybrid adsorbents, Advanced Functional Materials, 1806340, 2018. (highlighted in New Scientist)

111. C. Y. Yao, Z. Wang, Q. Wang, Y. Bian, C. Chen, L. Zhang, W. Ren*, Interband cascade laser absorption sensorfor real-time monitoring of formaldehyde filtrationby a nanofiber membrane, Applied Optics, Vol. 57, No. 27, 8005-8010, 2018.

110. Y. Bian, R. T. Wang, S. J. Wang, C. Y. Yao, W. Ren, C. Chen*, L. Zhang*, Metal-organic framework-based nanofiber filters for effective indoor air quality control, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 6, 15807-15814, 2018.

109. B. Wang^, Y. B. Zhang^, L. Zhang*, Recent progress on micro- and nano-robots: towards in vivo tracking and localization, Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery, 8(5), 461-479, 2018. (editorial)

108. Y. Bian, L. Zhang*, C. Chen*, Experimental and modeling study of pressure drop across electrospun nanofiber air filters, Building and Environment, Vol. 142, 244-251, 2018.

107. Y. Zhang, K. F. Chan, B. Wang, P. W. Y. Chiu, L. Zhang*, Spore-derived color-tunable multi-doped carbon nanodots as sensitive nanosensor and intracellular imaging agent, Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, Vol. 271, 128-136, 2018.

106. R. Wang, S. Wang, D. Jin, Y. Zhang, X. Tao, L. Zhang*, Sodium storage in promising MoS2-carbon anode: elucidating structural and interfacial transition in intercalation process and conversion reactions, Nanoscale, Vol. 10, 11165-11175,  2018.

105. H. Kang, H. J. Jung, D. S. H. Wong, S. K. Kim, S. Lin, K. F. Chan, L. Zhang, G. Li, V. P. Dravid, L. Bian*, Remote control of heterodimeric magnetic nanoswitch regulates the adhesion and differentiation of stem cells, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140 (18), 5909–5913, 2018.

104. Y. Bian, R. Wang, S. H. Ting, C. Chen*, L. Zhang*, Electrospun SF/PVA nanofiber filters for highly-efficient PM2.5 capture, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 17, Issue 5, 934-939, 2018.

103. L. D. Yang^, Q. Q. Wang^, L. Zhang*, Model-free trajectory tracking control of two-particle magnetic microrobot, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 17, Issue 4, 697-700, 2018.

102. L. Zhao, L. Zhang, and Y. Ding, Analysis of micro-fluidic tweezers in the Stokes regime, Physics of Fluids, Vol. 30, 032006, 2018.

101. L. Dai*, K. D. Zhu, W. Shen, X. Huang, L. Zhang*, A. Goriely, Controllable rotational inversion in nanostructures with dual chirality, Nanoscale, Vol. 10, 6343–6348, 2018. (highlighted as the back cover)

100. S. Wang, R. Wang, Y. Zhang, D. Jin, L. Zhang*, Scalable and sustainable synthesis of carbon microspheres via a purification-free strategy for sodium-ion capacitors, Journal of Power Sources, 379, 33-40, 2018.

99. R. T. Wang, S. J. Wang, D. D. Jin, Y. B. Zhang, X. Y. Tao, L. Zhang*, Graphene coupled Ti3C2 MXenes-derived TiO2 mesostructure: promising sodium-ion capacitor anode with fast ion storage and long-term cycling, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 6, 1017-1027, 2018.

98. T. Xia, Y. Bian, L. Zhang, C. Chen, Relationship between pressure drop and face velocity for electrospunnanofiber filters, Energy and Buildings, Vol. 158, 987-999, 2018.



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97. X. Yan, Q. Zhou, M. Vincent, Y. Deng, J. F. Yu, J. Xu, T. Xu, T. Tang, L. Bian, Y. Wang, K. Kostarelos, L. Zhang*, Multifunctional biohybrid magnetite microrobots for imaging-guided therapy, Science Robotics, Vol. 2, Issue 12, eaaq1155, 2017. (highlighted in Science News)

96. Q. Q. Wang, L. D. Yang, J. F. Yu, L. Zhang*, Characterizing Dynamic Behaviors of Three-Particle Paramagnetic Microswimmer Near a Solid Surface, Robotics and Biomimetics, Vol. 4, Issue 4, 2017.

95. J. F. Yu, T. T. Xu, Z. Y. Lu, C. I. Vong and L. Zhang*, On-demand Disassembly of Paramagnetic Nanoparticle Chains for Microrobotic Cargo Delivery, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 33, Issue 5, 1213-1225, 2017.

94. L. D. Yang, Q. Q. Wang, C. I. Vong and L. Zhang*, A Miniature Flexible-Link Magnetic Swimming Robot with Two Vibration Modes: Design, Modeling and Characterization, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letter, Vol. 2, Issue 4, 2024 - 2031, 2017.

93. R. T. Wang, S. Wang, X. Peng, Y. Zhang, D. Jin, P. K. Chu, L. Zhang*, Elucidating the Intercalation Pseudocapacitance Mechanism of MoS2-Carbon Monolayer Interoverlapped Superstructure: Toward High-Performance Sodium-Ion-Based Hybrid Supercapacitor, ACS Applied materials & Interfaces, Vol. 9, Issue 38, 32745 - 32755, 2017.

92. S. Wang, R. Wang, Y. Zhang and L. Zhang*, Highly Porous Carbon with Large Electrochemical Ion Absorption Capability for High-Performance Supercapacitors and Ion Capacitors, Nanotechnology, Vol. 28, Issue 44, 445406, 2017.

91. R. T. Wang, S. J. Wang, D. D. Jin, Y. B. Zhang, Y. J. Cai, J. M. Ma* and L. Zhang*, Engineering layer structure of MoS2-graphene composites with robust and fast lithium storage for high-performance Li-ion capacitors, Energy Storage Materials, Vol. 9, 195 - 205, 2017.

90. S. S. Shi, Y. Bian, L. Zhang and C. Chen, A Method for Assessing the Performance of Nanofiber Films Coated on Window Screens in Reducing Exposures to PM 2.5 of Outdoor Origin in Beijing, Indoor Air, Vol. 27, Issue 6, 1190 - 1200, 2017.

89. B. Wang, Y. B. Zhang, L. Zhang*, Selective Surface Tension Induced Patterning on Flexible Textiles via Click Chemistry, Nanoscale, Vol. 9, 4777-4786, 2017.

