Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Zhou Yufeng

Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Asst Prof Zhou Yufeng

B.S., 1996, Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Science, Nanjing University, P.R.China, majored in Electrical Engineering and Acoustics and minored in Computer Science and System
M.S., 1999, Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Science, the National Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, the Institute of Acoustics, Nanjing University, P.R.China, majored in Acoustic Wave Propagation and Signal Processing
Ph.D., 2003, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Duke University, majored in Bioacoustics
May 2003 ~ Feb. 2006, Research Associate in Therapeutics Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, USA
Feb. 2006 ~ Oct. 2006, Ultrasound Engineer in ImaRx Therapeutics Inc. USA
Dec. 2006 ~ June 2009, Senor Fellow in Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, USA
Dec. 2006 ~ June 2009, Research Scientist in Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, USA
Research Interests
Image-guided ultrasound therapy;
Interaction of ultrasound burst with microbubble;
Acoustic field characterization;
High-intensity focused ultrasound for cancer/tumor ablation;
Histotripsy technology (inducing soft tissue erosion by HIFU pulses);
Ultrasound-mediated drug delivery, gene transfection, and immune response;
Improving shock wave lithotripsy technology in stone fragmentation and vascular injury;
Sonothrombolysis technology (using diagnostic ultrasound pulses, microbubbles, and thrombolysis drugs in enhancing dissolution of blood clot for stroke patients);
Vascular occlusion using mechanical HIFU pulses;
Ultrasound imaging;
Ultrasound application in nondestructive evaluation/testing (NDE/NDT).
Current Projects
  • Acoustic Nozzle for 3D Printing
  • Application of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Energy in Liver Surgery
  • Closed-loop control of HIFU exposure by monitoring the cavitation activities
  • Combination of standing surface acoustic wave and inertial focusing for effective microparticle/cell
  • Development and Application of Innovative Nozzle and Ink for 3D Bioprinting
  • Development of novel noninvasive ultrasound device to treat calcific tendinitis
  • High-intensity focused ultrasound ablation of benign thyroid nodules using erosion mechanism
  • Production of cell spheroid by ultrasound standing wave and application of ultrasound bioreactor in 3D vessel printing
  • Project GATOR
  • Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia non-invasively by ultrasound
Selected Publications
  • Mingjun Wang and Yufeng Zhou. (2018). Numerical investigation of the inertial cavitation threshold by dual-frequency excitation in the fluid and tissue. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 42(4), 327-338.
  • Yufeng Zhou and Xiaotong Wang. (2018). Effect of Pulse Duration and Pulse Repetition Frequency of Cavitation Histotripsy on Erosion at the Surface of Soft Material. Ultrasonics, 84(3), 296-309.
  • Yufeng Zhou. (2018). Application of photoacoustic imaging in biomedicine. Journal of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, 1(3), 130.
  • Yannapol Sriphutkiat, Surasak Kasetsirikul, Yufeng Zhou. (2018). Formation of cell spheroids using Standing Surface Acoustic Wave (SSAW). International Journal of Bioprinting, 4(1).
  • Yufeng Zhou. (2017). Noninvasive thermometry in high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation. Ultrasound Quarterly, 33(4), 253-260.

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