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Yi Zhao

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
  • 294 Bevis Hall
    1080 Carmack Road
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-247-7424

About

Education

  • B.S., Tsinghua University, 2000
  • M.S., Tsinghua University, 2002
  • Ph.D., Boston University, 2006

 

Key Honors and Distinctions

  • NSF I-Corps Certificate, National Science Foundation (2014)
  • Lumley Research Award, OSU College of Engineering (2011)
  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2010)

 

RESEARCH AREAS – Laboratory for Biomedical Microsystems (https://zhaolab.engineering.osu.edu/)

  • Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation; Bio-Micro- Electro-Mechanical-Systems (BioMEMS); Microfluidics; Microscale Sensors and Actuators

 

  • Graduate student and visiting scholar research opportunities are currently available.

  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Q. Wang, H. Huang, K. Wei, Y. Zhao. 2016. Time-dependent combinatory effects of active mechanical loading and passive topographical cues on cell orientation. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 113 (10): 2191-2201.

K. Wei, H. Huang, and Y. Zhao. 2016. Focus-tunable liquid lens with an aspherical membrane for improved central and peripheral resolutions at high diopters, Optical Express, Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp. 3929-3939.

K. Wei, H. Zeng and Y. Zhao. 2014. Insect-Human Hybrid Eye (IHHE): An Adaptive Optofluidic Lens Combining Structural Characteristics of Insect and Human Eyes. Lab Chip, 14(18):3594-602.

K. Wei, N. W. Domicone and Y. Zhao. 2014. An Electroactive Liquid Lens Driven By An Annular Membrane, Optics Letters. 39(5), 1318-1321.

Q. Wang, X. Zhang, and Y. Zhao, 2014. A Microscale Mechanical Stimulator for Generating Identical In-Plane Surface Strains Towards Live Cells on Multiple Loading Sites. Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical. 194, 484-491.

X. Zhang, Q. Wang, B. Gablaski, X. Zhang, P. Lucchesi, and Y. Zhao. 2013. A Microdevice for Studying Intercellular Electromechanical Transduction in Adult Cardiac Myocytes. Lab Chip. 13(15), 3090-3097.

Q. Wang, X. Zhang, and Y. Zhao. 2013. Micromechanical Stimulator for Localized Cell Loading: Fabrication and Strain Analysis. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 015002.

C. Hass, T. M. Best, Q. Wang, and Y. Zhao. 2012. In Vivo Passive Mechanical Properties of Skeletal Muscle Improve With Massage-Like Loading Following Eccentric Exercise. Journal of Biomechanics. Vol. 45 no. 15. : 2630-2636.

H. Zeng and Y. Zhao. 2011. Liquid-State Motion Sensing.  Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. Vol. 1, no. 154. : 33-40.

H. Zeng and Y. Zhao. 2010. Dynamic Behavior of A Liquid Marble Based Accelerometer.  Applied Physics Letters. Vol. 96. : 114104.

W. Gu and Y. Zhao. 2010. Cellular Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy: An Emerging Technology of Microscale Biosensors.  Expert Reviews of Medical Devices. Vol. 6, no. 7. : 767-779.

Y. Zhao, H. Zeng, J. Nam and S. Agarwal. 2009. Fabrication of Skeletal Muscle Constructs by Topographic Activation of Cell Alignment.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Vol. 2, no. 102. : 624-631.

 

  • PATENTS

Y. Zhao, and H. Zeng. Artificial Compound Eye With Adaptive Microlenses. US 8964019 B2.

Y. Zhao and H. Huang. Systems and Methods Incorporating Liquid Lenses. US Provisional Patent, 62/459,847.

 

Prof. Zhao’s research focuses on the design and development of biomedical devices and instrumentations at multiple length scales. A major concentration of his research is to explore new sensing and actuating principles and new fabrication schemes to implement micro-/nano- total analysis systems for addressing unmet needs in human healthcare. His work has received support from National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Glaucoma Research Foundation, and National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

Honors

  • 20110101

    Lumley Research Award.

  • 20100101

    NSF CAREER Award.

  • 20100101

    Best Poster Award.

