Director, Graduate Biomedical Engineering Program, SBME
Associate Director, SBME
Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Member, Centre for Blood Research, Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) and Bionics@UBC Research Cluster


Other Affiliation: Electrical & Computer Engineering 


Research Area:

– Biomedical microsystems for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, dielectric spectroscopy for flow cytometry, implantable polymer-based microelectrode arrays, integrated cell culture systems.
– Lab-on-a-chip systems for cell culture and characterization
– Inkjet printing for tissue engineering
– Implantable neural interfaces.


Research Interests:

Dr. Cheung’s research interests include lab-on-a-chip systems for tissue engineering and high content drug screening, biosensors, inkjet printing for single cell dispensing, and implantable neural interfaces. One of the Cheung laboratory’s ongoing projects is the development of lab-on-a-chip platform that use a microfluidic system with integrated micro-fabricated sensors in order to culture, characterize, image, and screen cells and microscale tissue constructs within a single automated, portable platform. As a new paradigm for cell-based testing, this microscale platform promises to provide a simple, scalable tool to apply standardized protocols for use in cell culture systems that mimic the in vivo environment as closely as possible. Dr. Cheung’s other research projects include the development of nanophotonic biosensors and an organ-on-a-chip model of the small airway.


To learn more about Dr. Cheung’s research, please visit Google Scholar.