Dr. Haogang Cai

Principle Investigator

Dr. Haogang Cai is currently an assistant professor in the Health Technology and Engineering Institute (Tech4Health) at NYU Grossman School of Medicine (NYUGSOM). He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in 2016, under the supervision of Prof. Shalom Wind, and in close collaboration with Prof. Michael Sheetz in Biological Sciences and Prof. Michael Dustin at NYUGSOM. From 2016 to 2019, he was a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Daniel Lopez in the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory. With a multidisciplinary academic and training background, he is the author and coauthor of one book chapter and more than 20 articles in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Nano Letters, etc. His research interests include nanotechnology, metasurfaces and nanophotonics, mechanobiology, nanofabrication, and micro/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS).

Dr. Taerin Chung


Taerin Chung received her Ph.D. degree in 2014 from the School of Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University in Korea and M.E. degree in 2008 from ECE, Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, USA, in 2015–2016. After She was a research assistant professor in in the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2017-2018, she also worked at Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine in the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, as a postdoc.  She is the author and coauthor of one book chapter and more than 15 articles in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Small, Advanced Functional Materials, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Nature Communications, and etc.  Her main research interests are Nanoplasmonics, Biophotonic sensing and imaging, and Photonic materials.

Xinye Chen

Visiting PhD student