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)
-American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
-International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
-International Society for Nano Manufacturing(ISNM)
-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
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
also solves the technological and translational issues
associated with tissue
engineering and regenerative medicine.