Xiaojing John Zhang
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Xiaojing(John) Zhang received a PhD degree (2004) in Electrical Engineering & Bio-X from Stanford University, CA and M.Sc. in (1998) in Electrical Engineering from University of Maine, Orono, ME. He was Systems Biology Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2005) with Massachusetts Institute of Technology .His awards include DARPA Young Faculty Award (DARPA YFA Class 2010), National Instruments Medical Device Grant Awardee, British Council Early Career RXP Award (2008). He has authored about publications in high ranked journals and extensive citations include 80+ peer reviewed publications and 40+ invited presentations worldwide, 8 provisional patents in conversion to U.S. Patent/PCT, member of several grant review panels (NSF, NIH), International Review Panels (FWF, CRC) and now on the editorial board of Biomedical Microdevices, reviewer for several journals.
1) Nano-microfabricated photonic sensors for characterizing the cell mechanics, microscanners for molecular imaging and microscopy towards miniaturized endoscopic pre-cancer detection and diagnosis, and near-field nano-patterning of biomaterials. (2) Hybrid microfluidic-on-silicon instruments for in-vivo cell and embryo manipulation, culturing and analysis; in particular, microinjections, ultrasonic cellular-scale surgical tools, self-assembly and high-speed particle sorting for studying cellular interactions and embryo development network. (3) Multi-scale simulation of fundamental force, flow, energy processes involved in cell-substrate interactions. Recent work includes theoretical and experimental studies on the energy dissipation process associated with fluidic self-assembly for both soft biological samples and silicon chips.