Ph.D. 1995, Mechanical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
B.S. 1991, Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2017-present
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2010-2017
Nelson Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, 2013-2010
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, 1999-2003
STA Fellow, National Laboratory of Metrology, Japan, 1998-1999
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1997-1998
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tsinghua University, 1995-1997
Scientific & Professional Societies
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)Senior member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Tianhong Cui is a leading expert on MEMS/NEMS and advanced manufacturing. His group investigates micro and nano devices using nanomaterials and polymers for new sensors and actuators for medical and environmental applications. He is the founding Executive Editor-in-Chief for a Nature journal, Microsystems & Nanoengineering. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief for the first AAAS/Science Partner Journal titled Research.
Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS).
Fundamental mechanical & electrical principles of new materials for MEMS/ NEMS and advanced manufacturing approaches.
MEMS/ NEMS including devices and systems using graphene, nanotubes, nanoparticles, nanocomposites, and polymers for new actuators, sensors, microfluidic devices, and photovoltaics for various applications to medical devices, environmental protection, precision agriculture, renewable energy, and electronics cooling.
2013 Best Paper Award, International Conference 3M-NANO
2013 Best Paper Award, Journal of Sensors
2013 Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2011 Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Tsinghua University
2006 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, University of Freiburg, Germany
2003 Richard and Barbara Nelson Endowed Chair, University of Minnesota
2002 Research Foundation Award, Louisiana Tech University
1998 Senior Research Fellowship awarded by STA for excellent overseas researchers, Japan
1997 NEDO Research Fellowship (the highest fellowship for overseas researchers) awarded by Japanese government for large frontier R & D projects, Japan
Jungyoon Kim, Qingyuan Liu and Tianhong Cui, “Graphene Based Ion Sensitive-FET Sensor with Porous Anodic Aluminum Oxide Substrate for Nitrate Detection”, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 29, No. 5, 2020: 996-971.
Qingyuan Liu, Jungyoon Kim, and Tianhong Cui, “A Highly Sensitive Photoelectrochemical Sensor with Polarity-Switchable Photocurrent for Detection of Trace Hexavalent Chromium”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Vol. 317, 2020: 128181.
Peng Li, Bo Zhang, and Tianhong Cui, “Towards Intrinsic Graphene Biosensor: A Label-Free, Suspended Single Crystalline Graphene Sensor for Multiplex Lung Cancer Tumor Markers Detection”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol. 72, 2015: 168–174
Bo Zhang and Tianhong Cui, “Ultra-Sensitive and Low-Cost Cancer Sensor Based on Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembled Graphene”, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 98, No. 7, 2011: 073116.
Feng Hua, Tianhong Cui, and Yuri Lvov, “Ultrathin Cantilevers Based on Polymer-Ceramic Nanocomposites Assembled by Layer-by-Layer Technique”, Nano Letters, Vol. 4, No. 5, 2004: 823-825.