[Journal Articles][Conference Papers]

Xin Zhang

Assistant Professor
Boston University
Mechanical Engineering
15 Saint Mary's Street
Boston, MA 02215
Office: 6173582702
Email: xinz



*Cellular BioMEMS
*Power MEMS
*Photonic MEMS
*Fabrication & Materials

Professor Zhang joined the faculty of Boston University (BU) in 2002, where her primary appointment is in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. She received the first Fraunhofer Assistant Professorship awarded by the Fraunhofer USA Center for Manufacturing Innovation. She is appointed as a Photonics Faculty by the Photonics Center at Boston University, and a CNN Faculty by the Boston University Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology. Professor Zhang came from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she was a Research Scientist in the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) and Gas Turbine Laboratory (GTL). During her tenure at MIT, she had been working as a lead member of the ARO, DARPA, and NASA sponsored MIT MicroEngine Project, a $40 million dollar, 50+ person effort to develop a nickel-sized gas turbine engine to power laptops, cell-phones, and other portable electronic devices. Working in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary research team, she has had the opportunity to construct a large range of MEMS-based devices. The experience has also helped her develop widely applicable leadership, planning, teamwork, and communication skills and has given her an appreciation for the programmatic aspects of major research initiatives. In January 2002, Professor Zhang founded the Laboratory for Microsystems Technology (LMST) at Boston University as a new interdisciplinary program in Manufacturing Engineering Department within the College of Engineering to establish a college-wide, student-centered research and education program in the fields of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS), and specific issues related to materials science, micro/nano-mechanics, and micro/nano-manufacturing technologies motivated by practical applications in MEMS/NEMS and emerging nanobiotechnologies. Professor Zhang is the recipient of the Boston University SPRInG Award in 2002, the NSF Faculty CAREER Award in 2003, and the Boston University Technology Development Award in 2004. Her current work has been sponsored by NSF, AFOSR, AFRL, ARL, and a host of industries. She has been serving in the Technical Program Committee (TPC) for both IEEE International Conference on MEMS (MEMS 'XX) and IEEE Solid State Sensors and Actuators Workshop (Hilton Head 'XX); she has more than 100 refereed technical publications; she is also a member of IEEE and ASME societies.


Journal Articles

29.) E. Ekmekci, A. C. Strikwerda, K. Fan, G. Keiser, X. Zhang, G. Turhan-Sayan, and R. Averitt, "Frequency tunable terahertz metamaterials using broadside coupled split-ring resonators," Physical Review B, Vol. 83, No. 19, 19 May 2011

28.) H. Tao, W. J. Padilla, X. Zhang, and R. Averitt, "Recent progress in electromagnetic metamaterial devices for terahertz applications," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol. 17, No. 1, January/February 2011, pp. 92-101

27.) H. Tao, A. C. Strikwerda, K. Fan, W. J. Padilla, X. Zhang, and R. Averitt, "MEMS based structurally tunable metamaterials at Terahertz frequencies," J Infrared Milli Terahz Waves, Vol. 32, 2011, pp. 580-595

26.) X. R. Zheng, H. K. Surks, and X. Zhang, "Single cell contractility studies based on compact moire system over periodic gratings," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 96, No. 21, 26 May 2010

25.) H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, D. V. Pilon, K. Fan, A. C. Strikwerda, D. B. Shrekenhamer, W. J. Padilla, X. Zhang, and R. Averitt, "A dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber," Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 43, 19 May 2010

24.) B. C. Kaanta, H. Chen, and X. Zhang, "A monolithically fabricated gas chromatography separation column with an integrated high sensitivity thermal conductivity detector," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 20, 14 April 2010

23.) B. J. Hansen, N. Kouklin, G. Lu, I. Lin, J. Chen, and X. Zhang, "Transport, analyte detection, and opto-electronic response of p-type CuO nanowires," Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 114, No. 6, 26 January 2010, pp. 2440-2447

22.) H. Tao, A. C. Strikwerda, K. Fan, W. J. Padilla, X. Zhang, and R. Averitt, "Reconfigurable terahertz metamaterials," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 103, October 2009, pp. 147401

21.) I. Lin, K. Ou, Y. Liu, K. Chen, and X. Zhang, "Viscoelastic characterization and modeling of polymer transducers for biological applications," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 18, No. 5, October 2009, pp. 1087-1099

20.) Y. Qiu, R. Liao, and X. Zhang, "Impedance-based monitoring of ongoing cardiomyoctye death induced by tumor necrosis factor-α," Biophysical Journal, Vol. 96, March 2009, pp. 1985-1991

19.) A. C. Strikwerda, K. Fan, H. Tao, D. V. Pilon, X. Zhang, and R. Averitt, "Comparison of birefringent electric split-ring resonator and meanderline structures as quarter-wave plates at terahertz frequencies," Optics Express, Vol. 17, No. 1, January 2009, pp. 136-149

