Group Member

Principle Investigator

Chen Chia Hung

Dr. CHEN Chia-Hung Assist/Prof
– Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore
– Singapore Institute of Neurotechnology (SINAPSE)
– Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research & Technology (BIGHEART)

– PosDoc. Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
– Ph.D. 2010,  Physics (Biological and Soft Systems), University of Cambridge, UK
– M.S. 2006,   Applied Physics, Harvard University, USA
– B.S. 2004,  Physics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

E-mail:; Tel: +(65) 6516-1624; Office: NUS E1-05-27



Dr. Guo Song Research Fellow

Guo Song received his B.S degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and PhD degree in Material-Oriented Chemical Engineering in Nanjing Tech University China in 2009 and 2014, respectively.

His research interest includes production of inorganic particles with microstructure via polymerization induced phase separation and assembling compartmentalized microgels in microchannel.

Dr. Phan Dinh-Tuan Research Fellow

Dinh-Tuan received his Ph.D. in NTU, and his B.E. from HCMC University of Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
His research focuses on the development of biosensors integrated microfluidic concentrator.


Dr. Wei Shi-Chung Research Fellow

Shih-Chung Wei received his PhD degree from Graduated Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics in National Taiwan University in 2015, and M.S degree from Institute of Biophotonics in National Yang-Ming University in 2009.

His research interest includes localized surface plasmon resonance, metal enhanced fluorescence, and nanobiosensors. His research now focus on integrating nanobiosensor and single cell microfluidic.

Dr. Kerwin Kwek Zeming Research Fellow

In collaboration with Prof. Joonyong Han

Kwek Zeming received his B. Eng degree in Bioengineering in National University of Singapore in 2009. His research interest includes medical pre-diagnosis technology in microfluidic systems in particular microfluidic bioparticle sorting and separating systems. The specific particle separation techniques of interest includes Deterministic Lateral Displacement, sheath flow techniques and surface charge-based sorting system. The research aims to develop shape sensitive sorting and enrichment methods for cells, bacteria and synthetic particles.

Dr. Smitha Thamarath Surendran Research Fellow

In collaboration with Prof. Joonyong Han

Smitha did her PhD graduate studies in Leiden University in Netherlands. Her research interests include enhancing the specificity and sensitivity of Magnetic Resonance Relaxometry (MRR).

Dr. Liu Yi Research Fellow

Liu Yi received his bachelor and master degrees in the department of pharmaceutical science in 2009 and 2011, respectively, in Peking University Health Science Center.

His research interests focus on the development of multicompartmental hydrogel systems by use of the microfluidic technology. These developed multicompartment hydrogel systems are aimed to the control of drug release and the killing of cancer cells and malignant bacterial.

Dr. Gao Jianfeng Research Fellow

Gao Jianfeng graduated from Huazhong Agricultural University with a doctoral degree in June, 2014 and then pursued his post-doctoral training at Wuhan University School of Medicine from 2014 to 2016.

Dr. Gao has nearly ten years of experience in animal experiments. He is currently interested in establishment of mouse xenograft model and single cell microfluidic for tumor biopsy analysis.

Dr. Liu Jia Research Fellow

Liu Jia received her PhD degree from School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Nanjing University in 2017, and M. S degree from School of Chinese Materia Medica in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 2013.

Her research interest focused on droplet barcoding for single-cell transcriptomic by single cell microfluidic.

Ahmad Ismat Kathrada – Research Engineer

Ahmad received his bachelor of Engineering in biomedical Engineering from the University of Singapore in June 2018. He joined us in Aug 2018 as a research engineer.

His main research interest involves studying cancer cells and its applications in drug delivery, drug resistance and microfluidic technology..



Wang Ming Ph.D Candidate

Wang Ming obtained his Bachelor degree of Engineering in the National University of Singapore (NUS).
He is involved in the project of single cell encapsulation. The objective of his research is single cell culturing and single cell drug testing.

Hsu Myat Noe Ph.D Candidate

Hsu Myat Noe received her B.Eng degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME) at National University of Singapore (NUS) in June 2014. She joined NUS Graduate School of Integrated Sciences and Engineering (NGS) in August 2014 as a graduate student.
Her research interest is on the design and development of structural hydrogel microcapsules for bioassays through microfluidic assemble.

Dinh Ngoc Duy Ph.D Candidate

Dinh Ngoc Duy received his BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nong Lam Unversity HCMcity, Vietnam and Master of Science degree at Institute of Nanoengineering and Microsystems, National Tsing Hua University,
Currently, he develops the photogels for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications.

Sun Guoyun  Ph.D Candidate

Sun Guoyun received his B.Eng degree in Bioengineering in Zhejiang University China in 2016.


Lin Weikang Nicholas Ph.D Candidate

Nicholas Lin received his B.Eng degree in Biomedical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in June 2016.


Lian Wan Mei Sophie  Ph.D Candidate

Sophie received her B.Sc degree in Developmental Biology from Monash university in Melbourne in December 2015. She joined us in January 2018 as a graduate student.
Her research interest is on the design and development of microdevices for deep tissue theraputics.


Alumnus Name Position Year Current Position
Ren Ke Wei email icon Post Doctor 2018
Qiao Ying Ying email icon Engineer 2018 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Jin Lin email icon Engineer 2018 MediaTek Singapore, Singapore
Yu Jiaqing email icon Post Doctor 2018 Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singpore.
Tan Hongliang email icon Post Doctor 2018 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangxi Normal University, China.
Hu Yuwei email icon Post Doctor 2017  Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singpore.
Ng Ee Xien email icon PhD 2017 Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore.
Jing Tengyang email icon PhD 2017 Clearstate Management Consulting, Singapore.
Luo Rongcong email icon Post Doctor 2016 Heidelberg University & Max-Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany.
Animesh Samanta email icon Post Doctor 2016 National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science & Technology at Tiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India.
Ramesh Ramjiemail icon Post Doctor 2015 Senior Scientist at Illumina, San Diego, California, USA