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Dr. LAI, W.C., King

BEng(CUHK), MPhil(CUHK), PhD(CUHK)

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: AC1-P6417
Phone: +(852)-3442-9099
Email: kinglai@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Personal Homepage

Research Interests

  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Micro-/nano-manipulation
  • Nano electronics and devices
  • Photovoltaics
  • Bio-nanotechnology

Education & Experience

2006 - 2012 Postdoctoral Researcher Electrical and Computer Engineering Michigan State University
2002 - 2005 Ph.D. Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering Chinese University of Hong Kong
2000 - 2002 M.Phil. Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering Chinese University of Hong Kong
1997 - 2000 B.Eng. Mechanical and Automation Engineering Chinese University of Hong Kong

Awards

  1. 2015/2016 Teaching Excellent Award, City University of Hong Kong
  2. 2014 Silver Award, HKEIA Innovation & Technology Project Competition
  3. 2013/2014 Outstanding Academic Performance Award for Research Degree Students (PhD Student: FANG Yuqiang)
  4. 2013 Best Conference Paper Award, the 13th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-Nano)

Publications

  1. Xin Tang and King W. C. Lai, “Substrate Effect on Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) based Nanolithography of Graphene,” IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology, 2016. (Accepted)
  2. Yuqiang Fang and King W. C. Lai, “Modelling the mechanics of cells in the cell spreading process driven by traction forces”, Physical Review E, vol. 93, 042404, 2016.
  3. Y. Fang, C. Y. Y. Iu, C. N. P. Lui, Y. Zou, C. K. M. Fung, H. W. Li, N. Xi, K. K. L. Yung** and King W. C. Lai**, “Investigating dynamic structural and mechanical changes of neuroblastoma cells associated with glutamate-mediated neurodegeneration”, Scientific Reports, vol. 4, 7074, DOI:10.1038/srep07074, 2014. (**corresponding author).
  4. Runhuai Yang, Chi Ho Tam, Ka Lun Cheung, Kai Chun Wong, Ning Xi, Jie Yang, and King W. C. Lai, “Cell Segmentation and Pipette Identification for Automated Patch Clamp Recording,” Robotics and Biomimetics, vol. 1, 20, 2014.
  5. Ruiguo Yang, Bo Song, Zhiyong Sun, King Wai Chiu Lai, Carmen Kar Man Fung, Kevin C. Patterson, Kristina Seiffert-Sinha, Animesh A. Sinha, Ning Xi, “Cellular level robotic surgery: Nanodissection of intermediate filaments in live keratinocytes,” Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 11(1), pp.137-145, 2015.
  6. Kristina Seiffert-Sinha, Ruiguo Yang, Carmen K. Fung, King W. W. Lai, Kevin C. Patterson, Aimee S. Payne, Ning Xi and Animesh A. Sinha, “Nanorobotic Investigation Identifies Novel Visual, Structural and Functional Correlates of Autoimmune Pathology in a Blistering Skin Disease Model”, PLoS ONE, 9(9): e106895. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0106895, 2014.
  7. Ngan Pan Bennett Au, Yuqiang Fang, Ning Xi, Lai, King Wai Chiu Lai**, Chi Him Eddie Ma**, “Probing for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in live dorsal root ganglion neurons with atomic force microscopy,” Nanomedicine, vol. 10(6), p. 1323-1333, 2014. (**corresponding author).
  8. B. Song, J. Zhao, N. Xi, H. Chen, K. W. C. Lai, R. Yang, L. Chen, “Compressive Feedback-Based Motion Control for Nanomanipulation—Theory and Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 30(1), pp.103-114, 2013.
  9. R. Yang, N. Xi, King W. C. Lai, K. C. Patterson, H. Chen, B. Song, C. Qu, B. Zhong, D.H. Wang, “Cellular biophysical dynamics and ion channel activities detected by AFM-based nanorobotic manipulator in insulinoma β-cells,” Nanomedicine-Nanotechnology Biology and Medicine, 9(5), pp 636-645, 2013.
  10. Ruiguo Yang, Ning Xi, King Wai Chiu Lai, Kevin C. Patterson, Hongzhi Chen, Bo Song, Chengeng Qu, Beihua Zhong, Donna H. Wang, “Cellular biophysical dynamics and ion channel activities detected by AFM-based nanorobotic manipulator in insulinoma β-cells,” Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 9, pp. 636-645, 2013.
  11. Ning Xi, Bo Song, Ruiguo Yang, King Wai Chiu Lai, Hongzhi Chen, Chengeng Qu, and Liangliang Chen, “Video Rate Atomic Force Microscopy: Use of compressive scanning for nanoscale video imaging,” IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, vol. 7, pp. 4 – 8, 2012.
  12. King Wai Chiu Lai, Ning Xi, Hongzhi Chen, Bo Song, and Liangliang Chen, Development of Infrared Camera Using Graphene, IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, vol. 6, issue 1, pp. 4-7, 2012.
  13. Hongzhi Chen, Ning Xi, King Wai Chiu Lai, Liangliang Chen, Carmen Kar Man Fung, and Jianyong Lou, Plasmonic-resonant bowtie antenna for carbon nanotube photodetectors, International Journal of Optics, vol. 2012, pp. 318104 (9 pages), 2012.
  14. Ruiguo Yang, Jennifer Y. Chen, Ning Xi, King Wai Chiu Lai, Chengeng Qu, Carmen Kar Man Fung, Lynn S. Penn, and Jun Xi, Characterization of mechanical behavior of an epithelial monolayer in response to epidermal growth factor stimulation, Experimental Cell Research, vol. 318, issue 5, pp. 521-526, 2012.
