Dr. Pingan Zhu

Dr. Zhu Pingan is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of City University Hong Kong.


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, 2017
  • B.E. from the University of Science and Technology of China, 2013

Research Interests

  • Microfluidics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Wettability
  • Micro/Nanorobots
  • Biomimetics

Honors and Awards

  • Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Thesis Award (2016-2017), University of Hong Kong (2018)
  • TechConnect Global Innovation Award, 2018 TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo, Anaheim, USA (2018)
  • HKIS-Towngas Young Scientist Award (honorable mention), Hong Kong Institute of Science, Hong Kong, China (2017)

Selected Publications


World’s first discovery of liquid directional steering on a bio-inspired surface

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
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