Chia-Hung Chen

Integrated Microfluidic Biotechnology
Assistant Professor
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Ph.D. University of Cambridge
M.S. Harvard University
B.S. National Taiwan University

Dr. Chen obtained his PhD at Cambridge University and MS at Harvard University. He was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Biological Engineering/Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT before joining SINAPSE. The microfluidic approaches have been widely applied to improve many analytic methods in Chemistry and Biology, such as DNA sequence screening, protein crystallization, enzyme assay and cell cytotoxicity. Dr. Chen's research is focused on using the techniques of droplet-based microfluidics for system biology, medical diagnostics [1], advanced magnetic gel particles [2,3], functional encapsulations for neuron tissue engineering [4].


  1. C. H. Chen, A. Sarkar, Y. Song, M. A. Miller, S. J. Kim, L. G. Griffith, D. A. Lauffenburger and J. Han "Enhancing protease activity assay in droplet-based microfluidics Using a Biomolecule Concentrator" Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 10368-10371 (Impact factor: 9.9)
  2. C. H. Chen, R. K. Shah, A. R. Abate, and D. A. Weitz "Janus Particles Templated from Double Emulsion Droplets Generated Using Microfluidics" Langmuir, 2009, 25 (8), 4320-4323
  3. C. H. Chen, A. R. Abate, D. Lee, E. M. Terentjev and D. A. Weitz "Microfluidic assembly of magnetic hydrogel particles with uniformly anisotropic structure" Advanced Materials, 2009, 21, 3201-3204
  4. A. R. Abate, C. H. Chen, J. Agresti and D. A. Weitz "Beating Poisson encapsulation statistics using close-packed ordering" Lab on a Chip, 2009, 9, 2628-2631