Advanced Nanomaterials & Microrobotics Laboratory

NEWS

July 20, 2019:Article entitled "Ultra-extensible ribbon-like magnetic microswarm" is in the Top 50 most read Nature Communication physics articles published in 2018 (rank 8th). Congratulations to Jiangfan Yu and co-authors!

Click the link for details: https://www.nature.com/collections/cfjbjdecce/


May 9, 2019: Dongdong Jin and Jiangfan Yu's paper, entitled "Mimicking the structure and function of ant bridge in reconfigurable microswarm for electronic applications" has been published in ACS Nano and highlighted by SITN @ Harvard University, C&EN and Chemistry World. Congratulations to Dongdong, Jiangfan and co-authors!

Click the link for details: http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2019/ant-bridge-inspired-nanoparticle-assembly-fixes-broken-electrical-circuits/, https://cen.acs.org/materials/nanomaterials/Swarming-nanoparticles-bridge-gaps-electronic/97/web/2019/05, https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/magnetite-microswarm-repairs-circuit-by-mimicking-bridge-building-ants/3010483.article


Jan. 12, 2019: Paper entitled "Real-time tracking of fluorescent magnetic spore–based microrobots for remote detection of C. diff toxins" has been published in Science Advances. Congratulations to Yabin Zhang and co-authors!

Click the link for details: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/1/eaau9650


Dec. 3, 2018: Prof. Zhang's presentation, entitled "Magnetic Colloidal Microswarm for Targeted Delivery" in the symposium GI02: "Materials for Next Generation Robotics", has been highlighted by the 2018 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting & Exhibit held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on Nov. 25-30, 2018.

Click the link for details: https://materials.typepad.com/mrs_meeting_scene/2018/11/symposium-gi02-materials-for-next-generation-robotics.html


Nov. 22, 2018: Dr. Yabin Zhang's paper, entitled "Enhanced removal of toxic heavy metals using swarming biohybrid adsorbents", which was published in Advanced Functional Materials, has been highlighted by New Scientists (online and in the magazine). Congratulations!

Click the link for details: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032051-700-microbots-made-from-mushroom-spores-could-clean-polluted-water/


Jul. 27, 2018: Congratulations to Jiangfan Yu for his successful PhD thesis defenses and the acceptance of his work in Nature Communications! The work has also been highlighted in Nature video.

Click the link for details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTdx5zfEeiQ&ab_channel=naturevideo


Mar. 28, 2018: Our paper entitled "Multifunctional biohybrid magnetite microrobots for imaging-guided therapy" published in Science Robotics has been highlighted in the Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC) YouTube channel.

Click the link for details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2NQfgW8tSQ


Mar. 1, 2018: Dr. Zhang joins the Editorial Board of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) as Associate Editor.


Dec. 1, 2017: The workshop, entitled "30 Years of Small-Scale Robotics: from Nano-, to Millimeter-Sized Robotic Systems and Applications", is accepted for the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2018), to be held in Brisbane, Australia, on May 21-25, 2018. Congratulations to the organizers (Prof. Igor Paprotny, Prof. Eric Diller, Prof. Aaron Ohta and Prof. Li Zhang)!

Click the link for details: https://icra2018.org/program/


Nov. 23, 2017: Paper entitled "Multifunctional biohybrid magnetite microrobots for imaging-guided therapy" has been published in Science Robotics (DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.aaq1155). Congratulations to Xiaohui Yan and co-authors! The work is also highlighted in Science News (AAAS).

Click the link for details: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/robot-made-algae-can-swim-through-your-body-thanks-magnets


Apr. 5, 2017: Paper entitled "On-demand Disassembly of Paramagnetic Nanoparticle Chains for Microrobotic Cargo Delivery" has been accepted in IEEE Transactions on Robotics. Congratulations to Jeff Yu and co-authors!

Click the link for details: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7919231/


Mar. 29, 2017: CUHK and ETH Zurich Forge an Alliance on Innovative Technologies for Gastrointestinal Diseases.

Click the link for details: http://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/press_detail.php?1=1&id=2481


Jan. 16, 2017: Dr. Zhang Li serves for the 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2017, Pittsburgh, USA, July 25-28, 2017) as a Program Co-Chair.

Click the link for details: http://www.ieeenano.org/2017/


Jan. 5, 2017: Our paper by Q. Zhou et al. was highlighted in Advanced Functional Materials as the front cover in its first issue of 2017.