88. D. S. H. Wong, J. Li, X. Yan, B. Wang, R. Li, L. Zhang, L. Bian*, Magnetically Tuning Tether Mobility of Integrin Ligand Regulates Adhesion, Spreading, and Differentiation of Stem Cells, Nano Letters, 17 (3), 1685–1695, 2017.
87. Q. Feng, S. Lin, K. Zhang, C. Dong, T. Wu, H. Huang, X. Yan, L. Zhang, G. Li, L. Bian*,
Sulfated Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels with Retarded Degradation and Enhanced Growth Factor Retention Promote hMSC Chondrogenesis and Articular Cartilage Integrity with Reduced Hypertrophy, Acta Biomaterialia, Vol. 53, 329–342, 2017.

86. N. Hu, X. Han, S. Huang, X. Yu, I. Trase, L. Zhang*, L. Dong*, Z. Chen*, Edge Effect of Strained Bilayer Nanofilms for Tunable Multistability and Actuation, Nanoscale, Vol. 9, 2958-2962, 2017. (highlighted as the back cover)

85. R. Wang, D. Jin, Y. Zhang, S. Wang, J. Lang, X. Yan*, L. Zhang*, Engineering the Metal Organic Framework Derived 3D Nanostructures for High Performance Hybrid Supercapacitor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 5, 292-302, 2017.

84. R. Wang, P. Liu, J. Lang, L. Zhang*, X. Yan*, Coupling Effect between Ultra-Small Mn3O4 Nanoparticles and Porous Carbon Microrods for Hybrid Supercapacitors, Energy Storage Materials, Vol. 6, 53-60, 2017.

83. Q. Zhou, T. Petit, H. Choi, B. J. Nelson, L. Zhang*, Dumbbell Fluidic Tweezers for Dynamical Trapping and Selective Transport of Microobjects, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 27(1), 1604571, 2017. (highlighted as the front cover)

82. D.D. Jin, J. F. Yu, T. Y. Huang, H. L. Duan*, L. Zhang*, Magnetic Micro-/Nanoscale Swimmers: Current Status and Potential Applications, Chinese Science Bulletin, 62(2-3), 136-151, 2017.



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81. X. F. Gong, J. P. Cheng, K. Y. F. Liu, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, Nanostructured nickel-cobalt sulfide grown on nickel foam directly as supercapacitor electrodes with high specific capacitance, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 173, 317-324, 2016.

80. Z. H. Li, L. J. Bai, C. Zhou, X. H. Yan, L. Mair, L. Zhang, W. Wang, Highly Acid-resistant, Magnetically Steerable Acoustic Micromotors Prepared by Coating Gold Microrods with Fe3O4 Nanoparticles via pH Adjustment, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Vol. 34, 1600277, 2016.

79. Y. B. Zhang, B. Wang, F. Liu, J. P. Cheng, X. W. Zhang, L. Zhang*, Full Synergistic Contribution of Electrodeposited Threedimensional NiCo2O4@MnO2 Nanosheet Networks Electrode for Asymmetric Supercapacitors, Nano Energy, Vol. 27, 627-637, 2016.

78. S. Kim, S. Lee, J. Lee, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, H. Choi, Fabrication and Manipulation of Ciliary Microrobots with Non-reciprocal Magnetic Actuation, Scientific Reports, 6, 30713, 2016.

77. H. Zhang, M. Fujii, Y. Okamura, L. Zhang, S. Takeoka, Massive Fabrication of Polymer Microdiscs by Phase Separation and Freestanding Process, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 8(25), 16296-16302, 2016.

76. J. Huang, H. Zhang, X. H. Yan, L. Zhang*, Cell Encapsulation and Magnetic Manipulation for Targeted Delivery, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine,  Vol. 12, Issue 2, 488-489, 2016 (China Nanomedicine Abstracts).

75. E. Kim, S. Yoo, E. Kim, T. Kwon, L. Zhang, C. Moon,  H. Choi, Nano-patterned SU-8 Surface Using Nanosphere-lithography for Enhanced Neuronal Cell Growth, Nanotechnology, Vol. 27(17), 175303, 2016.

74. Y. Deng, J. Chen, Y. Zhao, X. Yan, L. Zhang, K. Choy, J. Hu, H. J. Sant, B. K. Gale, T. Tang, Transdermal Delivery of siRNA through Microneedle Array, Scientific Reports, Vol. 6, 21422, 2016.


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73. J. D. Cai, M. Y. Wang, L. Zhang,  Design and Optimization of a Harmonic Probe with Step Cross Section in Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 86, 125007, 2015.

72. L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, P. Fischer, Helical micro- and nanostructures, Nanoscale, Vol. 7, 13277-13277, 2015. (editorial)

71. C. K. Choi, Y. Xu, B. Wang, M. L. Zhu, L. Zhang, L. Bian*, Substrate Coupling Strength of Integrin-Binding Ligands Modulates Adhesion, Spreading, and Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Nano Letters, Vol. 15, pp 6592–6600, 2015.

70. T. T. Xu, J. F. Yu, X. H. Yan, H. Choi, L. Zhang*, Magnetic Actuation Based Motion Control for Microrobots: An Overview, Micromachines, Vol. 6, 1346-1364, 2015.

69. L. J. Han, Y. J. Cai, P. Y. Tang*, L. Zhang*, Microscale Flowers: Controlled Synthesis of Co3O4 Nanostructures Using Soft-Templates-assisted Self-assembly, Materials Today, Vol. 18, 410-411, 2015.

68. H. Choi, W. J. Li, L. Zhang, Editorial for the Special Issue on Micro-/nanorobotics, Robotics and Biomimetics, Springer-Verlag, 2015. (editorial article)

67. X. H. Yan, Q. Zhou, J. F. Yu, T. T. Xu, Y. Deng, T. Tang, Q. Feng, L. M. Bian, Y. Zhang, A. Ferreira, L. Zhang*, Magnetite Nanostructured Porous Hollow Helical Microswimmers for Targeted Delivery, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 25, 5333-5342, 2015.