Chapters

2009

  • 2009. "Micro/nanostructures for Measuring Cellular Forces in Cardiac Myocytes." In Nanomanufacturing, edited by Shaochen Chen,

2007

  • 2007. "Nanobiotechnology: an Engineer's Foray into Biology." In Advances in Computers, edited by Marvin Zelkowitz,

Journal Articles

2018

  • Qi, L.; Ruck, G.; Spychalski, B.; Wu, B. et al., 2018, "Writing Wrinkles on Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) by Surface Oxidation with a CO2 Laser Engraver." ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 10, no. 4, 4295-4304 - 4295-4304.

2016

  • Sun, M.; Agarwal, P.; Zhao, S.; Zhao, Y. et al., 2016, "Continuous On-Chip Cell Separation Based on Conductivity-Induced Dielectrophoresis with 3D Self-Assembled Ionic Liquid Electrodes." Analytical Chemistry 88, no. 16, 8264-8271 - 8264-8271.
  • Horner, C.B.; Ico, G.; Johnson, J.; Zhao, Y. et al., 2016, "Microstructure-dependent mechanical properties of electrospun core–shell scaffolds at multi-scale levels." Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 59, 207-219 - 207-219.
  • Wang, Q.; Huang, H.; Wei, K.; Zhao, Y., 2016, "Time-dependent combinatory effects of active mechanical loading and passive topographical cues on cell orientation." Biotechnology and Bioengineering 113, no. 10, 2191-2201 - 2191-2201.

2015

  • M Best, T.; Crawford, S.K.; Haas, C., 2015, "Transverse Forces Associated with Massage-Like Loading Following Eccentric Exercise Injury in a Rabbit Model." Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy 05, no. 04,

2014

  • Wei,Kang; Zeng,Hansong; Zhao,Yi, 2014, "Insect-Human Hybrid Eye (IHHE): an adaptive optofluidic lens combining the structural characteristics of insect and human eyes.." Lab on a chip 14, no. 18, 3594-3602 - 3594-3602.
  • Wang,Qian; Zeng,Hansong; Best,Thomas,M; Haas,Caroline; Heffner,Ned,T; Agarwal,Sudha; Zhao,Yi, 2014, "A Mechatronic System for Quantitative Application and Assessment of Massage-Like Actions in Small Animals." ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING 42, no. 1, 36-49 - 36-49.
  • Wei, K.; Rudy, M.S.; Zhao, Y., 2014, "Systematic investigation of the benchtop surface wrinkling process by corona discharge." RSC Adv. 4, no. 103, 59122-59129 - 59122-59129.
  • Wei,Kang; Domicone,Nicholas,Wade; Zhao,Yi, 2014, "Electroactive liquid lens driven by an annular membrane." OPTICS LETTERS 39, no. 5, 1318-1321 - 1318-1321.

2013

  • Wei,Kang; Zeng,Hansong; Zhao,Yi, 2013, "Substrate material affects wettability of surfaces coated and sintered with silica nanoparticles." APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE 273, 32-38 - 32-38.
  • Agarwal,Pranay; Zhao,Shuting; Bielecki,Peter; Rao,Wei; Choi,Jung,Kyu; Zhao,Yi; Yu,Jianhua; Zhang,Wujie; He,Xiaoming, 2013, "One-step microfluidic generation of pre-hatching embryo-like core-shell microcapsules for miniaturized 3D culture of pluripotent stem cells." LAB ON A CHIP 13, no. 23, 4525-4533 - 4525-4533.
  • Haas,Caroline; Butterfield,Timothy,A; Abshire,Sarah; Zhao,Yi; Zhang,Xiaoli; Jarjoura,David; Best,Thomas,M, 2013, "Massage Timing Affects Postexercise Muscle Recovery and Inflammation in a Rabbit Model." MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE 45, no. 6, 1105-1112 - 1105-1112.
  • Haas,Caroline; Butterfield,Timothy,A; Zhao,Yi; Zhang,Xiaoli; Jarjoura,David; Best,Thomas,M, 2013, "Dose-dependency of massage-like compressive loading on recovery of active muscle properties following eccentric exercise: rabbit study with clinical relevance." BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE 47, no. 2, 83-88 - 83-88.

