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Dr. Jian Zhang (graduated August 2010) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nabil Simaan   
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 12:43

Research Interests:

  • Flexible Robots and Robots for Medical Surgery
  • Mechantronics, Robotics and Control

Current Projects:

  • Robotic-Assisted Cochlear Implant Surgery
  • Automated Robotically-Based High-Throughput Radiation Biodosimetry

Publications:

  1. Zhang, J., Roland J.T., Manolidis, S., Simaan, N., ”Optimal Design of Under-actuated Steerable Electrode Arrays for Optimal Insertions,” ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Vol 5, No. 1, pp.DOI:10.1115/1.4007005, pp. 011008-1 to 011008-11, 2013
  2. Zhang, J., Roland, J.T.Jr., Manolidis, S., Simaan, N., “Design of Under-actuated Steerable Electrode Arrays for Optimal Insertions”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2010. (Submitted)
  3. Zhang, J., Roland, J.T.Jr., Manolidis, S., Simaan, N., “Friction Study on Robotic Insertions of Outer-Wall Electrode Arrays in Cochlear Implant Surgery”, in preparation IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2010. (To be submitted)
  4. Zhang, J., Wei, W., Ding. J., Roland, J.T.Jr., Manolidis, S., Simaan, N., “Inroads towards Robot-Assisted Cochlear Implant Surgery using Steerable Electrode Arrays”, Otology & Neurology, 2010. (Accepted)
  5. Turner, H., Brenner, D., Chen, Y., Bertucci, A., Zhang, J., Wang, H., Lyulko, O., Xu, Y., Schaefer, J., Simaan, N., Randers-Pehrson, G., Yao, L., Garty, G., “Adaptation of the γ-H2AX assay for automated processing in human lymphocytes”. Radiation Research, 2010. (submitted)
  6. Chen, Y., Zhang, J., Wang, H., Garty, G., Xu, Y., Lyulko, O., Turner, H., Randers-Pehrson, G., Simaan, N., Yao, L., Brenner, D., “Development of a Robotic-based Automated Biodosimetry Tool for High-throughput Radiological Triage”, submitted to International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics (IJBBR), 2009.
  7. Chen, Y., Zhang, J., Wang, H., Garty, G., Xu, Y., Lyulko, O., Turner, H., Randers-Pehrson, G., Simaan, N., Yao, L., Brenner, D., “Rabit – Rapid Automated Biodosimetry Tool For High Throughput Radiological Triage,” ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE, 2009.
  8. Zhang, J., Wei, W., Ding. J., Rolant, T.J., Manolidis, S., Simaan, N., “Inroads towards Robot-Assisted Cochlear Implant Surgery using Steerable Electrode Arrays”, submitted to Otology  & Neurology special issue on Cochlear Implants, 2009.
  9. Zhang, J., Wei, W., Roland, J., Manolidis, S., Simaan, N., “Optimal Path Planning for Robotic Insertion of Steerable Electrode Arrays in Cochlear Implant Surgery”, in ASME Journal on Medical Devices, Vol 3., No. 1, pp. 011001, 2009.
  10. Zhang, J., Bhattacharyya, S., Simaan, N., “Model and Parameter Identification of Friction During Robotic Insertion of Cochlear-Implant Electrode Arrays,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’2009), pp. 3859-3864, 2009.
  11. Zhang, J., Roland, J., Manolidis, S., Simaan, N., ““Path Planning and Workspace Determination for Robot-Assisted Insertion of Steerable Electrode Arrays for Cochlear Implant Surgery,” The 11th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI’2008), pp. 692-700, 2008.
  12. Garty, G., Chen, Y., Salerno, A., Turner, H., Zhang, J., Lyulko, O.V., Xu, Y., Wang, H., Simaan, N., Pehrson, G.R., Yao, L., Amundson, S., Brenner, D.J., “The RABIT: A Rapid Automated Biodosimetry Tool for radiological triage", Health Physics Journal, 2008.
  13. Garty, G., Pehrson, G.R, Simaan, N., Salerno, A., Dutta, A., Nie, J., Schettino, G., Lyulko, O.V., Zhang, J., Bhathala, A., Yao, Y.L., Brenner, D.J.,  “Development of an ultrahigh-throughput robotically-based biodosimetry workstation using in-situ assays”, 13th International Congress of Radiation Research, San Francisco, California, Jul. 2007.
  14. Salerno A., Zhang J., Bhatla A., Lyulko O.V., Nie J., Dutta A., Garty G., Simaan N., Randers-Pehrson G., Yao Y.L. and Brenner D.J. Design Considerations for a Minimally Invasive High-Throughput Automation System for Radiation Biodosimetry. In Proceedings of the Third Annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), Scottsdale, AZ, September 2007, pp. 846-852.
  15. Reichert, S., Zhang, J., Xu, K., Simaan, N. Manolidis, S., "Robotic insertion of cochlear implant electrodes to minimize cochlear trauma", 6th European Congress of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery., Vienna, Austria, Jun. 2007.
  16. Zhang, J. , Xu, K., Simaan, N., Manolidis, S., “A Pilot Study of Robot-Assisted Cochlear Implant Surgery Using Steerable Electrode Arrays”, MICCAI 2006 (9th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention), pp. 33-40, 2006. This paper won the best student paper award for the clinical applications category.