66. B. Wang, Y. Liu, Y. B. Zhang, Z. G. Guo, H. Zhang, J. H. Xin*, L. Zhang*, Bioinspired Superhydrophobic Fe3O4@Polydopamine@Ag Hybrid Nanoparticles for Liquid Marble and Oil Spill, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Vol. 2, 1500234, 2015. (highlighted as the back cover)

65. P. Y. Tang, L. J. Han, L. Zhang, S. Wang, W. Feng, G. Xu, L. Zhang*, Controlled Construction of Hierarchical Nanocomposites Consisting of MnO2 and PEDOT for High-performance Supercapacitor Applications,  ChemElectroChem, Vol. 2, 949-957, 2015. (highlighted as the front cover)

64. J. D. Cai, Q. Xia, Y. Luo, L. Zhang, M. Y. Wang, A Variable-width Harmonic Probe for Multifrequency Aomic Force Microscopy, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 106, 071901, 2015.

63. L. J. Han, P. Y. Tang, L. Zhang*, Encapsulation Architecture for Energy Storage, Materials Today, Vol. 18, 352-353, 2015.

62. H. Zhang, L. Zhang*, Residual Stress in Spin-cast Polyurethane Thin Films, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 106, 033102, 2015.

61. F. Qiu, S. Fujita, R. Mhanna, L. Zhang, B. Simona, B. Nelson, Magnetic Helical Microswimmers Functionalized with Lipoplexes for Targeted Gene Delivery, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 25, 1666-1671, 2015. (highlighted as the back cover)

60. L. Zhang, H. Zhao, L. Dai, Y. Yang, X. Du, P. Y. Tang, L. Zhang, Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Deformation Accumulation in Repeated Nanometric Cutting on Single-crystal Copper, RSC Advances, Vol. 5, 12678-12685, 2015.


59. L. Dai, X. Huang, L. Zhang, L. Zhang*, G. Li, Mechanical Properties of Normal and Binormal Double Nanohelices, RSC Advances, Vol. 5, 4069-4076, 2015.



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58. P. Y. Tang, L. J. Han, L. Zhang*, Facile Synthesis of Graphite/PEDOT/MnO2 Composites on Commercial Supercapacitor Separator Membranes as Flexible and High-Performance Supercapacitor Electrodes, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 6, 10506-10515, 2014. (ISI Highly Cited Paper)

57. T. Huang, F. Qiu, H. Tung, K. Peyer, N. Shamsudhin, J. Pokki, L. Zhang, X. Chen, B. Nelson, M. S. Sakar, Cooperative Manipulation and Transport of Microobjects Using Multiple Helical Microcarriers, RSC Advances, Vol. 4, 26771-26776, 2014.

56. L. Dai*, X. Huang, L. X. Dong, Q. Zhang, L. Zhang*, Mechanically Tough, Elastic and Stable Rope-like Double Nanohelices, Nanoscale, Vol. 6, 9436-9442, 2014.

55. K. E. Peyer, B. J. Nelson, L. Zhang, E. Siringil, Magnetic Polymer Composite Artificial Bacterial Flagella, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Vol. 9, 046014, 2014.

54. R. Mhanna, F. Qiu, L. Zhang, Y. Ding, K. Sugihara, M. Zenobi-Wong, B. J. Nelson, Artificial Bacterial Flagella for Remote-Controlled Targeted Single-Cell Drug Delivery, Small, Vol. 10, 1953-1957, 2014.

53. X. Gong, J. Cheng, F. Liu, L. Zhang, X. Zhang, Nickel-cobalt Hydroxide Microspheres Electrodepositioned on Nickel Cobaltite Nanowires Grown on Nickel Foam for High-Performance Pseudocapacitors, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 267, 610-616, 2014. (ISI Highly Cited Paper)

52. L. J. Han, P. Y. Tang, L. Zhang*, Hierarchical Co3O4@PPy@MnO2 Core–shell–shell Nanowire Arrays for Enhanced Electrochemical Energy Storage, Nano Energy, Vol. 7, 42-51, 2014. (highlighted as the front cover)

51. Q. Li, J. Cheng*, B. Wang, L. Zhang*, Activated Carbon Modified by CNTs/Ni-Co Oxide as Hybrid Electrode Materials for High Performance Supercapacitors, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 13, 557-562, 2014.

50. Q. Li, J. Bian, L. Zhang, R. Zhang, G. Wang, D. H. L. Ng, Synthesis of Carbon Materials–TiO2 Hybrid Nanostructures and Their Visible-Light Photo-catalytic Activity, ChemPlusChem, Vol. 79, 454-461, 2014.

49. F. Qiu, R. Mhanna, L. Zhang, Y. Ding, S. Fujita, B. J. Nelson, Artificial Bacterial Flagella Functionalized with Temperature-sensitive Liposomes for Controlled Release, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Vol. 196, 676-681, 2014.

48. F. Qiu, L. Zhang, K. Peyer, M. Casarosa, A. Franco-Obregen, H. Choi, B. J. Nelson, Noncytotoxic Artificial Bacterial Flagella Fabricated from Biocompatible ORMOCOMP and Iron Coating, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Vol. 2, 357-362, 2014. (highlighted as the front cover)


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47. S. Kim, F. Qiu, A. Ghanbari, S. Kim, J. Moon, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, H. Choi, Fabrication and Characterization of Magnetic Microrobots for Three-dimensional Cell Culture and Targeted Transportation, Advanced Materials, Vol. 25, 5863-5868, 2013. (highlighted as the front cover)

46. M. Suter, L. Zhang*, E. C. Siringil, C. Peters, T. Luehmann, O. Ergeneman, K. Peyer, B. J. Nelson, Ch. Hierold, Superparamagnetic Microrobots: Fabrication by Two-Photon Polymerization and Biocompatibility, Biomedical Microdevices, Vol. 15, 997-1003, 2013.

45. S. Tottori, L. Zhang, K. E. Peyer, B. J. Nelson, Assembly, Disassembly, and Anomalous Propulsion of Microscopic Helices, Nano Letters, Vol. 13, 4263-4268, 2013.

44. K. E. Peyer, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, Bio-inspired Magnetic Swimming Microrobots for Biomedical Applications, Nanoscale, Vol. 5, 1259-1272, 2013. (ISI Highly Cited Paper)

43. K.E. Peyer, S. Tottori, F. Qiu, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, Magnetic Helical Micromachines, Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol. 19, 28-38, 2013.

42. W. Zhang, F. Liu, Q. Li, Q. Shou, J. P. Cheng*, L. Zhang*, B. J. Nelson, X. B. Zhang, Transition Metal Oxide and Graphene Nanocomposites for High-performance Electrochemical Capacitors, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 14, 16331-16337, 2013.