Nov. 21, 2016: Mr. Vong Chi-ian (M. Phil. student) won the second award in the China College Students Entrepreneurship Competition in 2016. Congratulations!


Oct. 13, 2016: Mr. Wang Shijie won the Merit Award in the competition with the FYP project "Activated Carbon Derived from Flesh of Fruits for Electric Double-Layer Capacitors". Congratulations!


Aug. 12, 2016: Dr. Zhang Li joins the Editorial Board of Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics (Springer) as Associate Editor.


Jul. 4, 2016: Mr. Vong Chi-ian (M. Phil. student) and Mr. Liu Wai-shing (undergraduate student) have won the Second Class Award in the Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2016 with their project regarding magnetic actuation setup. They are also invited to join the "Challenge Cup" National Competition in Nov. 2016 which will be held in Chengdu, Sichuan. Congratulations!


May 3, 2016:The Workshop on "Microrobots for next generation biomedical applications" has been accepted for The 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), Oct. 9-14, 2016, Daejeon, Korea. Organizers: Prof. Hongsoo Choi (DGIST), Prof. Brad Nelson (ETHZ) and Prof. Li Zhang (CUHK).


Dec. 31, 2015: Mr. Vong Chi-Ian was granted the HKEIA Innovation & Technology Project Competition Award 2015/16.


Nov. 23, 2015: Mr. Chan Kai-fung won the second award in the 14th National Challenge Cup Competition. Congratulations!!

Click the link for details: http://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/press_detail.php?1=1&id=2132


Sept. 9, 2015: Our paper by B. Wang et al. was highlighted in Advanced Materials Interfaces as the back cover story.

Click the link for details: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/admi.201570067/abstract


Jul. 15, 2015: Our paper by P. Y. Tang et al. was highlighted in ChemElectroChem as the front cover and our research at CUHK was also highlighted in the Cover Profile of that issue.

Click the link for details: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/celc.201500270/abstract


Apr. 22, 2015: Mr. Zhang Lin wins the PCKKSCA 2015 champion.

Click the link for details: http://www.mae.cuhk.edu.hk/Documents/PCKKSCA2015WinnersforMAE.pdf


Apr. 2, 2015: Mr. Zhang Lin (supervised by Dr. Zhang Li) wins the "1st 4M/ICOMM AlTeM Photo Contest" in the 4M/ICOMM2015 conference, Milan, Italy.

Click the link for details: http://www.4m-association.org/conference/2015


Feb. 25, 2015: The special session proposal, entitled "Robotic Micro and Nanomanipulation", has been accepted for IEEE CASE2015, Aug. 24-28, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Click the link for details: http://case2015.org/special-sessions/


Feb. 4, 2015: Dr. Zhang Li joins the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group).


Jan. 8, 2015: Two of our SEM micrographs were selected as winning images of 2014 Materials Today Cover Competition from hundreds of entries. Cai Yaojun is a bachelor student in Dept. MAE, supervised by Dr. Zhang Li for research in Undergraduate Summer Research Internship 2014.

Click the link for details: http://www.materialstoday.com/cover-competition-2014/



Dec. 23, 2014: Dr. Zhang Li's research is reported by WEN WEI EDUCATION as the headline news.

Click the link for details: http://paper.wenweipo.com/2014/12/23/ED1412230002.htm



Dec. 15, 2014: Mr. Zhou Qi's paper "Dumbbell Fluidic Tweezers: Enhanced Trapping and Manipulation of Microscale Objects Using Mobile Microvortices" was amongst the finalists for the Best Paper in Biomimetics at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics.


Sept. 09, 2014: Mr. Huang Jian (supervised by Dr. Zhang Li) received the "Best Project Award" in the Undergraduate Summer Research Internship 2014.

Click the link for details: http://www.erg.cuhk.edu.hk/content.php?s=1067&sub_id=&content_id=181&page=1&news_id=192


Jul. 17, 2014: Miss Han Lijuan and Mr. Tang Pengyi' s paper "Hierarchical Co3O4@Ppy@MnO2 Core-Shell-Shell Nanowire Arrays for Enhanced Electrochemical Energy Storage" was highlighted as journal cover in Nano Energy.

Click the link for details: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/22112855/7


Sept. 12, 2013: Dr. Zhang Li gave a talk on "Magnetic Microrobits for Cells and Drugs Delivery in Human body", and was interviewed by CUHK Media, TVB, ATV, and Metro Broadcast.

Click the link for details: http://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/press_detail.php?1=1&id=1623