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Dr. SHEN, Yajing


Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-G6617
Phone: +(852)-3442-2045
Email: yajishen@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Personal Homepage

Research Interests

  • Robotics
  • Micro-Nano Manipulation and Control
  • Micro-Nano devices/tools for bio application

Education and Working Experience

Postdoc Micro-Nano Systems Engineering Nagoya University, Japan April, 2012 - March 2013
Ph.D. Micro-Nano Systems Engineering Nagoya University, Japan March 2012
M.S. Mechanical Engineering Xi’an Jiaotong University, China 2008
B.S. Mechanical Engineering Xi’an Jiaotong University, China 2005

Academic Awards

  • Best Manipulation Paper Award, In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (IEEE ICRA 2011)
  • 2011 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Japan Chapter Young Award
  • Best Paper Award, In 2009 International Symposium on Micro-Nano Mechatronics and Human Science (IEEE MHS 2009)


  • 基於微納機器人技術的癌細胞多維信息檢測與診斷研究, 基礎學科佈局, 深圳市, 1 Jul 2016 - 30 Jun 2019, 申亞京(PI), 王立代(Co-I).
  • Development of an Intelligent Gait Training Robot for Hemiplegic Rehabilitation, 深港合作項目, ITF, 1 Dec 2015 - 30 Nov 2017, Yajing Shen (PI).
  • 面向單細胞超微尺度力學特性表徵的微納操作與測量研究, NSFC青年, Jan 2015 - Dec 2017, Yajing shen (PI).
  • Automated 3D Cell Patterning by Optically-induced Micro Manipulation and Fabrication, GRF, 2015 - 2018, Yajing Shen (PI), WJ Li (Co-I).
  • High-flexible nanorobot platform for pollen tube local mechanical characterization from full orientation, ECS, Oct 2014 - Sep 2017, Yajing shen (PI).

Journal Publications (After joining CityU)


  • Dai Gaole, Wang Binjun, Xu Shang, Lu Yang* and Shen Yajing*, "Side-to-side Cold Welding for Controllable Nanogap Formation from 'Dumbbell' Ultrathin Gold Nanorods", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016. doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b01070
  • Dai Gaole†, Wan Wenfeng†, Zhao Yuliang, Wang Zixun, Wang Zixun, Shi Peng, and Shen Yajing*, "Controllable 3D alginate hydrogel patterning via visible-light induced electrodeposition", Biofabrication, 8(2), 025004, 2016. doi:10.1088/1758-5090/8/2/025004
  • Shang Wanfeng†, Lu Haojian†, Wan Wenfeng, Fukuda Toshio and Shen Yajing*, "Vision-based Nano Robotic System for High-throughput Non-embedded Cell Cutting", Scientific Reports, 6, 22534, 2016. doi:10.1038/srep22534


  • Yajing Shen*, Wenfeng Wan, Yong Li, Haojian Lu and Weili Ding*, "Multidirectional Image Sensing for Microscopy Based on a Rotatable Robot", Sensors, 15, 2015. doi:10.3390/s151229872
  • Wenfeng Wan†, Gaole Dai†, Lijun Zhang and Yajing Shen*, "Paper-Based Electrodeposition Chip for 3D Alginate Hydrogel Formation", Micromachines, 2015. doi:10.3390/mi6101438
  • Shen Yajing*, Zhang Zhenhai, and Fukuda Toshio, "Bending spring rate investigation of nanopipette for cell injection", Nanotechnology, 26(15), p155702, 2015. doi:10.1088/0957-4484/26/15/155702
  • Shen Yajing, Nakajima Masahiro, Zhang Zhenhai and Fukuda Toshio, "Dynamic Force Characterization Microscopy Based on Integrated Nanorobotic AFM and SEM System for Detachment Process Study", IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 20(6), 3009 - 3017, 2015. doi:10.1109/TMECH.2015.2413779
  • Yang Zhan, Wang Pengbo*, Shen Yajing, Chen Tao, Chen Liguo, Huang Qiang, Sun Lining and Fukuda Toshio, "Dual-MWCNT Probe Thermal Sensor Assembly and Evaluation Based on Nanorobotic Manipulation inside a Field-Emission-Scanning Electron Microscope", International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 12(21), 2015. doi:10.5772/59932
  • Shen Yajing*, "Effect of the Tip Size on AFM Cantilever Based Force Sensor", Journal of Sensors, 926594, 1 - 8, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/926594
  • Zhang Zhenhai, Shi Zhiguo, Yang Zhan, Xie Zhihong, Zhang Donghong, Cai De, Li Kejie and Shen, Yajing*, "Design, Simulation and Fabrication of Triaxial MEMS High Shock Accelerometer", Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 15(4), 2952 - 2957, 2015. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2015.9645
  • Zhenhai Zhang, Wei Yu, Zhiguo Shi, Yajing Shen, Donghong Zhang, Kejie Li, and Zhan Yang*, "Phase Transition Experimental and Theoretical Study of Micro Power Generator Supplying Source for CMOS Chip Based on Ferroelectric Ceramic Nano-Porous Material", Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 15, 3098–3102, 2015. doi:10.1166/jnn.2015.9644


  • Shen Yajing* and Fukuda Toshio, "State of the art: micro-nanorobotic manipulation in single cell analysis", Robotics and Biomimetics, 1(21), 2014. doi:10.1186/s40638-014-0021-4
  • Bao Jingjing, Yang Zhan, Nakajima Masahiro, Shen Yajing, Takeuchi Masaru, Huang Qiang and Fukuda Toshio, "Self-Actuating Asymmetric Platinum Catalytic Mobile Nanorobot", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 30(1), 33 - 39, 2014. doi:10.1109/TRO.2013.2291618


  • Shen Yajing*, Nakajima Masahiro, Yang Zhan, Tajima Hirotaka, Najdovski Zoran, Homma Michio and Fukuda Toshio, "Single cell stiffness measurement at various humidity conditions by nanomanipulation of a nano-needle", Nanotechnology, 24, 145703, 2013.

Book & Book Chapter

  • "In Situ Nanocharacterization of Yeast Cells using ESEM and FIB", Advanced Microscopy in Mycology, Springer, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-22437-4_6.
  • "Nanomanipulation of Biocells", Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, Springer, doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6178-0_100931-1.


  • 用於微納尺度材料的原位扭矩測試裝置和觀察裝置, CN 201610079194.8
  • 一種高頻疲勞測試裝置和微觀形貌觀察裝置,CN 201610079340.7

We are opening for Postdoc/PhD all year around. Please send your CV, reference letter (or the contact information of referrer) and a brife research statement to Dr. Yajing Shen (yajishen@cityu.edu.hk). The selected candidate will be arranged a phone interview in one week.

Last modified on 1 July, 2019