Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Yu-Cheng, Chen

Nanyang Assistant Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Phone: +65 67904510
Office: S1 B1A 26
Asst Prof Yu-Cheng, Chen

Dr. Yu-Cheng Chen received his B.S in Optics/Photonics from National Central University in 2010 and M.S in Optoelectronics from National Taiwan University (Taipei) in 2012. From 2012-2015, he worked as a research associate at the Molecular Imaging Center at NTU Hospital, Taipei. He received a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering (Bioelectronics) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2017 and became the first student to accomplish PhD degree within two years in the school history. Then he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care at Michigan until July 2018. Since 2012, he has already co-authored more than 40 scientific journals/proceedings/patents while a start-up company is being formed to market the optofluidic biolaser technology based on his pioneer work in PhD. His research was reported by more than 40 media and news worldwide. His research mainly focuses in optofluidics, biolasers, biophotonics, biosensors and imaging, nanophotonics, neural-engineering, and novel on-chip laser devices. Currently, he is a Nanyang Assistant Professor at NTU in Singapore. He is affiliated with EEE/SCBE.

Biolasers is an innovative and emerging area which promises a plethora of opportunities for the next generation biomedical detection/ imaging and nanophotonics. This is an entirely new field which welcomes expertise of all backgrounds, many exciting topics can be explored!

That includes the development of advanced lasing imaging system/ integrated point-of-care devices, as well as the fundamental science of lasers at the single molecular level up to biological networks. This cutting-edge research will build close collaborations with SCBE, EEE, medical school, and industry, but also many fields involving nanotechnology, computational analysis, machine learning, micro-electronics, synthetic biology, and translational medicine.

Currently we do not have any positions for postdocs and new PhD students.

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Research Interests
1. Optofluidics, Bio-lasers, Micro-resonators;
2. Biophotonics, Biomedical imaging and biosensing;
3. Medical devices, Cellular and tissue diasgnosis;
4. Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, Nanolasers;
5. Neurophotonics, Neural-engineering, Novel on-chip laser devices
6. Bio-intelligent, Bio-integrated optical devices/robotics
Current Projects
  • Development of Multifunctional Biolaser Emission Imaging for Highly-Sensitive Cancer and Neurological Tissue Analysis
Selected Publications
  • X. Li, Y. Chin, X. Tan, Y.-C. Chen, Q. Chen, X. Wang, and X. Fan. (2019). Ultrasound Modulated Droplet Lasers. ACS Photonics, 6(2).
  • Y.-C. Chen, X. Tan, A. Nadeem, Q. Chen, I. Bergin, and X. Fan. (2019). Chromatin Laser Imaging Reveals Abnormal Nuclear Changes for Early Cancer Detection. Biomedical Optics Express, 10, 838-854.
  • X. Wu, Q. Chen, Y.-C. Chen, B. Wu, R. Coleman, L. Tong, and X. Fan. (2018). Nanowire lasers as Intracellular Probes. Nanoscale, 10.
  • Y.-C. Chen, X. Tan, Q. Sun, Q. Chen, W. Wang, and X. Fan. (2017). Laser-emission Imaging of Nuclear Biomarkers for High-contrast Cancer Screening and Immunodiagnosis. Nature Biomedical Engineering, 1(9), 724-735.
  • Y.-C. Chen, Q. Chen, X. Fan. (2016). Lasing in Blood. Optica, 3(8), 809-815.

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