Prof. DONG, Lixin

Prof. DONG, Lixin

Ph.D, M.S., B.S.

Professor

Research Interest

  • NanoRobotics
  • NanoBioMedical Devices
  • NanoElectroMechnical Systems (NEMS)
  • NanoManufacturing
  • Mechatronics
  • MechanoChemistry
  • NanoElectroChemical Systems (NECS)
  • NanoFluidic Systems
  • NanoPhotonic Systems
  • Phone: +852 3442-9545
    Email: lixidong@cityu.edu.hk
    Address: YEUNG-Y7546

    2003 Ph.D. Nagoya University
    1992 M.S. Xi'an University of Technology
    1989 B.S. Xi'an University of Technology

    • Professor, Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, 2019-
    • Assistant/Associate Professor, Elec. & Comp. Engr., Michigan State University, USA, 2008-2019
    • Res. Sci./Sr. Res. Sci., Robotics & Intelligent Sys., ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2004-2008
    • Assistant Professor, Micro-/Nano Sys. Engr., Nagoya Univ., Japan, 2003-2004
    • Res. Assoc./Lecturer/Assoc. Prof., Mech. Engr. & Mechatronics, Xi’an Univ. of Tech., 1992-1999

    • 2015 Withrow Distinguished Scholar Junior Award, Michigan State University, 2015
    • Finalist of Best Conference Paper Award, IEEE-NEMS 2015
    • Best Application Paper Award, 3M-NANO 2011
    • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2011
    • Finalist of the Koh Young Award of International Journal of Optomechatronics, 2009
    • 2008 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics and Engineering & Technology Category, the Association of American Publishers (AAP), 2009
    • IEEE T-ASE Googol Best New Application Paper Award, 2007
    • Best Automation Paper Award—Finalist, ICRA 2007
    • RSJ/SICE Award for Best Paper Nomination Finalist, IROS 2005
    • Best Conference Paper Award, ICCSE 2003
    • Finalist in the Best Conference Paper Competition, IEEE ICRA 2001

    Society Committee

    • Vice President for Conferences, IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), 2019
    • Representative of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) Administrative Committee (AdCom), 2012-2018
    • Executive Board Member, 3M-NANO International Society, 2014-
    • Representative of IEEE Trans. on Nanotechnology, Publication Activities Board (PAB), IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, 2012-
    • Committee Chair, Technical Committee of Nano Energy, Environment, and Safety (NEES), IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), 2009-
    • Committee Member, Technical Committee of Micro/Nano Robotics and Automation, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, 2007-

    Editorial Board

    • Editorial Board, Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics, 2010-
    • Senior Editor/Associate Editor, IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology, 2007-2017
    • Associate Editor, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2017
    • Associate Editor, IEEE Transaction on Automation Science and Engineering, 2008-2013
    • Guest Editor, Nanoscale, 2013
    • Guest Editor, Advanced Robotics, 2010
    • Section Editor, Springer Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, 2010

    Conference Organization

    • Program Co-Chair, Award Committee Member, The 18th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2018), Cork, Ireland, July 23-26, 2018.
    • Steering Committee Member, Award Committee Member, International Conference on Manipulation, Automation, and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS 2018), Nagoya, July 4-7, 2018.
    • Program Chair, The 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2017), Pittsburg, July 5-8, 2017.
    • Steering Committee Member, International Conference on Manipulation, Automation, and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS 2017), Montreal, July 17-21, 2017.
    • Program Co-Chair, The 16th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2016), Sendai, Aug. 5-8, 2016.
    • Steering Committee Member, International Conference on Manipulation, Automation, and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS 2016), Paris, July 18-22, 2016.
    • Program Chair, The 13th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2013), Beijing, Aug. 5-8, 2013.
    • General Co-Chair, Pre-Conf. Workshop Co-Chair, 2011 International Conference on Manipulation, Measurement and Manufacturing on the Nanoscale (3M-NANO), Changchun, China, Sept. 5-9, 2011.
    • Program Chair, IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE NMDC 2010), the Clement Monterey, Monterey, California, USA, Oct. 12-15, 2010.
    • Program Chair, The 1st IEEE International Symposium on Energy, Environment, Safety and Security (IEEE EESS 2010), the Clement Monterey, Monterey, California, USA, Oct. 12-15, 2010.
    • Chair, IEEE NMDC2009 Workshop on “NanoManufacturing and NanoRobots”, 2009 IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC 2009), Traverse City, Michigan, USA, June 2, 2009.
    • Co-Chair, RSS 2008 Workshop on "Underwater Robotics … at the Microscale", 2008 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, June 28, 2008.
    • Chair, Editor of Proc., Optomechatronic Micro/Nano Devices and Components III, Int. Symp. on Optomechatronic Tech. (ISOT2007), Lausanne, Switzerland, Oct. 8-10, 2007.
    • Co-Chair, ICRA 2006 Workshop on "The Role of Robotics Research in Micro and Nano Technologies", Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., May 15, 2006.

