Yu-Chong Tai

Anna L. Rosen Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; Executive Officer for Medical Engineering

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., National Taiwan University, 1981; M.S., University of California, 1986; Ph.D., 1989. Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Caltech, 1989-95; Associate Professor, 1995-2000; Professor, 2000-05; Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, 2005-13; Rosen Professor, 2013-; Executive Officer for Electrical Engineering, 2005-2008; Executive Officer, 2013-.


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Research Overview

Professor Y.C. Tai works on miniature biomedical and MEMS devices including drug pumps, intraocular lens, retinal implants, cortical implants, spinal cord implants, circulating tumor cell (CTC) analysis, blood analysis on-a-chip, and so on. The research often involves broad materials, design, technology and fabrication topics.

List of Research Areas

MEMS, Bio-MEMS, Micromachining, lab-on-a-chip, microfluidics, drug delivery, micro implants, circulating tumor cell, parylene, Bio-med

Research Centers

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute

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