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Pengfei Song

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Pengfei Song is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Mechatronics and Robotics. Pengfei received his B.Eng. degree from Jilin University, China in 2013 and Ph.D. degree from McGill University, Canada in 2018, both in mechanical engineering. Pengfei also visited Tsinghua University, China and University of Toronto, Canada in 2013 and 2018, respectively.Pengfei’s research interests lie primarily in microsystems, which include 1) microfluidic biosensors and platforms and 2) automation and robotics at microscale. Pengfei published 22 SCI journals (by Nov of 2021, with an H-Index of 11), that include: Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Microsystems Nanoengineering (a Nature Partner Journal), IEEE-TASE, IEEE/ASME - MEC, among others. Pengfei received several awards, to name a few: the Best Paper Award in Microfluidics Symposium at ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress Exposition, the Best Conference Paper Award Finalist, and the Best Automation Paper Award Finalist at IEEE 2015 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015), and the Editor’s Pick Article Award and the Best Paper Award Finalist from AIP’s Biomicrofluidics. Pengfei is also the China Scholarship Council (CSC) award holder for his Ph.D. study in Canada. Pengfei is the Associate Editor of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, the Young Editor of a Science/AAAS partner journal, Cyborg and Bionic Systems, and the Program Committee Member of IEEE International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (IEEE-MARSS, a flagship forum in automation and robotics at micro/nanoscale). Pengfei is also the reviewer for many highly recognized journals such as Engineering, MINE, IEEE Trans, among others. 课题小组常年欢迎动手能力强,对医工交叉有兴趣的同学:Our group is actively hiring research assistants at different levels, i.e., undergraduates (>=Year 2, determined, and strong motivation), master students, and doctoral students. We also have good records on UG students applications to prestigious universities (2021: UPenn, Cornell, Duke, CMU, etc,. 2022: Berkeley, Columbia, Michigan, UCSD, etc,.)

Research interests

Robotics and Automation at Microscale

Microfluidic NanoBioSensors


Visiting Doctoral Student, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering - University of Toronto, 2018

Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering - McGill University, 2014 - 2017

Research Assistant, Biomedical Microsystem Laboratory - McGill University, 2013 - 2018

Visiting Research Assistant, Department of Precision Instruments Mechanology - Tsinghua University, 2013


SAT 001, Explore Advanced Technology

EEE 116, Experimental, Computer Skills and Sustainability

EEE 001, Introduction to Robotics

EEE 116, Experimental, Computer Skills and Sustainability

EEE 001, Introduction to Robotics

Awards and honours

Backbone of Science and Education in Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation Zone, Suzhou City

Best Paper Award Finalist and Editors pick article, Journal of Biomicrofluidics

Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Award (GREAT), McGill University

Best Conference Paper Finalist, IEEE 2015 International Conference on Robotics and Automation

Best Automation Paper Finalist, IEEE 2015 International Conference on Robotics and Automation

NSERC-CREATE ISS Fellowship Award, McGill University

Best Paper Award in Microfluidics Symposium, ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress Exposition

Dr. Y Lin-Alexander Fellowship, McGill University

McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA), McGill University

China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship, Chinese Ministry of Education

National Undergraduate Scholarship, Chinese Ministry of Education

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering - Jilin University, Changchun, China, 2013

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering - McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2018

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