2012

  • Hass, C., Best, T.M., Wang, Q. and Zhao, Y., 2012, "In Vivo Passive Mechanical Properties of Skeletal Muscle Improve With Massage-Like Loading Following Eccentric Exercise." JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS 45, no. 15, 2030-2036 - 2030-2036.
  • Kim,Bongsu; Zhang,Xu; Borteh,Hassan; Li,Zhenqing; Guan,Jianjun; Zhao,Yi, 2012, "Fabrication of porous microtent structures toward an in vitro endothelium model." JOURNAL OF MICROMECHANICS AND MICROENGINEERING 22, no. 8, 085001 - 085001.
  • Zhang,Xu; Zhao,Yi, 2012, "Programmable patterning of polymeric microparticles by floating electrodes-assisted electrospray." JOURNAL OF MICROMECHANICS AND MICROENGINEERING 22, no. 4, 047001 - 047001.

2011

  • Zeng,H; Zhao,Y, 2011, "Rheological analysis of non-Newtonian blood flow using a microfluidic device." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL 166, no. 2, 207-213 - 207-213.
  • Zeng,Hansong; Zhao,Yi, 2011, "Sensing Movement: Microsensors for Body Motion Measurement." SENSORS 11, no. 1, 638-660 - 638-660.
  • Zeng,Hansong; Zhao,Yi, 2011, "Liquid-state motion sensing." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL 154, no. 1, 33-40 - 33-40.
  • Zeng,H; Zhao,Y, 2011, "Microfabrication in electrospun nanofibers by electrical discharges." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL 166, no. 2, 214-218 - 214-218.
  • Xu S. and Zhao Y., 2011, "Monolithic fabrication of nanochannels using core-sheath nanofibers as sacrificial mold." Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 11, no. 3, 359-365 - 359-365.

2010

  • Gu,Wenwen; Zhao,Yi, 2010, "Cellular electrical impedance spectroscopy: an emerging technology of microscale biosensors." EXPERT REVIEW OF MEDICAL DEVICES 7, no. 6, 767-779 - 767-779.
  • Zeng,H; Zhao,Y, 2010, "Dynamic behavior of a liquid marble based accelerometer." APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 96, no. 11, 114104 - 114104.

2009

  • Zhao,Yi; Zeng,Hansong, 2009, "Fabricating non-photodefinable polymer microstructures for micro-total-analysis." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL 139, no. 2, 673-681 - 673-681.
  • Zhao,Yi; Zeng,Hansong, 2009, "Rotational Maneuver of Ferromagnetic Nanowires for Cell Manipulation." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOBIOSCIENCE 8, no. 3, 226-236 - 226-236.
  • Zhao,Yi, 2009, "Investigating electrical field-affected skeletal myogenesis using a microfabricated electrode array." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL 154, no. 2, 281-287 - 281-287.
  • Zhao,Yi; Zeng,Hansong; Nam,Jin; Agarwal,Sudha, 2009, "Fabrication of Skeletal Muscle Constructs by Topographic Activation of Cell Alignment." BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING 102, no. 2, 624-631 - 624-631.

2008

  • Zeng,Hansong; Butterfield,Timothy,A; Agarwal,Sudha; Haq,Furqan; Best,Thomas,M; Zhao,Yi, 2008, "An Engineering Approach for Quantitative Analysis of the Lengthwise Strokes in Massage Therapies." JOURNAL OF MEDICAL DEVICES-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME 2, no. 4, 041003 - 041003.
  • Zhao,Yi; Zhang,Xin, 2008, "Profile control in silicon nanostructures using fluorine-enhanced oxide passivation." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY 7, no. 1, 40-47 - 40-47.
  • Butterfield,Timothy,A; Zhao,Yi; Agarwal,Sudha; Haq,Furqan; Best,Thomas,M, 2008, "Cyclic Compressive loading facilitates recovery after eccentric exercise." MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE 40, no. 7, 1289-1296 - 1289-1296.

2007

  • Zhao,Yi; Zhang,Xin, 2007, "Adaptation of myofibrils to a microstructured polymeric substrate." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL 136, no. 2, 491-495 - 491-495.

