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Zhang Yilei


Zhang Yilei
Assistant Professor
Tel: 6790 5952
Email: ylzhang@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3.2-02-65
   
Education
  • PhD Iowa State University 2007
  • MSc Nanyang Technological University 2002
  • ME Huazhong University of Science & Technol 2001
  • BE Shenyang Institute of Aeronautical Eng 1998

Biography
Prof Zhang joined the school of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering on 3 January 2012 as an Assistant Professor.

Before joining NTU, he was a senior research engineer in the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University in 2007. Before that, he studied for his MS degree in NTU (SMA-IMST) and worked in HP-Singapore between 2001 and 2002. He obtained his ME and BE degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Shenyang Aerospace University in 2001 and 1998 respectively.

Research
  • Interest:
    Optical engineering, bio-sensor, neuroengineering
  • Projects:
    High Temperature and High Quality Extrusion of Silica Preforms
    Develop and model the extrusion process for microstructured optical fiber preforms
    [Micro-Systems & Optics]
    Development of microcalorimeter array for biofilm reactor
    Develop thermal sensor array to monitor and model the complexity of biofilm
    [Micro-Systems & Optics]
    High resolution MEA for investigating long term correlation of cultured neuronal network
    Develop microelectrode array to study the complexity of the cultured neuronal network
    [Micro-Systems & Optics]
    Robotic finishing platform: Finishing process monitoring and quality inspection
    Develop surface roughness monitoring system for robotic polishing process
    [Micro-Systems & Optics]
    Controllable cell fusion chip for neurodegenerative therapy
    Design and develop microfluidic chips for neuron fusion
    [Biomedical & Sports]

Research Staff and Students under supervision

Research Staff
Name Title Email
Wang Yongdong Research Fellow YDWANG@ntu.edu.sg
Zhang Zhifeng Research Fellow ZHANGZF@ntu.edu.sg
Jin Lin Research Fellow JINLIN@ntu.edu.sg
Bao Jingnan Research Associate JNBAO@ntu.edu.sg
Dinh Ngoc Duy Research Associate NDDINH@ntu.edu.sg
Jiao Lishi Research Associate LSJIAO@ntu.edu.sg

PhD Students
Name Project
Huynh Phuoc Tho Microfabrication Processes Including Coatings Thin Film Deposition, Photolithography Are Employed To Develop A Microchip Calorimeten. Biofilm Activities Are Monitored In Real-Time Through Temperature Changes By A Thermal Couple Matric In The Microchip Calorimeter
Shreyas Kuddannaya Neural Cell Engineering and Study of Synthetic Neural Stem Cell Microenvironments
Xu Qinwei Smart Polymer Substrate for Dynamic Cell Culture
Li Cheng Modeling and Control of Biofilm Engineering
Yi Zhengkun Tactile Sensor Design and Tactile Information Interpretation by Machine Learning
Liew Wen Loong Andy 3D printing of neurons for positioning and characterization

Selected Publications
  • S. Kuddannaya*, Y. J. Chuah*, M. H. A. Lee, N. V Menon, Y. Kang, and Y. Zhang, Surface chemical modification of poly(dimethylsiloxane) for the enhanced adhesion and proliferation of mesenchymal stem cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, vol. 5, no. 19, pp. 9777–84, Oct. 2013.
  • Qinwei Xu*, Yongdong Wang*, Shi Yong Siew*, Jiao Lin, Yilei Zhang, Generating self-accelerating Airy beams using a Digital Micromirror Device, APPLIED PHYSICS B-LASERS AND OPTICS, Accepted, 2014
  • Yon Jin Chuah*, Kuddannaya Shreyas*, Nishanth V Menon, Xu Ji, Qi En Lee, Yilei Zhang, Yuejun Kang. The effect of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Surfaces Silanization on Mesenchymal Stem Cell Fate, Biomaterials Science, 2014

Teaching
  • Advanced Materials Engineering
  • Cad/Cam And Cnc
  • Manufacturing Processes