People

2019 MEMS Group Dinner


Tai in cleanroom 1 Professor Yu-Chong Tai

Anna L. Rosen Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering Leadership Chair and Executive Officer
Director of the Caltech MEMS Lab.

Trained in electrical and mechanical engineering, Tai is a self-described electromechanical engineer who makes small gadgets that target the four major causes of blindness: cataracts, glaucoma, macular disease, and diabetic retinopathy. He is also working on catheter-tip-sized diagnostic devices that can probe the heart to analyze plaque. Continuing to push boundaries, he is aiming to develop “non-invasive diagnostics and sensors that draw on electrical engineering and electromagnetism to develop approaches for assessing edema and both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. I am also interested in developing drug delivery systems that are wireless and smart.” Tai notes that the young researchers he mentors are a critical part of these efforts: “We continue to recruit students and postdocs who are interested in artificial intelligence as it could apply to medicine. I think their influence on devices will change the way we do medicine.”  engenious


Trevor Roper-MEMS Lab Engineer/Manager


Tanya OwensTanya Owen-Electrical Engineering Option Manager


Patama (154x190)Patama Taweesup-Grants Manager


christineChristine Garske-MEMS Lab Administrator and Assistant to Yu-Chong Tai

Medical Engineering Option Manager



Jake Chou web copy  Tzu-Chieh (Jake) Chou, GRA 2014-


Zi-Yu (May) Huang, GRA 2015-


Kuang-Ming (Allen) Shang, GRA 2017-


Shane Shahrestani, GRA 2018-2021


 Suhash Aravindan, GRA 2019-

 Haixu Shen, GRA 2020-

PhD Graduates

  • Svetlana Tatic-Lucic, EE Ph.D. – 1995
  • Jianqiang Liu, EE Ph.D. – 1995
  • Liu Chang, EE Ph.D. – 1996
  • Raanan Ariel Miller, EE Ph.D. – 1997
  • Fukang Jiang, EE Ph.D. – 1998
  • Thomas Rocco Tsao, EE Ph.D. – 1998
  • Xing Yang, EE Ph.D. – 1999
  • John A. Wright, EE Ph.D. – 1999
  • Amish S. Desai, EE Ph.D. – 2000
  • Xuan-Qi Wang, EE Ph.D. – 2000
  • Shuyun Wu, EE Ph.D. -2000
  • Charles Grosjean, EE Ph.D. – 2001
  • Wen Hsuan Hsieh, EE Ph.D. -2001
  • T. Nicholas Pornsinsirirak, EE Ph.D. – 2002
  • Yong Xu, EE Ph.D. – 2002
  • Tze-Jung Yao, EE Ph.D. – 2002
  • Ellis Meng, EE Ph.D. – 2003
  • Jun Xie, EE Ph.D. – 2005
  • Justin Boland, EE Ph.D. – 2005
  • Matthieu Liger, EE Ph.D. – 2006
  • Qing He, EE Ph.D. – 2006
  • Victor-Chi-Yuan Shih, EE Ph.D. – 2006
  • Scott Miserendino, EE Ph.D. – 2007
  • Siyang Zheng, EE Ph.D. – 2007
  • Angela Tooker, EE Ph.D. – 2007
  • Damien Rodger, EE Ph.D. – 2008
  • Changlin Pang, EE Ph.D. – 2008
  • Jason Shih, EE Ph.D. – 2008
  • (PJ) Po-Jui Chen, EE Ph.D. – 2009
  • (Nick) Hsi-Wen Lo, EE Ph.D. – 2009
  • Wen Li, EE Ph.D. – 2009
  • Mike Chia-Chung Liu, EE Ph.D. – 2010
  • Quoc Chang (Brandon) Quach, EE Ph.D. – 2010
  • Ray Kui-Jui Huang, EE Ph.D. – 2011
  • Luca Giacchino, EE Ph.D. – 2011
  • Jeffrey Chun-Hui Lin, EE Ph.D. – 2012
  • Bo Lu, EE Ph.D. – 2012
  • Charles DeBoer, EE Ph.D. – 2012
  • Wendian Shi, EE Ph.D. – 2013
  • Justin Kim, EE Ph.D. – 2013
  • Han-Chieh (Jay) Chang, EE Ph.D. – 2014
  • Joy Yu Zhao, EE Ph.D. – 2014
  • Mandheerej Singh Nandra, EE Ph.D. – 2015
  • Clark Dongyang Kang, EE Ph.D. – 2015
  • Yang Liu, EE Ph.D. – 2016
  • Shell XiaoXiao Zhang, Ph.D.-2017
  • Colin Cook, MedE Ph.D.- 2019
  • Nick Scianmarello, EE Ph.D.-2019
  • Aubrey Shapero, EE Ph.D.-2019
  • Shane Shahrestani, MedE Ph.D.-2021

Previous Post-Docs

  • Fukang Jiang
  • Qiao Lin
  • Jun Park
  • Dongyang Kang
  • Yuan Luo

Previous Graduate Students

  • Zhigang Han
  • Ted Harder
  • Juhwan Yoo
  • Zhao (George) Liu
  • Penvipha Satsanarukkit
  • Haoquan (Howard) Ge
  • Ken Walsh

Previous Visiting Associates

  • Yi-Kuen Lee, Ph.D.
  • Wei-Jie Yun, Ph.D.
  • Katsushi Furutani, Ph.D.
  • Denny K. Miu, Ph.D.
  • Man Wong, Ph.D.
  • Yitshak Zohar, Ph.D.
  • Weileun Fang
  • Pei-Zen Chang
  • Lung-Jieh Yang
  • Ming-lung Tu
  • Tianxiang Weng
  • Wen Hsieh, Ph.D.
  • Yuji Suzuki
  • Sam Li
  • Sohei Matsumoto
  • Seiji Aoyagi
  • Satoshi Konishi
  • Yoshihiro Mizuno
  • Dean Ho, Ph.D
  • Roger Kuo, Ph.D.
  • Honglong Chang
  • Qiang (John) Chen, Ph.D.
  • Lei Xu, Ph.D.
  • Wei Wang, Ph.D.

Previous Undergrad and Visiting Students

  • Michael Debar
  • Morrison Lucas
  • Chris Marsh
  • Frances Siu
  • Robert Hsieh
  • Yin Yuen
  • Jaime Valle
  • Stephen Teran
  • Isa Maria Hopkins
  • Nathanial Aginiga
  • Sanda Cea
  • Christian Guitierrez
  • Howen Mak
  • Julie Norville
  • Parvathy Menon
  • Ji Luo
  • Debbie Yu
  • Jeff Han
  • Alex Moraru
  • Netra Rajesh
  • Jerry Zhao
  • David Kong