    1. H. Xie, M. Sun, X. Fan, Z. Lin, W. Chen, L. Wang, L. X. Dong, Q. He, Reconfigurable Magnetic Microrobot Swarm: Multimode Transformation, Locomotion, and Manipulation, Science Robotics, Vol. 4, Art. No. eaav8006, Mar. 2019.
    2. C. J. Hou, Y. Wang, L. J. Yang, B. Li, Z. Q. Cao, Q. H. Zhang, Y. Q. Wang, Z. Yang, and L.X. Dong, Position Sensitivity of Optical Nano-Antenna Arrays on Optoelectronic Devices, Nano Energy, Vol. 53, pp. 734-744, Nov. 2018.
    3. J. S. Miao, B. Song, Z. H. Xu, L. Cai, S. M. Zhang, L.X. Dong, and C. Wang, Single Pixel Black Phosphorus Photodetector for Near-Infrared Imaging, Small, Vol. 14, Art. No. 1702082, 2018.
    4. J. S. Miao, B. Song, Q. Li, L. Cai, S. M. Zhang, W. D. Hu, L.X. Dong, and C. Wang, Photothermal Effect Induced Negative Photoconductivity and High Responsivity in Flexible Black Phosphorus Transistors, ACS Nano, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp 6048–6056, June 2017.
    5. N. Hu, X. M. Han, S. C. Huang, H. M. Grover, X. J. Yu, L. Zhang, I. Trase, J. X. J. Zhang, L. Zhang, L.X. Dong, and Z. Chen, Edge Effect of Strained Bilayer Nanofilms for Tunable Multistability and Actuation, Nanoscale, Vol. 7, No. 9, pp. 2958-2962, March 2017. (Feature on Inside Back Cover)
    6. X. Y. Tao, Z. Fan, B. J. Nelson, G. Dharuman, W. K. Zhang, L.X. Dong, and X. D. Li, Internal Electron Tunneling Enabled Ultrasensitive Position/Force Peapod Sensors, Nano Letters, Vol. 15, pp. 7281-7287, Nov. 2015.
    7. Z. Fan, X. Y. Tao, X. D. Fan, X. B. Zhang, and L.X. Dong, Nanotube Fountain Pen: Towards 3D Manufacturing of Metallic Nanostructures, Carbon, Vol. 86, pp.280-287, May 2015.
    8. Z. Fan, X. Y. Tao, X. D. Fan, X. D. Li, and L.X. Dong, Sliding Probe Methods for in situ Nanorobotic Characterization of Individual Nanostructures, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 31, pp.12-18, Feb. 2015.
    9. H. Al-Mumen, F. B. Rao, W. Li, and L.X. Dong, Singular Sheet Etching of Graphene with Oxygen Plasma, Nano-Micro Letters, Vol. 6, pp. 116-124, April 2014. (Featured with a cover picture)
    10. L. Dai, X. J. Huang, L.X. Dong, Q. Zhang, and L. Zhang, Mechanically Tough, Elastic and Stable Rope-Like Double Nanohelices, Nanoscale, Vol. 6, pp. 9436-9442, Feb. 2014. (Invited)
    11. H. Al-Mumen, L.X. Dong, and W. Li, SU-8 Doped and Encapsulated n-Type Graphene Nanomesh with High Air Stability, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 103, No. 23, Art. No. 232113, Dec. 2013.
    12. Z. Fan, X. D. Fan, A. Li, and L.X. Dong, In situ Forming, Characterization, and Transduction of Nanowire Memristors, Nanoscale, Vol. 5, No. 24, pp. 12310-12315, Sept. 2013.
    13. M. Hamdi, A. Subramanian, L.X. Dong, A. Ferreira, and B. J. Nelson, Simulation of Rotary Motion Generated by Head-to-Head Carbon Nanotube Shuttles, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 130-137, Feb. 2013.
    14. Z. Fan, X. Y. Tao, X. D. Cui, X. D. Fan, X. B. Zhang, and L.X. Dong, Metal-filled Carbon Nanotube based Optical Nanoantennas: Bubbling, Reshaping, and in situ Characterization, Nanoscale, Vol. 4, pp.5673-5679, July 2012.
    15. F. B. Rao, H. Almumen, Z. Fan, W. Li, and L.X. Dong, Inter-sheet-effect-inspired Graphene Sensors: Design, Fabrication, and Characterization, Nanotechnology, Vol. 23, Art. No. 105501, March 2012.
    16. L. Dai, L. Zhang, L.X. Dong, W. Z. Shen, X. B. Zhang, Z. Z. Ye, and B. J. Nelson, Long-range Linear Elasticity and Mechanical Instability of Self-Scrolling Binormal Nanohelices Under A Uniaxial Load, Nanoscale, Vol. 3, No. 10, pp. 4301-4306, Oct. 2011.
