Publication

Index: 1

Authors: Yubing Guo*, Jiachen Zhang*, Wenqi Hu*, Muhammad Turab Ali Khan, and Metin Sitti (*equally contributing authors)

Title: Shape-programmable liquid crystal elastomer structures with arbitrary 3D director fields and geometries

Journal: Nature Communications

Date: early view, 2021 link (open access)

Index: 2

Authors: Jiachen Zhang*, Yubing Guo*, Wenqi Hu*, and Metin Sitti (*equally contributing authors)

Title: Wirelessly actuated thermo- and magneto-responsive soft bimorph materials with programmable shape-morphing

Journal: Advanced Materials

Date: early view, 2021 link (open access)

Index: 3

Authors: Jiachen Zhang*, Ziyu Ren*, Wenqi Hu*, Ren Hao Soon, Immihan Ceren Yasa, and Metin Sitti (*equally contributing authors)

Title: Voxelated three-dimensional miniature magnetic soft machines via multimaterial heterogeneous assembly

Journal: Science Robotics

Date: vol. 6 issue 53, 2021 link (open access)

Motivation: To create functional and complex miniature robots in a similar manner with the nature using cells and ECM to create tissues and organs.

Index: 4

Authors: Jiachen Zhang*, Yubing Guo*, Wenqi Hu*, Ren Hao Soon, Zoey Davidson, and Metin Sitti (*equally contributing authors)

Title: Liquid crystal elastomer-based magnetic composite films for reconfigurable shape-morphing soft miniature machines

Journal: Advanced Materials

Date: vol. 33 issue 8, 2021 link (open access)cover article

Index: 5

Authors: Tianqi Xu, Jiachen Zhang, Mohammad Salehizadeh, Onaizah Onaizah, and Eric Diller

Title: Millimeter-Scale Flexible Robots with Programmable Three-Dimensional Magnetization and Motions

Journal: Science Robotics

Date: vol. 4, eaav4494 , 2019 link (open access)

Index: 6

Authors: Jiachen Zhang and Eric Diller

Title: Untethered miniature soft robots: Modeling and design of a millimeter-scale swimming magnetic sheet

Journal: Soft Robotics

Date: vol. 5, no. 6, 2018 link post-print

A picture of the setup to test the motility of underwater swimmers.

Index: 7

Authors: Jiachen Zhang*, Mohammad Salehizadeh*, and Eric Diller (*equally contributing authors)

Title: Parallel pick and place using two independent untethered mobile magnetic microgrippers

Conference: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

Date: 2018 link pre-print

Index: 8

Authors: Jiachen Zhang, Onaizah Onaizah, Kevin Middleton, Lidan You, and Eric Diller

Title: Reliable grasping of three-dimensional untethered mobile magnetic microgripper for autonomous pick-and-place

Journal: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

Conference: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

Date: vol. 2, issue 2, pp. 835-840, 2017 link pre-print

Index: 9

Authors: Jiachen Zhang, Onaizah Onaizah, Amir Sadri, and Eric Diller

Title: A generic label-free microfluidic microobject sorter using a magnetic elastic diverter

Journal: Biomedical Microdevices

Date: vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 43,  2017 link pre-print

  1. J. Zhang and E. Diller, “Tetherless mobile micrograsping using a magnetic elastic composite material,” Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 25, no. 11, 11LT03 2016. Link pre-print
  2. J. Zhang, P. Jain, and E. Diller, “Independent Control of Two Millimeter-Scale Soft-Bodied Magnetic Robotic Swimmers,” IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2016. Link pre-print

Index: 12

Authors: Jiachen Zhang and Eric Diller

Title: Millimeter-scale magnetic swimmers using elastomeric undulations

Conference: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Date: 2015 link pre-print

An experimental video of the swimmer’s deformation in response to a rotating uniform magnetic field.

  1. J. Zhang, and Z. Hou, “Application of artificial immune system in structural health monitoring”, Journal of Structures 2014