About Jiangfan Yu
Dr. Yu received his B. Eng. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology (2014), and his Ph. D. degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong (2018). He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Chinese University of Hong Kong (2018 - 2019), and subsequently in University of Toronto (2019 - 2020). Dr. Yu’s research interests mainly locate in micro/nanorobotics and medical robotics. Dr. Yu has been extensively working in swarm control of micro/nanorobots, including their fundamental modelling, actuation strategy, motion and reconfiguration control, and biomedical applications. Since 2017, he has first-authored 7 top journal papers, including Nature Communications, IJRR, T-Ro, T-Mech, and ACS Nano. Several of his journal papers have been indexed as ISI highly cited papers, and have been highlighted in Science, Nature and international press reports, such as CNN. He has also published 1 monograph and several papers on well-renowned international conferences, including ICRA and IROS. Dr. Yu won several impactful awards, including Nature Communications Top 50 physics articles (2018), T-Mech best paper award finalist (2020), CUHK Postgraduate Research Output Award (2018), Hong Kong Young Scientist Award shortlist (2018), the First Prize of International Bionic Innovation Competition (2019). He served as a guest editor for Frontiers in Robotics and AI, an associate editor for International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots 2019, and a reviewer for top journals and conferences, including T-Ro, T-Mech, RA-L, ICRA and IROS.