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Since June 2018, Dr. Chengzhi Hu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at SUSTech. Dr. Chengzhi Hu received the Ph.D degree in the Department of Micro-Nano Systems Engineering, Nagoya University in 2014. He received his Bachelor degree (2008) and Master degree (2010) from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, both majoring in mechanical engineering. From May 2014 to May 2018, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Multi-Scale Robotics Lab at ETH Zurich. His primary research goals are directed toward the development of micro-/nano- robots, microfluidic chips, micro-/nano- tools and other bioMEMS devices for use in biological analysis and biomedical applications. He has been working in the field of micro-/nano- systems and automation and developed various miniaturized tools for analyzing or characterization of cell mechanics, controlled growth, cellular scaffolding and signaling, and targeted drug delivery. The researches have resulted in many publications on top journals, 30 journal papers including Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, Lab Chip, Electrochem. Commun. etc. and 24 conference papers including ICRA, IROS, EMBC. He was the guest editor of J. of Robotics, and J. of Healthcare Eng.

Personal Profile

Chengzhi Hu, born in Harbin, China, is researching microrobotics and microsystems for biomedical engineering and Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) at Southern University of Science and Technology. His primary research goals are directed toward the development of micro-/nano- robots, microfluidic chips, micro-/nano- tools and bioMEMS devices, and their applications in single cell analysis. He has been working in the field of micro-/nano- systems and automation and developed various miniaturized tools for analyzing or characterization of cell mechanics, controlled growth, cellular scaffolding and signaling, and targeted drug delivery. The research has resulted in many publications on top journals, 25 journal papers including Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, Lab Chip, Electrochem. Commun. Etc. and 24 conference papers including ICRA, IROS, EMBC. He is now the guest editor on J. of Robotics, and J. of Healthcare Eng. 

Research

1.Biological mems and microfluidic devices for single-cell analysis, diagnosis, detection and treatment

2.Micro and nano robots driven by chemical and external magnetic fields and their applications in the field of biology

3.Biological micro-nano control and medical robot

4.Nanotechnology and nanomedicine


Teaching

ME335 Microfabrication and Microsystem (Undergraduate and graduate students, autumn)

ME425 Sensing technology (Undergraduate students, spring)


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During my doctoral study in Nagoya university, I was mainly engaged in the research of magnetic micromanipulation/microassembly and microfluidic technology for the preparation of artificial tissue engineering scaffolds.These include the preparation of polymorphic magnetic hydrogel microfibers using microfluidic chips and the realization of cell envelopment, external magnetic field control, three-dimensional micron precision biological assembly, etc.

During my post-doctoral work in Swiss federal institute of technology Zurich, I mainly carried out research on microfluidic devices applied to single cell mechanical analysis and controllable growth and BioMEMS technology, as well as the design, preparation and application of biomimetic micro-nano robots.The research work includes the development of new soft indentation technology based on lab-on-chip and multi-axis cell force microscope based on capacitive MEMS force sensor, which can be used to obtain biomechanical information of cells and measure biophysical parameters comprehensively and quantitatively.A miniaturized 3d microelectrode device is designed to study the effect of local hydrogen ion gradient on cell growth.To develop a variety of targeted drug delivery oriented electrodeposition based and dual template assisted preparation of porous magnetic micro-robots and helical micro-nano robots cluster control.

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  • Welcome to visit us "Micro-Bio Robotics & Systems Lab" at SUSTech

    2018-06-01

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PhD Position: Microrobotics\Single Cell Analysis\Magnetic Medical Robots

Focus of the team

The group focuses on the integration of microfluidic devices, microrobotics, and MEMS tools for single cell analysis, targeted therapy and drug delivery. We are also working on magnetic manipulation system for various medical applications, such as active navigation of medical devices (magnetic capsule endoscope, magnetic catheter) in human body.

