Group picture taken in front of Simcoe Hall

Group picture taken in Air Canada Center, before NBA game (Toronto Raptors vs. LA Lakers)

PI: Yu Sun

Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Inst. of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering  (jointly appointed)

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering  (jointly appointed)

University of Toronto


Visiting Professors:
  • Prof. Shaorong Xie (Robotics and Automation), from Shanghai University
  • Prof. Mei Liu (Microfluidics), from Shanghai University

Postdoctoral Associates:
  • Dr. Cao, Changhong (Nanomechanics); Ph.D. from Univ. of Toronto
  • Dr. Chen, Brandon (Nano Instrumentation); Ph.D. from Univ. of Toronto
  • Dr. Ge, Ji (Robotics and Automation); Ph.D. from Hunan University
  • Dr. Wang, Li (BioMEMS/Microfluidics); Ph.D. from the Inst. Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Zhao, Qili (Robotics and Automation); Ph.D. from Nankai University

Graduate Students (Research Assistants):
  • Chen, Jun (Microrobotics); from Hunan University
  • Cui, Teng (Nanomechanics); from University of Toronto
  • Dai, Changsheng (Microrobotics) - Connaught International Scholarship; from Harbin Insitute of Technology
  • Dou, Wenkun (BioMEMS) - CSC Scholarship; from Dalian University of Technology
  • Ha, Tae Won (Nanoinstrumentation); from University of Toronto
  • Li, Chensheng (Bioinstrumentation); from Tianjin University
  • Liu, Haijiao (Cell Mechanobiology) - NSERC CREATE MATCH Scholarship; from U. of Toronto
  • Meng, Wenlong (Microrobotics) - CSC Scholarship; from Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Su, Shiming (Nanomechanics) - Ontario Trillium Scholarship; from Tsinghua University
  • Wang, Xian (Microfluidics) - MITACS Scholarship; from Tianjin University
  • Wu, Han (BioMEMS); from Tianjin University
  • Xu, Zhensong (Microfluidics) - NSERC CREATE MATCH Scholarship; from Huazhong U. of Science and Technology
  • Zhang, Zhuoran (Microrobotics) - CSC Scholarship; from Harbin Insitute of Technology
  • Zhu, Min (Cell Mechanobiology); from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Current Undergraduate Research Students:
  • Bonnie Luo, Mechanical Engineering, UofT

