Bu Tianzhao


Assistant Research Fellow


Email: butianzhao@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Flexible electronic devices and system for tactile sensing and health monitoring


Bu Tianzhao, Assistant Research Fellow, received his PhD degree from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2020, and his research area is flexible electronics design, manufacturing and application. He has published more than 40 SCI papers with more than 1700 citations and 22 H-factor, including 5 papers as the first author in Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Science Bulletin and other top journals, and 6 papers as the co-first author. In addition, he has been granted 4 patents, presided over 3 projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). He was awarded a scholarship under the International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship Program and the Best Paper Award of the 19th International Conference on Mechanical Design (ICMD2017).


Academic Degrees

June 2020, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Ph.D

June 2015, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China, Bachelor


Professional Experience

 June 2022-Present, Assistant Research Fellow, School of Material Science and Engineering, HUST, China

September 2020-March 2023, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

1. Tianzhao Bu; Liang Xu; Zhiwei Yang; Xiang Yang; Guoxu Liu; Yuanzhi Cao; Chi Zhang*; Zhong Lin Wang*; Nanoscale triboelectrification gated transistor, Nature Communications, 2020, 11(1): 1054.IF=17.694

2. Tianzhao Bu; Tianxiao Xiao; Zhiwei Yang; Guoxu Liu; Xianpeng Fu; Jinhui Nie; Tong Guo; Yaokun Pang; Junqing Zhao; Fengben Xi; Chi Zhang*; Zhong Lin Wang*; Stretchable Triboelectric-Photonic Smart Skin for Tactile and Gesture Sensing, Advanced Materials, 2018, 30(16): 1800066.IF=32.086

3. Tianzhao Bu; Hang Yang; Wenbo Liu; Yaokun Pang; Chi Zhang*; Zhong Lin Wang*; Triboelectric Effect-Driven Liquid Metal Actuators, Soft Robotics, 2019, 6(5): 664-670.IF=7.784

4. Tianzhao Bu; Dongdong Jiang; Xiang Yang; Wenbo Liu; Guoxu Liu; Tong Guo; Yaokun Pang; Junqing Zhao; Fengben Xi; Chi Zhang*; Liquid Metal Gated Tribotronic Transistors as an Electronic Gradienter for Angle Measurement, Advanced Electronic Materials, 2018, 4(9): 1800269.IF=7.633

5. Tianzhao Bu; Chi Zhang*; Sustained energy harvesting from ambient humidity, Science Bulletin, 2020, 65: 1783-1784.IF=20.577

6. Sicheng Dong#; Tianzhao Bu#; Zhaozheng Wang; Yuan Feng; Guoxu Liu; Chi Zhang*; Freestanding-Mode Tribovoltaic Nanogenerator for Harvesting Sliding and Rotational Mechanical Energy, Advanced Energy Materials, 2023, 13(35): 2300079.IF=29.698

7. Yuanzhi Cao#; Tianzhao Bu#; Chunlong Fang; Chao Zhang; Xiaodong Huang*; Chi Zhang*; High-Resolution Monolithic Integrated Tribotronic InGaZnO Thin-Film Transistor Array for Tactile Detection, Advanced Functional Materials, 2020, 30(35): 2002613.IF=19.924

8. Junqing Zhao#; Tianzhao Bu#; Xiaohan Zhang; Yaokun Pang; Wenjian Li; Zhi Zhang; Guoxu Liu; Zhong Lin Wang; Chi Zhang*; Intrinsically Stretchable Organic-Tribotronic-Transistor for Tactile Sensing. Research, 2020: 1398903.IF=11.036

9. Liang Xu#; Tian Zhao Bu#; Xiao Dan Yang; Chi Zhang*; Zhong Lin Wang*; Ultrahigh Charge Density Realized by Charge Pumping at Ambient Conditions for Triboelectric Nanogenerators. Nano Energy, 2018, 49: 625-633.IF=19.069

10. Zhenyi Wang#; Tianzhao Bu#; Yangyang Li; Danyang Wei; Bo Tao; Zhouping Yin; Chi Zhang*; Hao Wu*; Multidimensional Force Sensors Based on Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Electronic Skin. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, 13(47): 56320–56328.IF=10.383

11. Yi Lv#; Tianzhao Bu#; Han Zhou; Guoxu Liu; Yunkang Chen; Zhaozheng Wang; Xianpeng Fu; Yuan Lin; Jie Cao; Chi Zhang*; Ultraweak Mechanical Stimuli Actuated Single Electrode Triboelectric Nanogenerator with High Energy Conversion Efficiency. Nanoscale, 2022, 10.1039/D2NR01530G.IF=8.307


1. Zhang, Chi; Bu, Tianzhao; Xiao, Tianxiao; Triboelectric-photonic intelligent skin, manipulator and robot, 2020-10-2, China, 2017114978475.

2. Zhang, Chi; Bu, Tianzhao; Jiang, Dongdong; Liquid-metal gated tribotronic transistor, electron leveler, 2020-9-15, China, 201810679333X.

3. Xu, Liang; Bu, Tianzhao; Zhang, Chi; Nanogenerator system and power supply device, 2020-12-11, China, 201810324788X.

Awards and Honors

1. 19th ICMD Best Paper Award, Aug 2017.

2.  ICANX Graduate Student Academic League Merit Award, Oct 2020.


Courses Taught

 Mechanical Design, Flexible Sensing and Robotics Applications




Research on high-performance tactile sensing technology based on micro- and nanoscale friction electronics devices, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Grant No. 52105569, 2022/01-2024/12.