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Prof. Yu-Cheng Hsiao : Leading Researcher in Biomedical Engineering

professor at  Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

Congratulations, Prof. Yu-Cheng Hsiao, on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from pencis! Your dedication, innovative research, and scholarly contributions have truly made a significant impact in your field. Your commitment to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of research is commendable. Here’s to your continued success in shaping the future of academia and making invaluable contributions to your field. Well done!

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  • National Chiao Tung University, College of Photonics 2015.2–2017.12, Taiwan ,  PhD in Photonics Ranking: 1 st in the college
  • National Taiwan University, Graduate Institute of Physics 2011.9–2013.8, Taiwan,  MS in Applied Physics Thesis ranking: 1st in the institute
  • Chung Yuan Christian University, Department of Physics 2007.9–2011.7, Taiwan , BS in Physics, Photonics and Materials Science Program Ranking: 1st in the department


Optics, photonics, biophotonics, biomaterials, new energy materials, industrial design, AI, 3D printing, quantum computing, entrepreneurship education

Experiences :

  • Founder of uMeal Co., LTD. Founder of Visioner Tech Co., LTD. 2022-now, Taiwan
  • Stanford Byers Center for Bodesign Global Faculty, Stanford University 2021-now, USA
  • CEO of Medical 3D Printing Center, Taipei Medical University 2022-2023, Taiwan
  • Associate Professor, National Defense Medical Center 2022-now, Taiwan
  • Associate Professor in Graduate Institute of Biomedical Optomechatronics, College of Biomedical Engineering, Taipei Medical University 2021-now, Taiwan
  • Deputy CEO of Biodesign Center, Taipei Medical University 2021-2023, Taiwan
  • Director of Innovation Entrepreneurship Education Center, Taiwan 2020-2023, Taiwan
  • Founder and CEO of Arker Mask Co., LTD. 2018-2020, Taiwan
  • LEAP program researcher in UC Berkeley 2018, USA
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Manufacturing Technology Center 2017, Taiwan

Honors and Awards:

WORLD’s TOP 2% SCIENTISTS 2021-2022 (by Stanford University)

SID Creativity Award 2023

‘‘Champion,’’Asia Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Competition 2022

Research Excellence Award Taipei Medical University 2022

Young Scholars Research Award Taipei Medical University 2022

‘‘Gold award,’’The China International College Students Internet + Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, China (2022).

The 5th Presidential Innovation Award Individual Group 2022

International Top Journal Paper Award Taipei Medical University 2022

Excellent mentor at Taipei Medical University 2022

‘‘Entrepreneurial Star,’’ Taiwan 2022

‘‘National Innovation Award,’’ Taiwan (2020-2022).

‘‘Future Technology Award,’’ Ministry of Science & Technology, Taiwan (2020-2022).

‘‘Vebleo Fellow,’’ Taiwan (2020-2022).

Outstanding teaching faculty at Taipei Medical University 2021

‘‘Young Scholar Fellowship, Einstein Award,’’ Ministry of Science & Technology, Taiwan (2019).

‘‘Gold award,’’ The China International College Students Internet + Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, China (2018).

‘‘Finalist,’’ Global Entrepreneurship Congress, USA (2018).

‘‘Silver award,’’ Guangdong College Students Startup Competition, China (2017).

‘‘Honor for university,’’ NCTU, Taiwan (2015–2017).

‘‘Star of science,’’ Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan (2017).

‘‘First prize,’’ Longterm Startup Competition, Taiwan (2016).

‘‘First prize,’’Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Joint Startup Competition, Asia (2016).

‘‘Practical award,’’ CPC New Energy Creative Competition, CPC Taiwan (2016).

‘‘SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarships,’’ United States (2016).

‘‘Research excellence award, ’’SPIE Newport, United States (2015).

‘‘Research excellence award, ’’ Spintech technology thesis awards, Taiwan (2015).

‘‘The best research award,’’ R.O.C. Taiwan Liquid Crystal Society, Taiwan (2015).

‘‘Rotary International Clubs Scholarship,’’ Taiwan Rotary Clubs Association, Taiwan (2015).

‘‘Wu Mo-Ching Memorial Scholarship,’’ NCTU, Taiwan (2014–2016).

‘‘Humanism award,’’ TECO Green Tech International Contest, Taiwan (2015).

‘‘The best oral award,’’ The 4th Symposium on Liquid Crystal Photonics, China (2015).

‘‘The outstanding academic contributed award,’’ NCTU, Taiwan (2014–2016).

‘‘Champion of physics in paper competition,’’ Physical Society of Republic of China, (2013).

‘‘Dean’s award,’’ National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2013).

‘‘The Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honorary Membership,’’ Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan (2011).


