Chen, Yu

Yu Chen
Associate Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
A James Clark School of Engineering
3142 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
General Research Interests: 
  • Biomedical optical imaging,
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) 
  • Multi-photon Microsopy (MPM)
  • Diffuse optical spectroscopy and imaging 
  • Molecular imaging, early cancer diagnosis, neuroimaging

Research examples

Forward-imaging needle-type optical coherence tomography probe with Doppler OCT capability

High-resolution optical coherence tomography imaging for high-precision surgery



Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2003
Honors and Awards 
2013: NSF CAREER Award
2011: Fellow, American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery
2010: Robert E. Fischell Teaching Excellence Award
(Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park)
2006: Outstanding Instrumentation Research Paper of 2005
(Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology)
2004–2006: Postdoctoral Fellowship
(Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation)
2003: Finalist – Young Investigator Competition
(Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation and Whitaker Foundation)
2003: Solomon R. Pollack Award for Excellence in Graduate Bioengineering  Research
(University of Pennsylvania)
2002: Poster Award
(28th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)
2000: Student Fellowship
(Education Foundation, Society of Nuclear Medicine)
Professional Memberships 
Fellow, American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery
Optical Society of America (OSA)
International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Sigma Xi