Ning Xi

Ning Xi (F’07) received the D.Sc. degree in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA in 1993 and the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China. He currently works as a Professor in Emerging Technologies Institute, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Hong Kong Pokfulam, Hong Kong. Before, he was the University Distinguished Professor and John D. Ryder Professor of electrical and computer engineering with Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. His research interests include robotics, manufacturing automation, micro/nano manufacturing, nano sensors and devices, and intelligent control and systems.

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Simultaneous Measurement of Multiple Mechanical Properties of Single Cells Using AFM by Indentation and Vibration
Cells, as the elementary units of living organisms, are regulated and governed by genes, biological processes and various microenvironments, and their status reflects the organism’s physiological situation and affects the biological function of the whole body. Moreover, recent studies have... Read more
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Atomic Force Microscopy in Characterizing Cell Mechanics for Biomedical Applications: A Review
Cell mechanics is a novel label-free biomarker for indicating cell states and pathological changes. The advent of atomic force microscopy (AFM) provides a powerful tool for quantifying the mechanical properties of single living cells in aqueous conditions. The wide use... Read more
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Simultaneous Measurement of Multiple Mechanical Properties of Single Cells Using AFM by Indentation and Vibration
We proposed an indentation-vibration-based method to simultaneously measure the cellular mechanical properties in situ, including cellular mass, elasticity and viscosity, based on the principle of forced vibration stimulated by simple harmonic force using an atomic force microscope system integrated with a piezoelectric transducer as the substrate vibrator... Read more
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Progress in nanorobotics for advancing biomedicine
Nanorobotics involves developing robotic devices to perform tasks at the nanometer scale. Nanorobotic systems can themselves be miniature in size (nanorobot), or they may be designed to interact with nano-sized matters (nanomanipulator). In the past decades, the breakthroughs of various nanorobotic systems and their applications in life sciences have offered novel possibilities for addressing biomedical issues and expanded the field of medical robotics, indicating that we are realizing the application scene of nanorobotics which has long been a fantasy in science fiction. Here, the recent advances in nanorobotics for biomedical applications are summarized and future perspectives are presented... Read more