Zhichao MA

Email : zhichaoma@sjtu.edu.cn

Office address : Room N215, Institute of Translational Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Dr. Zhichao Ma is an Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Institute of Medical Robotics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He has been working in the interdisciplinary field of micro-mechanical systems and biomedical engineering, been devoted to developing the technique of acoustic micro-manipulation. His current research interests include acoustic microparticle manipulation, medical microrobots, and microfluidic technologies.

Dr. Ma received his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering at Jilin University (China) in 2014. He then started his doctoral studies at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (Singapore) and received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in 2018. Then he worked as a postdoctoral researcher and Humboldt Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Stuttgart, Germany). He has published more than 30 research papers on peer-review journals, such as Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Advanced Science, Science Advances, Physical Review Letters, Analytical Chemistry, Lab on a Chip.

Education background

2010-2014, Jilin University, Bachelor

2014-2018, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Ph.D.

Work Experience

2018-2021, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Postdoctoral Researcher

Areas of Research Interests

•      Manipulation of Cells and Microparticles

•      Micro- and Nano-robotics

•      Microfluidic for Biomedical Research

•      Acoustic Modulation

•      Micro-electromechanical Systems

Honors And Awards

•      Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

•      Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad

Selected Publications

(1) Z. Ma, K. Melde, A. G. Athanassiadis, M. Schau, H. Richter, T. Qiu, P. Fischer. Spatial Ultrasound Modulation by Digitally Controlling Microbubble Arrays. Nature Communications 11, 1-7 (2020).

(2) Z. Ma, A. W. Holle, K. Melde, T. Qiu, K. Poeppel, V. M. Kadiri, P. Fischer. Acoustic Holographic Cell Patterning in a Biocompatible Hydrogel. Advanced Materials 32, 1904181 (2020).

(3) Z. Ma, Y. Zhou, F. Cai, L. Meng, H. Zheng, Y. Ai. Ultrasonic Microstreaming for Complex-Trajectory Transport and Rotation of Single Particles and Cells. Lab on a Chip 20, 2947-2953 (2020).

(4) Z. Ma, Y. Zhou, D. J. Collins, Y. Ai. Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting via a Focused Traveling Surface Acoustic Beam. Lab on a Chip 17, 3176-3185 (2017).

(5) Z. Ma, D. J. Collins, Y. Ai. Single-actuator Bandpass Microparticle Filtration via Traveling Surface Acoustic Waves. Colloid and Interface Science Communications 16, 6-9 (2017).

(6) Z. Ma#, A. Teo#, S. H. Tan, Y. Ai, N. Nguyen. Self-Aligned Interdigitated Transducers for Acoustofluidics. Micromachines 7, 216 (2016).

(7) Z. Ma, D. J. Collins, Y. Ai. Detachable Acoustofluidic System for Particle Separation via a Traveling Surface Acoustic Wave. Analytical Chemistry 88, 5316-5323 (2016).

(8) Z. Ma, D. J. Collins, J. Guo, Y. Ai. Mechanical Properties Based Particle Separation via Traveling Surface Acoustic Wave. Analytical Chemistry 88, 11844-11851 (2016).

(9) Z. Ma, J. Guo, Y. Liu, Y. Ai. The Patterning Mechanism of Carbon Nanotubes Using Surface Acoustic Waves: the Acoustic Radiation Effect or the Dielectrophoretic Effect. Nanoscale 7, 14047-14054 (2015).

(10) A. G. Athanassiadis#, Z. Ma#, N. Moreno-Gomez#, K. Melde#, E. Choi, R. Goyal, P. Fischer. Ultrasound-Responsive Systems as Components for Smart Materials. Chemical Reviews (2021)

(11) Y. Zhou#, Z. Ma#, Y. Ai. Submicron Particle Concentration and Patterning with Ultra-Low Frequency Acoustic Vibration. Analytical Chemistry 92 12795-12800 (2020).

(12) P. Li#, Z. Ma#, Y. Zhou, D. J. Collins, Z. Wang, Y. Ai. Detachable Acoustophoretic System for Fluorescence-Activated Sorting at the Single-Droplet Level. Analytical Chemistry 91, 9970-9977 (2019).

(13) Y. Zhou#, Z. Ma#, Ye Ai. Hybrid Microfluidic Sorting of Rare Cells Based on High Throughput Inertial Focusing and High Accuracy Acoustic Manipulation. RSC Advances 9, 31186-31195 (2019).