2006

  • Zhao,Yi; Zhang,Xin, 2006, "Determination of the deformations in polymeric nanostructures using geometric moire techniques for biological applications." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL 117, no. 2, 376-383 - 376-383.
  • Zhao,Y; Zhang,X, 2006, "An approach for creating polymeric microstructures with various aspect ratios for cellular analysis applications." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL 127, no. 2, 216-220 - 216-220.
  • Zhao,Y; Lim,C,C; Sawyer,D,B; Liao,R,L; Zhang,X, 2006, "Microchip for subcellular mechanics study in living cells." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL 114, no. 2, 1108-1115 - 1108-1115.
  • Zhao,Y; Zhang,X, 2006, "Cellular mechanics study in cardiac myocytes using PDMS pillars array." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL 125, no. 2, 398-404 - 398-404.

2005

  • Zhao,Y; Zhang,X, 2005, "Adaptation of flexible polymer fabrication to cellular mechanics study." APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 87, no. 14, 144101 - 144101.

2004

  • Zhang,X; Zhao,Y; Li,B; Ludlow,D, 2004, "Pumping capacity and reliability of cryogenic micro-pump for micro-satellite applications." JOURNAL OF MICROMECHANICS AND MICROENGINEERING 14, no. 10, 1421-1429 - 1421-1429.

Presentations

  • "Meeting with Small." 2007, Presented at BME Seminar, Engineers in Motion Program,
  • "Meeting with Small." 2008, Presented at STEM Leadership Summer Camp,
  • "Some Thoughts on Technical Writing During Graduate Study." 2009, Presented at BME Group Summer Retreat,
  • "Microfabrication of Electrospun Polymer Fibrous Materialsfor Functional Tissue Engineering." 2009, Presented at Institute of Microelectronics, Peking University,
  • "Special Lecture on BioMicro/Nanosystems." 2010, Presented at OSU BME 694P, Medical Devices.,
  • "Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers for Tissue Biofabrication and Micro/Nanofluidics." 2011, Presented at University of Minnesota,
  • "Electrospun/electrosprayed Constructs for Microscale Cell/Tissue Engineering." 2011, Presented at Boston University,
  • "Study of Whole Blood Viscosity Using a Microfluidic Device." 2008, Presented at Micro/Nano Society-Wide Forum, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition,
  • "Special Lecture on BioMicro/Nanosystems." 2008, Presented at BME 694P, Medical Devices,
  • "Research activities at Laboratory for BioMedical Microsystems." 2008, Presented at Biophysics Preceptor Talk,
  • "Study of Whole Blood Viscosity Using a Microfluidic Device." 2008, Presented at BME 600, Survey of Biomedical Engineering,
  • "Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers for Tissue Biofabrication and Micro/Nanofluidics." 2010, Presented at OSU BME 881 Seminar Series,
  • "Biomedcial Engineering at the Small Scale." 2010, Presented at OSU Oral Biology Seminar Series,
  • "Cellular Mechnosensors: Principle and Applications." 2007, Presented at BME 600: Survey of Biomedical Engineering,
  • "Research Activities at Laboratory for Biomedical Microsystems." 2008, Presented at Micro/Nano Society-Wide Forum, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress,
  • "Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) for Cellular and Tissue Engineering." 2008, Presented at Biophysics graduate program seminar,
  • "Meeting with Small." 2008, Presented at BME Workshop, Engineers in Motion program,
  • "Bioinspired Motion Sensors for Vestibular Prosthesis." 2009, Presented at University of Science and Technology at Beijing,
  • "Transducers for Improving and Quantifying the Efficacy of Rehabilitation." 2013, Presented at Ohio University,
  • "Application of Microsystems Technologies Towards Functional Cardiac Tissues." 2007, Presented at DHLRI seminar series,
  • "Microfabrication of Electrospun Polymer Fibrous Materials for Functional Tissue Engineering." 2009, Presented at Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University,
  • "Implantable Inertial Sensors for Vestibular Prosthesis." 2009, Presented at Nankai University,
  • "Implantable Inertial Sensors for Vestibular Prosthesis." 2009, Presented at Tianjin University,
  • "Bioinspired Motion Sensors for Vestibular Prosthesis." 2009, Presented at Department of Precision Instruments and Mechanology, Tsinghua University,
  • "MEMS Inertial Sensors Design &Applications." 2010, Presented at Peking University,

