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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Thomas Kin Fong Lei

Thomas Kin Fong Lei  

Associate Professor
 
Research areas: Bio-microfluidics; MEMS; Bio-sensing; Cancer biology
Laboratory: Bio-MEMS Lab
Tel: +886-3-2118800 ext. 5345 (Office), 5718 (Lab)


Education:
- Ph.D., Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2005)
- M.Phil., Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2000)
- B.Eng., Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan (1998)

Employments:
- Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Medical Mechatronics, Chang Gung University, Taiwan (Since 2014)
- Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Medical Mechatronics, Chang Gung University, Taiwan (2010-2014)
- Lecturer, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (2007-2010)
- Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Western Ontario, Canada (2006)

Professional Activities:
- Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports (served from 2014)
- TPC Member, The 12th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS 2017)
- TPC Member, The 9th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS 2014))

Awards:
- Best Paper of the Year, "Real-time Human Tenocytes Proliferation and Responses to Anesthetics and NSAIDs in Microfluidic Culture System", Taiwan Orthopaedic Association, 2016.
- Merit Award, Competition in Microfluidic Applications, Microfluidic Technology Consortium, 2015. 

Selected Publications: (Full Publication List)
  1. Kin Fong Lei, Chih-Hsuan Chang, Ming-Jie Chen, “Paper/PMMA Hybrid 3D Cell Culture Microfluidic Platform for the Study of Cellular Crosstalk”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9:13092-13101, 2017.
  2. Chia-Hao Huang, Kin Fong Lei, Ngan-Ming Tsang, "Paper-based Microreactor Array for Rapid Screening of Cell Signaling Cascades", Lab on a Chip, 16:2911-2920, 2016.
  3. Kin Fong Lei, Chia-Hao Huang, Ngan-Ming Tsang, "Impedimetric Quantification of Cells Encapsulated in Hydrogel Cultured in a Paper-based Microchamber", Talanta, 147:628-633, 2016.
  4. Kin Fong Lei, Zong-Ming Wu, Chia-Hao Huang, "Impedimetric Quantification of the Formation Process and the Chemosensitivity of Cancer Cell Colonies Suspended in 3D Environment", Biosensors and Bioelectronics 74:878-885, 2015.
  5. Kin Fong Lei, Chia-Hao Huang, Rei-Lin Kuo, Cheng-Kai Chang, Kuan-Fu Chen, Kuo-Chien Tsao, Ngan-Ming Tsang, "Paper-based Enzyme-free Immunoassay for Rapid Detection and Subtyping of Influenza A H1N1 and H3N2 Viruses", Analytica Chimica Acta, 883:37-44, 2015.
  6. Kin Fong Lei, Yun-Hsiang Wang, Huai-Yi Chen, Jia-Hong Sun, Ji-Yen Cheng, "Electrokinetic Acceleration of DNA Hybridization in Microsystems", Talanta, 138:149-154, 2015.
  7. Kin Fong Lei, Shih-I Yang, Shiao-Wen Tsai, Hsiao-Ting Hsu, "Paper-based Microfluidic Sensing Device for Label-free Immunoassay Demonstrated by Biotin-Avidin Binding Interaction", Talanta, 134:264-270, 2015.
  8. Kin Fong Lei, Chia-Hao Huang, "Paper-based Microreactor Integrating Cell Culture and Subsequent Immunoassay for the Investigation of Cellular Phosphorylation", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6:22423-22429, 2014.
  9. Kin Fong Lei, I-Chi Lee, Yung-Chiang Liu, Yu-Chieh Wu, "Successful Differentiation of Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells Cultured on Electrically Adjustable Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Surface", Langmuir, 30:14241-14249, 2014.
  10. Kin Fong Lei, Min-Hsien Wu, Che-Wei Hsu, Yi-Dao Chen, "Real-time and Non-invasive Impedimetric Monitoring of Cell Proliferation and Chemosensitivity in a Perfusion 3D Cell Culture Microfluidic Chip", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 51:16-21, 2014.