Alumni:
  • Dr. Jun Liu, Ph.D. student (2011-2016). First position after AMNL: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
  • Dr. Changhong Cao, Ph.D. student (2012-2016). First position after AMNL: Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of Toronto
  • Dr. Yi Zheng, Ph.D. student (2010-2014). First position after AMNL: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Brandon Chen, Ph.D. student (2009-2013). First position after AMNL: Entrepreneur in Toronto
  • Dr. Yong Zhang, Ph.D. student (2007-2011). First position after AMNL: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
  • Dr. Jian Chen, Ph.D. student (2007-2011). First position after AMNL: Assistant Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
  • Dr. Xinyu Liu, Ph.D. student (2005-2009). First position after AMNL: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University; now Assistant Professor at McGill University
  • Dr. Chris Moraes, Ph.D. student (2005-2010). First position after AMNL: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan; now Assistant Professor at McGill University
  • Dr. Yali Gao, Ph.D. student (2006-2008). First position after AMNL: Postdoctoral Fellow, U. Toronto
  • Dr. Keekyoung Kim, Ph.D. student (2004-2008). First position after AMNL: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University; now Assistant Professor at UBC - Okanagan
  • Dr. Gong, Zheng, postdoctoral fellow (2012-2015). First position after AMNL: Senior Software Engineer, Toronto
  • Dr. Chaoyang Shi, postdoctoral fellow (2014-2015). First position after AMNL: Associate Professor, Tianjin University
  • Prof. Qinmin Yang, visiting professor (2014-2015). Associate Professor, Zhejiang University
  • Prof. Chao Zhou, visiting professor (2014-2015). Associate Professor in the Institute of Automation (Beijing), Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Luke MacQueen, postdoctoral fellow (2011-2013). First position after AMNL: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
  • Dr. Graham Ferrier, postdoctoral fellow (2011-2012).
  • Dr. Zhe Lu, postdcotoral fellow and research associate (2009-2012). First position after AMNL: Senior Engineer, Toronto
  • Prof. Xuezhong Wu, visiting professor (2011-2012). Professor at the University of National Defense Technology, China
  • Prof. Jun Luo, visisting professor (2010-2011). Professor at Shanghai University
  • Dr. Yanliang Zhang, postdcotoral fellow (2010-2011). First position after AMNL: Senior Research Scientist, MathWorks Inc. in Boston
  • Dr. Xuping Zhang, postdcotoral fellow (2009-2011). First position after AMNL: Engineer, Toronto; now Assistant Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad, postdcotoral fellow (2008-2010). First position after AMNL: Assistant Professor, Assiut University, Egypt
  • Dr. Changhai Ru, postdoctoral fellow (2009-2010). Professor at Soochow University, China
  • Dr. Liming Yu, postdoctoral fellow (2009-2010). First position after AMNL: Research Scientist, Singapore
  • Dr. Jianhua Tong, postdoctoral fellow (2005-2008). First position after AMNL: Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Wenhui Wang, postdoctoral fellow (2005-2007). First position after AMNL: Assistant Professor, U. Canterbury, New Zealand; now Associate Professor at Tsinghua University
  • Devin Luu, Master student (2014-2016). First position after AMNL: engineer in Toronto
  • Wes Johnson, Master student (2014-2016). First position after AMNL: engineer in Toronto
  • Mark Cachia, Master student (2014-2016). First position after AMNL: graduate student at Univ. of Western Ontario
  • Jun Wen, Master student (2013-2015). First position after AMNL: graduate student at Univ. California - Berkeley
  • Yuan Wei, Master student (2012-2015). First position after AMNL: engineer in Toronto
  • John Nguyen, Master student (2012-2014). First position after AMNL: engineer in Toronto
  • Derek Pyne, Master student (2011-2013). First position after AMNL: engineer at Baylis Medical Company
  • Ehsan Shojaei, Master student (2010-2012). First position after AMNL: engineer at ATS Automation in Cambridge
  • Xutao Ye, Master student (2010-2012). First position after AMNL: engineer in Toronto
  • Qingyuan Tan, Master student (2010-2012). First position after AMNL: graduate student at U. of Windsor
  • Haijiao Liu, Master student (2010-2012). Continued for Ph.D. at AMNL, U. of Toronto
  • Bogdan Beca, Master student (2009-2012). First position after AMNL: engineer in Toronto
  • Leung, Clement, Master student (2009-2011). First position after AMNL: engineer in Toronto
  • Steven To, Master student (2009-2011). First position after AMNL: engineer in Edmonton
  • Jason Li, Master student (2009-2011). First position after AMNL: Ph.D. student in School of Pharmacy, U. of Toronto
  • Eric Wu, Master student (2007-2009). First position after AMNL: engineer in Ottawa
  • Brandon Chen, Master student (2007-2009). Continued for Ph.D. at AMNL, U. of Toronto
  • Nate Lipkowitz, Master student (2006-2008)
  • Pablo Neiman, Master student (2005-2007). First position after AMNL: engineer, NexJ Systems Inc.
  • Ayman Afanah, Master student (2004-2005). First position after AMNL: engineer, Microsoft
  • Neel Bhatt, undergraduate research student (2016), NSERC Scholarship
  • Ningrui Xu, undergraduate research student (2016), MIE Summer Award
  • Matthew Halat, undergraduate research student (2015), NSERC Scholarship
  • Paul Xu, undergraduate research student (2014), NSERC Scholarship
  • Matthew Ng, undergraduate research student (2013), NSERC Scholarship
  • Dan Litovitz, undergraduate research student (2013), NSERC Scholarship
  • Amardeep Ranu, undergraduate research student (2012-2013)
  • ZongYi Yang, undergraduate research student (2012-2013)
  • Jun Wen, undergraduate research student (2012-2013)
  • Justin Wee, undergraduate research student (2012), NSERC Scholarship
  • Derek Yang, undergraduate research student (2012)
  • Kathryn Tang, undergraduate research student (2011-2012), NSERC Scholarship
  • John Nguyen, undergraduate research student (2011-2012), NSERC Scholarship
  • David Biancolin, undergraduate research student (2011), NSERC Scholarship
  • David Xue, undergraduate research student (2010-2011), Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Award
  • Steven Chen, undergraduate research student (2010-2011)
  • Jack Liang, undergraduate research student (2009-2010)
  • Mario Moscovici, undergraduate research student (2009-2010)
  • Nika Shakiba, undergraduate research student (2009-2010), NSERC Scholarship
  • Andy Wu, undergraduate research student (2009-2010)
  • Lyndia Wu, summer undergraduate research student (2009), NSERC Scholarship
  • Suthakar Sabapathy, undergraduate research student (2008-2009)
  • Vidya Amenon, undergraduate research student (2007-2008), NSERC Scholarship
  • Soo Baek, undergraduate research student (2007-2008), NSERC Scholarship
  • Robert Cicoria, undergraduate research student (2007-2008), M.D. student, Case Western
  • Prathit Bugnait, undergraduate research student (2007-2008)
  • John Barboza, undergraduate research student (2007-2008)
  • Vishvajit Singh, undergraduate research student (2007-2008), Engineer, Koei Co.
  • Steven Boland, undergraduate research student (2007), NSERC Scholarship
  • Eric Wu, undergraduate research student (2006-2007), NSERC Scholarship; Master student, U. Toronto
  • Cosmin Laslau, undergraduate research student (2005-2007); Engineer, Nanomaterials Texas
  • Ben Mahar, undergraduate research student (2005-2006)
  • Yifei Wang, undergraduate research student (2006-2007), NSERC Scholarship; M.D. student, U. Western Ontario
  • Egor Sanin, undergraduate research student (2006-2007); Master student, U. Toronto
  • Jason Lai, undergraduate research student (2006), NSERC Scholarship
  • Ali Hashemi, undergraduate research student (2005-2006)
  • Bob Lansdorp, undergraduate research student (2005-2006); Engineer, Micronit Microfluidics, Netherlands
  • Raymond Choi, undergraduate research student (2004-2005)