41. L. Dai*, L. Zhang*, Directional Scrolling of SiGe/Si/Cr Nanoribbon on Si(111) Surfaces Controlled by Two-fold Rotational Symmetry Underetching, Nanoscale, Vol. 5, 971-976, 2013.

40. H. Yang*, Z. Tan, Y. Liu, Z. Ma, L. Zhang*, Hierarchical Wall Formation of Titanium Oxide Nanotube Arrays Using Anodic Oxidation, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 12, 1037-1041, 2013.

39. W. Zhang, C. Ma, J. Fang, L. Zhang*, J. P. Cheng*, S. R. Dong, X. B. Zhang, Asymmetric Electrochemical Capacitors with High Energy and Power Density Based on Graphene/CoAl-LDH and Activated Carbon Electrodes, RSC Advances, Vol. 3, 2483-2490, 2013.


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38. F. Qiu, L. Zhang*, S. Tottori, K. Marquardt, K. Krawczyk, A. Franco-Obregon, B. J. Nelson, Bio-inspired Microrobots, Materials Today, Vol. 15, 463, 2012.

37. L. Zhang*, T. Petit, K. Peyer, B. J. Nelson, Targeted Cargo Delivery Using a Rotating Nickel Nanowire, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology Biology and Medicine, Vol. 8, 1074-1080, 2012.

36. S. Tottori, L. Zhang*, F. Qiu, K. Krawczyk, A. France-Obregon, B. J. Nelson, Magnetic Helical Micromachines: Fabrication, Swimming Control and Three-dimensional Cargo Transport, Advanced Materials, Vol. 24, No. 6, 811-816, 2012. (highlighted as the front cover, ISI Highly Cited Paper)

35. T. Petit, L. Zhang*, K. E. Peyer, B. Kratochvil, B. J. Nelson, Selective Trapping and Manipulation of Microscale Objects Using Mobile Microvortices, Nano Letters, Vol. 12, 156-160, 2012. (highlighted in Nature, Research Highlights, Nanotechnology - Swirls move tiny objects, Vol. 480, 294, 2011)

34. Q. Q. Li, F. Liu*, L. Zhang*, B. J. Nelson, S. Zhang, C. Ma, X. Y. Tao, J. P. Cheng, X. B. Zhang, In-situ Construction of Potato Starch Based Carbon Nanofiber/activated Carbon Hybrid Structure for High-performance Electrical Double Layer Capacitor, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 207, 199-204, 2012.

33. H. S. Yang*, L. Zhang*, X. H. Dong, W. M. Zhu, J. Zhu, B. J. Nelson, X. B. Zhang, Precise Control of the Number of Walls Formed During Carbon Nanotube Growth Using Chemical Vapor Deposition, Nanotechnology, Vol. 23 (6), 065604, 2012.

32. Q. L. Shou, J. P. Cheng*, L. Zhang*, B. J. Nelson, X. B. Zhang, Synthesis and Characterization of a Nanocomposite of Goethite Nanorods and Reduced Graphene Oxide for Electrochemical Capacitors, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Vol. 185, 191-197, 2012.


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31. K. E. Peyer, L. Zhang*, B. J. Nelson, Localized Non-contact Manipulation Using Artificial Bacterial Flagella, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 99, 174101, 2011.

30. L. Dai, L. Zhang*, L. X. Dong, W. Z. Shen*, X. B. Zhang, Z. Z. Ye, B. J. Nelson, Long-range Linear Elasticity and Mechanical Instability of Self-scrolling Binormal Nanohelices under Uniaxial Load, Nanoscale, Vol. 3, 4301- 4306, 2011.


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29. L. Zhang, K. E. Peyer, B. J. Nelson, Artificial Bacterial Flagella for Micromanipulation, critical review, Lab on a Chip, Vol. 10, 2203-2215, 2010. (highlighted as the inside front cover)

28. L. Zhang*, T. Petit, Y. Lu, B. Kratochvil, K. E. Peyer, R. Pei, J. Lou, B. J. Nelson, Controlled Propulsion and Cargo Transport of Rotating Nickel Nanowires near a Patterned Solid Surface, ACS Nano, Vol. 4, 6228-6234, 2010.

27. L. X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, Plumbing the Depths of the Nanometer Scale: Attogram Mass Transport via Nanochannels, IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 13-22, Mar. 2010. (highlighted as the front cover)


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26. L. Zhang, J. J. Abbott, L. X. Dong, B. E. Kratochvil, D. Bell, B. J. Nelson, Artificial Bacterial Flagella: Fabrication and Magnetic Control, Applied Physics Letters, Vol.94, 064107, 2009. (highlighted in Nature, News and Views, Miniature devices: Voyage of the microrobots, Vol. 458, 1121-1122, 2009, ISI Highly Cited Paper)

25. L. Zhang*, J. J. Abbott, L. X. Dong, K. E. Peyer, B. E. Kratochvil, H.X. Zhang, B. J. Nelson*, Characterizing the Swimming Properties of Artificial Bacterial Flagella, Nano Letters, Vol. 9, 3663-3667, 2009. (ISI Highly Cited Paper)

24. L. X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, M. Hamdi, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, A. Ferreira, B. J. Nelson, Nanotube Fluidic Junctions: Internanotube Attogram Mass Transport Through Walls, Nano Letters, Vol. 9, 210-214, 2009.

23. J. J. Abbott, K. E. Peyer, M. Cosentino Lagomarsino, L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, I. K. Kaliakatsos, B. J. Nelson, How Should Microrobots Swim, The International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 28,  1434-1447, 2009. (ISI Highly Cited Paper)

22. L. X. Dong, L. Zhang, B. E. Kratochvil, K. Y. Shou, B. J. Nelson, Dual-Chirality Helical Nanobelts: Linear-to-Rotary Motion Converters for Three-Dimensional Microscopy, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), Vol. 18. 1047-1053, 2009.

21. L. X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, M. Hamdi, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, A. Ferreira, B. J. Nelson, Nanotube Boiler: Attogram Copper Evaporation Driven by Electric Current, Joule Heating, Charge, and Ionization, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 8, 565-568, 2009.

20. L. Zhang, D. Xu, L. X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, Aging Effect of Rolled-up InGaAs/GaAs/Cr Helical Nanobelts, Microelectronic Engineering, Vol. 86, 824-827, 2009.

