Journal Publications

20. J. H. Law^, H. Chen^, Y. B. Wang, J. F. Yu*, Y. Sun*, Gravity-resisting Colloidal Collectives, Science Advances, Vol. 8, Issue 46, eade3161, 2022.


19. H. Chen, Y. B. Wang, Y. Z. Liu, Q. Zou, J. F. Yu*, Sensing of Fluidic Features Using Colloidal Microswarms, ACS Nano, 16, 10, 16281–16291, 2022.


18. Q. Zou, X. Z. Du, Y. Z. Liu, H. Chen, Y. B. Wang, J. F. Yu*, Dynamic Path Planning and Motion Control of Microrobotic Swarms for Mobile Target Tracking, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, accepted, 2022.


17. H. Chen, J. F. Yu*, Magnetic Microrobotic Swarms in Fluid Suspensions, Current Robotics Reports, 1-11, 2022.


16. J. H. Law^, X. Wang^, M. X. Luo, L. M. Xin, X. Z. Du, W. K. Dou, T. C. Wang, G. Q. Shan, Y. B. Wang, P. Song*, X. Huang, J. F. Yu*, Y. Sun*, Microrobotic Swarms for Selective Embolization, Science Advances, Vol. 8, Issue 29, eabm5752, 2022.


15. J. F. Yu^, L. D. Yang^, X. Z. Du, H. Chen, T. T. Xu, L. Zhang, Adaptive Pattern and Motion Control of Magnetic Microrobotic Swarms, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 38, Issue 3, 1552-1570, 2022.


14. L. D. Yang, J. F. Yu, S. H. Yang, B. Wang, B. J. Nelson and L. Zhang, A Survey on Swarm Microrobotics, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 38, Issue 3, 1531-1551, 2022.

  • 7. L. D. Yang, J. F. Yu, and L. Zhang, A Mobile Paramagnetic Nanoparticle Swarm with Automatic Shape Deformation Control, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2020), accepted.
  • 6. Q. Q. Wang, B. Wang, J. F. Yu, K. Schweizer, B. J. Nelson, and L. Zhang, Reconfigurable Magnetic Microswarm for Thrombolysis under Ultrasound Imaging, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2020), accepted.
  • 5. J. F. Yu and L. Zhang, Reconfigurable Colloidal Microrobotic Swarm for Targeted Delivery, IEEE Ubiquitous Robots 2019 (UR 2019), 615 - 616.
  • 4. J. F. Yu, D. D. Jin, L. Zhang, Mobile Magnetic Nanoparticle-based Vortex for Targeted Cargo Delivery in Fluid, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017), 6594 - 6599.
  • 3. J. F. Yu, L. Zhang, Paramagnetic Nanoparticle-based Vortex: Generation, Mobility and Micromanipulation, IEEE NANO 2017, 293 - 296.
  • 2. Q. W. Chao, J. F. Yu, T. T. Xu, L. Zhang, C. L. Wang, X. G. Jin, Steering Micro-Robotic Swarm by Dynamic Actuating Fields, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016), 5230-5235.
  • 1. J. F. Yu, H. B. Yu, T. T. Xu and L. Zhang. Magnetic Control of AMB-1 Magnetotactic Bacteria for Micromanipulation, IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2015), 1614-1619.


Conference Publications


2. Y. Sun, X. Wang, J. F. Yu, Field-Driven Micro and Nanorobots for Biology and Medicine, Springer, 2021 (Edited book).

1. L. Zhang, J. F. Yu, and L. D. Yang, Micro- and Nanorobots: From Individual to Swarm (in Chinese), Science Press, 2020 (Monograph).


Book Chapters

1. Q. Zou, Y. B. Wang, J. F. Yu, Colloidal Microrobotic Swarms, in the book "Field-Driven Micro and Nanorobots for Biology and Medicine", Springer, 2021.

-- 2022 --

13. H. Chen, H. M. Zhang, T. T. Xu, J. F. Yu*, An Overview of Micronanoswarms for Biomedical Applications, ACS Nano, 15, 10, 15625-15644, 2021.

-- 2021 --

12. J. F. Yu^, D. D. Jin^, K. F. Chan, Q. Q. Wang, K. Yuan and L. Zhang, Active Generation and Magnetic Actuation of Microrobotic Swarms in Bio-fluids, Nature Communications, Vol. 10, Issue 1, 1 - 12, 2019.

  • 11. J. F. Yu, B. Wang, X. Z. Du, Q. Q. Wang and L. Zhang, Ultra-extensible Ribbon-like Magnetic Microswarm, Nature Communications, Vol. 9, 3260, 2018. (ESI highly cited paper)
  • 10. J. F. Yu, L. D. Yang and L. Zhang, Pattern Generation and Motion Control of a Vortex-like Paramagnetic Nanoparticle Swarm, International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 37, Issue 8, 912-930, 2018.

9. J. F. Yu, T. T. Xu, Z. Y. Lu, C. I. Vong, L. Zhang, On-demand Disassembly of Magnetic Nanoparticle Chains for Microrobotic Cargo Delivery, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol.33, Issue 5, 1213-1225, 2017.


8. J. F. Yu, and L. Zhang, Reversible Pattern Transformation of Paramagnetic Nanoparticle Swarms in Bio-fluids with High Ionic Strength, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 24, Issue 1, 154-163, 2019. (Finalist for 2020 TMECH Best Paper Award)


7. J. F. Yu, Q. Q. Wang, M. Z. Li , C. Liu, L. D. Wang, T. T. Xu, L. Zhang, Characterizing Nanoparticle Swarms with Tuneable Concentrations for Enhanced Imaging Contrast, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 3, 2942-2949, 2019.


6. X. Z. Du^, J. F. Yu^, D. D. Jin, P.W.Y. Chiu, L. Zhang, Independent Pattern Formation of Nanorod and Nanoparticle Swarms under an Oscillating Field. ACS Nano, Vol.15, Issue 3, 4429-4439, 2021


5. D.D. Jin^, J. F. Yu^, K. Yuan, L. Zhang, Mimicking the structure and function of ant bridge in reconfigurable microswarm for electronic applications, ACS Nano, Vol. 13, Issue 5, 5999-6007, 2019.


  • 4. X. Wang, J. H. Law, M. X. Luo, Z. Y. Gong, J. F. Yu, W. T. Tang, Z. R. Zhang, X. T. Mei, Z. J. Huang, L. D. You and Y. Sun, Magnetic Measurement and Stimulation of Cellular and Intracellular Structures, ACS Nano, 14 (4), 3805-3821, 2020.
  • 3. L. D. Yang, J. F. Yu, L. Zhang, Statistics-based automated control for a swarm of paramagnetic nanoparticles in 2D space, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2019, accepted.
  • 2. T. T. Xu, J. F. Yu, C. I. Vong, B. Wang, X. Y. Wu, L. Zhang, Dynamic morphology and swimming properties of rotating miniature swimmers with soft tails, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 24, Issue 3, 924-934, 2019.
  • 1. X. Yan, Q. Zhou, M. Vincent, Y. Deng, J. F. Yu, J. Xu, T. Xu, T. Tang, L. Bian, Y. Wang, K. Kostarelos, L. Zhang, Multifunctional biohybrid magnetite microrobots for imaging-guided therapy,  Science Robotics, Vol. 2, Issue 12, eaaq1155, 2017.



-- Before 2021 --

-- 2023 --

21. Q. Zou, X. J. Liu, J. F. Yu*, Automatic Navigation of a Microrobotic Swarm for Tracking Multiple Mobile Targets, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, accepted, 2023