Advanced Nanomaterials & Microrobotics Laboratory
Welcome to ANML
The Advanced Nanomaterials and Microrobotics Laboratory (ANML) is dedicated to an interdisciplinary research programme that bridges micro-/nanotechnology and functional materials with MEMS and robotics technology at small scales. The primary research objectives of the Laboratory range from development of functional nanomaterials to intelligent micro-/nanoscale machines and robotic systems for biomedical, energy storage and environmental applications. The motivation of our research is to develop enabling materials, tools and systems, and technologies for the sustainable society and a better life.
Apr. 5, 2017:Paper entitled "On-demand Disassembly of Paramagnetic Nanoparticle Chains for Microrobotic Cargo Delivery" has been accepted in IEEE Transactions on Robotics. Congratulations to Jeff Yu and co-authors!
Apr. 5, 2017:Dr. Zhang Li serves for The 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017) as an Associate Editor.
Jan. 16, 2017: Dr. Zhang Li serves for the 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2017, Pittsburgh, USA, July 25-28, 2017) as a Program Co-Chair.
Jan. 5, 2017: Our paper by Q. Zhou et al. was highlighted in Advanced Functional Materials as the front cover in its first issue of 2017.
Nov. 21, 2016: Mr. Vong Chi-ian (M. Phil. student) won the second award in the China College Students Entrepreneurship Competition in 2016. Congratulations!
Oct. 13, 2016: Mr. Wang Shijie and Mr. Liu Wai-shing won the Merit Award in the competition with the FYP project "Activated Carbon Derived from Flesh of Fruits for Electric Double-Layer Capacitors", and "Development of a microrobotic platform for biomanipulation", respectively. Congratulations!
Sept. 16, 2016: Dr. Zhang Li serves for the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017) as an Associate Editor.
Aug. 12, 2016: Dr. Zhang Li joins the Editorial Board of Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics (Springer) as Associate Editor.
Jul. 26, 2016:Congratulations to Yan Xiaohui and Wong Wing-szefor their successful PhD thesis defenses!
Jul. 4, 2016: Mr. Vong Chi-ian (M. Phil. student) and Mr. Liu Wai-shing (undergraduate student) have won the Second Class Award in the Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2016 with their project regarding magnetic actuation setup. They are also invited to join the "Challenge Cup" National Competition in Nov. 2016 which will be held in Chengdu, Sichuan. Congratulations!
May 3, 2016: The Workshop on "Microrobots for next generation biomedical applications" has been accepted for The 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), Oct. 9-14, 2016, Daejeon, Korea. Organizers: Prof. Hongsoo Choi (DGIST), Prof. Brad Nelson (ETHZ) and Prof. Li Zhang (CUHK).
Mar. 3, 2016: Mr. Wang Shijie, the FYP student, won the prestigious UGC Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 2016/17. He will join our group next semester for pursuing his PhD. Congratulations!
Dec. 31, 2015: Mr. Vong Chi-Ian was granted the HKEIA Innovation & Technology Project Competition Award 2015/16.
Nov. 23, 2015: Mr. Chan Kai-fung won the second award in the 14th National Challenge Cup Competition. Congratulations!!
Sept. 9, 2015: Our paper by B. Wang et al. was highlighted in Advanced Materials Interfaces as the back cover story.
Jul. 15, 2015: Our paper by P. Y. Tang et al. was highlighted in ChemElectroChem as the front cover and our research at CUHK was also highlighted in the Cover Profile of that issue.
Apr. 22, 2015: Mr. Zhang Lin wins the PCKKSCA 2015 champion.
Apr. 2, 2015: Mr. Zhang Lin (supervised by Dr. Zhang Li) wins the "1st 4M/ICOMM AlTeM Photo Contest" in the 4M/ICOMM2015 conference, Milan, Italy.
Feb. 25, 2015: The special session proposal, entitled "Robotic Micro and Nanomanipulation", has been accepted for IEEE CASE2015, Aug. 24-28, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Feb. 4, 2015: Dr. Zhang Li joins the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group).
Jan. 8, 2015: Two of our SEM micrographs were selected as winning images of 2014 Materials Today Cover Competition from hundreds of entries.
Dec. 23, 2014: Dr. Zhang Li's research is reported by WEN WEI EDUCATION as the headline news.
Dec. 15, 2014: Mr.Zhou Qi's paper "Dumbbell Fluidic Tweezers: Enhanced Trapping and Manipulation of Microscale Objects Using Mobile Microvortices" was amongst the finalists for the Best Paper in Biomimetics at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics.
Sept. 09, 2014: Mr. Huang Jian (supervised by Dr. Zhang Li) received the "Best Project Award" in the Undergraduate Summer Research Internship 2014.