Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Huang Changjin

Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Assistant Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Asst Prof Huang Changjin

Dr. Changjin Huang joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in September 2018 as an Assistant Professor. He is affiliated with both School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), and School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE). He received his B.ENG. degree in Thermal Science and Energy Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2008, and then Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Pennsylvania State University in 2014. Before joining NTU, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University from 2014-2015, and then as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) from 2016-2018.

Dr. Huang’s research interests generally lie at the intersection of mechanics, materials, engineering and biology. He is devoted to identifying the underlying physical principles that control the mechanical properties and functions of biological systems and developing innovative biomimetic systems with the improved understanding.
Research Interests
1. Cellular and tissue biomechanics
2. Mechanobiology
3. Theoretical and computational modeling of biological systems
4. Mechanics of soft matters
Current Projects
  • Extracellular vesicles and their ncRNA cargo as markers of trophoblast injury
  • Integrated Experimental-Computational Study of Intracellular Stress Fiber Organization
  • Mechanical Properties and Behavior of Cells under Normal and Pathological Three-Dimensional (3D) Culture Conditions
Selected Publications
  • Q Wei, C Huang, Y Zhang, T Zhao, P Zhao, P Butler, S Zhang. (2018). Mechanotargeting: Mechanics‐Dependent Cellular Uptake of Nanoparticles. Advanced Materials, 30(27), 1707464.
  • C Huang, D Quinn, S Suresh, KJ Hsia. (2018). Controlled molecular self-assembly of complex three-dimensional structures in soft materials. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 115(1), 70-74.
  • C Huang, D Quinn, Y Sadovsky, S Suresh, KJ Hsia. (2017). Formation and size distribution of self-assembled vesicles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 114(11), 2910-2915.
  • C Huang, T Ozdemir, LC Xu, PJ Butler, CA Siedlecki, JL Brown, S Zhang. (2016). The role of substrate topography on the cellular uptake of nanoparticles. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 104(3), 488-495.
  • Yao Zhang, Changjin Huang, Sangtae Kim, Mahdi Golkaram, Matthew W. A. Dixon, Leann Tilley, Ju Li, Sulin Zhang, Subra Suresh. (2015). Multiple stiffening effects of nanoscale knobs on human red blood cells infected with Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 112(19), 6068-6073.

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