Jicheng Feng


About AIL group: electric field lines as a drawing tool for 3D nanoprinting

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Jicheng FengAssistant Professor, PI

AddressHuaxia Middle Road 393, School of physical science and technology


Group website: www.jcfenglab.com 


Dr. Jicheng Feng obtained his PhD with Prof. A. Schmidt-Ott from Delft University of Technology in 2016 on “Scalable spark ablation synthesis of nanoparticles: fundamental considerations and application in textile nanofinishing”. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. M. Koper at Leiden University for almost 2 years. In 2018, he joined the group of Prof. M. Choi at Seoul National University, where he was employed as research assistant professor. Since September 2020, he has been appointed to a tenure-track Assistant Professor (PI) at ShanghaiTech University, where he leads the Aerosol Intelligence Laboratory (AIL).

His interests are in aerosol nanotechnology, nanoscale additive manufacturing (3D nanoprinting), nanoparticle technology (high entropy alloys, immiscible alloys), and textile nanofinishing.



Emerging technologies—such as 3D printing, quantum computing, and wearable devices—hold great promise for improving daily lives. For nourishing the emerging technologies, Aerosol Intelligence Laboratory (AIL) sets a new research direction to map out the future of system-level integration and the advanced packaging solutions. “Aerosol” usually gives the first impression of smog, whereas our group transforms this stereotype into powerful nanomanufacturing technologies to create smart materials, to explore and to invent novel functionalities, and to address the design – or inverse – problem. Our key aims are to devise new physical-chemical schemes through printing functional materials and micro/nano-scale devices.

Based on aerosol nanotechnology, our group harnesses the “artificial lightning” to create aerosol nanoparticles ranging from single metals to unprecedented alloys (e.g., high-entropy alloys and immiscible alloys). Using these nanoparticles as building blocks, we also control the 3D architectures with nanometer-scale control over the size, orientations, and position of each nanostructure. Based on the understanding of the complex aerosol systems, we weave together various possibilities for unprecedented forms of matter–--from nanomanufacturing to 3D printing. The resulting structures can cover self-organized materials, active bio-inspired materials and metamaterials that have mechanical or optical or electrical properties that do not occur in nature. This highly promising discipline will open up new horizons in many fields, just name a few: nanoscale additive manufacturing (also known as 3D nanoprinting), chip technology, catalysts, microelectronics, optics, nanofinishing and particle metallurgy.

Our group has rich resources and a few vacancies as research assistant professor, post-doctoral researchers and postgraduate students. If you are interested in lithography technology, nanoscale 3D printing, aerosol technology and nanoparticle technology (e.g,, high-entropy alloys, immiscible alloys), please send an email to fengjch@shanghaitech.edu.cn

Oct. 2021, Our paper was published in Additive Manufacturing: Virtually Probing "Faraday 3D Nanoprinting"

Oct. 2021, Three new members: Yuxiang, Jingui and Yueqi, welcome to join AIL!

Aug., 2021, European Aerosol Conference (virtual), gave an oral presentation for Aerosol-based 3D Nanoprinting

Nov. 05, 2020, Chief Editor from Matter picks our article for a preview

Oct. 07, 2020, An invited talk at SoSe20: 


Selected publications


Invited Book

1.     J. Feng, K. Lee, M. Choi, Patterned 3D nanostructure arrays from charged aerosols, Jenny Stanford Publishing, Book title: Spark ablation: building blocks for nanotechnology, 273-300

Publications in a role as the corresponding author*

2.    Y. Jung, P. V. Pikhitsa, S. Liu, W. Jung, J. Shin, B. Liu, Y. Han, K. Kim, M. Choi*, J. Feng*, Virtually probing “Faraday three-dimensional nanoprinting”, Additive Manufacturing, 2021, 48, 102432.

3.  W.Jung, Y. Jung, P. V.   Pikhitsa, J. Feng, Y. Yang, M. Kim, H. Tsai, T. Tanaka, J. Shin, K. Kim, H.   Choi, J. Rho, M. Choi, Three-dimensional nanoprinting via charged aerosol jets, Nature, 2021, 59254-59.

4.  J. Feng*, D. Chen, P. Pikhitsa, Y, Jung, J. Yang, M. Choi, Unconventional alloys confined in nanoparticles: Building blocks for new matter, Matter, 2020, 3, 1646-1663 (MAP1--Discovery)  

5.     J. Feng*, X. Guo, N. Ramlawi,T. V. Pfeiffer,R. Geutjens,S. Basak,H. Nirschl, G. Biskos,H.W. Zandbergenc, A. Schmidt-Ott, Green manufacturing of metallic nanoparticles: a facile and universal approach to scaling up, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2016, 4, 11222-11227.

6.     J. Feng*, E. Hontañón, M. Blanes, X. Guo, L. Santos, L. Paltrinier, N. Ramlawi, J. Meyer, L. d. Smet, H. Nirschl, F. E. Kruis, A. Schmidt-Ott, G. Biskos, Scalable and environmentally benign process for smart textile nanofinishing, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8 (23), 14756-14765.  Highlighted in Nanowerk and TEVO as well as Sciencenet.cn.

7.     J. Feng*, N. Ramlawi, G. Biskos, A. Schmidt-Ott, Internally mixed nanoparticles by oscillatory spark ablation between electrodes of different materials, Aerosol Science and Technology, 2018, 52(5), 505-514.

8.     J. Feng*, R. Geutjens, T.V. Nguyen, J. Li, X. Guo, A. Keri, S. Basak, G. Galbács, G. Biskos, H.W. Zandbergen, E.H. Brück, A. Schmidt-Ott, Magnetic phase transition in ternary LaFeSi nanoalloys, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10 (7), 6073–6078.

9.     J. Feng*, D. Chen, A. Sediq. S. Romeijn, F.D. Tichelaar, W. Jiskoot, J. Yang, M. Koper, Cathodic corrosion of a bulk wire to functional nanocrystals and nanoalloys, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10(11), 9532-9540

Shirong Liu

MSc student

Research project:Faraday 3D Printing


Bingyan Liu

PhD student

Reseach project:Optic metamaterials



Yaochen Han

MSc student

Researh project: Alloy superatoms


Jingui Ai

MSc student

Researh project: 4D printing 


Yuxiang Yin

MSc student

Researh project: Printed nanoelectronics 1


Yueqi Zhang

MSc student

Researh project: Printed nanoelectronics 2