CHEN Chia-Hung

  • Assistant Professor

2012 - current Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering,
National University of Singapore
2010 - 2012 Post Doc. Biological Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2009 - 2010 Exchange Ph.D.
Harvard University, USA
2006 - 2010 Industry cooperation with
Marsfood Company, UK
2006 - 2010 Ph.D. Physics (Biological and Soft Systems),
University of Cambridge, UK
2005 - 2006 M.S. Applied Physics,
Harvard University, USA
2000 - 2004 B.S. Physics,
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Research Interest

My research interest is focused on using the techniques of droplet-based microfluidics for applications in system biology, medical diagnostics, point of care testing, high throughput screening for drug discovery and tissue engineering.

  1. Microfluidic clinical enzyme assay for precision medicine
  2. Quantitative single-cell biology via microfluidics
  3. Smart functional hydrogel-based microfluidics

Modules taught

  • BN3501: Equilibrium and kinetic bioprocesses
  • BN3402: Bio-analytic methods in bioengineering
  • BN3101: Biomedical engineering design project
  • BN5201: Biosensors and biochips

Selected Awards & Honours

  1. 2011 MicroTAS Conference Award 
  2. 2009 Taiwan Government Studying Abroad Scholarship 
  3. 2006 Cambridge Overseas Trust 
  4. 2006 Cambridge, Trinity College Overseas Research Studentship 
  5. 2006 Cambridge-Marsfood Company Industrial Case Award 
  6. 2005 Harvard Alumni Scholarship 
  7. 2001, 2004 National Taiwan University President Award 

Membership in Scientific/Professional Organization

  • 2009 - Present , American Chemical Society

Selected Journal Publications

  1. H. Tan, S. Guo, D. N. Duy, R. Luo, and C. H. Chen, Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 663.
  2. N. Dinh, R. Luo, M. Christine, W. Lin, W. Shih, J. Goh and C. H. ChenSmall, 2017, 13,1700684
  3. K. K. Zeming, M. Wang, N. V. Thakor, Y. Zhang* and C. H. Chen,  Lab on a Chip, 2016, 16, 75-85.
  4. E. X. Ng, M. A Miller, T. Jing, D. A Lauffenburger and C. H. Chen, Lab on a Chip, 2015, 3, 15, 1153-1159.
  5. E. X. Ng, M. A. Miller, T. Jing, and C. H. ChenBiosensors and Bioelectronics, 2016; 81: 408-14.
  6. R. Luo, J. Wu, N. Dinh, and C. H. ChenAdvanced Functional Materials, 2015, 25, 7272-7279.
  7. C. H. Chen, M. A. Miller, A. Sarkar, M. T. Beste, K. B. Isaacson, D. A. Lauffenburger, L. G. Griffith, and J. Han, JACS, 2013, 135, 1645-1648.
  8. C. H. Chen, A. Sarkar, Y. Song, M. A. Miller, S. J. Kim, L. G. Griffith, D. A. Lauffenburer and J. Han,  JACS, 2011, 133, 10368-10371.
  9. M. A. Miller, A. S. Meyer, M. T. Beste, Z. Lasisi, S. Reddy, K. W. Jeng, C. H. Chen, J. Han, K. Isaacson, L. G. Griffith, and D. A. Lauffenburger, PNAS, 2013, E2074–E2083.
  10. C. H. Chen, A. R. Abate*, D. Lee, E. M. Terentjev and D. A. Weitz, Advanced Materials, 2009, 21, 3201-3204.

Book Chapters

  1. C. H. Chen and E. M. Terentjev, a chapter on “Edible Oleogels: Structure and Health Implications” in Hebrew University of Jerusalem press, 2011
  2. A. R. Abate, C. H. Chen and D. A. Weitz, T. K. Thanh edit,“Magnetic Nanoparticles –from fabrication to clinical applications”, Taylor and Francis, 2011