Ellis Fan-Chuin Meng

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Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky Chair in Convergent Bioscience and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Education

  • 2003, Doctoral Degree, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • 1998, Master's Degree, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • 1997, Bachelor's Degree, Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology

Biography


Ellis Meng is Professor of Biomedical and Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California where she has been since 2004. She also serves as the Vice Dean of Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She was previously Dwight C. and Hildagarde E. Baum Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering from 2015-2018 and an inaugural holder of a Gabilan Distinguished Professorship in Science and Engineering. She received the B.S. degree in engineering and applied science and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1997, 1998, and 2003, respectively. Her research interests include biomedical microelectromechanical systems (bioMEMS), implantable biomedical microdevices, microfluidics, multimodality integrated microsystems, microsensors and actuators, biocompatible polymer microfabrication, and packaging. Her honors include the NSF CAREER award, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Early Career Award, 2009 TR35 Young Innovator Under 35, Viterbi Early Career Chair, ASEE Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, 2018 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Technical Achievement Award, and 2019 IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award. She is a fellow of NAI, IEEE, ASME, BMES, and AIMBE. She is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering and Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, Micro- and Nano-mechanical Systems. She is also an inventor, co-founder of two companies, and author of a textbook on bioMEMS.

Research Summary


The Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory at USC focuses on developing novel micro- and nanotechnologies for biomedical applications. In particular, we are interested in the integration of multiple modalities (e.g. electrical, mechanical, and chemical) in miniaturized devices measuring no more than a few millimeters for use in fundamental scientific research, biomedical diagnostics, and therapy.

Awards


  • 2020 Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky Chair in Convergent Biosciences
  • 2019 IEEE Sensors Council IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in Sensors (Advanced Career)
  • 2018 National Academy of Inventors Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
  • 2018 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society IEEE EMBS Technical Achievement Award
  • 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • 2017 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2016 USC Women in Science and Engineering Program Gabilan Distinguished Professorship in Science and Engineering
  • 2016 IEEE Fellow of the IEEE
  • 2016 USC Faculty Mentoring Faculty Award
  • 2015 Orange County Engineering Council Distinguished Engineering Merit Award
  • 2014 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • 2013 American Society for Engineering Education 2014 ASEE Engineering Research Council's Curtis W. McGraw Research Award
  • 2013 USC Mellon Mentoring Culture of Mentoring Award
  • 2013 Phi Tau Phi Member of Phi Tai Phi Scholastic Honor Society of America
  • 2011 TATRC/Qualcomm TATRC/Qualcomm Wireless Health Innovation Challenge Winner
  • 2011 Viterbi School of Enginering Use-Inspired Research Award
  • 2010 National Academies Innovative Young Engineering Educator
  • 2009 IEEE IEEE Senior Member
  • 2009 Technology Review Technology Review Young Innovators Under 35
  • 2009 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators & Microsystems (Transducers 2009) Best Paper Award
  • 2008 Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Early Career Award
  • 2007 Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California Viterbi Early Career Chair
  • 2006 Micro Total Analysis Systems Conference Best Paper
  • 2006 National Science Foundation NSF CAREER Award
  • 2004 IEEE EMBS Conference 3rd Place Student Paper Award
  • 1996 Tau Beta Pi Member
Appointments
  • Vice Dean, Vice Dean for Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Electrophysics

Office
  • MCB 471
  • Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience
  • 1002 West Childs Way
  • USC Mail Code: 1111

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-6952
  • ellis.meng@usc.edu

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