    17. Y. Zhang, X. Liu, C. Ru, Y. Zhang, L.X. Dong, and Y. Sun, Piezoresistivity Characterization of Synthetic Silicon Nanowires Using a MEMS Device, (IEEE/ASME) Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 20, pp. 959 – 967, Aug. 2011.
    18. X. Y. Tao, J. Du, Y. P. Li, Y. C. Yang, Z. Fan, Y. P. Gan, H. Huang, W. K. Zhang, L.X. Dong, and X. D. Li, TaC Nanowire/Activated Carbon Microfiber Hybrid Structures from Bamboo Fibers, Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 534-539, Jul. 2011.
    19. M. J. Zhang=, S. Lenaghan=, L. J. Xia=, L.X. Dong=, W. He, W. Henson, and X. D. Fan, Nanofibers and Nanoparticles from the Insect-capturing Adhesive of the Sundew (Drosera) for Cell Attachment, Journal of Nanobiotechnology, Vol. 8, Art. No. 20, Aug. 2010. (=: Contributed equally)
    20. X. Y. Tao, L.X. Dong, X. N. Wang, W. K. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, and X. D. Li, B4C Nanowire/Carbon-Microfiber Hybrid Structures and Composites from Cotton T-shirts, Advanced Materials, Vol. 22, pp.2055-2059, May 2010. (Highlighted by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Discovery News, Xinhua Net, 163.com, Softpedia, Huanqiu, Sina, China Radio, MoD China, MRS, and other media.)
    21. L.X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, and B. J. Nelson, Plumbing the Depths of the Nanometer Scale: Attogram Mass Transport via Nanochannels, IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 13-22, Mar. 2010. (Featured with a cover picture)
    22. A. Subramanian, L.X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, and A. Ferreira, Supermolecular Switches Based on Multiwalled Nanotubes, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 96, No. 7, Art. No. 073116, Feb. 2010.
    23. A. Subramanian, L.X. Dong, and B. J. Nelson, Stability and Analysis of Configuration-tunable Bi-directional MWNT Bearings, Nanotechnology, Vol. 20, No. 49, Art. No. 495704, Dec. 2009.
    24. J. J. Abbott, K. E. Peyer, M. C. Lagomarsino, L. Zhang, L.X. Dong, I. K. Kaliakatsos, and B. J. Nelson, How Should Microrobots Swim?, The International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 28, Nos. 11-12, pp. 1434-1437, Nov. 2009.
    25. X. Y. Tao, L.X. Dong, W. K. Wang, X. B. Zhang, J. P. Cheng, H. Huang, and Y. P. Gan, Controllable Melting and Flow of β-Sn in Flexible Amorphous Carbon Nanotubes, Carbon, Vol. 47, No.13, pp. 3122-3127, Nov. 2009.
    26. A. Subramanian, A. R. Alt, L.X. Dong, B. E. Kratochvill, and B. J. Nelson, Electrostatic Actuation and Electromechanical Switching Behavior of One-Dimensional Nanostructures, ACS Nano, Vol. 3, No. 10, pp. 2953-2964, Oct. 2009.
    27. L. Zhang, J. J. Abbott, L.X. Dong, K. E. Peyer, B. E. Kratochvil, H. X. Zhang, B. Christos, and B. J. Nelson, Characterizing the Swimming Properties of Artificial Bacterial Flagella, Nano Letters, Vol. 9, No. 10, pp. 3663-3667, Oct. 2009.
    28. L.X. Dong, L. Zhang, B. E. Kratochvil, K. Y. Shou, and B. J. Nelson, Dual-Chirality Helical Nanobelts: Linear-to-Rotary Motion Converters for Three-Dimensional Microscopy, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 18, No.5, pp. 1047-1053, Oct. 2009.