19. B. E. Kratochvil, L. X. Dong, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, Image-based 3D Reconstruction Using Helical Nanobelts for Localized Rotations, Journal of Microscopy, Vol. 237, 122-135, 2009.


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18. L. X. Dong, K. Shou, D. Frutiger, A. Subramanian, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, X. Tao, X. B. Zhang, Engineering Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Inside a Transmission Electron Microscope Using Nanorobotic Manipulation, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 7 (14), 508-517, 2008.

17. L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, Bending and Buckling of Rolled-up SiGe/Si Microtubes Using Nanorobotic Manipulation, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 92, 243102, 2008.

16. L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, Ring Closure of Rolled-up Si/Cr Helical Nanobelts, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 92, 143110, 2008.

15. D. Grützmacher, L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, D. Bell, B. J. Nelson, A. Prinz, E. Ruh, Ultra Flexible SiGe/Si/Cr Nanosprings, Microelectronics Journal, Vol. 39, 478-481, 2008.

14. X. Wei, A. Reiner, E. Mueller, A. Wokaun, G. Scherer, L. Zhang, K. Shou, B. J. Nelson, Electrochemical Surface Reshaping of Polycrystalline Platinum: Morphology and Crystallography, Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 53, 4051-4058, 2008.


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13. L. X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, X. B. Zhang, Nanorobotic Spot Welding: Controlled Metal Deposition with Attogram Precision from Copper-filled Carbon Nanotubes, Nano Letters, Vol. 7, 58-63, 2007.

12. D. J. Bell, T. E. Bauert, L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, Y. Sun, D. Grützmacher, B. J. Nelson, Directed Batch Assembly of Three-dimensional Helical Nanobelts through Angular Winding and Electroplating, Nanotechnology, Vol. 18, 055304, 2007.

11. D. Grützmacher, C. Dais, L. Zhang, E. Müller, H. H. Solak, Templated Self Organization of SiGe Quantum Structures for Nanoelectronics, Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 27, 947-950, 2007.


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10. L. Zhang, E. Ruh, D. Grützmacher, L. X. Dong, D. J. Bell, B. J. Nelson, C. Schönenberger, Anomalous Coiling of SiGe/Si and SiGe/Si/Cr Helical Nanobelts, Nano Letters, Vol. 6, 1311-1317, 2006.(highlighted twice in Science magazine. Editor's Choice: All Wound Up, Science, Vol. 312, 2006, 1719, also highlighted in Scinece, News Focus, “Pretty as You Please, Curling Films Turn Themselves Into Nanodevices”, Vol. 313. 164-165)

9. D. J. Bell, L.X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, M. Golling, L. Zhang, D. Grützmacher, Fabrication and Characterization of Three-dimensional InGaAs/GaAs Nanosprings for Electromechanical Sensors, Nano Letters, Vol. 6, 725-729, 2006. IF: 12.94

8. L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, D. J. Bell, B. J. Nelson, C. Schönenberger, D. Grützmacher, Fabrication and Characterization of Freestanding Si/Cr Micro- and Nanospirals,  Microelectronic Engineering, Vol. 83, 1237-1240, 2006.

7. L. Zhang, E. Deckardt, C. Schönenberger, D. Grützmacher, Directional Scrolling of Hetero-films on Si (110) and Si (111) Surfaces, Microelectronic Engineering, Vol. 83, 1233-1236, 2006.

6. X. Y. Tao, X. B. Zhang, L. Zhang, J. P. Cheng, F. Liu, J. H. Luo, Z. Q. Luo, H. J. Geise, Synthesis of Multi-branched Porous Carbon Nanofibers and Their Application in Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors, Carbon, Vol. 44, 1425-1428, 2006.

5. D. J. Bell, Y. Sun, L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, D. Grützmacher, Three-dimensional Nanosprings for Electromechanical Sensors, Sensors and Actuators A, Vol. 130-131, 54-61, 2006.


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4. E. Spiecker, L. Zhang, H. Lu, W. Jaeger, L. Vescan, Transmission Electron Microscopy Investigations of Low-Pressure CVD Growth and Strain Relaxation of Ge Islands on Si(110), Acta Metallurgica Sinica, Vol. 18(3), 427-432, 2005.

3. L. Zhang, E. Deckardt, A. Weber, C. Schönenberger, D. Grützmacher, Controllable Fabrication of SiGe/Si and SiGe/Si/Cr Helical Nanobelts, Nanotechnology, Vol. 16, 655-663, 2005. (featured on the journal cover)


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2. L. Zhang, S.V. Golod, E. Deckardt, V. Prinz, D. Grützmacher, Free-standing Si/SiGe Micro- and Nano-objects, Physica E, Vol. 23, 280-284, 2004.

1. S. V. Golod, V. Ya. Prinz, P. Wägli, L. Zhang, O. Kirfel, E. Deckardt, F. Glaus, C. David, D. Grützmacher, Freestanding SiGe/Si/Cr and SiGe/Si/SixNy/Cr Microtubes, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 84(17), 3391-3393, 2004.

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Book Chapters

8. T. Xu, A. Ferreira, H. Choi, L. Zhang, "Motion Control of Magnetic Microrobots for Nanomedicine", Encyclopedia of Medical Robotics, Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jaydev P. Desai, World Scientific Publishing, accepted.

7. L. X. Dong, L. Zhang, M. Yu, B. J. Nelson, "Nanorobotic Manipulation of Helical Nenostructures", Micro- and Nanomanipulation Tools, pp. 477-501, Eds.: Y. Sun and X. Y. Liu, ISBN: 978-3-527-33784-2, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015.

6. S. Tottori, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, “Wireless Actuation of Micro-/Nanorobots for Medical Applications”, Nanomedicine: Principles and Perspectives, ISBN 978-1-4614-2139-9, Ed.: L. Ge,  S. Li, S. Wang, R. Moore, Springer Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, 171-189, 2014.

5. L. X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, Z. Fan, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, M. Hamdi, A. Ferreira, “Nanorobotic Mass Transport”, NanoRobotics: Current Approaches and Techniques, Eds.: C. Mavroidis and A. Ferreira, Springer Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, 137-153, 2013.

4. L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, “Seeing at the Nanoscale”, Vistas in Nanofabrication, Ed.: F. Rahman, Pan Stanford Publications. (highlighted as the front cover)

3. L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, L. X. Dong, “Magnetic-field-based self-assembly”, Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, Ed.: B. Bhushan, Springer Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, 1264-1275, 2012.

