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Yi Zhao

  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • 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

  • January, 2011

    Lumley Research Award.

  • January, 2010

    Best Poster Award.

  • January, 2010

    NSF CAREER 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,

Journal Articles

2019

  • Qi, L.; Niu, Y.; Ruck, C.; Zhao, Y., 2019, "Mechanical-activated digital microfluidics with gradient surface wettability." LAB ON A CHIP 19, no. 2, 223-232 - 223-232.

2018

  • Wang, Q.; Huang, H.; Niu, Y.; Zhang, X. et al., 2018, "Microscale cell stretcher to generate spatially uniform equi-biaxial strain using an elastomeric membrane with a contoured thickness profile." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL 273, 1600-1609 - 1600-1609.
  • Qi, L.; Ruck, C.; Spychalski, G.; King, B. et al., 2018, "Writing Wrinkles on Poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) by Surface Oxidation with a CO2 Laser Engraver." ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES 10, no. 4, 4295-4304 - 4295-4304.
  • Niu, Y.; Qi, L.; Zhang, F.; Zhao, Y., 2018, "Geometric screening of core/shell hydrogel microcapsules using a tapered microchannel with interdigitated electrodes." Biosensors and Bioelectronics 112, 162-169 - 162-169.

2017

  • Niu, Y.; Zhang, X.; Si, T.; Zhang, Y. et al., 2017, "Simultaneous Measurements of Geometric and Viscoelastic Properties of Hydrogel Microbeads Using Continuous-Flow Microfluidics with Embedded Electrodes." SMALL 13, no. 48, 1702821-1702821 - 1702821-1702821.
  • Qi, L.; Knapton, E.K.; Zhang, X.; Zhang, T. et al., 2017, "Pre-culture Sudan Black B treatment suppresses autofluorescence signals emitted from polymer tissue scaffolds.." Sci Rep 7, no. 1, 8361-8361 - 8361-8361.
  • Gu, Y.; Jukkola, P.; Wang, Q.; Esparza, T. et al., 2017, "Polarity of varicosity initiation in central neuron mechanosensation.." JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY 216, no. 7, 2179-2199 - 2179-2199.
  • Agarwal, P.; Wang, H.; Sun, M.; Xu, J. et al., 2017, "Microfluidics Enabled Bottom-Up Engineering of 3D Vascularized Tumor for Drug Discovery." ACS Nano 11, no. 7, 6691-6702 - 6691-6702.
  • Niu, Y.; Zhang, X.; Si, T.; Zhang, Y. et al., 2017, "Simultaneous Measurements of Geometric and Viscoelastic Properties of Hydrogel Microbeads Using Continuous-Flow Microfluidics with Embedded Electrodes." Small 13, no. 48,

2016

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wei, K.; Huang, H.; Wang, Q.; Zhao, Y., 2016, "Focus-tunable liquid lens with an aspherical membrane for improved central and peripheral resolutions at high diopters." Optics Express 24, no. 4, 3929-3939 - 3929-3939.

2015

  • Wang, Q.; Zhang, X.; Zhao, Y., 2015, "A multiplexed micromechanical cell stimulator for studying magnitude-dependent cell responses." Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 18, no. 3, 415-425 - 415-425.
  • 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

  • Zhang, X.; Huk, D.; Lincoln, J.; Zhao, Y., 2014, "A Microfluidic Shear Device that Accommodates Parallel High and Low Stress Zones Within the Same Culturing Chamber." Biomicrofluidics 8, no. 5, 054106-054106 - 054106-054106.
  • Crawford, S.; Haas, C.; Butterfield, T.; Wang, Q. et al., 2014, "Effects of immediate vs. delayed massage-like loading on skeletal muscle viscoelastic properties following eccentric exercise.." Clinical biomechanics 29, no. 6, 671-678 - 671-678.
  • Best, T.M.; Crawford, S.K.; Haas, C.; Charles, L. et al., 2014, "Transverse forces in skeletal muscle with massage-like loading in a rabbit model." BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 14, no. 1, 393-393 - 393-393.
  • Wang, Q.; Zhang, X.; Zhao, Y., 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 - 484-491.
  • 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; 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.
  • 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

