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Recent Publications

  1. Isitman, O., Bettahar, H. and Zhou, Q., "Non-Contact Cooperative Manipulation of Magnetic Microparticles Using Two Robotic Electromagnetic Needles", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, DOI10.1109/LRA.2021.3137546, 2021.
  2. Bettahar, H., Harischandra, P.A.D., Zhou, Q., "Robotic Fiber Threading from a Gel-like Substance Based on Impedance Control with Force Tracking", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, doi: 10.1109/LRA.2021.3116697, 2021.
  3. Kopitca A., Latifi K., Zhou, Q., "Programmable assembly of particles on a Chladni plate", Science Advances, 7(39). doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abi7716, 2021.
  4. Dong, Z., Vuckovac, M., Cui, W., Zhou, Q., Ras, R.H.A., Levkin, P.A., "3D Printing of Superhydrophobic Objects with Bulk Nanostructure", Advanced Materials, 2106068, 2021. 
  5. Hokkanen M.J., Backholm M., Vuckovac, M., Zhou, Q., Ras R.H.A., “Force-based wetting characterization of stochastic superhydrophobic coatings at nanonewton sensitivity”, Advanced Materials, 2105130, 2021.
  6. Chang, B., Feng, Y.H., Jin J. L. and Zhou, Q., "Ejected Droplet-Directed Transportation and Self-Alignment of Microfibers to Micro Trenches", Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, doi: 10.1109/JMEMS.2021.3099374, 2021.
  7. Cenev, Z.; Harischandra, P. A. D.; Nurmi, S.; Latikka, M.; Hyninen, V.; Ras, R.A.; Timonen, J.V.I.; Zhou, Q., "Ferrofluidic Manipulator Automatic Manipulation of Non-magnetic Microparticles at Air-Ferrofluid Interface", IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, doi: 10.1109/TMECH.2021.3081114, 2021. 
  8. Chang, B., Feng, Y., Jin, J. and Zhou, Q., "Low-Cost Laser Micromachining Super Hydrophilic–Super Hydrophobic Microgrooves for Robotic Capillary Micromanipulation of Microfibers", Micromachines12(8), p.854, 2021.
  9. Kravtcova, A., Toncheva, A., Rantataro, S., Peltola, E., Raquez, J.M., Lambert, P. and Zhou, Q., "Shape Memory Polymer-Based Insertable Electrode Array towards Minimally Invasive Subdural Implantation", IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 21, no. 15, pp. 17282-17289, 2021.
  10. Chang, B., Wang, B.K., Jin, J.L. and Zhou, Q., "Capillary Pick-and-Place of Glass MicrofibersIEEE Access9, pp.15074-15083, 2021.