18.) Y. Wang, X. R. Zheng, N. Riddick, M. Bryden, W. Baur, X. Zhang, and H. K. Surks, "ROCK isoform regulation of myosin phosphatase and contractility in vascular smooth muscle cells," Circulation Research, Vol. 104, No. 4, 2009, pp. 531-U226

17.) Y. Qiu, R. Liao, and X. Zhang, "Intervention of cardiomyocyte death based on real-time monitoring of cell adhesion through impedance sensing," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol. 25, 2009, pp. 147-153

16.) H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. V. Pilon, D. B. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. Averitt, "Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, fabrication, and characterization," Physical Review B, Vol. 78, No. 24, 19 December 2008

15.) C. M. Bingham, H. Tao, X. Liu, R. Averitt, X. Zhang, and W. J. Padilla, "Planar wallpaper group metamaterials for novel terahertz applications," Optics Express, Vol. 16, No. 23, November 2008, pp. 18565-18575

14.) H. Tao, N. I. Landy, C. M. Bingham, X. Zhang, R. Averitt, and W. J. Padilla, "A metamaterial absorber for the terahertz regime: Design, fabrication and characterization," Optics Express, Vol. 16, No. 10, May 2008, pp. 7181-7188

13.) H. Tao, R. Averitt, A. C. Strikwerda, K. Fan, C. M. Bingham, W. J. Padilla, and X. Zhang, "Terahertz metamaterials on free-standing highly-flexible polyimide substrates," Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 41, 2008, pp. 232004

12.) S. Huang, H. Tao, I. Lin, and X. Zhang, "Development of double-cantilever infrared detectors: Fabrication, curvature control and demonstration of thermal detection," Sensors and Actuators A, Vol. 145-146, 2008, pp. 231-240

11.) Y. Zhao, and X. Zhang, "Adaptation of myofibrils to a microstructured polymeric substrate," Sensors and Actuators A, 2006, pp. in press

10.) M. Yang, C. Lim, R. Liao, and X. Zhang, "A novel microfluidic impedance assay for monitoring endothelin-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2006, pp. in press

9.) S. Huang, and X. Zhang, "Extension of the Stoney formula for film–substrate systems with gradient stress for MEMS applications," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 16, 2006, pp. 382–389

8.) H. Yu, O. O. Balogun, B. Li, T. W. Murray, and X. Zhang, "Fabrication of three-dimensional microstructures based on singled-layered SU-8 for lab-on-chip applications," Sensors and Actuators A, Vol. 127, 2006, pp. 228–234

7.) Y. Zhao, C. Lim, D. B. Sawyer, R. Liao, and X. Zhang, "Cellular force measurements using single-spaced polymeric microstructures: isolating cells from base substrate," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 15, 2005, pp. 1649–1656

6.) Z. Cao, T. Zhang, and X. Zhang, "Microbridge testing of plasma-enhanced chemical-vapor deposited silicon oxide films on silicon wafers," Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 97, 2005, pp. 104909

5.) Y. Zhao, and X. Zhang, "Adaptation of flexible polymer fabrication to cellular mechanics study," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 87, 2005, pp. 144101

4.) Z. Cao, and X. Zhang, "Density change and viscous flow during structural relaxation of plasma-enhanced chemical-vapor-deposited silicon oxide films," Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 96, No. 8, 15 October 2004, pp. 4273-4280

3.) B. Li, H. Yu, M. Sahin, A. Sharon, and X. Zhang, "Rapid three-dimensional manufacturing of microfluidic structures using a scanning laser system," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 85, No. 12, 20 September 2004, pp. 2426-2428

2.) X. Zhang, Y. Zhao, B. Li, and D. Ludlow, "Pumping capacity and reliability of cryogenic micro-pump for micro-satellite applications," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 14, 2004, pp. 1421–1429

1.) H. Yu, O. O. Balogun, B. Li, T. W. Murray, and X. Zhang, "Building embedded microchannels using a single layered SU-8, and determining Young’s modulus using a laser acoustic technique," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 14, 2004, pp. 1576–1584

Conference Papers

2.) H. Tao, A. C. Strikwerda, C. M. Bingham, W. J. Padilla, X. Zhang, and R. Averitt, "Dynamical Control of Terahertz Metamaterial Resonance Response Using Bimaterial Cantilevers," PIERS 2008 Cambridge, Proceedings, 2-6 July 2008

1.) H. Tao, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, A. C. Strikwerda, W. J. Padilla, R. Averitt, and X. Zhang, "Flexible Terahertz Metamaterials: Towards a Terahertz Metamaterial Invisible Cloak," IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, 2008, pp. 283-286

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