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Dr. WANG, Zuankai

BS(JLU), MS(CAS), PhD(RPI), Postdoc(Columbia)

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: AC1-P6418
Phone: +(852)-3442-2170
Email: zuanwang@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Personal Homepage

Research Interests

  • Microfluidics
  • MEMS/BioMEMS
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biomimetics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Fluid dynamics

Education

  • Postdoc in Biomedical Engineering—Columbia University, US, 2009
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US, 2008
  • M.S. in Microelectronics -- Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2003
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering -- Jilin University, China, 2000

Awards & Honours

  • Selected among Young Scientists to participate in the Science and Technology in Society Forum held in Japan, October 2013
  • Best Paper Award, International Symposium on Optofluidics, 2013
  • Best Paper Award, International Symposium on Optofluidics, 2012
  • First-Class Student Research Excellence Awards (Ph.D. student, Xuemei Chen), College of Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, April 2013
  • First-Class Student Research Excellence Awards (Ph.D. student, Xuemei Chen), College of Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, April 2012
  • 3rd Prize, Best Paper on Materials Record (FYP student, LAU Wai Tak), Hong Kong Institution on Engineers, August 2012
  • MRS Graduate Student Silver Award, 2007
  • Chinese Government Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad Award, 2007

Publications

  1. Xiaowen Huang, Wenli Hui, Chonglei Hao, Wanqing Yue, Mengsu Yang, Yali Cui, Zuankai Wang. “On-site formation of emulsions by controlled air plugs”. Small, In press.
  2. Xuemei Chen, Ruiyuan Ma, Hongbo Zhou, Xiaofeng Zhou, Lufeng Che, Shuhuai Yao, Zuankai Wang. "Activating the microscale edge effect in a hierarchical surface for frosting suppression and defrosting promotion". Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), 3, 2515 (2013)
  3. Mei Zhang, Zuankai Wang. "Nanostructure silver nanowires-graphene hybrids for enhanced electrochemical detection of hydrogen peroxide". Applied Physics Letters, 102, 213104(2013)
  4. Dong Yang, Jianzhong Ma, Min Gao, Yanling Luo, Wenli Hui, Mingli Peng, Chao Chen, Zuankai Wang, Yali Cui. "Suppression of composite nanoparticle aggregation through steric stabilization and ligand exchange for colorimetric protein detection", RSC Advances, 3, 9681(2013)
  5. Konrad Rykaczewski, Adam T. Paxton, Sushant Anand, Xuemei Chen, Zuankai Wang, Kripa K. Varanasi. "Multimode multidrop serial coalescence effects during condensation on hierarchical superhydrophobic surfaces". Langmuir, 29, 881(2013)
  6. Xuemei Chen, Ruiyuan Ma, Jintao Li, Chonglei Hao, Wei Guo, B.L.Luk, Shuaicheng Li, Shuhuai Yao, Zuankai Wang. The Evaporation of droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces: Surface roughness and small droplet size effects. Physical Review Letters, 109, 116101 (2012).
  7. Konrad Rykaczewski, William A. Osborn, Jeff Chinn, Marlon L. Walker, John Henry J. Scott, Wanda Jones, Chonglei Hao, Shuhuai Yao, Zuankai Wang, How nanorough is rough enough to make a surface superhydrophobic during water condensation?. Soft Matter, 8, 8786 (2012)
  8. Wenli Hui, Feng Shi, Kunping Yan, Mingli Peng, Xiao Cheng, Yanling Luo, Xuemei Chen, V. A. L. Roy, Yali Cui, Zuankai Wang. Fe3O4/Au/Fe3O4 nanoflowers displaying tunable saturation magnetization and enhanced bioconjugation. Nanoscale, 4, 747(2012)
  9. Xuemei Chen, Jun Wu, Ruiyuan Ma, Meng Hua, Nikhil Koratkar, Shuhuai Yao, Zuankai Wang. Nanograssed micropyramidal architectures for continuous dropwise condensation. Advanced Functional Materials, 21,4617 (2011)
    Highlighted as Front Cover in 24/2011 issue, featured on MaterialsViews.
  10. Xiaolin Wang, Shuxun Chen, Marco Kong, Zuankai Wang, KD Costa, Ronald Li, and Dong Sun. Enhanced cell sorting and manipulation with combined optical tweezer and microfluidic chip technologies. Lab on a Chip, 11, 3656 (2011)
  11. Jun Wu, Ruiyuan Ma, Zuankai Wang, Shuhuai Yao. Do droplets always move following the wettability gradient?. Applied Physics Letters, 98, 204104 (2011)
  12. Xiaofeng Zhou, Lufeng Che, Bin Xiong, Kebin Fan, Yuelin Wang, Zuankai Wang. Single wafer fabrication of a symmetric double-sided beam–mass structure using DRIE and wet etching by a novel vertical sidewall protection technique. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 20, 115009 (2010)
  13. Bernard Malouin, Nikhil Koratkar, Amir Hirsa, Zuankai Wang. Directed rebounding of droplets by microscale surface roughness gradients. Applied Physics Letters, 96, 234103 (2010)
  14. Zuankai Wang, Sau Yin Chin, Curtis Chin, Jessica Justman, Samuel Sia. Microfluidic CD4+ T cell counting device using chemiluminescence based detection. Analytical Chemistry, 82, 36 (2010)
  15. Chen Li, Zuankai Wang, Pei-I Wang, Yoav Peles, Nikhil Koratkar, George Peterson. Nanostructured copper interfaces for enhanced boiling. Small, 4, 1084 (2008) (Cited Times: 74, Co-first Author) Featured by Nature News
  16. Zuankai Wang, Nikhil Koratkar. Electronically controlled Cassie-Wenzel transitions on superhydrophobic rough surfaces. Advanced Science Letters, 1, 222 (2008)
  17. Zuankai Wang, Lijie Ci, Li Chen, Saroj Nayak, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Nikhil Koratkar. Polarity-dependent electrochemically controlled transport of water through carbon nanotube membranes. Nano Letters, 7, 697 (2007) (Cited Times: 83)
  18. Zuankai Wang, Carlos Lopez, Amir Hirsa, Nikhil Koratkar. Impact dynamics and pulsation of water on superhydrophobic carbon nanotube arrays. Applied Physics Letters, 91, 023105 (2007) (Cited Times: 46)
  19. Zuankai Wang, Lijie Ci, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Nikhil Koratkar. Combined micro/nanoscale roughness for enhanced hydrophobic stability in carbon nanotube arrays. Applied Physics Letters, 90, 143117 (2007) (Cited Times: 52)
  20. Zuankai Wang, Ya Ou, Toh-Ming Lu, Nikhil Koratkar. Wetting and electrowetting in nanotemplated parylene. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 111, 4296 (2007)
  21. Hongwu Zhang, Zhongqiang Zhang, Lei Wang, Jinbao Wang, Yonggang Zheng, Zuankai Wang. Pressure control model for transport of liquid mercurys in carbon nanotube. Applied Physics Letters, 90, 144105 (2007)
  22. Wei Zhang, Amit Joshi, Zuankai Wang, Ravi Kane, Nikhil Koratkar. Creep mitigation in composites using carbon nanotube additives. Nanotechnology, 18,185703 (2007)
  23. Zuankai Wang, Nikhil Koratkar. Suppressing electrostatic screening effect in nanostructured arrays. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 6, 1979 (2006)
  24. Zuankai Wang, Denggang Zong, Deren Lu, Bin Xiong, Xinxin Li, Yuelin Wang. A silicon micromachined high-g shock accelerometer with iso-width twin-mass and plate structure. Sensors and Actuators A, 107, 50 (2003)
  25. Zuankai Wang, Denggang Zong, Deren Lu, Bin Xiong, Yuelin Wang, Minhang Bao. A micromachined piezoresistive high-g accelerometer with high sensitivity and wide bandwidth: design and modeling. International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation, 3, 307 (2002)

