Pingan Zhu

Pingan Zhu

PostDoc 2020
Pangan Zhu

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

  1. Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Thesis Award (2016-2017), HKU (2018)
  2. TechConnect Global Innovation Award, 2018 TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo, Anaheim, USA (2018)
  3. HKIS-Towngas Young Scientist Award in Engineering Science (runner-up), Hong Kong Institute of Science, Hong Kong, China (2017)
  4. HKU Foundation Postgraduate Fellowship (top 2 in ME Department), HKU (2013-2014)

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