Abstracts/Poster Presentations

  1. Simaan, N., Zhang, J., Roland, J.T.Jr., Manolidis, S., “Robotic Study Shows that Insertion Speed Affects Cochlear Implant Electrode Insertion Forces”, 11th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies (CI2010), Stockholm, Sweden, Jul. 2010. (accepted)
  2. Simaan, N., Zhang, J., Roland, J.T.Jr., Manolidis, S., “Steerable Continuum Robot Design for Cochlear Implant Surgery”, accepted for IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska, May 2010. (accepted)
  3. Zhang, J., Roland, J.T.Jr., Manolidis, S., Simaan, N., “Optimal Design of Steerable Electrode Arrays and Optimal Insertion Path Planning for Robot-Assisted Cochlear Implant Surgery”, Columbia Student Research Symposium, Columbia University, New York, NY, Mar. 2010.
  4. Zhang, J., Roland, J.T.Jr., Manolidis, S., Simaan, N., “Progress towards a Robotically Inserted Cochlear Implant Electrode”, 12th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Seattle, Washington, Jun, 2009
  5. Zhang, J., Wei, W., Manolidis, S., Roland, J.T.Jr., Simaan, N. “Path Planning and Workspace Determination for Robot-Assisted Insertion of Steerable Electrode Arrays for Cochlear Implant Surgery”, Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, New York, New York, Sep. 2008
  6. Reichert, S., Zhang, J., Xu, K., Simaan, N. Manolidis, S., "Robotic insertion of cochlear implant electrodes to minimize cochlear trauma", 6th European Congress of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery., Vienna, Austria, Jun. 2007

Former Research Contributions:

  • Jun. 2006 to present: Research Assistant in ARMA lab, Columbia University
  • Sep. 2003 to Jul. 2005: Research Assistant in Center for Control Science and Technology, H.I.T.
  • Sep. 2003 to Sep. 2004: Project "Automatic Environment Regulation Systems for Agriculture Planting", Leader in Department of Electrical Engineering, H.I.T.
  • Sep. 2003 to Sep. 2004: Project "Automatic Water Saving Systems in High-rise Apartments", Member in Department of Electrical Engineering, H.I.T.

Education:

  • 2006 to present: Ph.D. student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, U.S.A
  • 2005 to 2006: M.S. Degree, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, U.S.A
  • 2001 to 2004: B.E. Degree, Department of Control Science and Engineering, Experiment Faculty, Harbin Institute of Technology (H.I.T.), P.R.China
  • 1998 to 2001: Tianjin Nankai High School, Tianjin, P.R. China

Honors

  • 2006 Best Student Paper Award, 9th MICCAI Conference & Philips, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2004 Honorable Mention in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, U.S.A.
  • 2003 HAIWANG Special Scholarship, H.I.T.
  • 2002-2004 First Rank of RenMin Scholarship for three consecutive years, H.I.T.
  • 2002 Outstanding University Social Activist, H.I.T.
  • 2001 Second Prize in NOKIA “Make It Possible” Innovation Competition, H.I.T.& NOKIA

Community Activities

  • Mar 2003 to Sep 2003: Chairman and Chief Technical Officer in charge of the Students Association of Electrical Engineering in Experiment Faculty, H.I.T.
  • Sep 2002 to Mar 2003: Vice Minister of the Science Chapter of the Student Union in Experiment Faculty, H.I.T.
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