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Prof. Shih-chi CHEN



Senior Scientist, Hong Kong Centre for Cerebro-Cardiovascular Health Engineering (COCHE)

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong



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Dr. Shih-Chi Chen is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1999; and his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Following his graduate work, he entered a post-doctoral fellowship in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School, where his research focused on biomedical optics and endomicroscopy. From 2009 to 2011, he was a Senior Scientist at Nano Terra, Inc., a start-up company founded by Prof. George Whitesides at Harvard University, to develop precision instruments for novel nanofabrication processes. His current research interests include ultrafast laser applications, biomedical optics, precision engineering, and nanomanufacturing. Dr. Chen is a member of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), SPIE, and the Optical Society (OSA); and currently serves as the Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, and HKIE Transactions. In 2003 and 2018, he received the prestigious R&D 100 Awards for developing a six-axis nanopositioner and an ultrafast nanoscale 3-D printer respectively.


B.S., National Tsing Hua University, 1999

S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007

Research Interests
Biomedical optics, Nanomanufacturing, Precision Engineering, and MEMS

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