Professor, SBME and Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering;
Director, SBME Graduate Program
diagnostic & therapeutic biomedical microsystems; dielectric spectroscopy for flow cytometry; implantable polymer-based microelectrode arrays; integrated cell culter systems
Dr. Cheung’s research interests include lab-on-a-chip systems for tissue engineering and high content drug screening, biosensors, inkjet printing for single cell dispensing, and implantable neural interfaces. One of the Cheung laboratory’s ongoing projects is the development of lab-on-a-chip platform that use a microfluidic system with integrated micro-fabricated sensors in order to culture, characterize, image, and screen cells and microscale tissue constructs within a single automated, portable platform.
As a new paradigm for cell-based testing, this microscale platform promises to provide a simple, scalable tool to apply standardized protocols for use in cell culture systems that mimic the in vivo environment as closely as possible. Dr. Cheung’s other research projects include the development of nanophotonic biosensors and an organ-on-a-chip model of the small airway.