I started to work as a Post-Doc researcher in Engineering Fluid Dynamics research group since 1 November 2018. My project is to develop functional core-shell microparticles (e.g. particles with biologically degradable ”air-shell” ) by using a new technology, “In-air microfluidics”. I will also explore how those particles could be applied in the preservation of functionality and the targeted delivery of bioactive materials.
Jieke is predominately interested in studying the behavior of droplets in micro-scale and using micro-droplets to fabricate new functional materials. By precisely controlling the adhesion of microdroplets on a surface, Jieke has worked on several approaches including high-resolution printed electronics, reduced transmission of the aerosolized bacteria, and enhanced detection of the aerosolized pathogen.
Before joining UT, Jieke received his Master degree in material engineering (2015, Institute of Chemistry, CAS) and his Ph.D. degree in biomedical sciences (2018, CityU of Hong Kong & Cornell, collaborative PhD program). In his Master study, he developed “embedded-inkjet printing” to fabricate transparent multilayer circuits composed with high‐resolution embedded cables. In his Ph.D. study, he expanded his research from inkjet printing to the interaction of micro-droplets on antifouling surfaces and explored their biomedical applications. He designed antifouling surfaces to repel or to collect aerosolized droplets. He was also involved in a joint program at Cornell University to develop nanoparticles for vaccine delivery.