Shaochen Chen


Professor of NanoEngineering and Material Science at UCSD.
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Email: chen168@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 822-7856

Office: Structural Materials Engineering (SME) building
Room 245B
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Honors and Awards:


  • 2017 Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal, ASME
  • 2016 Distinguished seminar speaker, Medical Engineering Program, CalTech, 2016
  • 2016 Distinguished Seminar, Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of Southern California, September, 2016.
  • 2015 Russell Springer Professor (visiting), University of California at Berkeley
  • 2015 Distinguished Seminar, Biomedical Engineering Department, University of California, Davis
  • 2015 Invited Speaker, National Academy of Engineering US-China Frontier of Engineering Symposium.
  • 2015 SPIE Applications of 3D Printing Best Paper Award, Photonics West, 2015
  • 2014 The Corinne Bower Lecture, Pre Retina Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • 2014 Edward Nagy New Investigator Award, National Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of NIH.
  • 2018 Distinguished Seminar for Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University
  • 2017 Distinguished Seminar, BU Photonics Center, Boston University
  • 2009 Outstanding Paper Award, 37th North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
  • 2006 Pearlie D. Henderson Centennial Endowed Faculty Fellow, UT-Austin.
  • 2006 Best Paper Award, Joint AIAA/ASME Thermophysics Conference
  • 2005 Outstanding Faculty Award, GAIN2005, College of Engineering, UT-Austin
  • 2005 Licensed three patents to CardioSpectra, Inc. (CSI). CSI was acquired by Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC). Total Royalties paid to UT by CSI to date is $972,063.
  • 2004 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  • 2002 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers Award, Society of Manuf. Engineers.
  • 2001 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Professional Experience:


  • 2014-present Vice Chairman, NanoEngineering Department, UCSD
  • 2014-present Director, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center, UCSD
  • 2010-present Adjunct Professor, Radiology Department, UCSD
  • 2010-present Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Program, UCSD
  • 2010-present Faculty, Institute of Engineering in Medicine, UCSD
  • 2010-present Faculty, Clinical and Translational Research Institute, UCSD
  • 2010-present Professor Affiliate, Bioengineering Department, UCSD
  • 2010-present Professor, NanoEngineering Department, University of California, San Diego
  • 2009-2010 Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2008-2010 Program Director, NanoManufacturing Program, National Science Foundation
  • 2005-2009 Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, UT-Austin
  • 2002-2005 Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, UT-Austin
  • 1999-2001 Assistant Professor, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Dept, Iowa State Univ.

Professional Societies:


Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Fellow, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
Fellow, International Society for NanoManufacturing (ISNM)
Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

Professional Leadership:


2007-2010 Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
2007-2011 Associate Editor, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
2005-2010 Editorial Board: Nanomedicine (UK)
2008-present Editorial Board, Biofabrication
2008-present Editorial Board, The Open Materials Science Journal
2010-present Editorial Board, Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanomanufacturing
2012-present Editorial Board, Laser-based Manufacturing and Materials Processing
2010-present Advisory Board, NextWave Ventures
2014-present Editorial Board, Additive Manufacturing
2014-present Advisory Board, StemoniX
2016-present Editorial Board, Scientific Report (NPG)