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Ellis Meng

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Departments
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

Office
  • DRB 140
  • Corwin D. Denney Research Center
  • 1042 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1111

Phone
  • (213) 740-6952

Email
  • ellis.meng@usc.edu


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Dwight C. and Hildagarde E. Baum Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Education
  • 2003, PhD, California Institute of Technology

  • 1998, Masters, California Institute of Technology

  • 1997, Bachelors, California Institute of Technology

Biography


Ellis Meng is Professor of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California and the Dwight C. and Hildagarde E. Baum Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She received the B.S. degree in engineering and applied science and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, in 1997, 1998, and 2003, respectively. In 2004, she founded the Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory which conducts research on biocompatible polymer technology and micromachining, sensors and actuators, microfluidics, and implantable and biomedical microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Her honors include the NSF CAREER award, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Early Career Award, 2009 TR35 Young Innovator Under 35, Viterbi Early Career Chair, ASEE Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, AIMBE Fellow, and IEEE Fellow. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering and Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering. In 2017, she will co-chair the annual IEEE MEMS conference. She is also an active educator and authored a textbook on bioMEMS. Dr. Meng is a member of Tau Beta Pi, IEEE, AIMBE, ASME, BMES, and ASEE.

Research Summary


The Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory at USC focuses on developing novel micro- and nanotechnologies for biomedical applications. In particular, we are interested in the integration of multiple modalities (e.g. electrical, mechanical, and chemical) in miniaturized devices measuring no more than a few millimeters for use in fundamental scientific research, biomedical diagnostics, and therapy.

Awards


  • 2013 American Society for Engineering Education 2014 ASEE Engineering Research Council�s Curtis W. McGraw Research Award
  • 2011 Women's International Research Engineering Summitt Invited Participant
  • 2011 TATRC/Qualcomm TATRC/Qualcomm Wireless Health Innovation Challenge Winner
  • 2011 Viterbi School of Enginering Use-Inspired Research Award
  • 2010 National Academies Innovative Young Engineering Educator
  • 2010 in President’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC)/President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Invited Participant
  • 2009 IEEE IEEE Senior Member
  • 2009 Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Nomination for Denice Denton Emerging Leader Award
  • 2009 Technology Review Technology Review Young Innovators Under 35
  • 2009 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators & Microsystems (Transducers 2009) Best Paper Award
  • 2008 Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California Nomination for AAAS Mentor Award
  • 2008 Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California Nomination for Denice Denton Emerging Leader Award
  • 2008 Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California Nomination for NSF A.T. Waterman Award
  • 2008 Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Early Career Award
  • 2008 Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California Nomination for Technology Review Young Innovators Under 35
  • 2007 Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California Viterbi Early Career Award
  • 2007 Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California Nomination for Technology Review Young Innovators Under 35
  • 2006 10th Micro Total Analysis System Conference Best Student Poster Award
  • 2006 Micro Total Analysis Systems Conference Best Paper
  • 2006 National Science Foundation Research Award
  • 2005 University of Southern California Nomination for Packard Foundation Fellowship
  • 2004 Charles Lee Powell Foundation Award
  • 2004 University of Southern California Women in Science and Engineering Award
  • 2004 IEEE EMBS Conference 3rd Place Student Paper Award
  • 1997 Caltech Alumni Association Donald S. Clark Award
  • 1997 Caltech Special Institute Fellowship
  • 1996 Intel Intel Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholar
  • 1996 Tau Beta Pi Member
  • 1996 College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship

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