Directeur de recherche (DR1 CNRS)

ENS – Département de chimie
24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris

Email: yong.chen@ens.psl.eu
Phone: +33 144322241
Office: E108

Understanding and regulating the natural systems at cellular levels is of particular interesting for disease modeling, drug screening, diagnosis and regenerative medicine. By developing consistently artificial basement membranes, microfluidic and pluripotent stem cell technologies, advanced in-vitro models of human tissues/organoids can be created, which mimic our sophisticated in-vivo systems.

Short bio

He received a B.S. degree in condensed matter physics from Wuhan University (1982) and  both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Montpelier (1983 and 1986). After spent three years at the Scuola Normale Superiorie di Pisa and Peking University, he joined the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) as Chargé de Recherche (1st class) in 1990 to work at the Laboratoire  de Microstructures et de Microélectronique (L2M). In 1998, he became a Directeur de Recherche (2nd class) of CNRS. In 2003, he moved to the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) as Professor and he is now Directeur de Recherche (1st class) of CNRS and head of the ENS team for microfluidics. In the past, he also served as Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) of Kyoto University, Changjiang Chair Professor of Peking University, Distinguished Chair Professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Guess professor of Jianghan University.

Research interests

He has been worked in different fields, including semiconductor quantum heterostructures, photonic crystals, scanning near field optical microscopy, magnetic nanostructures, synchrotron based X-ray lithography, thermal and UV nanoimprint lithography, microfluidics, etc. His current interests are mainly in the field of biomedical research and applications such as cancer diagnosis and stem cell devices for in-vitro modeling of cardiac,  neural and alveolar systems.

He has contributed to more than 500 scientific publications (peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and proceeding articles) and a large number of European and national research projects/networks. He is member of several international or national committees and reviewer of a number of journals. In total, he has supervised more than 50 Ph.D and post-doc studies.


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