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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

Honors

  • 2011

    Lumley Research Award. .

  • 2010

    NSF CAREER Award. .

Journal Articles

2014

  • Wei,Kang; Domicone,Nicholas,Wade; Zhao,Yi, 2014, "Electroactive liquid lens driven by an annular membrane." OPTICS LETTERS 39, no. 5, 1318 - 1321.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wang,Qian; Zhang,Xu; Zhao,Yi, 2014, "A microscale mechanical stimulator for generating identical in-plane surface strains toward live cells on multiple loading sites." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL 194, 484 - 491.
  • Crawford,Scott,K; Haas,Caroline; Butterfield,Timothy,A; Wang,Qian; Zhang,Xiaoli; Zhao,Yi; Best,Thomas,M, 2014, "Effects of immediate vs. delayed massage-like loading on skeletal muscle viscoelastic properties following eccentric exercise.." Clinical biomechanics 29, no. 6, 671 - 678.

2013

  • Zhang,Xu; Wang,Qian; Gablaski,Brian; Zhang,Xiaojin; Lucchesi,Pamela; Zhao,Yi, 2013, "A microdevice for studying intercellular electromechanical transduction in adult cardiac myocytes." LAB ON A CHIP 13, no. 15, 3090 - 3097.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wang,Qian; Zhang,Xu; Zhao,Yi, 2013, "Micromechanical stimulator for localized cell loading: fabrication and strain analysis." JOURNAL OF MICROMECHANICS AND MICROENGINEERING 23, no. 1, 015002 -
  • 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.

2012

  • Zhang,Xu; Zhao,Yi, 2012, "Programmable patterning of polymeric microparticles by floating electrodes-assisted electrospray." JOURNAL OF MICROMECHANICS AND MICROENGINEERING 22, no. 4, 047001 -
  • 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 -
  • 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.

2011

  • Zeng,Hansong; Zhao,Yi, 2011, "Liquid-state motion sensing." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL 154, no. 1, 33 - 40.
  • Zeng,Hansong; Zhao,Yi, 2011, "Sensing Movement: Microsensors for Body Motion Measurement." SENSORS 11, no. 1, 638 - 660.
  • 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.
  • Zeng,H; Zhao,Y, 2011, "Microfabrication in electrospun nanofibers by electrical discharges." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL 166, no. 2, 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.

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.
  • Zeng,H; Zhao,Y, 2010, "Dynamic behavior of a liquid marble based accelerometer." APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 96, no. 11, 114104 -

2009

  • Zhao,Yi, 2009, "Investigating electrical field-affected skeletal myogenesis using a microfabricated electrode array." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL 154, no. 2, 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.
  • Zhao,Yi; Zeng,Hansong, 2009, "Fabricating non-photodefinable polymer microstructures for micro-total-analysis." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL 139, no. 2, 673 - 681.
  • Zhao,Yi; Zeng,Hansong, 2009, "Rotational Maneuver of Ferromagnetic Nanowires for Cell Manipulation." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOBIOSCIENCE 8, no. 3, 226 - 236.

2008

  • 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.
  • Zhao,Yi; Zhang,Xin, 2008, "Profile control in silicon nanostructures using fluorine-enhanced oxide passivation." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY 7, no. 1, 40 - 47.
  • 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 -

2007

  • Zhao,Yi; Lim,Chee,Chew; Sawyer,Douglas,Brian; Liao,Ronglih; Zhang,Xin, 2007, "Simultaneous orientation and cellular force measurements in adult cardiac myocytes using three-dimensional polymeric microstructures." CELL MOTILITY AND THE CYTOSKELETON 64, no. 9, 718 - 725.
  • Zhao,Yi; Zhang,Xin, 2007, "Adaptation of myofibrils to a microstructured polymeric substrate." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL 136, no. 2, 491 - 495.

2006

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

2005

  • Zhao,Y; Zhang,X, 2005, "Adaptation of flexible polymer fabrication to cellular mechanics study." APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 87, no. 14, 144101 -
  • Zhao,Y; Lim,C,C; Sawyer,D,B; Liao,R,L; Zhang,X, 2005, "Cellular force measurements using single-spaced polymeric microstructures: isolating cells from base substrate." JOURNAL OF MICROMECHANICS AND MICROENGINEERING 15, no. 9, 1649 - 1656.

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.

