Affiliated Society: Chinese Taipei Society for Biomaterials
Country of Residence: Taiwan
Current Position: Professor
T.W. Chung is the professor of the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, National Yang-Ming Univ., Taiwan, ROC. He received BS from Dept. of Chemical Engineering of National Cheng-Kung Univ., MS from Dept. of Chemical Engineering of National Tsing-Hwa University, Taiwan, and PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering in the University of Oklahoma, USA (1990). He was a visiting professor at dept. of Bioengineering in Rice Univ., USA (2005). He was a professor and the Chairman of the Chemical engineering of NYUST, Taiwan in 2002-2012.Also, he was an associate and a professor of the Biomedical engineering of CYCU, Taiwan in 1990-2001. He served as board members of Chinese Taipei Biomaterials and Controlled release Society since 2002, and International Society of Biorheology since 2001.He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and a Fellow of International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE). He also received many Awards in Taiwan including the First class research Awards of NSC, Taiwan for several times,Research Achievement Award and Biomedical engineering Award of Prof. C. J. Lee Foundation for the development of Biomedical Engineering (2016).
Areas of research interest:
His researches are focus in biomaterials and regenerative medicine including Cardiovascular Biomaterials, Cell therapy and Engineering cells and their microenviroments. For those research objectives, he grafted RGD and other ligands to biomaterials with varying nano-roughness for promoting proliferations of various cells such as HUVEC and PC12 cells. He developed a silk fibroin-hyaluronic acid (SF/HA)/bone marrow stem cells (BMSC) cardiac patches for cardiac repairs. The mechanical properties of cardiac patches were also modulated to produceself-assembly 3D hBMSC/patch for tissue engineering.The hybrid patches were demonstrated by good BMSC cardiomyogenesis in-vitro, and improving LV remodeling and cardiac functions in both a rat and pig MI heart models. He serves reviewers of many journals including Biomaterials,etc.He has published 80 peer-reviewed papers, 100 conference papers, and holds several patents.
Engineering Cells and their Microenvironments