Dr. Zhe Yu is currently associate professor, doctoral advisor, and principal investigator of Biomedical Microdevices Research Laboratory at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Zhe Yu received his B.E. of Materials Science & Engineering from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. of Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University. He then continued his research as a postdoctoral fellow in Nanotechnology Laboratory (Charles M. Lieber Group) in Harvard University. During the past decade, he has been working on research and development of stretchable electronics and micro-/nano-devices for biomedical applications. He has published more than 20 research papers, including Nano Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, Biomedical Mcrodevices, etc. His work has been featured and reported by MIT Technology Review, Nature Nanotechnology, and Innovation Valley Nano Alliance. His work is currently sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shenzhen Science, Technology and Innovation Commission. Dr. Yu is awarded as a young talent under Shenzhen “Peacock Plan” talents program in 2012. He is a member of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, American Chemistry Society, and Youth Innovation Promotion Association of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is serving as a peer reviewer for Nano Letters, ACS Nano, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical, International Journal of Nanomedicine, etc.
The Yu Group is focused broadly on development of biomedical microdevices at the micro- and nano-scale, as intelligent bio-electronic interfaces to interact with biological systems for monitoring and modulation of physiological activity, which provide technologies and devices for diagnosis and therapy of diseases and injuries. Our goal is using novel technologies to conduct scientific research to make the technologies applicable to the population.
1. Yu, Z.*, McKnight, T.E., Ericson, M.N., Melechko, A.V., Simpson, M.L. and Morrison III, B. Vertically aligned carbon nanofiber as nano-neuron interface for monitoring neural function. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, 8(4): 419-423, 2012.
2. Graudejus, O., Morrison III, B., Goletiani, C., Yu, Z. and Wagner, S. Encapsulating elastically stretchable neural interfaces: yield, resolution, and recording/stimulation of neural activity. Advanced Functional Materials, 22(3): 640-651, 2012.
3.Yu, Z., Graudejus, O., Tsay, C., Lacour, S.P., Wagner, S. and Morrison III, B. Monitoring hippocampus electrical activity in vitro on an elastically deformable microelectrode array. Journal of Neurotrauma, 26(7): 1135-1145, 2009.
Featured by: Stretchy electrodes wire up cells: new kinds of bioelectrodes will help researchers study beating hearts and brain trauma. MIT Technology Review, 2009.
4. Yu, Z., McKnight, T.E., Ericson, M.N., Melechko, A.V., Simpson, M.L. and Morrison III, B. Vertically aligned carbon nanofiber arrays record electrophysiological signals from hippocampal slices. Nano Letters 7(8):2188-2195, 2007.
Featured by: Carbon nanofibres: On the brain., Nature Nanotechnology 2: 465, 2007．Plugging into the brain with carbon nanofibers. Innovation Valley Nano Alliance, 2007． 5.Yu, Z., Xiang, G., Pan, L., Huang, L., Yu, Z., Xing, W. and Cheng, J. Negative dielectrophoretic force assisted construction of ordered neuronal networks on cell positioning bioelectronic chips. Biomedical Microdevices 6(4): 311-324, 2004.