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"Viscoelastic Characterization and Modeling of PDMS Micropillars for Cellular Force Measurement Applications," Ping Du, Ph.D. Dissertation, Boston University. (Advisor: Xin Zhang; January 2013)

Journal Papers (#denotes graduate students/postdocs supervised by X. Zhang; *denotes corresponding author by X. Zhang; +denotes contributed equally.)

P. Du#, X. Lin, and X. Zhang*, "Tunable Electrical and Mechanical Responses of PDMS and Polypyrrole Nanowire Composites," Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2013, 46(19): 195303(8pp). [DOI]

P. Du#, C. Chen, H. Lu, and X. Zhang*, "Investigation of Cellular Contraction Forces in the Frequency Domain Using a PDMS Micropillar-Based Force Transducer," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 2013, 22(1): 44-53. [DOI]

P. Du#, X. Zheng#, I-K Lin#, and X. Zhang*, "Effect of Loading Rates on Cellular Force Measurements by Polymer Micropillar based Transducers," Applied Physics Letters, 2011, 99(8): 083701(3pp). [DOI]

P. Du#, I-K Lin#, H. Lu, and X. Zhang*, "Extension of the Beam Theory for Polymer Bio-Transducers with Low Aspect Ratios and Viscoelastic Characteristics," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2010, 20(9): 095016(13pp). [DOI]

I-K Lin#, K-S Ou, Y-M Liao, Y. Liu#, K-S Chen, and X. Zhang*, "Viscoelastic Characterization and Modeling of Polymer Transducers for Biological Applications," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 2009, 18(5): 1087-1099. [DOI]

I-K Lin#, Y-M Liao, Y. Liu#, K-S Ou, K-S Chen, and X. Zhang*, "Viscoelastic Mechanical Behavior of Soft Microcantilever-Based Force Sensors," Applied Physics Letters, 2008, 93(25): 251907(3pp). [DOI]

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