We are looking for the candidates with a strong academic background and exceptional grades, who have been awarded, or expect to get before the project start, a Master of Science degree in chemistry, mechanical engineering, biology, material science, physics or related fields; can perform independent research with good communication and writing skills; have a strong drive to pursuing a career in academia; acquainted with effective and creative visualization of results; an enthusiastic and result-driven person; excellent in problem solving; a team-player and are highly effective in time and project planning. Previous experience of working with following topics is highly desirable, including BioMEMS and microfluidic devices for single cell analysis, diagnosis, detection and treatment; Light/Magnetically driven microrobots and their applications; Magnetic robots for medical use.

Salary of PhD student

1.The annual salary will not less than 80-100k RMB.

2.English language requirements: TOEFL 80 or above; or IELTS 6.5 overall or above, with no sub-scores lower than 6.0.

3.Tuition fee: RMB40,000 per year. Registration fee: RMB500.

4.Accommodation fee: RMB 1,500 per month for a single room in the graduate student dormitories.

5.Extra financial support is available for all international students after enrollment to cover up to 3/4 of the tuition fee and accommodation fees for 11 months. The application should be made to the Graduate School after enrollment.

Our research group has built a Microrobotics manipulation lab, a Chemistry lab, a shared biolab. SUSTech provides various shared facilities for micro/nano fabrication, material synthesis and characterization, bioanalysis.

To Apply

Please send your CV and two papers to: hucz@sustech.edu.cn. The documents received is only for job application and will be strictly confidential.

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Microrobotics\ Single Cell Analysis\Magnetic Medical Robots

Position Description: 

An exciting opportunity has been created for two postdoctoral researchers to join the interdisciplinary research program at Micro-Bio Robotics and Systems Lab, Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China. The group focuses on the integration of microfluidic devices, microrobotics, and MEMS tools for single cell analysis, targeted therapy and drug delivery. We are also working on magnetic manipulation system for various medical applications, such as active navigation of medical devices (magnetic capsule endoscope, magnetic catheter) in human body.

Applicants should hold a PhD in chemistry, mechanical engineering, biology, material science, physics or related fields at the time of joining the lab; can perform independent research with good communication and writing skills; have a strong drive to pursuing a career in academia. Previous experience of working with following topics is highly desirable, including BioMEMS and microfluidic devices for single cell analysis, diagnosis, detection and treatment; Light/Magnetically driven microrobots and their applications; Magnetic robots for medical use.

Employer Name: Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

Position Location: No 1088, xueyuan Blvd., Xili, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Salary :

1.The annual salary will not less than 320-350k RMB.

2.Provide excellent working environment, meal allowance, medical and other insurance.

3.Provide housing allowance 2800 RMB/month.

4.Overseas PhD can apply for the “Shenzhen Peacock Plan”, eligible applicant can receive 1.6 M RMB personal allowance (Exemption of tax).

Our research group has built a Microrobotics manipulation lab, a Chemistry lab, a shared biolab. SUSTech provides various shared facilities for micro/nano fabrication, material synthesis and characterization, bioanalysis.

To Apply

Please send your CV and two papers to: hucz@sustech.edu.cn. The documents received is only for job application and will be strictly confidential.

Prof. Chengzhi Hu

Since June 2018, Dr. Chengzhi Hu is an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at SUSTech. Dr. Chengzhi Hu received the Ph.D degree in the Department of Micro-Nano Systems Engineering, Nagoya University in 2014. He received his Bachelor degree (2008) and Master degree (2010) from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, both majoring in mechanical engineering. From May 2014 to May 2018, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Multi-Scale Robotics Lab at ETH Zurich. His primary research goals are directed toward the development of micro-/nano- robots, microfluidic chips, micro-/nano- tools and other bioMEMS devices for use in biological analysis and biomedical applications. He has been working in the field of micro-/nano- systems and automation and developed various miniaturized tools for analyzing or characterization of cell mechanics, controlled growth, cellular scaffolding and signaling, and targeted drug delivery. The researches have resulted in many publications on top journals, 30 journal papers including Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, Lab Chip, Electrochem. Commun. etc. and 24 conference papers including ICRA, IROS, EMBC. He was the guest editor of J. of Robotics, and J. of Healthcare Eng.

 

 

 

 

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Email

hucz@sustc.edu.cn

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