Presentations

  • "Microfabrication of Electrospun Polymer Fibrous Materialsfor Functional Tissue Engineering." 2009, Presented at Institute of Microelectronics, Peking University, Beijing, CN|CHN
  • "Microfabrication of Electrospun Polymer Fibrous Materials for Functional Tissue Engineering." 2009, Presented at Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN|CHN
  • "Implantable Inertial Sensors for Vestibular Prosthesis." 2009, Presented at Tianjin University, Tianjin, CN|CHN
  • "Implantable Inertial Sensors for Vestibular Prosthesis." 2009, Presented at Nankai University, Nankai University,
  • "Bioinspired Motion Sensors for Vestibular Prosthesis." 2009, Presented at University of Science and Technology at Beijing, CN|CHN
  • "Meeting with Small." 2008, Presented at STEM Leadership Summer Camp,
  • "Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers for Tissue Biofabrication and Micro/Nanofluidics." 2011, Presented at University of Minnesota,
  • "MEMS Inertial Sensors Design &Applications." 2010, Presented at Peking University,
  • "Electrospun/electrosprayed Constructs for Microscale Cell/Tissue Engineering." 2011, Presented at Boston University,
  • "Transducers for Improving and Quantifying the Efficacy of Rehabilitation." 2013, Presented at Ohio University, Athens, US|USA

Papers in Proceedings

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). San Francisco, CA, (1 2014). 909 - 912.
  • 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. San Francisco, CA, (1 2014). 474 - 477.

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). Barcelona, Spain, (6 2013). 392 - 395.
  • 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). Taipei, (1 2013). 133 - 136.
  • 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). Barcelona, Spain, (6 2013). 2616 - 2619.

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. Okinawa, Japan, (10 2012). 503 - 505.
  • 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. Okinawa, Japan, (10 2012). 1087 - 1089.
  • Wei, K., Zhao, Y. "Fast and Versatile Fabrication of PDMS Nanowrinkling Structures." in Proceeding of 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences. Okinawa, Japan, (10 2012). 665 - 667.

2011

  • Q. Wang, and Y. Zhao "Miniaturized Cell Mechanical Stimulator with Controlled Strain Gradient for Cellular Mechanobiological Study." in Proceeding of 15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS'11). Seattle, (1 2011). 1113 - 1115.
  • 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). Seattle, (1 2011). 1980 - 1982.
  • Borteh,H; Kim,B; Zhao,Y "POROUS MICROFLUIDICS: A UNIQUE PLATFORM FOR TRANSVASCULAR STUDY." in 24th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS'11). NEW YORK, (1 2011). 952 - 955.

2009

  • B. Kim, D. M. Grzybowski, P. Weber, C. J. Roberts, and Y. Zhao "Electrospun Micro/Nanofiber Assisted In Vitro Construction of Trabecular Meshwork for Glaucoma Investigation." in Proceeding of the 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS'09). Jeju Island, (1 2009). 1192 - 1194.
  • H. Zeng, and Y. Zhao "Electrical Discharge Based Microfabrication on Electrospun Nanofibers." in 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS '09). Sorento, (1 2009). 559 - 562.
  • 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). JeJu Island, (1 2009). 1128 - 1130.
  • 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). Sorento, (1 2009). 240 - 243.

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). NEW YORK, (1 2008). 459 - 462.
  • 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). Paris, (1 2008). M5G -
  • S.W. Price, B. Kim, C.J. Roberts, D.M. Grzybowski and Y. Zhao "Investigating the Porosity of Trabecular Meshwork Using Microfabricated Structures for Glaucoma Treatments." in Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS'08). San Deigo, (1 2008). 543 - 545.
  • Zhao,Y "Microchip for the regulation of skeletal muscle differentiation." in 21st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS'08). NEW YORK, (1 2008). 288 - 291.

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). Paris, (1 2007). T43A -
  • Zhao,Yi; Zhang,Xin "Adaptation of myofibrils to a microstructured polymeric substrate." in Workshop on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Hilton Head'06). LAUSANNE, (5 2007). 491 - 495.

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). Tokyo, (1 2006). 1439 - 1443.
  • 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). Hilton Head Island, (1 2006). 410 - 411.

2005

  • Zhao,Y; Li,F; Zhang,X "Determination of deformations in polymeric nanostructures using geometric Moire techniques for biological applications." in 13th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers '05). NEW YORK, (1 2005). 1748 - 1751.
  • Zhao,Y; Zhang,X "Contraction force measurements in cardiac myocytes using PDMS pillar arrays." in 18th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS '05). NEW YORK, (1 2005). 834 - 837.
  • Zhao,Y; Yu,H; Zhang,X "Creating polymer-based microstructures with various aspect ratios from a single template for cellular force measurements." in 18th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS '05). NEW YORK, (1 2005). 496 - 499.
  • Yu,H; Zhao,Y; Li,B; Zhang,X "Three-dimensional microvalves based on single-layered SU-8 for Lab-on-Chip application." in 8th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS '04). CAMBRIDGE, (1 2005). 76 - 78.
  • 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). Miami Beach, (1 2005). 834 - 837.
  • Zhao,Y; Zhang,X "In situ force probing for cardiac myocyte using PDMS pillar array." in 8th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS '04). NEW YORK, (1 2005). 430 - 432.
  • 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). Seoul, (1 2005). 1748 - 1751.

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). Boston, (1 2004). xxx - xxx.

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). Squaw Valley, (1 2003). 347 - 350.

Patents

  • Zhao, Y., and Zeng, H.. "Artificial Compound Eye with Adaptive Microlenses."