Dr. Jiang Zhe

Dr. Jiang Zhe

Title: Professor
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Office: ASEC 107B
Phone: 330-972-7737
Fax: 330-972-6027


  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2012 - present.
  • Joint Associate Professor/Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2008 - present.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2008 - 2012.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 8/2003 - 2008.
  • MEMS Development Engineer, Advanced MicroSensors, Inc., Shrewsbury, MA, 8/2002 - 7/2003.
  • MEMS R&D Engineer, Fitel Technologies, Inc., Marlboro, MA, 8/2001 - 7/2002.

Research Accomplishments

Dr. Zhe's research interests lie in the area of MEMS/NEMS and lab-on-a-chip devices. Specifically, his research focus includes novel micro/nano scale devices for bio-related applications, microfluidics and nanofuidics, smart materials and structures, and micro/nano actuators for bio applications, and novel micro/nano fabrication. Since joining the University of Akron, he has carried out research of high throughput biosensors for assay of bio-objects and research into online health monitoring of rotating machinery via monitoring wear debris of lubrication oils. In addition, he has worked on several other areas, including micro/nano object manipulation, high speed gating of nanofluidic channels and energy harvesting using micro/nano structures. His research has been well sponsored by NSF, NASA, Navy and other resources. He has published numerous papers in archival journals and holds 2 US patents. He currently is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering. Finally, in 2009 he was selected as the recipient of Lewis F. Moody award by American Society of Mechanical Engineers for his outstanding original work useful to the practice of mechanical engineering.


  1. Du L, Zhe, J. †, Carletta J E, Veillette R J and Choy F, Real-Time Monitoring of Wear Debris in Lubrication Oil Using a Microfluidic Inductive Coulter Counting Device, in press, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2010. DOI 10.1007/s10404-010-0627-y.
  2. Ouyang, H., Xia, Z. H. and Zhe, J.†, Voltage-controlled flow regulating in nanofluidic channels with charged polymer brushes, in press, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, v9, n4-5, pp.915-922, 2010.
  3. Du L, Zhe, J. †, Carletta J E, and Veillette R J, Inductive Coulter Counting: Detection and Differentiation of Metal Wear Particles in Lubricant, Smart Materials and Structures, 19 (2010), 057001 (7pp).
  4. Ouyang, H, Xia, Z. H. and Zhe, J.†, Static and Dynamic Responsive Behavior of Polyelectrolyte Brushes under External Electrical Field, Nanotechnology, 20 (2009) 195703 (7pp).
  5. Murali, S., Jagtiani, A., Xia, G., Carletta, J. and Zhe, J. †, A Microfluidic Coulter Counting Device for Metal Wear Detection in Lubrication Oil, Review of Scientific Instruments, 80 (2009) 016105 (3pp).
  6. Vasudev, A. and Zhe, J. †, A Capillary Microgripper based on electrowetting, Applied Physics Letters, v93, n10 (2008) 103503 (3pp), doi:10.1063/1.2978402.
  7. Zhe, J.†, Jagtiani, A., Dutta, P., Hu. J., and Carletta, J., A micromachined high throughput Coulter counter for bioparticle detection and counting, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, v17, 304–313, 2007.
  8. Jagtiani, A., Sawant, R., Zhe, J.†, A label-free high throughput resistive-pulse sensor for simultaneous differentiation and measurement of multiple particle-laden analytes, Journal of Micromechanics Microengineering, v16, 1530–1539, 2006.
  9. Jagtiani, A., Zhe, J. †, Hu, J., and Carletta, J., Detection and counting of micro scale particles and pollen using a multi-aperture Coulter counter, Measurement Science & Technology, v17 1706–1714, 2006.
  10. Zhang, Z., Zhe, J. †, Chandra, S., and Hu, J., An electronic pollen detection method using Coulter counting principle, Atmospheric Environments, v39, n30, 5446-5453, 2005.


Ph.D., Columbia University (2002); M. Phil., Columbia University (2000); B.S., Northwestern Polytechnic University (1993)



  • 4600:203 Dynamics
  • 4600:441/541 Control System Design
  • 4600:461/471 Senior Design Project
  • 4600:484 Mechanical Engineering Lab


  • 4600:671 Fundamentals and Applications of MEMS
  • 4600:672 Design of Micro and Nano Systems