Hongyong Zhang

Hongyong Zhang
Ph.D. Student, started Aug. 2020
Email: zhanghongyong@westlake.edu.cn
B.S., Southern University of Science and Technology in China

Biography

I major in mechanical engineering when I was undergraduate. I attended the International Genetically Engineered Machine(iGEM) doing project about “Microfluidic system for high-throughput study of cellular interaction” and won silver award. I attended Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems Conference(NEMS) doing project about “Development of Retina Cell-laden Alginate Microbeads for Study of Glaucoma”. My graduation project is about microfluidic system and published an article “Mild formation of core-shell hydrogel microcapsules for cell encapsulation”.

Research Interests

Key words:Lab on a chip, artfical brain, neural network, neural diseases modeling.
We use a planar dielectrophoresis-based microfluidic chip to arrange nerve cells in specific positions. neurotransmitter and electrical stimulis are used to train the nerve cell to learn something. We also induce seizure on this nerve cell array to mimic epilepsy, one kind of neural disease. Combined with biosensor, we can build a drug test prototyping for many neural drugs.

Representative Publications

[1] Liu, Z., Zhang, H., Zhan, Z., Nan, H., Huang, N., Xu, T., . . . Hu, C., "Mild formation of core-shell hydrogel microcapsules for cell encapsulation", Biofabrication, 2020. LINK
[2] Zhang, H. Y., Liu, Z. Y., Nan, H. C., Hu, C. Z., "Development of Retina Cell-laden Alginate Microbeads for Study of Glaucoma", 2019 14th Annual Ieee International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (pp. 143-148). New York: IEEE, 2019. LINK