DR. SHAOCHEN CHEN, PROFESSOR OF NANOENGINEERING
Dr. Shaochen Chen is a Professor in the NanoEngineering Department and Bioengineering Department at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He directs the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center at UCSD. Before joining UCSD, Dr. Chen had been a Professor and a Pearlie D. Henderson Centennial Endowed Faculty Fellow in Engineering in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin from 2001 to 2010. Between 2008 and 2010, he served as the Program Director for the Nanomanufacturing Program with an annual budget of over $20 million in the US National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Chen’s primary research interests include: biomaterials and 3D bioprinting, stem cell and regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, laser and nanomanufacturing. He has published over 100 papers in top journals and 12 book/book chapters. He is an inventor of 3 patents and 12 provisional patents. Three of his patents were licensed to CardioSpectra, Inc. (CSI) and CSI was later acquired by Volcano Corporation. Currently Dr. Chen is on the advisory board of StemoniX and NextWave Ventures.