    29. L.X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, M. Hamdi, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, A. Ferreira, and B. J. Nelson, Nanotube Boiler: Attogram Copper Evaporation Driven by Electric Current, Joule Heating, Charge, and Ionization, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 565-568, Sept. 2009.
    30. D. D. Xu, A. Subramanian, L.X. Dong, and B. J. Nelson, Shaping Nanoelectrodes for High Precision Dielectrophoretic Assembly of Carbon Nanotubes, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp.449-456, July 2009.
    31. B. E. Kratochvil, L.X. Dong, and B. J. Nelson, Real-Time Rigid-Body Visual Tracking in a Scanning Electron Microscope, The International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 485-511, April 2009.
    32. L. Zhang, J. J. Abbott, L.X. Dong, B. E. Kratochvil, D. J. Bell, and B. J. Nelson, Artificial Bacterial Flagella: Fabrication and Magnetic Control, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 94, No. 6, Art. No. 064107, Feb. 2009. (Highlighted by Science News, Microswimmers Make a Splash, by Laura Sanders, Vol. 176, p. 22, July 4, 2009. Nature in News and Views: Miniature Devices: Voyage of the Microrobots, by M. Sitti, Vol. 458, pp. 1121-1122, April 29, 2009, Swiss Info, Swiss Build "Fantastic Voyage" Micro-robot, by Simon Bradley, April 15, 2009, ETH Life, ETH Zurich Researchers Copy Bacteria, by Maja Schaffner, April 6, 2009, Science Daily, Medical Micro-robots Made As Small As Bacteria, April 19, 2009, Ars Technica, Microscopic magnetic mimic of microbial motor made, by Chris Lee, March 2, 2009, New Scientist, Micromachine power problem solved with magnets, by Colin Barras, March 2, 2009, and reprinted by many websites in various languages including English, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.)
    33. G. Hwang†, H. Hashimoto, D. J. Bell†, L.X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, and S. Schon, Piezoresistive InGaAs/GaAs Nanosprings with Metal Connectors, Nano Letters, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 554-561, Feb. 2009. (†Equal contributions from these authors.)
    34. L.X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, M. Hamdi, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, A. Ferreira, and B. J. Nelson, Nanotube Fluidic Junctions: Inter-nanotube Attogram Mass Transport Through Walls, Nano Letters, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 210-214, Jan. 2009.
    35. L.X. Dong, K. Y. Shou, D. R. Frutiger, A. Subramanian, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, X. Y. Tao, and X. B. Zhang, Engineering Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Inside a Transmission Electron Microscope Using Nanorobotic Manipulation, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 7, pp. 508-517, July 2008.
    36. L. Zhang, L.X. Dong, and B. J. Nelson, Bending and Buckling of Rolled-up SiGe/Si Microtubes Using Nanorobotic Manipulation, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 92, Art. No. 243102, June 2008.
    37. L. Zhang, L.X. Dong, and B. J. Nelson, Ring Closure of Rolled-up Si/Cr Nanoribbons, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 92, Art. No. 143110, April 2008.
    38. L.X. Dong, A. Subramanian, and B. J. Nelson, Carbon Nanotubes for Nanorobotics, Nano Today, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 12-21, Dec. 2007.
    39. L.X. Dong and B. J. Nelson, Robotics in the Small, Part II: Nanorobotics, IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 111-121, Sept. 2007. (Invited tutorial)