2. K. E. Peyer, A. W. Mahoney, L. Zhang, J. J. Abbott, B. J. Nelson, “Bacteria-Inspired Microrobots”, Microbiorobotics: Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems, Eds.: M. J. Kim, A. A. Julius, and E. Steager,  Elsevier, 2012, pp. 165-199.

1. D. Xu, L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, “Nanorobotics for NEMS using helical nanostructures”, Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, Ed.: B. Bhushan, Springer Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, 1715-1721, 2012.

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International Conference Papers (2005 - present)

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57. JiangfanYu, Li Zhang, Reconfigurable Colloidal Microrobotic Swarm for Targeted Delivery, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR 2019), Jeju, Korea (South), Korea (South),  June 24-27, 2019.

56. Qianqian Wang, Xingzhou Du, Fengtong Ji, Li Zhang, Magnetized-needle-assisted Manipulation of Dynamic Self-assembled Magnetic Droplets, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019), Macau, China, Nov. 4-8, 2019, accepted.

55. Lidong Yang, Li Zhang, Optimal Control of a 3-axis Helmholtz Coils System for Generation of Dynamic Magnetic Field Waveforms with High Accuracy, Proc. of 2019 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatroincs (AIM 2019), Hong Kong, China, July 8-12, 2019, accepted.

54. Lidong Yang, Xingzhou Du, Edwin Yu, Dongdong Jin, Li Zhang, DeltaMag: An Electromagnetic Manipulation System with Parallel Mobile Coils, Proc. of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2019), Montreal, Canada, May 20-24, 2019, accepted.


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53. Xingzhou Du, Kai Fung Chan, Xianfeng Xia, Philip Wai Yan Chiu, Li Zhang, A Magnetically-Triggered Soft Capsule for On-Demand Mucus Collection, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems (CBS 2018), Shenzhen, China, Oct 25-27, 250 - 254, 2018.

52. Lidong Yang, Yabin Zhang, Chi-Ian Vong, Li Zhang, Automated Control of Multifunctional Magnetic Spores Using Fluorescence Imaging for Microrobotic Cargo Delivery, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018), Madrid, Spain, Oct 1-5, 680 - 685, 2018.

51. Qianqian Wang, Lidong Yang, Jiangfan Yu, Chi-Ian Vong, Philip Wai Yan Chiu, Li Zhang, Magnetic Navigation of A Rotating Colloidal Swarm Using Ultrasound Images, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018), Madrid, Spain, Oct 1-5, 5380 - 5385, 2018.


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50. Qianqian Wang, Lidong Yang, Jiangfan Yu, Li Zhang, Characterizing Dynamic Swimming Behaviors of Three-Particle Magnetic Microswimmer Near a Solid Surface, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 (ROBIO 2017), Macao, China, Dec 5-8, 2017.

49. Shijie Wang, Rutao Wang, Yabin Zhang, Li Zhang, Two-Step Direct Carbonization of Juice into Carbon Spheres for High-Performance and Ultra-Stable Anodes of Sodium-Ion Capacitors, Proc. of the 7th International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ChinaNANO 2017), Beijing, China, Aug. 29-31, abstract accepted.

48. Yabin Zhang, Ben Wang, Ye Bian, Kai Fung Chan, Li Zhang, One‐pot Synthesis of Spore‐Based N‐P‐Doped Carbon Dots as a Dual‐modal Nanosensor, Proc. of the 7th International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ChinaNANO 2017), Beijing, China, Aug. 29-31, abstract accepted.

47. Jiangfan Yu, Li Zhang, Characterising of Mobile Vortex-like Paramagnetic Nanoparticle Swarm: from a Single Vortex to Multiple Vortices, Proc. of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2017), Pittsburg, U.S.A., July 25-28, 293 - 296, 2017.

46. Shijie Wang, Pengyi Tang, Yaojun Cai, Li Zhang, Hierarchically Encapsulated MoO3@SnO2 Nanobelts as Negative Electrodes of Supercapacitors, Proc. of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2017), Pittsburg, U.S.A., July 25-28, 611 - 616, 2017.

45. Shijie Wang, Rutao Wang, Li Zhang, Characterization of Highly Porous Carbon from Biomass in Aqueous, Ionic-Liquid, and Organic Electrolytes: Towards High-Performance Supercapacitors, Proc. of 2017 International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2017), Singapore, June 18-23, abstract accepted.

44. Ye Bian, Chun Chen, Li Zhang, Development of Nanofiber Filters with High PM2.5 Removal Efficiency and Low Air Resistance, Proc. of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2017), Pittsburg, U.S.A., July 25-28, 868 - 872, 2017.

43. Jiangfan Yu, Dongdong Jin, Li Zhang, Mobile Magnetic Nanoparticle-based Vortex for Targeted Cargo Delivery in Fluid, Proc. of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017), Singapore, May 29 - June 3, 6594 - 6599, 2017.


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42. T. T. Xu, C. I. Vong, B. Wang, L. Q. Liu, L. Zhang, Rotating Soft-Tail Millimeter-Scaled Swimmers with Superhydrophilic or Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Proc. of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2016), Singapore, 502-507, 2016.

41. Q. W. Chao, J. F. Yu, C. K. Dai, T. T. Xu, L. Zhang, Charlie C.L. Wang, X. G. Jin, Steering Micro-Robotic Swarm by Dynamic Actuating Fields, Proc. of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016),Stockholm, Sweden, 5230-5235, 2016.


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40. D. Jin, J. F. Yu, K. H. Chan, L. Zhang, Self-propelled Magnesium Based Micromotors: Synthesis and Magnetic Steering, International Symposium of Optomechatronics Technology (ISOT 2015), Vol. 32, 04004, 2015.

39. D. Jin, H. S. Yang, L. Zhang, Characterizing Catalytic Oxidation of Chlorobenzenes Using Ozone over CNT-based Composites, Proc. of The 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2015), Rome, Italy, July 2015.

38. T. T. Xu, H. B. Yu, H. Zhang, C. L. Vong, L. Zhang, Morphologies and Swimming Characteristics of Rotating Magnetic Swimmers with Soft Tails at Low Reynolds Numbers, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2015), Germany, 1385-1390, 2015.

37. J. F. Yu, H. B. Yu, T. T. Xu, L. Zhang, Magnetic Control of AMB-1 Magnetotactic Bacteria for Micromanipulation, IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2015), Sweden, 1614-1619, 2015.

