Faculty Directory

Zijie Qu
Assistant Professor
Office 517
Tel +86-21-34206765 Ext. 5171
Email zijie.qu@sjtu.edu.cn



Ph.D. Engineering, Brown University, Providence (2018)
M.S. Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence (2018)
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette (2014)
B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2013)

 Work Experience

2021/07 – pres. Assistant Professor, UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.
2018/09 – 2020/12. Postdoctoral research scholar, California Institute of Technology

Honors and Awards

  • Simon Ostrach Graduate Fellowship for Academic Year 2017-2018.

Selected Publications

  • Qu, Z., & Breuer, K. S. Effects of shear-thinning viscosity and viscoelastic stresses on flagellated bacteria motility. Physical Review Fluids (Editor’s Suggestion) DOI:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.5.073103(2010).
  • Ross R. T., Lee H. J., Qu, Z., Banks A. R., Phillips R. & Thomson M. Controlling Organization and Forces in Active Matter Through Optically-Defined Boundaries. Nature, 572(7768), pp.224-229 (2019)
  • Qu, Z., Temel, F. Z., Henderikx, R., & Breuer, K. S. (2017). Changes in the flagellar bundling time account for variations in swimming behavior of flagellated bacteria in viscous media. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Feb 2018, 201714187; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1714187115. (2018)

Courses Taught (Recent 5 Years)

  • Brown University: Fluid Mechanics Through Hovercraft Physics