Affiliated Faculty Research Interests

UGC Funded Projects related to Bioengineering

John Barford (CBME)

Biochemical engineering; yeast metabolism; bioremediation wastewater treatment; biological nutrient removal; biofiltration; animal cell cultivation; bioaerosols; solid waste treatment.

Metabolic engineering, Biologically enhanced adsorption. Biochemical engineering teaching.

1.  Sequencing Batch Reactors for Biological Nutrient Removal (RGC CERG project)

2.  Viral detection in micro-systems (RGC DAG)

3.  Biosensor Development for Macromolecules (RGC CERG)

I-Ming Hsing (BIEN/CBME)

Understanding and characterizing the  interactions of biomolecules in functionalized conductive surface; Understanding and analyzing reactions and signal transduction of biomolecules in the micro/nano devices; Bioanalytical microsystem.

1.  Rapid Determination of Cell Viability on the Lab on a Chip Platform (RGC CERG)

2.  Development of nanoparticle-based strategies for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) isolation and electrochemical detection: their application in multiplexed DNA identification on microchip platform (RGC CERG)

3.  Development and characterization of an integrated Si-based device for in-situ amplification and electrochemical detection of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) DNA (RGC CERG)

4.  Novel DNA-Aptamer based Bioanalytical Microsystem (EHIA)

Yongli Mi (CBME)

DNA superstructure and DNA super crystals by the DNA-self Assembly properties.

Bio-templating preparation of nano materials. Macromolecular condensed state of the single-molecule single chains of polymers.

1.  DNA-inspired/DNA-mediated construction of nanostructures for  micro-electronic applications (RGC CERG)

2.  The Preparation of Nano-Magnetic Supermatrix Templated by  DNA Self-Assembly (RGC CERG)

Ka Ming Ng (CBME)

Synthesis of processes with multiphase reactions, separation and purification using extraction and crystallization, solids processing; applications in manufacture of pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals, and environmental conservation.

Synthesis of Nanoparticles for Pharmaceutical Applications Using Supercritical Precipitation of Compressed Anti-solvent Technology (RGC CERG)

Albert Chi-Shing Chung (CSE)

Medical image analysis and processing; computer vision; statistical signal modelling and processing.

1.  Imaginary Disease-free vessels for Endovascular Treatment Planning and Quantitative Analysis of Vascular Abnormalities (RGC CERG)

2.  2D-3D multi-modal data fusion for endovascular treatments (RGC CERG)

3.  Multi-modal vascular registration based on expected joint class histograms (RGC DAG)

Mansun Chan (ECE)

Nanometric device physics; SOI technology for high-speed circuits; device modelling (BSIM3); automated device characterisation systems.

1.  Micro-electro-DNA detection system by microfabrication  techniques  (RGC CERG)

2.  Micro-Electro-Array Technology for Cell Level Biological (RGC CERG)

Jianan Qu (ECE)

Applications of optics in medicine; biomedical instrumentation; analytical laser spectroscopy; laser technology and optical design.

1.  Optical biopsy based on depth-resolved autofluorescence spectroscopy. (RGC CERG)

2.  Multivariate fluorescence imaging for detection of early cancer (RGC CERG)

Bertram Shi (ECE)

Neuromorphic and bio-inspired engineering, neural networks, computational neuroscience, computer vision, VLSI implementation of neural networks.

1.  Modulatory Feedback in Multi-chip Neuromorphic Networks (RGC CERG)

2.  Neuromorphic integration of disparity and motion cues (RGC CERG)

3.  Active control of gaze in a neuromorphic binocular vision system (RGC DAG)

4.  A silicon model of multidimensional selectivity in the visual cortex (RGC CERG)

Yi-Kuen Lee (MECH)

Bio-Microelectromechanical System (Bio-MEMS) and Lab-on-a-chip: micro biosensors, micro electroporation chips; Micro chaotic mixing; MEMS key technology development: ICP Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE); Micro bubble actuators for integrated microfluidic systems; Fluorescence microscopy for single DNA molecule dynamics in micro/nanofluidics.

1.  Micro Thermal Bubble Actuators to Enhance DNA Hybridization (RGC CERG)

2.  Integrated free-solution electrophoresis micro-systems for DNA separation (RGC CERG)  

3.  Institute of Integrated Microsystem, Fabrication and Characterization of Micromixers (RGC CERG)

4.  Low-Voltage Micro Pulsed RF Electroporation Cell Chip for DNA Transfer  (RGC CERG)

5.  Electroosmotic driven micromixer with patterned surface charge (RGC CERG) 

Yang Leng (MECH)

Mechanical behavior/microstructure relationships; biomedical materials; novel processing of new materials.

1.  Bioactive study of bioceramics using transmission electron microscopy.

2.  Engineering titanium surfaces for hard tissue implants.

3.  Electrochemical activation of metal implant surfaces.

Pingbo Huang (BIOL)

Besides biochemical regulation of ion channels, we are recently working on mechanobiology, particularly studying how hypobaric pressure and shear stress would effect the activity and expression of various proteins including ion channels.

Joseph T Y Wong (BIOL)

1.  The effect of small membrane protein(s) on the mechanical properties of membrane.

2.  Synthesis and properties of 5-hydroxymethyluracil(H), the 5th base in DNA and the possible application of H-containing DNA.

3.  The use of cellulose-binding proteins in the engineering of microstructures with cellulose-bioinspired project from proteins in cellulosic thecal plates.

4.  Calcium-carbonate-binding proteins in the engineering of microstructures-bioinspired projects from proteins in coccoliths.

5.  Selection for algae with higher oil production e.g. by modulation of cell cycle, growth rate and cellulose biosynthesis.

6.  Properties of novel cellulases.

7.  Development of biosensor for carbon dioxide.

8.  Development of molecular reagents for isolation of nucleic acids from blood plasma.

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