36. Y. B. Zhang, B. Wang, P. Y. Tang, L. Zhang, L. Zhang*, Electrochemical Construction of Hierarchical NiCo2O4 Nanosheets@MnO2 Nanoflakes with Enhanced Supercapacitive Performance, The International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2015), Singapore, 2015, abstract accepted.

35. J. Cai, Q. Xia, Y. Luo, M. Y. Wang, L. Zhang, Optimal Design and Evaluation of Cantilever Probe for Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy, The 11th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimisation (WCSMO-11), Sydney, Australia, June 2015.

34. J. Huang, H. Zhang, X. H. Yan, L. Zhang*, Cell Encapsulation and Magnetic Manipulation for Targeted Delivery, The International Conference on Nanomedicine and NanoBiotechnology (ChinaNanomedicine 2015), accepted.


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33. Q. Zhou, T. Petit, B. J. Nelson, L. Zhang*, Dumbbell Fluidic Tweezers: Enhanced Trapping and Manipulation of Microscale Objects Using Mobile Microvortices, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics 2014 (ROBIO 2014), Bali, Indonesia, 510-515, 2014. (Best Paper Award in Biomimetics – Finalist)

32. M. Yu, L. Chen, K. W. C. Lai, C. K. M. Fung, N. Xi, L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, 3D Assembly and Simulation of Helical Optical Antenna-Enhanced Nanotube IR Sensors, Proc. of The 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2014), Toronto, Canada, Aug. 2014.


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31. K. E. Peyer, E. C. Siringil, L. Zhang, M. Suter, B. J. Nelson, Bacteria-Inspired Magnetic Polymer Composite Microrobots, Proc. of The International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems(Living Machines 2013), London, UK, July 2013. (Best Paper Award)

30. F. Qiu, R. Mhanna, L. Zhang, Y. Ding, K. Sugihara, M. Zenobi-Wong, B. J. Nelson, Artificial Bacterial Flagella  Functionalized with Temperature-sensitive Liposomes for Biomedical Applications, Proc. of 17th Int. Conference on Solid-State Sensors, actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2013), Barcelona, Spain, June 2013.

29. S. Kim, F. Qiu, S. Kim, A. Ghanbari, C. Moon, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, H. Choi, Fabric of Magnetically Actuated Microstructure for Targeted Cell Transportation, Proc. of The 13th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2013), Beijing, China, Aug. 5-8, 2013.

28. Q. Li, J. Cheng, L. Zhang, Nickel-cobalt Oxide Coated CNTs as Additives of Activated Carbon Electrode for High-performance Supercapacitors, Proc. of The 13th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2013), Beijing, China, Aug. 5-8, 2013.


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27. K. E. Peyer, F. Qiu, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, Movement of Artificial Bacterial Flagella in Heterogeneous Viscous Environments at the Microscale, Proc. of IEEE/RSJ 2012 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2012), Algarve, Portugal, Oct. 7-12, 2012. (Best Student Paper Award)


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26. L. Zhang, T. Petit, K. E. Peyer, B. J. Nelson, Nickel Nanowire Swimmers for Colloidal Cargo Transport Near a Solid Surface, 11th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2011), Portland, Oregon, USA, Aug. 15-19, 2011. (invited talk in the session - Nanorobotics, Nanomanufacturing)


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25. L. Zhang, T. Petit, K. E. Peyer, B. E. Kratochvil, J. Lou, B. J. Nelson, Noncontact and Contact Micromanipulation Using a Rotating Nickel Nanowire, IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (IEEE NANOMED 2010), Hong Kong, Dec. 5-9, 2010. (Best Paper Award)

24. L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, Rolled-up Helical Nanobelts: From Fabrication to Swimming Microrobots, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1272, 1272-OO01-05, MRS 2010 spring meeting, San Francisco, USA, Apr. 5-9, 2010. (invited talk in the symposium OO - Hierarchical Self Assembly of Functional Materials - From Nanoscopic to Mesoscopic Length Scales)

23. L. Zhang, K. E. Peyer, T. Petit, B. E. Kratochvil, B. J. Nelson, Motion Control of Artificial Bacterial Flagella, Proc. of the 10th IEEE Conf. on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2010), Seoul, Korea, Aug. 17-20, 2010.

22. K. E. Peyer, L. Zhang, B. E. Kratochvil, B. J. Nelson, Non-ideal Swimming of Artificial Bacterial Flagella Near a Surface, Proc. of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010), pp. 96-101, 2010. (Best Student Paper Award)


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21. L. Zhang, J. J. Abbott, L. X. Dong, B. E. Kratochvil, H. X. Zhang, K. E. Peyer, B. J. Nelson, Micromanipulation Using Artificial Bacterial Flagella, Proc. of IEEE/RSJ 2009 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2009), St. Louis, MO, USA, Oct. 2009. (invited session talk - Advanced Control Techniques in Micro/Nano Manipulation)

20. L. X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, Metal-filled Carbon Nanotubes for Nanofluidic Systems: Modes of Melting and Evaporation, Proc. of IEEE/RSJ 2009 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2009),St. Louis, MO, USA, Oct. 2009.

19. L. Zhang, Y. Lu, L. X. Dong, R. Pei, J. Lou, B. E. Kratochvil, B. J. Nelson, Noncontact Manipulation of Ni Nanowires Using a Rotating Magnetic Field,Proc. of the 9th IEEE Conf. on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2009), pp.586-589, Genoa, Italy, July 26-30, 2009.


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18. L. X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, Metal-filled Carbon Nanotubes for NanoMechatronics, Proc. of the 2008 IEEE/ASME Int'l Conf. on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2008), Xi'an, China, pp. 933-937, 2008.

17. B. E. Kratochvil, L. X. Dong, L. Zhang, J. J. Abbott, B. J. Nelson, Nanohelices as Motion Converters, Proc. 2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2008), Vols. 1-3, pp. 4141-4142,  2008.

16. L. X. Dong, L. Zhang, B. E. Kratochvil, K. Shou, B. J. Nelson, Dual-Chirality Helical Nanobelts: A Novel Linear-to-Rotary Motion Converter, Proc. of the 21st IEEE Int. Conf. on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2008), Tucson, Arizona, USA, January 2008.

15. L. X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, Inter-Nanotube Attogram Mass Transport, Proc. of the 3rd Annual IEEE Int. Conf on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS2008), Sanya, Hainan, China, January 2008.