    40. A. Subramanian, L.X. Dong, J. Tharian, U. Sennhauser, and B. J. Nelson, Batch Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Bearings, Nanotechnology, Vol. 18, No. 7, Art. No. 075703, Feb. 2007. (Featured article with a cover picture. Highlighted: Nanotechweb and Nanowerk)
    41. D. J. Bell, T. E. Bauert, L. Zhang, L.X. Dong, Y. Sun, D. Grützmacher, and B. J. Nelson, Directed Batch Assembly of Three-Dimensional Helical Nanobelts Through Angular Winding and Electroplating, Nanotechnology, Vol. 18, No. 5, Art. No. 055304, Feb. 2007.
    42. L.X. Dong, X. Y. Tao, L. Zhang, X. B. Zhang, and B. J. Nelson, Nanorobotic Spot Welding: Controlled Metal Deposition with Attogram Precision from Copper-filled Carbon Nanotubes, Nano Letters, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 58-63, Jan. 2007. (Highlighted: (1) P. Ball, Nature Nanozone News: Spot-welding with Nanotubes, Nature Materials Updates, Dec. 20, 2006, (2) A.L. Chun, Top down bottom up: Making Connections, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 2, p.75, 2007, (3) T. Simonite, Nano-welds Herald New Era of Electronics, New Scientist, Vol. 391, p. 6, 2006, (4) Nanowerk Spotlight: Bronze Age Technique Works Just Fine in the Nanotechnology Era, Nanowerk website, Jan. 2, 2007. and (5) some 50 websites in 8 different languages including English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, German, Korea, Spanish, and Turkish)
    43. L. Zhang, E. Ruh, D. Grützmacher, L.X. Dong, D. J. Bell, B. J. Nelson, and C. Schönenberger, Anomalous Coiling of SiGe/Si and SiGe/Si/Cr Helical Nanobelts, Nano Letters, Vol. 6, No. 7, pp. 1311-1317, July 2006. (Highlighted: (1) Editor's Choice: All Wound up, Science, Vol. 312, p.1719, 2006. (2) News Focus: Nanotechnology: Pretty as You Please, Curling Films Turn Themselves into Nanodevices, Science, Vol. 313, pp.164-165, 2006.)
    44. L.X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, T. Fukuda, and F. Arai, Towards Nanotube Linear Servomotors, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 228-235, July 2006. (IEEE T-ASE Googol Best New Application Paper Award)
    45. D. J. Bell, L.X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, M. Golling, L. Zhang, and D. Grützmacher, Fabrication and Characterization of Three-Dimensional InGaAs/GaAs Nanosprings, Nano Letters, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 725-729, April 2006.
    46. L.X. Dong, F. Arai, and T. Fukuda, Destructive Constructions of Nanostructures with Carbon Nanotubes through Nanorobotic Manipulation, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 350-357, June 2004.
    47. T. Fukuda, F. Arai, and L.X. Dong, Assembly of Nanodevices with Carbon Nanotubes through Nanorobotic Manipulations, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 91, No. 11, pp. 1803-1818, Nov. 2003. (Invited review)
    48. L.X. Dong, F. Arai, and T. Fukuda, Electron-beam-induced Deposition with Carbon Nanotube Emitters, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 81, No. 10, pp. 1919-1921, Sept. 2002.
    49. 49. L.X. Dong, F. Arai, and T. Fukuda, Three-dimensional Nanorobotic Manipulations of Carbon Nanotubes, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 245-252, 2002. (Invited paper)
    50. 50. L.X. Dong, F. Arai, and T. Fukuda, 3-D Nanorobotic Manipulation of Nanometer-scale Objects, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 146-153, 2001. (Invited paper)

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