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Selected Publications

  1. Kopitca A., Latifi K., Zhou, Q., "Programmable assembly of particles on a Chladni plate", Science Advances, 7(39). doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abi7716, 2021.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Latifi, K., Kopitca, A., and Zhou, Q., “Model-free control for dynamic-field acoustic manipulation using reinforcement learning”, IEEE Access 8, 20597-20606, 2020.
  8. 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.
  9. Latifi, K., Wijaya, H, and Zhou, Q., “Motion of heavy particles on a submerged Chladni plate”, Physical Review Letters, 122(18), p.184301, 2019.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Mastrangeli, M., Zhou, Q., Sariola, V., Lambert, P., “Surface tension-driven self-alignment”, Soft Matter, 13 (2), 304-327, 2017.
  14. Zhou, Q., Sariola, V., Latifi, K., Liimatainen, V., “Controlling the motion of multiple objects on a Chladni plate”, Nature Communications, 7, 12764, 2016.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  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.

A longer list of publications can be found here. Please also see the Research page for selected publications on different research topics.

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