Yu-Chong Tai

2_YC_tai_portrait Yu-Chong Tai is the Anna L. RosenProfessor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering at California Institute of Technology (i.e., Caltech).He is also the inaugural and present Executive Officer of the Department of Medical Engineering.During his PhD, he developed the first electrically-spun polysilicon micromotor at UC Berkeley. After joining Caltech, his research has been focused on advanced biomedical Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) (http://mems.caltech.edu). Examples include wireless heart-rate sensors, ECG sensors, lab-on-a-chip diagnostics (e.g., complete blood count), retinal prosthetic implants for blind people, oxygen-supplying devices for diabetic retinopathy, spinal cord implants, brain implants, micro drug delivery, etc.His ongoing research include new devices for atherosclerosis, diabetes, and cancer.He is the recipient of the (Berkeley EECS) Best Thesis Award, IBM Fellowship, Ross Tucker Award, Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award, Packard Award, ALA Achievement Award, (Popular Mechanics) Breakthrough Award, the (inaugural) IEEE Robert Bosch MEMS/NEMS Award, and National Academy Inventor Award. He has more than 800 articles/patents in the field of MEMS devices.He is IEEE and AIMBE Fellow. He is also an academician of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan, ROC.