Dr. Shaochen Chen is a Professor in the Nanoengineering department and Bioengineering
Department at the University of California, San Diego. He is the Founding Director
of the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center. He is also a faculty member
of the Institute of Engineering in Medicine and Clinical and Translational Research
Institute at UC San Diego.
Before joining UCSD, Dr. Chen had been a Professor and a Pearlie D. Henderson Centennial Endowed Faculty Fellow in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Between 2008 to 2010, Dr. Chen served as the Program Director for the Nanomanufacturing Program in the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Among his numerous awards, Dr. Chen received the CAREER award from NSF in 2001 and the Young Investigator award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in 2004. Dr. Chen is currently an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Fellow of the International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE), Fellow of the International Society for NanoManufacturing (ISNM), and Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
The Chen group is interested in developing 3D bioprinting techniques with
a micro or nanoscale printing resolution. We explore novel nanomaterials
and biomaterials for tissue engineering applications using stem cells
(e.g. human induced pluripotent stem cells, iPSCs). Our group not only investigates
the fundamental scientific issues, such as cell interactions with micro and
nano-environments, biomaterials science, nanophotonics, and biomechanics, but
also solves the technological and translational issues associated with tissue
engineering and regenerative medicine.