Prof. CHEN Ting Hsuan (陳定璿)


Visiting address
Phone: +852 34424114

Author IDs


Ting-Hsuan Chen (Cecil) received his B.S. degree (2003) and M.S. degree (2005) from National Tsing Hua University and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles (2012). His research interests include Micro/Nanotechnology, Bead based biosensor, Tissue morphogenesis, and Cell mechanics. Dr. Chen has been spearheading an array of multidisciplinary projects addressing the pattern formation of self-organizing biological systems. He has made a fundamental discovery of cellular left-right symmetry breaking of vascular stem cells and successfully exploited this finding to engineer intricate patterns of tissue architecture. This work has a major implication for tissue engineering, cardiology disease and cancer. His recent researches include the in-vitro development of cardiac tissue culture, platforms for measuring cell mechanics, and nanotechnologies for development of visual assay for biomolecules such as nucleic acids or botulium neural toxin.


Award and Achievement

  • Jul 2016 “Best Conference Paper Award” The 6th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Optofluidics.
  • Nov 2015 “Best Student Paper Award (final list)” The 9th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering.
  • Apr 2015 “Best Conference Poster Award” The 10th IEEE international Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE NEMS’15.
  • Sep 2010 “University Fellowship” University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Sep 2007 “Departmental Fellowship” Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California Los Angeles.


Previous Experience

  • Apr 2012 - Aug 2012, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Jul 2007 - Aug 2008, Associate Engineer, Industrial Technology Research Institute.


  • Ting-Hsuan Chen, Wei Liu, Yuanhang Li, Detection of Analyte Using Coffee-Ring Effect, 2016.07, United States Patent (US 9389162 B2),Jul. 12 2016
  • Chun-Min Su, Win-Ti Lin, and Ting-Hsuan Chen, Pressure Relief Valve and The Fabrication Method Thereof and Sphygmomanometer, Taiwan Provisional Patent (200916055), Apr. 16 2009
  • Chih-Cheng Feng, Hsueh-Ching Shih, and Ting-Hsuan Chen, A Surface Plasmon Resonance Detecting Apparatus And Method Thereof, Taiwan Provisional Patent (200916758), Apr. 16 2009

Services in CityU

Administrative Assignment

  • Jul 2016 - Now, College Committee on Student Affairs, Member
  • Jul 2015 - Now, BEBIE Program Committee, Deputy Program Leader
  • Jul 2015 - Now, Departmental Executive Committee, Member
  • Jul 2014 - Now, Departmental Student Affairs Coordination, Deputy Coordinator
  • Jul 2013 - Jun 2016, BEBIE Program Committee, Year Tutor
  • Jul 2013 - Now, MSATM Program Committee, Member

Research Interests/Areas

  • Cell Mechanics
  • Tissue Morphogenesis
  • Bio-Sensor and Actuator
  • Micro/Nanotechnology