Zhang Min
Associate Professor

Professional Experience & Education

Professional History

    Apr. 2012 – Jun. 2012: Visiting Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

    Jan. 2012 – present: Associate Professor, Division of Advanced Manufacturing, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, China

    Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2011: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

    Oct. 2006 – Dec. 2008: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

    Sept. 2002 – Sept. 2006: Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China


    Ph.D., 2006, Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

    M.E., 2002, Mechanical Engineering, North China Electric and Power University, Beijing, China

    B.E., 1998, Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China

Instruction & Advising

Current Courses:

    MEMS Technologies and Applications; Micro/Nano Fabrication Technologies; MEMS and Its Application; Microsensors


Dr. Zhang's research primarily focuses on Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS). Long-term research aims to investigate the fundamental electrical and mechanical properties of new materials for MEMS/NEMS and low-cost micro/nanomanufacturing approaches. Present research efforts are non-silicon micro-fabrication processes and flexible tactile sensors for the application of robotic smart hand.

Additional Positions

Editorial Board Member, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2014 – present

Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, Senior Member

Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology, Senior Member

Selected Publications:

  1. Min Zhang, Yuxiang Xiao, Xiangwei Lian, Ying Dong. Measuring failure pressure of porous superhydrophobic coatings via microfluidic method. Applied Physics A 124(9), 579, 2018.

  2. Yichuan Wu, Ilbey karakurt, Levent Beker, Yoshihiro Kubota, Renxiao Xu, Kong Yin Ho, Shilong Zhao, junwen zhong, Min Zhang*, Xiaohao Wang, Liwei Lin. Piezoresistive Stretchable Strain Sensors with Human Machine Interface Demonstrations. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. 2018,279,46-52.

  3. Yichuan Wu, Kong Y. Ho, Kento Kariya, Renxiao Xu, Weihua Cai, Junwen Zhong, Yuan Ma, Min Zhang, Xiaohao Wang, and Liwei Lin. Pre-curved PVDF/PI unimorph structures for biomimic soft crawling actuators, The 31st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2018), 21-25 January 2018, Belfast, Northern Iceland.

  4. Yichuan Wu, Levent Beker, Ilbey Karakurt, Weihua Cai, Jacqueline Elwood, Xiaoqian Li, Junwen Zhong, Min Zhang, Xiaohao Wang, and Liwei Lin. High resolution flexible strain sensors for biological signal measurements. Transducers 2017, June 18-22, 2017, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

  5. M. Zhang, J. Huang, X. Qian, S. Mi and X. Wang, Controllable picoliter pipetting using hydrophobic microfluidic valves. Review of Scientific Instruments. 2017, 88, 065001.

  6. Min Zhang, Xiangwei Lian. Rapid Fabrication of High-Aspect-Ratio Platinum Microprobes by Electrochemical Discharge Etching. Materials. 2016, 9, 233:1-6.

  7. Zhendong Yi, Min Zhang, Fabrication of High-Aspect-Ratio Platinum Probes by two-step electrochemical etching, Review of Scientific Instruments. 2015, 86, 085105.

  8. Haiying Ma, Min zhang, Superhydrophilic titania wall coating in microchannels by in situ sol–gel modification. Journal of Materials Science, 2014, 49, 8123-8126.

  9. Min Zhang, Improving the Electrical Contact Property of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays by Electrodeposition, Nano-Micro Letters, 2013, 5(4), 242-246.

  10. Bo Zhang, Min Zhang, Keping Song, Qiao Li, and Tianhong Cui. Shrink induced nanostructures for energy conversion efficiency enhancement in photovoltaic devices. Applied Physics Letters. 2013, 103, 023104.

  11. Min Zhang, Xing Yang, Zhaoying Zhou, Xiongying Ye. Controllable growth of gold nanowires and nonoactuators via high-frequency AC electrodeposition. Electrochemistry Communications, 2013, 27, 133-136.

  12. Bo Zhang, Min Zhang, Tianhong Cui. Low-Cost Shrink Lithography with Sub-22 nm Resolution. Applied Physics Letters. 2012, 100, 133113. (Highlighted by Nature Materials 11, 358, 2012)

  13. Min Zhang, Tao Zhang, Tianhong Cui. Wettability conversion from superoleophobic to superhydrophilic on titania/single-walled carbon nanotube composite coatings, Langmuir. 2011, 27, 9295-9301.

  14. Min Zhang, Dongming Guo, Zhuji Jin. EDM performance of electroformed Cu-ZrB2 shell electrodes, Rapid Prototyping Journal. 2009, 15(2), 150-156.

  15. Min Zhang, Zhaoying Zhou, Xing Yang, Xiongying Ye. Pinning of single-walled carbon nanotubes by selective electrodeposition, Electrochemistry Communications. 2008, 10, 1559-1562.

  16. Min Zhang, Zhaoying Zhou, Xing Yang, Xiongying Ye, Zhong Lin Wang. Fabrication of ZnO nanowire devices by selective electrodeposition, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters. 2008, 11(9), D69-D71.