Wu Zhigang




Email: zgwu@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Soft Nano-Micro Technologies

Zhigang Wu received his PhD in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Currently, Dr Wu is a distinguished professor in the school of mechanical science and engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, (HUST). Before joining HUST, Dr Wu was an associate professor in Microsystems Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden. His research focused in microscale mixing, flow visualization, soft material based micro processing technology and microfluidic devices and systems especially cell separation chip design and development, as well as stretchable electronic system. He published more than 30 papers in the international prestigious journals such as LAB CHIP, APPL PHYS LETT, SMALL, ADV FUNC MATER and others. Many of them are highlighted as cover articles. According to the database of SCI, the citation numbers is more than 1100 times with an h index is 14. Several papers were respectively selected as hot articles of the year (month), which were cited by Nature, PNAS, Chemical Society Reviews, Angew Chemie Int Ed., and many other leading journals for many times.

His principal research interests lie micro devices and systems for medical applications, home healthcare & system biology from fundamentals, simulation, materials, fabrication, characterization, components & their integration, optimization and applications, particularly focused on stretchable electronics in e-healthcare and motion monitoring.

Academic Degrees

2001.09-2005.08 Nanyang Univerdity of Technology Ph D

1997.09-2001.06 Huazhong University of Science and Technology Bachelor

Professional Experience

2014.09- Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

2011.01-2014.07 Associate Professor, ‘Soft Nano-Micro Technologies’ Dept. Engineering Science, Uppsala University, Sweden

2008.01-2010.12 Researcher, ‘Lab-on-a-Chip systems for Microbiomics &Electronics’ Dept. Engineering Science, Uppsala University, Sweden

2005.08-2006.07 Research Fellow, ‘Integrated bio-photonic chip for disease detection’, Nanyang Technology University (NTU), Singapore

Selected Publications

1.Zining Hou, Yu An, Karin Hjort, Klas Hjort, Linus Sandegren and Zhigang Wu*[ Corresponding author, same as marked with a star.], Time Lapse Investigation of Antibiotic Susceptibility using a Microfluidic Linear Gradient 3D Culture Device, Lab Chip, 2014, 3409-18

2.M. Jobs, K. Hjort, A. Rydberg, Z.G. Wu*, 2013, A tunable spherical cap microfluidic electrically small antenna, Small, 9, 3230-3234.

3.S.H. Jeong, A. Hagman, K. Hjort, M. Jobs, J. Sundqvist, Z.G. Wu*, 2012, Liquid alloy printing of microfluidic stretchable electronics, Lab Chip, 12, 4657-4664.

4.Shi Cheng, Zhigang Wu, 2011, Microfluidic Reversibly Stretchable Large-Area Wireless Strain Sensor, Adv Funct. Mater., 21, 2282-2290. (cover highlighted)

5.Shi Cheng, Zhigang Wu, Microfluidic stretchable RF electronics, Lab Chip, 10, 3277-3244. (cover highlighted).

Courses Taught

Micro/nanofluidics in the Introduction of Nanotechnology


1.2009-2010 Novel PDMS surface modification, Uppsala University, 0.8 million SEK,Principle Investigator

2.2011-2014 Fabrications platform for microfluidic electronics, Research Council of Sweden, 5.44 million SEK,Principle Investigator

3.2012 Stretchable RFID (Sweden)The National Center for Wireless Sensor (Wisenet) 0.36 million SEK,Principle Investigator

4.2014-2016, Soft micro/nano fluidic technology and manufactory, the staring grant of Youth One Thousand People Plan of the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, 3 million RMB, Project Director

5.Shi Cheng, Zhigang Wu, 2008, Biaxially Stretchable RF electronics Based on Liquid Alloy, US provisional patent, 61/122,875, international paten, WO 2010/071574.

In The Media

1.A stretch of the imagination, International innovation, 2011, 4, 76-78.

2.Richard Walters, Wireless electronics take the strain, materialsviews.com, May, 2011.

3.Patricia Pantos, Microfluidic radio frequency radiation sensor bends, twists and stretches – Hybrid electronics get twisted, Chemical Technology, 2010, 10, 5.

4.Patricia Pantos, Microfluidic radio frequency radiation sensor bends, twists and stretches – Hybrid electronics get twisted, Chemical Technology, 2010, 10, 5.

5.Laura Howes, Finding a bacterium in a blood sample, Chemical Biology, 2009, 4, B28

6.His Excellency of India, President Kalam discussing the bio-chip project with Xiaojun Liang and Dr Zhigang Wu, during his visit to NTU, Lianhe Zaobao, Pg 4, Friday, 03 Feb. 2006