Mar. 22, 2023: Our recent work published in Science Advances has been highlighted in a CUHK press conference. Congratulations to Prof. Zhang and Prof. Chan!
Click the link for details: https://cen.acs.org/materials/molecular-machines/Swarms-microrobots-show-power-numbers/97/i41.
Dec. 30, 2022: Our recent work published in Advanced Functional Materials has been elected as Hong Kong’s top ten innovation and technology news in 2022. Congratulations to Prof. Zhang!
Click the link for details: https://www.bhkaec.org.hk/a/129827-cht
Dec. 3, 2022: Lidong Yang has won the Hong Kong Young Scientist Finalist Award 2022 (Engineering) from Hong Kong Institute of Science. Congratulations to Lidong Yang and Prof. Zhang!
Nov. 22, 2022: Prof. Zhang has been elected as IEEE Fellow 2023 for his contribution in Micro-/nanorobot swarms and platforms for translational biomedicine. Congratulations to Prof. Zhang!
Click the link for details: https://www.erg.cuhk.edu.hk/erg/node/2496
Jul. 29, 2022: Moqiu Zhang won the Best Student Paper Award in the International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) 2022. Congratulations to Moqiu, Prof. Zhang and co-authors!
Click the link for details: https://marss-conference.org/awards/winners_of_best_student_paper_awards/
Jul. 13, 2022: Our recent work, published in Science Advances has been highlighted in a CUHK press conference today and in the New Scientist “Robot made of sticky tape and metal powder could crawl on your organs” on Jul. 15, 2022.
Click the link for details: https://institutions.newscientist.com/article/2328467-robot-made-of-sticky-tape-and-metal-powder-could-crawl-on-your-organs/ https://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/press/cuhk-devises-small-scale-origami-soft-robots-with-integrated-multifunctional-modules/
Apr. 1, 2022: Our recent work, published in Advanced Functional Materials has been highlighted in the New Scientist “Robot made of magnetic slime could grab objects inside your body” and on Twitter on Apr. 1, 2022. The tweet has more than 3 million views in just 24 hours!
Click the link for details: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2314395-robot-made-of-magnetic-slime-could-grab-objects-inside-your-body/ https://twitter.com/newscientist/status/1509599345255100417
Mar. 29, 2022: Our Science Robotics publication in 2017 has been highlighted in the Nature Outlook “Powering up – A revolution in robotics and artificial intelligence” on Mar. 29, 2022.
Click the link for details: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00859-0 https://www.nature.com/immersive/robotics-ai/index.html
Nov. 20, 2021: Wai Shing Liu and Chak Kit Cheng won the EMedic Global 2021 Engineering Medical Innovation Global Competition Clinical Readiness Award. Congratulations to Wai Shing Liu, Chak Kit Cheng and Prof. Zhang!
Click the link for details: http://www.emedicglobal.org/index.php
Sep. 24, 2021: Our recent collaborative work with CU Medicine, which was published in Science Robotics, has been highlighted in the Nature website. The highlights has also been published in the print issue of “Nature Spotlight on Biomedical Engineering in China” on Oct. 6, 2021.
Click the link for details: https://www.nature.com/articles/d42473-021-00401-2 https://www.nature.com/collections/ebajiafdeh
Sep. 24, 2021: Lidong Yang won the 2021 Chinese Association of Automation Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Finalist Award. Congratulations to Lidong Yang and Prof. Zhang!
Click the link for details: http://caa.org.cn/article/192/2465.html
Sep. 16, 2021: Our graduated Ph.D. student, Jiangfan Yu has been selected in Forbes 30 under 30 China 2021. Congratulations to Prof. Jiangfan Yu (CUHK-SZ)!
Click the link for details: https://www.forbeschforina.com/entrepreneur/57412
Aug. 5, 2021: Article entitled “Motion characteristics and control of magnetic microbeads by magnetic gradient fields” has received IEEE 3M-NANO 2021 Best Conference Paper Award. Congratulations to Prof. Tiantian Xu (SIAT, CAS), Prof. Zhang and co-authors!