Book Chapters

  1. Zuankai Wang, Nikhil Koratkar. "Understanding and Controlling Wetting Phenomena at the Micro and Nanoscales", in "Nanostructured Thin Films and Surfaces", Wiley, pp 331-362, March 2010.
  2. Kweku Addae-Mensah, Zuankai Wang, Hesam Parsa, Sau Yin Chin, Tassaneewan Laksanasopin, Samuel Sia. "Fundamentals of Microfluidic Devices", in Microfluidic Devices in Nanotechnology: Fundamental Concepts", Wiley, pp 1-38, May 2010.

Patents

  1. Zuankai Wang, Sau Yin Chin, Samuel Sia. "CD4 cell counting device and method of manufacturing the same". US Patent, Pending.
  2. Nikhil Koratkar, Zuankai Wang, Yoav Peles. "Enhanced Boiling using Copper Nanorod Surfaces." US Patent, Pending.
  3. Zuankai Wang, Deren Lu, Quanping Huang. "A micromachined accelerometer with 200,000g range and high natural frequency." CN1425922.

Invited Presentations

  1. Zuankai Wang, "Point of care diagnostics: A brief examination". Department of Applied Physics, hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, August 10, 2010.
  2. Zuankai Wang, Sau Yin Chin, Samuel Sia. "Microfluidic Chip for Point of Care CD4+ T Cell Counting". International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems, Hong Kong, May 30, 2010.
  3. Zuankai Wang. "Interfacial and transport phenomena at the micro/nansocale and its impact on point of care diagnostics". Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, April 16, 2009.
  4. Zuankai Wang. "Interfacial and transport phenomena at the micro/nansocale". Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Long Island, July 29,2009.
  5. Zuankai Wang. "Interfacial and transport phenomena at the micro/nansocale". Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Long Island, July 29,2009.
  6. Zuankai Wang. "Interfacial and transport phenomena at the micro/nansocale". Department of Biomedical Engineering (Professor Sia's group), Columbia University, New York City, May 5,2008.
  7. Zuankai Wang. "Interfacial and transport phenomena at the micro/nanoscale". Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Rhode Island, April 28, 2008.
  8. Zuankai Wang. "Interfacial phenomena at the micro/nanoscale". Department of Chemical Engineering(Professor Langer's group), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, March 18, 2008.
  9. Zuankai Wang, Nikhil Koratkar. "Polarity dependent transport of water through carbon nanotube membranes". Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, November 26-30, 2007.
  10. Zuankai Wang, Deren Lu, Quanping Huang. "Analysis on the Micromachined Accelerometer with Plate-mass-plate Structure", Pacific Rim Workshop on Transducers and Micro/Nano Technologies, July 22-24, 2002.

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