Author: Chia-Fu Chou, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Presentation Title: Nanofluidics and dielectrophoresis based biosensors and analytical platforms: challenges and opportunities
Chia-Fu Chou received his B.S. in physics from National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu) in 1986, and Ph.D. in physics from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996. From 1997-2000, he was a NIH postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University (in physics and molecular biology). In 2000, he joined the Solid State Research Center of Motorola Labs in Tempe, AZ, as a Lead Scientist, and a Principal Staff Scientist in 2001. In late 2002, he co-founded the interdisciplinary Center for Applied Nanobioscience in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, and served as an Associate Professor and Principal Investigator. Since Spring 2006, he has been a Senior Research Fellow (Professor) at Institute of Physics with affiliation at both Genomics Research Center and Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. He has over 100 scientific publications and 12 issued (USA*9, Taiwan*2, EU*1) and several pending patents. He was the co-inventor of the electrodeless dielectrophoresis (or insulator-based dielectrophoresis), a notable technique known in the microfluidics community. His current research interests include single molecule and cell biophysics, nanobiosensing, micro- and nanofluidics, and bioimaging. During 2013-2016, he served on the Editorial Board of the AIP Journal Biomicrofluidics. In 2014, he chaired the 5th International conference of Advances of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (AMN2014) held in Taipei and served as a guest editor of the special issue of Biomicrofluidics for AMN2014. In 2015, co-chaired Biophysical Society (USA) Thematic Meeting: New Biological Frontiers Illuminated by Molecular Sensors and Actuators, held in Taipei. He has presented over 60 invited talks in international and regional conferences. His research on nanoscale molecular dam (JACS Spotlight) and single DNA molecule tug-of-war (Nature Research Highlight) were selected as 2013 Academia Sinica Significant Research Achievements and he was awarded the Outstanding Research Award in 2014 from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, ROC.