  • Yu-Cheng Hsiao, “Synthesis of High Electrostatically Charged Polymers,” Taiwan Patent Application.
  • Yu-Cheng Hsiao, “Novel Mask Production,” Taiwan Patent No. 10541191360.
  • Yu-Cheng Hsiao, “Improved Mask Structure,” Taiwan Patent No. 106208939.
  • Yu-Cheng Hsiao, “Nursing Education Robot,” Taiwan Patent No. M636576.
  • Yu-Cheng Hsiao, “Improved Mask Structure,” Taiwan Patent No. M554001.
  • Y.-C. Hsiao, “New Mask Design,” US Patent Pending.
  • Y.-C. Hsiao, “Ionized Polymer Synthesis,” US Patent Pending.
  • Technology transfer of 2021 nano photothermal materials (Medical Engineering Institute) to Hsuan-Chen Co., Ltd


► Ministry of Science and Technology Talent Training for Stanford Medical Equipment Product Design MOST 107-2218-E-038-007 NTD 3,600,000 2022 (Principal Investigator)

► Taipei Medical University and National Taipei University of Technology Joint Research and Development Center Grant Project Multiple Fluid Microscopy Imaging Technology Group for Diagnosis and Image Analysis of Complex Joint Fluids and Cerebrospinal Fluids 111TN12 NTD 1000000 2022-2023 (Principal Investigator)

► Metal Industries Research & Development Centre Assistance Program for the Development of Precision Medical Device Industry Talent in Taipei and New Taipei MOST 111-2221-E-038-012- NTD 1000000 2022-2023 (Co-Principal Investigator)

► Ministry of Science and Technology Research on Artificial Intelligence Sensing and Biomedical Optoelectronic Effects on the Regulation of Adipose Stem Cell Growth by Specific Wavelength Laser Light MOST 111-2221-E-038-012- NTD 2,595,322 2022-2023 (Co-Principal Investigator)

► Ministry of Science and Technology Innovative Liquid Crystal Induction Components for Biomedical Cancer Immunotherapy and Environmental Hazard Detection and Database Construction MOST 110-2636-E-038-005 NTD 25,000,000 2019-2022 (Principal Investigator)

► Ministry of Education “Translational Innovation Research Project” for Higher Education Integration of Advanced Biomedical Materials, Nano  photonics and Deep Learning Innovative Technologies for Precision Treatment, Detection and Care of Diabetes Wounds 110-research-R-0010 NTD 1,000,000 2022/01-2022/12 (Principal Investigator)

► Ministry of Education Interdisciplinary Talent Cultivation Program for Biomedical Industry and New Agriculture 109-research-R-0009 NTD 8,200,000 2018-2022 (Co-Principal Investigator)

► Ministry of Education Interdisciplinary Talent Cultivation Program for Precision Health Industry 110-research-R-0008 NTD 8,000,000 2022-2025 (Co-Principal Investigator)

► Ministry of Science and Technology Talent Training for Stanford Medical Equipment Product Design MOST 107-2218-E-038-007 NTD 3,600,000 2021 (Co-Principal Investigator)

► Ministry of Education Interdisciplinary Biomedical Innovation Research and Women’s Talent Cultivation Program 111111 NTD 12,800,000 2021-2024 (Co-Principal Investigator)

► Taipei Medical University Newly Hired Faculty Research Grant TMU106-AE1-B49 NTD 1,000,000 2018-2019 (Principal Investigator)

► Taipei Medical University – Affiliated Hospital Special Research Project Real-time Sensing of Artificial Intelligence Liquid Crystal Sensors in Urinary Catheterization Project 111TMU-TMUH-01-3 NTD 1,000,000 2022/05-2023/04 (Co-Principal Investigator)

► Wan Fang Hospital Paper-Based Liquid Crystal Microchannel Biomedical Sensor 109TMU-WFH-14 NTD 1,000,000 2020/05-2021/04 (Principal Investigator)

► Wan Fang Hospital Acute Myocardial Infarction Biomedical Sensor 110TMU-WFH-23 NTD 1,000,000 2021/05-2/2022/04 (Principal Investigator)

► Wan Fang Hospital [Innovative Medical] Adaptive Electrochemical and Optoelectronic Biosensing Technology Using Novel Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Sensing Medium 111TMU-WFH-23 NTD 1,000,000 2022/05-2/2023/04 (Principal Investigator)

► Sinyi Hospital AI-Enabled Heart Failure Liquid Crystal Optoelectronic Sensing Technology 111TMU-WFH-23 NTD 1,000,000 2022/05-2/2023/04 (Principal Investigator)


Publications & Contributions:

  • Fast-switching bistable cholesteric intensity modulator
  • Electro-optical device based on photonic structure with a dual-frequency cholesteric liquid crystal
  • Simple mono-halogenated perylene diimides as non-fullerene electron transporting materials in inverted perovskite solar cells with ZnO nanoparticle cathode buffer layers
  • Electrochemical photocatalytic degradation of dye solution with a TiO2-coated stainless steel electrode prepared by electrophoretic deposition
  • Multichannel photonic devices based on tristable polymer-stabilized cholesteric textures
  • Solution-processed conductive interconnecting layer for highly-efficient and long-term stable monolithic perovskite tandem solar cells
  • Highly sensitive color-indicating and quantitative biosensor based on cholesteric liquid crystal
  • Novel In Situ Synthesis of Freestanding Carbonized ZIF67/Polymer Nanofiber Electrodes for Supercapacitors via Electrospinning and Pyrolysis Techniques
  • High UV-Vis-NIR Light-Induced Antibacterial Activity by Heterostructured TiO2-FeS2 Nanocomposites
  • Unveiling the antibacterial mechanism of gold nanoclusters via in situ transmission electron microscopy
  • Spectral modulation of a bistable liquid-crystal photonic structure by the polarization effect


Prof. Yu-Cheng Hsiao | Biomedical Engineering

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