Dr. Ying Chau is an Associate Professor in Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is the Founder and Director of SIGHT (Student Innovation for Global Health Technology), a cross-disciplinary education initiative at HKUST. She is a founding member of the Biomedical Engineering discipline in the Hong Kong Institutions of Engineers, and is currently serving as Vice President for the Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization. Dr. Chau received her B.S. from Cornell University, M.S. from University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She worked on vaccine development at Merck Research Laboratories, USA (1995-1999).
Dr. Ying Chau current research interests include the design and translation of drug delivery approaches and biomaterials for ocular applications, and the self-assembly and cell interactions of nanostructures derived from polymers and biomolecules.