Papers in Proceedings

2018

  • Qi, L.; Yuan, S.; Xu, X.; Zhao, Y. "Maskless 3D Mictostructures of Drug-laden Capsulated Microstructures." in IEEE Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop (Hilton Head2018). (4 2018).
  • Huang, H.; Zhao, Y. "Smartphone Based Focus-Free Macroscopy Using an Adaptive Droplet Lens." in IEEE Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop (Hilton Head2018). (4 2018).
  • Huang, H.; Zhao, Y. "A Reconfigurable Optofluidic Device for Adaptive Imaging and Position Estimation with a Wide Field of View." in IEEE Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop (Hilton Head2018). (4 2018).
  • Niu, Y.; Zhao, Y. "Microfluidic Device for Mechanical Profiling of Hydrogel Microparticles." in IEEE Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop (Hilton Head2018). (4 2018).
  • Qi, L.; Zhao, Y. "Droplet Manipulation on a Surface with Gradient Wettability by in-Plane Symmetric Vibration." in IEEE Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop (Hilton Head2018). (4 2018).

2016

  • Huang, H.; Wei, K.; Wang, Q.; Zhao, Y. "Improved optical resolution for elastomer-liquid lens at high diopter using varied thickness membrane." (1 2016).

2014

  • Wei K, Domicone N, Zhao Y "A Tunable Liquid Lens Driven By A Concentric Annualr Electroactive Actuator." in Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS2014). (1 2014).
  • Wei, K., Zhao, Y. "Fabrication of Anisotropic and Hierarchical Undulations By Benchtop Surface Wrinkling." in Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems. (1 2014).
  • Wang, Q.; Wei, K.; Zhao, Y. "A microdevice to investigate the synergistic effect of passive and active mechanical stimulations on cell alignment." (1 2014).

2013

  • Q. Wang and Y. Zhao "A Microfluidic Device to Load Multiple Mechanical Stimulators with Differing Strain Magnitudes with A Single Pump." in Proceeding of the 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers2013). (6 2013).
  • K. Wei and Y. Zhao "A Three-Dimensional Deformable Liquid Lens Array For Directional and Wide angle Laparoscopic Imaging." in Technical Digest of the 25th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2013). (1 2013).
  • X. Zhang, and Y. Zhao "Creating Particulate Microstructures For two- and Three- Dimensional Cell Patterning." in Proceeding of the 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers2013). (6 2013).
  • Wang, Q.; Zhao, Y. "A microfluidic device to load multiple mechanical stimulators with differing strain magnitudes with a single pump." (12 2013).
  • Wang, Q.; Zhao, Y. "Microdevice for delivering homogeneous equi-biaxial strain to live cells without the use of platen structures." (12 2013).

2012

  • Kang, W., and Zhao, Y. "Fast and Versatile Fabrication of PDMS Nanowrinkling Structures." in Proceeding of 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences. (10 2012).
  • Wang, Q.; Zhao, Y. "Microdevice for studying intercellular mechanical transduction." (1 2012).
  • Zhang, X. and Zhao, Y. "Microfabricated Particle Assemblies for Versatile Cell Patterning." in Proceeding of 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences. (10 2012).

2011

  • Zeng,Hansong; Zhao,Yi "Liquid-state motion sensing." in 15th Transducers Conference. (5 2011).
  • B. Kim, H. Borteh, H. Zeng and Y. Zhao "Programmable Micropatterning of Nanofibers for Functional Tissue Engineering." in Proceeding of the 16th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems. (1 2011).
  • Wang, Q.; Kim, B.; Zhang, X.; Zhao, Y. "Fabrication and characterization of a microscale cellular loading device for cellular biomechanical study." (12 2011).
  • Zeng, H.; Borteh, H.; Zhao, Y. "A bioinspired 3D artificial compound eye with focus-tunable single lenses." (12 2011).
  • H. Zeng, and Y. Zhao "A 3D Artificial Compound Eye with Focus-Tunable Single Lenses." in Proceeding of 15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS'11). (1 2011).
  • Kim, B.; Borteh, H.; Zeng, H.; Zhao, Y. "Programmable micropatterning of nanofibers for functional tissue engineering." (9 2011).

2010

  • H. Zeng and Y. Zhao "Biomimetric Liquid State Inertial Sensor." in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo (ASME '10). (1 2010).
  • B. Kim, and Y. Zhao "Programmable Micropatterning of Polymer Nanofibers." in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo (ASME '10). (1 2010).
  • W. Gu, B. Kim, and Y. Zhao "Exploring Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy As An Innovative Tool for On-Chip Analysis of Human Trabecular Meshwork." in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo (ASME '10). (1 2010).