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14. L. X. Dong, L. Zhang, D. J. Bell, B. J. Nelson, D. Grützmacher, Nanorobotics for Creating NEMS from 3D Helical Nanostructures, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 61, pp. 257-261, 2007.

13. L. X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, B. J. Nelson,  Nanorobotic Spot Welding by Attogram Precision Metal Deposition from Copper-filled Carbon Nanotubes, Proc. of the 2007 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2007), April 2007.

12. L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, Mechanical Instabilities and Piezoresistivity of SiGe/Si Microtubes under Uniaxial Compression, Proc. of Int. Symp. on Optomechatronic Technologies (ISOT 2007), EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, October 2007, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6717 67170G.

11. B. E. Kratochvil, L. X. Dong, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, Automatic Nanorobotic Characterization of Anomalously Rolled-up SiGe/Si Helical Nanobelts through Vision-based Force Measurement, Proc. 2007 IEEE Int. Conf. on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE-CASE 2007), Vols. 1-3, 350-355, 2007.


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10. L. X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, X. Y. Tao, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, D. R. Frutiger, A. Subramanian, Nanorobotic Manipulation of Carbon Nanotubes Inside a Transmission Electron Microscope, MECHATRONICS 2006 - 4th IFAC-Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Sept. 12-14, Heidelberg, Germany, 114-119, 2006.

9. D. J. Bell, L. X. Dong, M. Golling, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson , D. Grützmacher, Analysis and Experiments for Fracture-Controlled Fabrication of Nanocoils, the 3rd Annual Conf. on Foundations of Nanoscience: Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices (FNANO 2006), Apr. 23-27, Utah, US, 12-18, 2006.

8. L. Dong, X. Y. Tao, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, X. B. Zhang, In Situ Characterization of Individual Carbon Nanotube Field Emitters with Single Crystalline Cu Tips, 2006 IEEE Int. Conf. on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS 2006), Zhuhai, China, 443-446, 2006.

7. L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, D. J. Bell, B. J. Nelson, D. Grützmacher, Fabrication and Characterization of Self-scrolling Si/Cr Micro- and Nanostructures, 2006 IEEE Int. Conf. on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS 2006), Zhuhai, China, 1268-1271, 2006.

6. L. X. Dong, L. Zhang, D. J. Bell, B. J. Nelson, D. Grützmacher, Hybrid Nanorobotic Approaches for Fabricating NEMS from 3D Helical Nano-structures, Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2006), Orlando, US, 2006, 1396-1401, 2006.

5. L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, D. J. Bell, B. J. Nelson, C. Schönenberger, D. Grützmacher, Euler Buckling of individual SiGe/Si microtubes, NSTI-Nanotech 2006, ISBN 0-9767985-6-5 Vol. 1, 42-45, US.


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4. D. J. Bell, L. X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, Y. Sun, L. Zhang, D. Grützmacher, Electromagnetic Nanoactuators Based on Nanocoils, ASME Integrated Nanosystems (Design, Synthesis & Applications) Conf., Sept. 14-16, 2005, Berkeley, US.

3. D. Grützmacher, L. Zhang, E. Deckhardt, A. Weber, C. Schönenberger, Scrolled Si/SiGe Nano-helices for Bio- and Chemical Sensors, Physics, Chemistry and Application of Nanostructures, ed. V.E. Borisenko, S.V. Gaponenko, V.S. Gurin, World Scientific, ISBN 981-256-288-5, 459-462, 2005.

2. D. J. Bell, L. X. Dong, Y. Sun, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, D. Grützmacher, Manipulation of Nanocoils for Nanoelectromegnets, Proceedings of 2005 5th IEEE Conf. on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2005), Nagoya, Japan, 303-306, 2005.

1. D. J. Bell, Y. Sun, L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, D. Grützmacher, Three-dimensional Nanosprings for Electromechanical Sensors, Transducers ’05, Seoul Korea, 15-18, 2005.

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Patents

4. L. Zhang, L. D. Yang, E. Yu, C. I. Vong, Methods And Apparatuses For Controlling Electromagnetic Coil Systems, U.S. Provisional Patent, 62646422, applied in Mar. 2018.

3. L. Zhang, S. Lu, R. T. Wang, Y. B. Zhang, S. J. Wang, "三元復合柔性電極、柔性超級電容器及它們的製備方法和裝置", Chinese Pending Patent, 201710137159.1, applied in Mar. 2017.

2. P. Y. Tang, L. J. Han, L. Zhang, "基於超級電容器隔膜的復合平面電極及其製備方法", Chinese Pending Patent, 201410101760.1, granted in Jul. 2017.

1. L. Zhang, "一種製備三維微納金屬螺旋線的電鍍裝置", Chinese Patent, ZL 201120467957.9, granted in Jul. 2012.

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Postgraduate Dissertations

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Dr. Chan Kai Fung, Magnetic Stem Cell Spheroid Microrobots and Their in Vivo Applications, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PhD thesis, 2019.

Dr. Bian Ye, Electrospun Nanofiber Filters For Effective Air Quality Control, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PhD thesis, 2019.

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Dr. Wang Ben, Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles and Their Biomedical Applications: from in vitro to in vivo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PhD thesis, 2018.

Dr. Zhang Yabin, Spore-derived Nanomaterials and Hybrid Microdevices for Biosensing and Environmental Remediation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PhD thesis, 2018.

Dr. Yu Jiangfan, Reconfigurable Magnetic Microrobotic Swarm for Targeted Delivery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PhD thesis, 2018.

Ms. Li Mengzhi, Actuation and Fluorescence Imaging of Helical Microswimmers Coated by Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, MPhil thesis, 2018.

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Mr. Vong Chi-Ian, Electromagnetic Coil Systems for Magnetic Microrobots: Design, Calibration and Experimental Validation. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, MPhil thesis, 2017.

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Dr. Yan Xiaohui, Spirulina-Templated Magnetic Microrobots for in vivo Applications. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PhD thesis, 2016.

Dr. Wong Wing-sze, Bacterial Cell Surface Layer Protein: Isolation, Characterization and Applications. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PhD thesis, 2016.

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Dr. Cai Jiandong, Structural Design and Optimization of Harmonic Probes for Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscope. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PhD thesis, 2015.

Dr. Liu Yang, Design of Compliant Mechanisms or Adaptive Assembly and Grasping by Using Structural Optimization. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PhD thesis, 2015.

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