Jul. 18, 2021: Fengtong Ji won the Best Oral Presentation Awards (1st class) in The International Youth Conference of Bionic Science and Engineering Conference 2021 (IYCBSE 2021) with his paper titled “Mimicking schooling fishes to construct a 3D reconfigurable microswarm for on-demand reaction-rate control”. Congratulations!
Apr. 8, 2021: Our recent collaboration result with Prof. Joseph Sung and Prof. Philip Chiu has been published on Science Robotics. Check out the photos section and the following link for more detail of our press conference. Congratulations all!
Click the link for details: https://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/press/cuhk-develops-biohybrid-soft-microrobots-with-a-rapid-endoluminal-delivery-strategy-for-gastrointestinal-gi-diseases/
Jan. 29, 2021: Prof. Zhang has been re-appointed by IEEE Nanotechnology Council (IEEE NTC) as a Distinguished Lecturer for 2021. Congratulations!
Click the link for details: https://ieeenano.org/dl-program/distinguished-lecturers-2021
Dec. 20, 2020: Our PhD student, Xingzhou Du won the Toshio Fukuda Best Paper Award in Mechatronics in IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM) 2020 with his paper titled “RoboMag: A Magnetic Actuation System Based on Mobile Electromagnetic Coils With Tunable Working Space”. Congratulations!
Nov. 11, 2020: An “News & Views” article, “Microrobotics – Embodied intelligence weaves a better future”, from Dongdong Jin and Prof. Zhang is published on Nature Machine Intelligence. Congratulations!
Click the link for details: https://www.nature.com/articles/s42256-020-00250-6
Oct. 1, 2020: Our monograph “Micro- and Nanorobots: From Individual to Swarm” is available NOW! Scan the QR code for detail & purchase.
Sep. 24, 2020: Interview of Prof Zhang, Edwin Yu, Wai Shing Liu and Xingzhou Du from United College is featured in “United We Advance”.
Click the link for details: https://www.uc.cuhk.edu.hk/publication/sep-2020-vol-17/
Sep. 1, 2020: Article from B. Wang et al. is accepted in Advanced Materials. Congratulations!
Aug. 21, 2020: Our PhD student, Lidong Yang won the Best Student Paper Award in 2020 IEEE 16th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE) with his paper titled “Large-Workspace and High-Resolution Magnetic Microrobot Navigation Using Global-Local Path Planning and Eye-In-Hand Visual Servoing”. Congratulations!
Click the link for details: https://www.ieee-ras.org/awards-recognition/conference-awards/69-awards-recognition/society-awards/80-ieee-case-best-student-conference-paper-award
June 23, 2020: Article entitled “Reversible swelling and shrinking of paramagnetic nanoparticle swarm in biofluids with high ionic strength” has received 2020 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (TMECH) Best Paper Award Finalist. Congratulations to Jiangfan Yu and Prof. Zhang!
Click the link for details: http://www.ieee-asme-mechatronics.info/2020-results/
May 7, 2020: Prof. Zhang has been appointed as an Associate Editor for the top-tier robotics journal IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO). The position will commence on July 1, 2020.
Click the link for details: https://www.ieee-ras.org/publications/t-ro/editorial-board
Mar. 9, 2020: Prof. Zhang is appointed by IEEE NTC as a distinguished lecturer for 2020. Congratulations!
Click the link for details: https://ieeenano.org/dl-program/distinguished-lecturers-2020/
Oct. 26, 2019: Dr. Ben Wang’s paper, entitled “Bubble-assisted three-dimensional ensemble of nanomotors for improved catalytic performance” has been highlighted as the front cover of iScience. Congratulations to Ben and co-authors!
Click the link for details: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589004219303049
Oct. 21, 2019: The research work of our group has been highlighted by C&EN. Congratulations to Jiangfan Yu and co-authors!
Click the link for details: https://cen.acs.org/materials/molecular-machines/Swarms-microrobots-show-power-numbers/97/i41
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