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Wei-Chuan Shih

Wei-Chuan Shih

Ph.D | Founder/CEO

Wei-Chuan Shih, Ph.D., is Cullen Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Chemistry at the University of Houston. He earned the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University, the M.S. degree from National Chiao Tung University, and the Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in Mechanical Engineering. He joined University of Houston in 2009 after a stint as Schlumberger research fellow. Dr. Shih received MIT Martin Fellowship, NSF CAREER Award, NASA Early CAREER Faculty Award, and several research and innovation awards at UH. He is SPIE Fellow and Senior Member of NAI, OSA, and IEEE. He has published ~80 journal papers, and holds 18 granted US patents. He is Associate Editor for OSA Optics Express and SPIE Journal of Nanophotonics, and OSA Applied Optics previously. His research interests are biophotonics, nanobiophotonics, imaging & spectroscopy, micro/nanofabrication, and machine learning. Dr. Shih’s Lab has been funded by more than $7M over the past decade. His current research focus is on single exosome characterization and exosome-based cancer early detection and diagnostics.