Recent Events

C.H. Cao won the Chinese Overseas Outstanding Graduate Student Award. H.J. Liu was one of the 2016 winners of the highly competitive award. Congratulations! (02/2017)

AMNL hosted a lab visit by distinguished MIE alumnus, James Peers. (01/2017)

On AMNL's NBA night (Toronto Raptors vs. LA Lakers, Dec. 2), Raptors beat Lakers by over 30 points (113:80). (12/2016)

AMNL's collaboration with Kirchhoff Van-Rob Inc. (a tier one supplier to major automobile manufacturers) officially started in Nov. through an OCE grant. (11/2016)

Y. Sun gave a plenary talk at the 2016 World Robot Conference in Beijing. (10/2016)

L. Wang received a pretigious postdoctoral fellowship from the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research Education Fund. (09/2016)

AMNL won the Best Paper in Robotics Award at IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (IEEE ICIA'2016) in Ningbo, China. (08/2016)

Y. Sun gave plenary talks at Optofluidics'16 and OCSMNT-MAN'16 in Beijing. (07/2016)

AMNL hosted lab visits by JiuYou Capital from Shanghai and the Consulate General of China in Toronto. (06/2016)

Y. Sun gave a keynote talk at IEEE ICRA'16 in Stockholm, Sweden. (05/2016)

Y. Sun gave an invited seminar in the Institute of FUNSOM at Soochow University. (04/2016)

AMNL welcomes 4 new graduate students and 1 postdoc to join our team. (03/2016)

AMNL hosted a lab tour by an international media group invited by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure. (02/2016)

AMNL presented three papers at IEEE MEMS'16. (01/2016)

Y. Sun gave an invited seminar at Purdue University. (12/2015)

Y. Sun gave an invited seminar at the University of Wisconin - Madison. (11/2015)

J. Liu received a pretigious Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research Education Fund Award. (10/2015)

C.H. Cao's Nano Letters paper was accepted. (09/2015)

Y. Sun spoke at the 2015 Microsystems & Nanoengineering Summit in Beijing. (08/2015)

Collaborative paper with Prof. Anthony Gramolini's group was accepted by Nature Communications. (07/2015)

Yuan Wei successfully defended his thesis. (06/2015)

AMNL presented papers at IEEE ICRA'15 in Seattle. (05/2015)

Y. Sun gave an invited seminar at UCLA. (04/2015)

Nature Cell Biology paper reports effects of physical force on cell remodeling. (03/2015)

Y. Zheng was awarded a prestigious NSERC postdoctoral fellowship. (02/2015)

AMNL presented papers at IEEE MEMS'15 in Estoril, Portugal. (01/2015)

Y. Sun was elected Fellow of IEEE. (12/2014)

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