2009

  • H. Zeng, and Y. Zhao "Design and Implementation of Liquid Droplet Based Motion Sensing." in Proceeding of the 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems. (1 2009).
  • H. Zeng, and Y. Zhao "On-Chip Blood Viscometer Towards Point-of-Care Hematological Diagnosis." in 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS'09). (1 2009).
  • H. Zeng, and Y. Zhao "Cell Manipulation by Rotating Ferromagnetic Nanowires." in Proceeding of the 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS'09). (1 2009).
  • Zeng,Hansong; Ebel,Joshua; Zhao,Yi "Rapid Cell Manipulation by Rotating Nanowires." in Symposium on Microelectromechanical Systems - Materials and Devices II held at the 2008 MRS Fall Meeting. (1 2009).
  • H. Zeng, and Y. Zhao "Creating Microstructures in Electrospun Nanofibers Using a Micropatterned Collector Chip." in Proceeding of the 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems. (1 2009).
  • H. Zeng, and Y. Zhao "Electrical Discharge Based Microfabrication on Electrospun Nanofibers." in 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS '09). (1 2009).
  • Zeng,Hansong; Zhao,Yi "STUDY OF WHOLE BLOOD VISCOSITY USING A MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE." in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. (1 2009).
  • Zeng,Hansong; Zhao,Yi; Wu,Benxin; Taylor,Chris; Jacobsen,Ronald,L; Gao,Yibo "PICOSECOND LASER ABLATION OF POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE (PDMS)." in ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference. (1 2009).

2008

  • Zhao,Y "Closely spaced polymer microstructures as a unique tool for characterization at the small scales." in 21st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS'08). (1 2008).
  • Y. Zhao "Investigation of Interstructural Collapse of PDMS Microstructures." in Proceeding of the 11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS'08). (1 2008).
  • Zhao,Yi "Micro-topography enhances directional myogenic differentiation of skeletal precursor cells." in Symposium on Microelectromechanical Systems - Materials and Devices held at the 2007 MRS Fall Meeting. (1 2008).
  • Zhao,Y "Microchip for the regulation of skeletal muscle differentiation." in 21st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS'08). (1 2008).
  • H. Zeng, F. Wang, J. Guan, Y. Zhao "Micro-Electrodes Assisted Micro-Patterning on Nanofiber." in Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. (1 2008).
  • H. Zeng, F. Haq, T. Best, S. Agarwal, T. Butterfield and Y. Zhao "Biomechanical Device Towards Quantitative Massage." in 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (ASME IMECE'08). (1 2008).

2007

  • Zhao,Yi; Zhang,Xin "Adaptation of myofibrils to a microstructured polymeric substrate." in Workshop on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Hilton Head'06). (5 2007).
  • Y. Zhao "Skeletal Myoblasts Proliferation and Fusion Regulated by Microelectrode Arrays." in 11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS'07). (1 2007).
  • Y. Zhao "Three-dimensional Micro-Topography Enhances Directional Myogenic Differentiation of Skeletal Precursor Cells." in Microelectromechanical Systems--Materials and Devices, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. (1 2007).

2006

  • Y. Zhao, X. Zheng, J. Regis, D. Mabius, and X. Zhang "Creating Silicon Nanostructures with Controllable Sidewall Profiles by Using Fluorine-Enhanced Oxide Passivation." in Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences. (1 2006).
  • Y. Zhao, D. Mabius, J. Regis, and X. Zhang "Pressure-Assisted Micropatterning of Non-Photodefinable Polymers." in Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS'06). (1 2006).
  • Y. Zhao and X. Zhang "Mechanical Properties Evolution Of Polydimethylsiloxane During Crosslinking Process." in Mechanics of Biological and Bio-Inspired Materials, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. (1 2006).
  • Y. Zhao and X. Zhang "Failure Investigation of Polymer Mechanical Components." in Mechanics of Biological and Bio-Inspired Materials, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. (1 2006).
  • Y. Zhao and X. Zhang "Directional Reassembly of Myofibrils in Cultured Cardiac Myocytes Using a Three-Dimensional Polymeric Substrate." in Technical Digest of IEEE Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop (Hilton Head '06). (1 2006).
  • Zhao,Y; Zhang,X "An approach for creating polymeric microstructures with various aspect ratios for cellular analysis applications." in 18th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). (3 2006).
  • Zhao,Y; Zhang,X "Cellular mechanics study in cardiac myocytes using PDMS pillars array." in 18th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). (1 2006).