  15. Ruiguo Yang, Ning Xi, Carmen Kar Man Fung, Kristina Seiffert-Sinha, King Wai Chiu Lai, and Animesh A. Sinha, The Emergence of AFM Applications to Cell Biology: How new technologies are facilitating investigation of human cells in health and disease at the nanoscale, Journal of Nanoscience Letters, vol.1, No. 2, pp. 87-101, 2011.
  16. Ruiguo Yang, Ning Xi, King Wai Chiu Lai, Beihua Zhong, Carmen Kar Man Fung, Chengeng Qu, and Donna H. Wang, Nanomechanical Analysis of Insulinoma Cells by Atomic Force Microscopy after Glucose and Capsaicin Stimulation, Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, vol. 32, pp. 853-860, 2011.
  17. armen Kar Man Fung, Ning Xi, Ruiguo Yang, Kristina Seiffert-Sinha, King Wai Chiu Lai, and Animesh A. Sinha, Quantitative Analysis of Human Keratinocyte Cell Elasticity using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, vol. 10, issue 1, pp. 9-15, 2011.
  18. King Wai Chiu Lai, Jeffri J. Narendra, Ning Xi, Jiangbo Zhang, Timothy A. Grotjohn and Jes Asmussen, Development of Plasma Nanomanufacturing Workcell, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, vol. 132, issue 3, pp. 031003 (8 pages), 2010.
  19. Carmen Kar Man Fung, Ruiguo Yang, King Wai Chiu Lai, Ning Xi, K Seiffert-Sinha, AA Sinha, Micro fixture enabled in-situ imaging and manipulation of cell membrane protein, 2010 5th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (NEMS), pp. 165-168, 2010. (Best Conference Paper)
  20. Carmen Kar Man Fung, Ning Xi, King Wai Chiu Lai, Jianyong Lou, and Hongzhi Chen, Noncryogenic, Cooled IR Sensors Based on Carbon Nanotubes, SPIE Newsroom, doi: 10.1117/2.1201011.003294, 2010.
  21. Hongzhi Chen, Ning Xi, King W. C. Lai, Carmen Kar Man Fung and Ruiguo Yang, Development of High Performance Infrared Detector Using Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 582-589, 2010.
  22. Ning Xi, Carmen K. M. Fung, Ruiguo Yang, Kristina Seiffert-Sinha, King Wai Chiu Lai, and Animesh A. Sinha, Bionanomanipulation using atomic force microscopy - Understanding disease at the molecular level using a nano robot, IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 9-12, 2010.
  23. Carmen K. M. Fung, Seiffert-Sinha, King W. C. Lai, R. Yang, D. Panyard, J. Zhang, N. Xi and A. Sinha, Investigation of human keratinocyte cell adhesion using atomic force microscopy (AFM), Nanomedicine, vol. 6, issue 1, pp. 191-200, 2010.
  24. King W. C. Lai, Ning Xi, Carmen K. M. Fung, Hongzhi Chen and Tzyh-Jong Tarn, Engineering the Band Gap of Carbon Nanotubes for Infrared Sensors, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 95, issue 22, 221107, 2009.
  25. Carmen K. M. Fung, Ning Xi, Balasubramaniam Shanker, King W. C. Lai, Nano Resonant Signal Booster for Carbon Nanotube Based Infrared Detectors, Nanotechnology, vol. 20, 185201, 2009.
  26. King W. C. Lai, Ning Xi, Carmen Kar Man Fung, Jiangbo Zhang, Hongzhi Chen, Yilun Luo and Uchechukwu C. Wejinya, Automated Nanomanufacturing System to Assemble Carbon Nanotube Based Devices, The International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), vol. 28, issue 4, pp. 523-536, 2009.
  27. Jiangbo Zhang, Ning Xi, Hongzhi Chen, King W. C. Lai, and Guangyong Li, Design, Manufacturing and Testing of Single Carbon Nanotube Based Infrared Sensors, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 8, issue 2, pp. 245-251, 2009.
  28. King W. C. Lai, Ning Xi, Uchechukwu C. Wejinya, Automated Process for Selection of Carbon Nanotube by Electronic Property using Dielectrophoretic Manipulation, Journal of Micro-Nano Mechatronics, vol. 4, issue 1, pp. 37-48, 2008.
  29. chechukwu C. Wejinyaa, Yantao Shen, Ning Xi, King W. C. Lai and Jiangbo Zhang, An efficient approach of handling and deposition of micro and nano entities using sensorized microfluidic end-effector system, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 147, issue 1, pp. 6-16, 2008.
  30. Jiangbo Zhang, Ning Xi, Hongzhi Chen, King W. C. Lai, Guangyong Li, Photovoltaic Effect in Single Carbon Nanotube Based Schottky Diodes, International Journal of Nanoparticles, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 108-118, 2008.
  31. Jiangbo Zhang, Ning Xi, Lianqing Liu, Hongzhi Chen, King W. C. Lai, and Guangyong Li, Atomic force yields a master nanomanipulator, IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 13-17, 2008.
  32. Jiangbo Zhang, Ning Xi and King Lai, Fabrication and Testing of a Nano Infrared Detector Using a Single Carbon Nanotube (CNT), SPIE Newsroom, doi: 10.1117/2.1200701.0514, 2007.

*** Recruitment/Openings ***

Looking for enthusiastic graduate students, research assistants and undergraduate researchers to perform research in the followings areas:

  1. Nano-robotics and nano-manipulation
  2. Design and fabrication of optical sensor
  3. Mechatronic design

Interested applicants please send your CV to kinglai@cityu.edu.hk


Last modified on 7 June, 2016