Dr. Jiangfan Yu

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Assistant Professor | Ph. D.

School of Science and Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China

Email: yujiangfan@cuhk.edu.cn



I received my B. Eng. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology (2014), and my Ph. D. degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong (2018). I worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Chinese University of Hong Kong (2018 - 2019), and subsequently in University of Toronto (2019 - 2020). Currently I am an Assistant Professor in School of Science and Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. My research interests mainly locate in micro/nanorobotics and medical robotics. I have been extensively working in swarm control of micro/nanorobots, including their fundamental modelling, actuation strategy, motion and reconfiguration control, and biomedical applications. Since 2017, I have first-authored 7 top journal papers, including Nature Communications, IJRR, T-Ro, T-Mech, and ACS Nano. Several of my journal papers have been indexed as ESI highly cited papers, and have been highlighted in Science, Nature and international press reports, such as CNN. I have also published 1 monograph and several papers on well-renowned international conferences, including ICRA and IROS. I won several impactful awards, including Toshio Fukuda Best Paper Award in Mechatronics in IEEE ARM 2020, Nature Communications Top 50 physics articles (2018), T-Mech best paper award finalist (2020), CUHK Postgraduate Research Output Award (2018), Hong Kong Young Scientist Award shortlist (2018), the First Prize of International Bionic Innovation Competition (2019). I served as a Topic Editor for Frontiers in Robotics and AI, and Micromachines, an Associate Editor for International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots 2019, and a reviewer for top journals and conferences, including T-Ro, T-Mech, RA-L, ICRA and IROS.


[02/2021] For further updates, please visit our group website: www.imlyu.com

[12/2020] I have been appointed as a Topic Editor in Frontiers in Robotics and AI , and Micromachines .

[11/2020] Our lab is hiring Ph. D. students, Mphil students and Postdocs. Welcome all talented and determined candidates! If you are interested in our lab and research, please send me your CV and representative publications (if any). More details

[09/2020] Our book “Micro- and Nanorobots: From Individual to Swarm” (in Chinese) has been published.

[08/2020] I will join School of Science and Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, as an assistant professor this November. A team will be built.

[06/2020] Our T-Mech paper entitled “Reversible Pattern Transformation of Paramagnetic Nanoparticle Swarms in Bio-fluids with High Ionic Strength” has been named as a finalist for 2020 T-Mech Best Paper Award.

[05/2020] Our Nature Communications paper entitled “Ultra-extensible Ribbon-like Magnetic Microswarm” has been ranked as a ESI highly cited paper.

[11/2019] I joined the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering as a postdoc fellow, University of Toronto.

[07/2019] I honorably received the Postgraduate Research Output Award 2018 (Engineering Faculty).

[07/2019] Our paper has been selected to be Top 50 physics articles published in 2018 from Nature Communication (rank 8th).

[04/2019] Our paper has been accepted in ACS Nano. First paper on materials/nanotechnology as a first or co-first author!


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