2005

  • Y. Zhao, F. Li, and X. Zhang "Determination of Deformations in Polymeric Nanostructures Using Geometric Moire Techniques for Biological Applications." in Proceeding of the 13th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers '05). (1 2005).
  • Y. Zhao, H. Yu, and X. Zhang "Creating Polymer-based Microstructures with Various Aspect Ratios from a Single Template for Cellular Force Measurements." in Proceeding of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS '05). (1 2005).
  • Zhao,Y; Zhang,X "A novel pressure indicator for continuous flow PCR chip using micro molded PDMS pillar arrays." in Symposium on Nanoscale Materials Science in Biology and Medicine held at the 2004 MRS Fall Meeting. (1 2005).
  • Y. Zhao, and X. Zhang "A Three Dimensional Substrate for Cardiac Myocyte Orientation and Contraction Force Measurements." in Proceeding of the 9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences. (1 2005).
  • Zhao,Y; Zhang,X "Micropump evaluation for cryopreservation in on-chip cell culture." in 8th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS '04). (1 2005).
  • Zhao,Y; Zhang,X "Investigation upon mechanical properties of thin film silicon under cryogenic temperature." in Symposium on Materials for Space Applications held at the 2004 MRS Fall Meeting. (1 2005).
  • Y. Zhao, and X. Zhang "Contraction Force Measurements in Cardiac Myocytes Using PDMS Pillar Arrays." in Proceeding of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS '05). (1 2005).
  • Y. Zhao and X. Zhang "Creating Nanostructures with Controllable Sidewall Profile for Mechanical Sensor Applications." in Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. (1 2005).

2004

  • H. Yu, Y. Zhao, B. Li, and X. Zhang "Three-dimensional Microvalves based on Single-layered SU-8 for Lab-on-chip Applications." in Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences. (1 2004).
  • Y. Zhao, and X. Zhang "In Situ Force Probing for Cardic Myocyte Using Micro PDMS Pillar Array." in Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS '04). (1 2004).
  • Y. Zhao, H. Yu, B. Li, and X. Zhang "Micro Molded PDMS Structures for Cardiac Myocyte Restoring Force Measurements." in Technical Digest of IEEE Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop (Hilton Head '04). (1 2004).
  • Y. Zhao, B. Li, D. Ludlow, and X. Zhang "Mechanical Performance of Silicon Diaphragm for Space Application." in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo (ASME '04). (1 2004).
  • Yu,H; Gruntzig,A; Zhao,Y; Sharon,A; Li,B; Zhang,X "Direct writing of 3D microstructures using a scanning laser system." in Symposium on Micro- and Nanosystems held at the 2003 MRS Fall Meeting. (1 2004).
  • Zhao,Y; Ludlow,D; Li,B; Zhang,X "Evaluation of design and performance of a cryogenic MEMS micropump realized with Si-based diaphragm using combination of ZYGO/WYKO interferometer and Raman spectroscopy." in Symposium on Micro- and Nanosystems held at the 2003 MRS Fall Meeting. (1 2004).
  • Y. Zhao, B. Li, D. Ludlow, and X. Zhang "Pumping Capacity and Reliability Study on Silicon-based Cryogenic Micro Pump." in Proceeding of Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech '04). (1 2004).

2003

  • H. Yu, A. Gruntzig, Y. Zhao, A. Sharon, B. Li, and X. Zhang "Rapid Prototyping 3D Microstructures on Soft and Rigid Templates Using a Scanning Laser System." in Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on Miniaturized Chemical and BioChemical Analysis Systems (MicroTAS '03). (1 2003).

Patents

  • Zhao, Y., and Zeng, H.. "Artificial Compound Eye with Adaptive Microlenses."
  • Zhao, Y., and Zeng, H.. "Artificial Compound Eye with Adaptive Microlenses." Patent number: US8964019B2
  • "Systems and Methods Incorporating Liquid Lenses."