Pingan Zhu received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2017. His doctoral research focused on microfluidics, fluid dynamics, superwettability, and micro/nanoscale motors/actuators. He developed a versatile microfluidic templating platform for engineering solid surfaces into different forms and with well-tailored properties. Pingan joined Aizenberg group as a postdoctoral fellow in February 2020. His current research interest lies in medical applications of slippery surfaces.
Honors and Awards
- Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Thesis Award (2016-2017), HKU (2018)
- TechConnect Global Innovation Award, 2018 TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo, Anaheim, USA (2018)
- HKIS-Towngas Young Scientist Award in Engineering Science (runner-up), Hong Kong Institute of Science, Hong Kong, China (2017)
- HKU Foundation Postgraduate Fellowship (top 2 in ME Department), HKU (2013-2014)