About Zhijie (朱旨劼)

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I'm engineer, roboticist, and designer at University of Minnesota. I currently work in the department of mechanical engineering with Prof. Michael C. McAlpine. My research focuses on 3D printing of functional materials and devices enabled by AI-assisted fabrication process.   

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Full CV

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Google Scholar

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Linkedin

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ORCiD

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Degree & Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, USA

McAlpine Research Group (Advisor: Prof. Michael C. McAlpine, co-advisor: Prof. Hyun Soo Park)

Sep 2015 - Present

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Autonomous Systems Laboratory (Advisor: Prof. Marco Pavone)

Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013

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Honors & Rewards

  • Material Research Society (MRS) Gold Student Award, 2019

  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, The Graduate School, University of Minnesota, 2019-20

  • Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship, The Graduate School, University of Minnesota, 2017-18

  • Conference Travel Grant, The Council of Graduate Students, University of Minnesota, 2015, 2018

Experiences

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Graduate Research Assistant

McAlpine Research Group, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (PI: Michael C. McAlpine)

  • AI-powered 3D printing on moving, deformable surfaces

  • 3D printing of electronic materials

  • Hydrogel-based electrical impedance tomography (EIT) sensors

  • Sinter-free conductive silver ink for wearable electronics

  • 3D printable viscoelastic damping materials

Jan 2016 - Present

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Teaching Assistant

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

  • ME 4231 Motion Control Lab

Jan 2016 - May 2016

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Control Engineer Intern

Tactical Haptics Co., Palo Alto, CA, USA

  • Controller design for a hand-held haptic device

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015

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Graduate Research Assistant

Autonomous Systems Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA (PI: Marco Pavone)

  • Motion planning for mobile robots

Jun 2014 - Jun 2015

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research Institute of Vehcile & Traffic, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (PI: Zijie Fan)

  • Modeling and optimization of the dynamic system of vehicle suspension 

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013

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Car Body Engineer Intern

Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co., Shanghai, China

  • Structural optimization of the B-pillar (body in white stage).

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

Media Coverage

3D printing electronics directly on a breathing lung

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3D printing electronics directly on moving hands

Professional Services

  • Reviewer of Journals​​

  • Reviewer of Refereed Conference Papers

       IEEE Conference on Decision and Control​

Nature Electronics (Springer), Matter (Cell Press), Advanced Materials (Wiley), Advanced Functional Materials (Wiley), Advanced Healthcare Materials (Wiley), Advanced Electronic Materials (Wiley), Advanced Intelligent Systems (Wiley), Small (Wiley), Biomaterials (Elsevier), Sensors (MDPI)​