  • Agarwal, P.; Zhao, S.; Bielecki, P.; Rao, W. et al., 2013, "One-step microfluidic generation of pre-hatching embryo-like core-shell microcapsules for miniaturized 3D culture of pluripotent stem cells." Lab Chip 13, no. 23, 4525-4533 - 4525-4533.
  • Zhang, X.; Wang, Q.; Gablaski, B.; Zhang, X. et al., 2013, "A microdevice for studying intercellular electromechanical transduction in adult cardiac myocytes." LAB ON A CHIP 13, no. 15, 3090-3097 - 3090-3097.
  • Wang, Q.; Zhang, X.; Zhao, Y., 2013, "Micromechanical stimulator for localized cell loading: fabrication and strain analysis." JOURNAL OF MICROMECHANICS AND MICROENGINEERING 23, no. 1, 015002-015002 - 015002-015002.
  • Wei, K.; Zeng, H.; Zhao, Y., 2013, "Substrate material affects wettability of surfaces coated and sintered with silica nanoparticles." APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE 273, 32-38 - 32-38.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 - 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 - 085001.
  • Kim, B.; Zhang, X.; Borteh, H.; Li, Z. et al., 2012, "Fabrication of Porous Microtent Structures Towards An In Vitro Endothelium Model." Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (IF 2.281) 22, 085001-085001 - 085001-085001.

2011

  • Zeng, H.; Zhao, Y., 2011, "Sensing Movement: Microsensors for Body Motion Measurement." SENSORS 11, no. 1, 638-660 - 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 - 207-213.
  • 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.; Zhao, Y., 2011, "Monolithic fabrication of nanochannels using core-sheath nanofibers as sacrificial mold." Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 11, no. 3, 359-365 - 359-365.
  • Zeng,Hansong; Zhao,Yi, 2011, "Liquid-state motion sensing." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL 154, no. 1, 33-40 - 33-40.

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

  • Zhao, Y.; Lim, C.; Sawyer, D.; Liao, R. et al., 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 - 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 - 491-495.

2006

  • Zhao, Y.; Zhang, X., 2006, "Determination of the deformations in polymeric nanostructures using geometric moiré 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; 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.
  • Zhao, Y.; Lim, C.C.; Sawyer, D.B.; Liao, R.L. et al., 2006, "Microchip for subcellular mechanics study in living cells." SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL 114, no. 2, 1108-1115 - 1108-1115.

2005

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

2002

  • Zhao, Y.; Zeng, D.; Tang, J.; Li, S., 2002, "Comprehensive Diagnosis and Control for the Quality of Automobile Aluminum Die Castings." Te Zhong Zhu Zao Ji You Se He Jin/Journal of Special Casting & Nonferrous Alloys 32-34 - 32-34.

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,
  • "Continuous-Flow Microfluidic Approach for Simultaneous Measurement of Geometric and Viscoelastic Properties of Particulate Species Towards Deformability Tests for Liquid Biopsies.." 2017, Presented at The 2nd International Symposium of Microfluidics and Medical Examination.,
  • "Adaptive Elastomer-Liquid Lenses." 2017, Presented at International Symposium of Biomedical Micro/Nanotechnology (ISBM 2017),

Papers in Proceedings

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).
  • 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).
  • Niu, Y.; Zhao, Y. "Microfluidic Device for Mechanical Profiling of Hydrogel Microparticles." 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).

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).

2015

  • Crawford, S.K.; Zhao, Y.; Best, T.M. "Total Mechanical Work Applied During Massage of Skeletal Muscle in a Rabbit Model." (5 2015).

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).
  • 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).
  • 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

  • Wei, K.; Zhao, Y. "A THREE-DIMENSIONAL DEFORMABLE LIQUID LENS ARRAY FOR DIRECTIONAL AND WIDE ANGLE LAPAROSCOPIC IMAGING." in 26th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). (1 2013).
  • Wang, Q.; Zhao, Y. "A microfluidic device to load multiple mechanical stimulators with differing strain magnitudes with a single pump." (12 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).
  • Wang, Q.; Zhao, Y. "Microdevice for delivering homogeneous equi-biaxial strain to live cells without the use of platen structures." (12 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).

2012

  • Gu, W.; Kim, B.; Zhao, Y. "EXPLORING ELECTRIC IMPEDANCE SPECTROSCOPY AS AN INNOVATIVE TOOL FOR ON-CHIP ANALYSIS OF HUMAN TRABECULAR MESHWORK." in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). (1 2012).
  • Kim, B.; Zhao, Y. "Programmable Micropatterning of Polymer Nanofibers." in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). (1 2012).
  • Zeng, H.; Zhao, Y. "BIOMIMETRIC LIQUID STATE INERTIAL SENSOR." in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). (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).
  • 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).

