Prof. CHEN Chia-Hung (陳家宏)

B.S. (NTU), M.S. (Harvard), Ph.D. (Cambridge)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34429547

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Research Interests/Areas

  • Microfluidic Droplets
  • Single Cell Analysis
  • Smart Hydrogels
  • Platform Engineering for Quantitative Biology


Dr. Chen is focused on developing integrative platforms for biomedical applications. Compared with most platforms using gene sequence for quantitative biology, integrative functional assay offers unique advantages for the rapid characterization of biological samples for diagnosis and timely precision medicine. With the possibility of high-throughput biological sample screening and cell sorting using the integrative platform, statistically information could be obtained for effective quantitative biological analysis. For example, an intelligent system that integrated imaging technology, multiplexed chemical sensors and a computational data-analysis method was previously developed to analyze small amounts of physiological samples to determine the disease progression of individual patients with cancer. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, Dr. Chen worked at National University of Singapore and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree at University of Cambridge. He earned his M.S. degree at Harvard University, and earned his B.S. degree at National Taiwan University.


2010Ph.D.PhysicsUniversity of Cambridge
2006M.S.Applied PhysicsHarvard University
2004B.S.PhysicsNational Taiwan University


  • Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigator, 2018
  • MicroTAS Presentation Award, 2010
  • Cambridge Overseas Trust 2006-2009
  • Overseas Research Studentship (Cambridge) 2006-2009
  • Harvard Alumni Scholarship 2005