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Benhui Hu

Benhui Hu

Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, Dauskardt Group, Stanford University
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
MS, Chinese Academy of Science
BS, Nanjing University


Durand Building, Rm. 111

Research Interests

Investigating mechanobiology of intercellular communications and providing strategic development in biomimetic integrated system, with diversified applications including elimination of bacteria, heat manipulation and transdermal delivery for biomedical use.




  • Benhui Hu, Cally Owh, Chee Pei Lin, Wan Ru Leow, Xuan Liu, Yun-Long Wu, Peizhi Guo, Xian Jun Loh and Xiaodong Chen*, Supermolecular Hydrogels for Antimicrobial Therapy, Chemical Society Reviews, 2018, DOI: 10.1039/c8cs00128f 
  • Benhui Hu, Wan Ru Leow, Shahrouz Amini, Brenda Nai, Xiaoqian Zhang, Zhiyuan Liu, Pingqiang Cai, Zhuyun Li, Yun-Long Wu, Ali Miserez, Chwee Teck Lim and Xiaodong Chen*, Orientational Coupling Locally Orchestrates a Cell Migration Pattern for Re-Epithelialization. Advanced Materials, 2017, 29, 1700145. 
  • Benhui Hu, Wan Ru Leow, Pingqiang Cai, Yong-Qiang Li, Yun-Long Wu, and Xiaodong Chen*, Nanomechanical Force Mapping of Restricted Cell-To-Cell Collisions Oscillating between Contraction and Relaxation. ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 12302. 
  • Benhui Hu, Wenxiong Shi, Yun-Long Wu, Wan Ru Leow, Pingqiang Cai, Shuzhou Li* and Xiaodong Chen*, Orthogonally Engineering Matrix Topography and Rigidity to Regulate Multicellular Morphology, Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 5786. 
  • Benhui Hu, Longjian Xue, Ping Yang and Yanchun Han*, Variable-focus Liquid Microlenses with Adjustable 3-D Curved Housings, Langmuir, 2010, 26, 6350. 
  • Yun-Long Wu, Wilfried Engl, Benhui Hu, Pingqiang Cai, Wan Ru Leow, Nguan Soon Tan, Chwee Teck Lim, and Xiaodong Chen*, Nanomechanically Visualizing Drug-Cell Interaction at the Early Stage of Chemotherapy, ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 6996.
  • Fanben Meng, Yves-Marie Hervault, Qi Shao, Benhui Hu, Lucie Norel, Stéphane Rigaut, Xiaodong Chen*, Orthogonally Modulated Molecular Transport Junctions for Resettable Electronic Logic Gates, Nature Communications, 2014, 5, 3023.
  • Xiaohong Chen, Ziwen Chen, Benhui Hu, Pingqiang Cai, Sa Wang, Shuzhang Xiao, Yun-Long Wu*, and Xiaodong Chen*, Synergistic Lysosomal Activatable Polymeric Nanoprobe Encapsulating pH Sensitive Imidazole Derivative for Tumor Diagnosis, Small, 2017, 13, 1703164.
  • Pingqiang Cai, Michael Layani, Wan Ru Leow, Shahrouz Amini, Zhiyuan Liu, Dianpeng Qi, Benhui Hu, Yun-Long Wu, Ali Miserez, Shlomo Magdassi*, and Xiaodong Chen*, Bio-inspired Mechanotactic Hybrids for Orchestrating Traction-mediated Epithelial Migration. Advanced Materials, 2016, 28, 3102.
  • Shengyan Yin, Yun-Long Wu, Benhui Hu, Yu Wang, Pingqiang Cai, Chek Kun Tan, Dianpeng Qi, Liyan Zheng, Wan Ru Leow, Nguan Soon Tan, Shutao Wang, Xiaodong Chen*, Three-Dimensional Graphene Composite Macroscopic Structures for Capture of Cancer Cells. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2014, 1, 1300043.