Selected Publications

  1. Cenev, Z., Würger, A. and Zhou, Q., “Motion and Trapping of Micro-and Millimeter Spheroid Particles on the Air-Paramagnetic Liquid Interface”, Physical Review E, 103, L010601, 2021.
  2. Wang, D., Sun, Q., Hokkanen, M.J., Zhang, C., Lin, F.Y., Liu, Q., Zhu, S.P., Zhou, T., Chang, Q., He, B. Zhou, Q., Chen., L, Ras, R., Deng, X., “Design of robust superhydrophobic surfaces", Nature, 582(7810), pp.55-59, 2020.
  3. Latifi, K., Kopitca, A., and Zhou, Q., “Model-free control for dynamic-field acoustic manipulation using reinforcement learning”, IEEE Access 8, 20597-20606, 2020.
  4. Seon, J.A., Cenev, Z., and Zhou, Q., “Automatic Noncontact Extraction and Independent Manipulation of Magnetic Particles Using Electromagnetic Needle”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 25 (2), 931-941, 2020.
  5. Latifi, K., Wijaya, H, and Zhou, Q., “Motion of heavy particles on a submerged Chladni plate”, Physical Review Letters, 122(18), p.184301, 2019.
  6. Dong, Z., Schumann, M.F., Hokkanen, M.J., Chang, B., Welle, A., Zhou, Q., Ras, R.A.H., Xu, Z., Wegener, M., and Levkin, P.A., “Superoleophobic Slippery Lubricant-Infused Surface: Combining Two Extremes in the Same Surface”, Advanced Materials, 1803890, 2018.
  7. Chang, B., Kivinen, O., Pini, I, Levkin, P.A., Ras, R.H.A., Zhou, Q., “Nanoliter Deposition on Star-shaped Hydrophilic-superhydrophobic Patterned Surfaces”, Soft Matter, 4 (36): 7500-7506, 2018.
  8. Cenev, Z., Zhang, H., Sariola, V., Rahikkala, A., Liu, D., Santos, H.A., and Zhou, Q., “Manipulating Superparamagnetic Microparticles with an Electromagnetic Needle”, Advanced Materials Technologies, 3 (1), 1700177, 2018
  9. Liimatainen, V., Vuckovac, M., Jokinen, V., Sariola, V., Hokkanen, M., Zhou, Q., Ras, R.H.A., “Mapping microscale wetting variations on biological and synthetic water repellent surfaces”, Nature Communications, 8, 1798, 2017.
  10. Mastrangeli, M., Zhou, Q., Sariola, V., Lambert, P., “Surface tension-driven self-alignment”, Soft Matter, 13 (2), 304-327, 2017.
  11. Zhou, Q., Sariola, V., Latifi, K., Liimatainen, V., “Controlling the motion of multiple objects on a Chladni plate”, Nature Communications, 7, 12764, 2016.
  12. Liimatainen, V., Shah. A., Johansson, L., Houbenov, N. and Zhou, Q., “Maskless, high-precision, persistent and extreme wetting-contrast patterning in an environmental scanning electron microscope”, Small, vol. 12 (14), pp. 1847-1853, 2016.
  13. Chang, B., Zhou, Q., Ras, R., Shah, A., Wu, Z., Hjort, K., “Sliding droplets on hydrophilic/superhydrophobic patterned surfaces for liquid deposition”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 108, 154102, 2016.
  14. Chang, B., Shah, A., Zhou, Q., Robin, R., Hjort, K., “Self-transport and self-alignment of microchips using microscopic rain,” Scientific Reports, 5, 14966, 2015.
  15. Routa, I., Chang, B., Shah, A., Zhou, Q., “Surface Tension Driven Self-alignment of Microchips on Low-precision Receptors”, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 23 (4), pp. 819-828, 2014.
  16. Liimatainen, V., Sariola, V., Zhou, Q., "Controlling liquid spreading using microfabricated undercut edges", Advanced Materials, Vol. 25(16), pp. 2275–2278 (frontispiece on page 2274), 2013.
  17. Shah, A., Chang, B., Suihkonen S., Zhou, Q. and Lipsanen, H., “Surface-tension Driven Self-alignment of Microchips on Black Silicon Based Hybrid Template in Ambient Air”, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 22 (3), 739 – 746, 2013.
  18. Chang, B., Shah, A., Routa, I., Lipsanen, H., and Zhou, Q., "Surface-tension driven self-assembly of microchips on hydrophobic receptor sites with water using forced wetting," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 101, no. 11, 114105 (5 pp), 2012.
  19. Chang, B., Sariola, V., Aura, S., Ras, R.H.A., Klonner, M., Lipsanen, H., and Zhou, Q., “Capillary-driven self-assembly of microchips on oleophilic/oleophobic patterned surface using adhesive droplet in ambient air”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 99, 034104, 2011.
  20. Sariola, V., Jääskeläinen, M., and Zhou, Q., “Hybrid microassembly combining robotics and water droplet self-alignment”, IEEE Transaction on Robotics, Vol. 26, Issue 6, pp. 965 - 97, 2010.

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