2011

  • Zeng, H.; Zhao, Y. "Liquid-state motion sensing." in 15th Transducers Conference. (5 2011).
  • Borteh, H.; Kim, B.; Zhao, Y. "Porous microfluidics: A unique platform for transvascular study." (4 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).
  • Zeng, H.; Borteh, H.; Zhao, Y. "A bioinspired 3D artificial compound eye with focus-tunable single lenses." (12 2011).
  • Kim, B.; Roberts, C.J.; Mahmoud, A.M.; Weber, P. et al. "Effect of topographic cues on in vitro cultured trabecular meshwork endothelial cells." (12 2011).
  • Wang, Q.; Kim, B.; Zhang, X.; Zhao, Y. "Fabrication and characterization of a microscale cellular loading device for cellular biomechanical study." (12 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.; Zhao, Y. "Miniaturized cell mechanical stimulator with controlled strain gradient for cellular mechanobiolgical study." (12 2011).
  • Kim, B.; Borteh, H.; Zeng, H.; Zhao, Y. "Programmable micropatterning of nanofibers for functional tissue engineering." (9 2011).

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).
  • Zeng, H.; Zhao, Y. "STUDY OF WHOLE BLOOD VISCOSITY USING A MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE." in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. (1 2009).
  • Zeng, H.; Zhao, Y.; Wu, B.; Taylor, C. et al. "PICOSECOND LASER ABLATION OF POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE (PDMS)." in ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference. (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; 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).
  • Kim, B.; Grzybowski, D.M.; Weber, P.; Roberts, C.J. et al. "Electrospun micro/nanofiber assisted in vitro construction of trabecular meshwork for glaucoma investigation." (1 2009).
  • Zeng, H.; Zhao, Y.; Agarwal, S.; Butterfield, T. et al. "BIOMECHANICAL DEVICE TOWARDS QUANTITATIVE MASSAGE." in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. (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).
  • 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).

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).
  • Price, S.W.; Kim, B.; Roberts, C.J.; Grzybowski, D.M. et al. "Investigating the porosity of trabecular meshwork using microfabricated structures for glaucoma treatments." (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).
  • 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 2008). (1 2008).
  • Zhao, Y. "Microchip for the regulation of skeletal muscle differentiation." in 21st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2008). (1 2008).
  • Zhao, Y. "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).

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).
  • 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).
  • Zhao, Y.; Zhang, X. "Adaptation of myofibrils to a microstructured polymeric substrate." in Workshop on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems. (5 2007).

2006

  • Zhao, Y.; Zhang, X. "Cellular mechanics study in cardiac myocytes using PDMS pillars array." (1 2006).
  • Zhao, Y.; Zhang, X. "Mechanical properties evolution of polydimethylsiloxane during crosslinking process." (12 2006).
  • Zhao, Y.; Zhang, X. "An approach for creating polymeric microstructures with various aspect ratios for cellular analysis applications." (3 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.; Mabius, D.L.; Regis, J.; Zhang, X. "Pressure-assisted micropatterning of non-photodefinable polymers." (1 2006).
  • Zhao, Y.; Zheng, X.; Regis, J.; Mabius, D.L. et al. "Creating silicon nanostructures with controllable sidewall profiles by using fluorine-enhanced oxide passivation." (1 2006).
  • Zhao, Y.; Zhang, X. "Failure investigation of polymer mechanical micromponents." (12 2006).

2005

  • Zhao, Y.; Zhang, X.; IEEE, "Contraction force measurements in cardiac myocytes using PDMS pillar arrays." (1 2005).
  • Zhao, Y.; Zhang, X.; Yu, H. 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). https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/1453975, (1 2005).
  • 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. (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).
  • 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. (1 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. (1 2005).
  • Zhao, Y.; Zhang, X. "Investigation upon mechanical properties of thin film silicon under cryogenic temperature." (8 2005).
  • Zhao, Y.; Zhang, X. "A three-dimensional substrate for cardiac myocyte orientation and contraction force measurements." (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).
  • 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).

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).
  • Zhao, Y.; Li, B.; Ludlow, D.; Zhang, X. "Pumping capacity and reliability study on silicon-based cryogenic micro pump." in Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech 2004). (1 2004).
  • Zhao, Y.; Ludlow, D.; Li, B.; Zhang, X. "Mechanical performance of silicon diaphragm for space application." (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).

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).
  • Yu, H.; Grüntzig, A.; Zhao, Y.; Sharon, A. et al. "Direct writing of 3D microstructures using a scanning laser system." (12 2003).

Patents

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