Zhao R., Boudou T., Wang W., Chen C. S., Reich
D. H. 2012. The use of 3D microtissues integrated with magnetic
cantilivers to simultaneously measure tissue mechanics and
myofibroblastic differentiation during tissue maturation, ready for
submission to Biomaterials
6. Zhao R.*, Sider K.*, Simmons C. A., 2010. Measurement of layer-specific mechanical properties in multilayered biomaterials by micropipette aspiration. Acta Biomaterialia 7(3): 1120-1127 (* Equal contribution)
5. B. Bhana, R. K. Iyer, W. L. K. Chen, R. Zhao, K. L. Sider, C. A. Simmons, M. Radisic 2009. Influence of Substrate Stiffness on the Phenotype of Heart Cells. Biotechnology & Bioengineering vol 105(6), pp 1148-1160
4. Zhao R., Wyss K., Simmons. C.A. 2009. Comparison of analytical and inverse finite element approaches to estimate cell viscoelastic properties by micropipette aspiration. Journal of Biomechanics vol. 42, pp 2768-2773
3. Yip, C.Y.Y., Chen, J.H., Zhao R., Simmons C.A. 2009. Calcification by valve interstitial cells is regulated by the stiffness of the extracellular matrix. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 29, 936-942.
2. Zhao, R., Huang, R.F., Khoo, H.A. and Cheng, J.J.R. 2009. Parametric finite element study on slotted rectangular and square HSS tension connections. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 65(3), pp 611-621.
1. Zhao, R., Huang, R.F., Khoo, H.A and Cheng, J.J.R. 2008. Experimental study on slotted rectangular and square HSS tension connections. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 35(11): 1318–1330.
10. Zhao R., Boudou T., Wang W-G., Chen C. S., Reich D. H. 2013. Integrated magnetic microdevice to probe the mechanobiology of engineered 3D microtissues, The 12th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM)/Intermag Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA
9. Zhao R., Boudou T., Chen C. S., Reich D. H. 2012. Magnetic microtissue stretching system to study the mechanobiology of 3D fibroblast populated collagen matrix, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Puerto Rico
8. Zhao R., Liu A. Boudou T., Chen C. S., Reich D. H. 2012. Measurements of the constituent contributions to the physical properties of fibroblast populated collagen microtissues with magnetic micro-tissue stretchers, American Physical Society March Meeting, Boston, USA
7. Zhao R., Lin X., Simmons C. A., 2010 The Effects of Cell Contraction and Loss of Adhesion on the Apoptosis of Valve Interstitial Cells, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 16-19, Naples Florida, USA
6. Zhao R., Sider K. L., Simmons C. A., 2010 Comparison of Analytical and Finite Element Implementation of Exponential Constitutive Models for Valve Tissue Under Micropipette Aspiration, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 16-19, Naples Florida, USA (podium presentation)
Sider K., Zhao R., Yip, C.Y.Y., Simmons C. A.,
2010. Local Valve Matrix Stiffness and Its Effect on Valve Interstitial
Cell Differentiation. 4th Biennial Heart Valve Biology and Tissue
Sider K., Zhao
Simmons C. A., 2009. Single Layer Mechanical Property Measurement in
Multilayer Biomaterials with Micropipette Aspiration. Proceedings of
the BMES Fall Scientific Meeting,
Simmons C.A., 2009. Intracellular Strain and Mechanotransduction in
Valve Interstitial Cells under Tension Release. Proceedings of the BMES
Fall Scientific Meeting,
2. Zhao, R., Wyss, K., Simmons. C.A. 2008. Comparison of three material models to predict the time-dependent deformation of a single cell under micropipette aspiration. Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 25-29, Marco Island, Florida, USA (podium presentation)
Huang, R.F., Zhao, R., Khoo, H.A. and Cheng, J.J.R.
2006. Strength of Slotted Rectangular and Square
HSS Tension Connections. Proceedings of the 11th
International Symposium and IIW International Conference on Tubular
2009 – 2010 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined)
2007 – 2008 Barbara and Frank Milligan Graduate Fellowships, U of T
– 2008 University of
– 2006 University of
2003 – 2005 Carleton University Departmental Scholarship
Engineering Mechanics, Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures,
Engineering Concepts and Practices.
Structural engineer , HQCEC (1999 ~ 2003)
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