Yung-Chieh Tan (Mike)

Postdoctoral fellow
Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interests:

  • Lab on chip microfluidic droplet based platform
  • Droplet generation, fission, fusion, sorting, and sampling.
  • Drug encapsulation, formation of liposome, and design of artificial cells.
  • Nanodroplets



Contact Information:




Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Campus Box 8123
660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Phone: (314) 454-8283
































  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine
  • B.S., Bioengineering Premedical, UC San Diego


Recent Publications:

  • Yung-Chieh Tan, Yao-Li Ho, and Abraham P. Lee, "Droplet coalescence by geometrically mediated flow in microfluidic channels". Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, vol. 3 (4), pp. 495-499, 2007.
  • Yung-Chieh Tan, Yao-Li Ho, and Abraham P. Lee, "Microfluidic Sorting of Droplets by Size". Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (DOI: 10.1007/s10404-007-0184-1).
  • Yung-Chieh Tan, Kanaka Hettiarachchi, Maria Siu, Yen-Ru Pan, and Abraham
    Phillip Lee*, "Controlled Microfluidic Encapsulation of Cells, Proteins and
    Microbeads in Lipid Vesicles
    ", Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 128(17), pp. 5656 - 5658, 2006.
  • Y.-C. Tan, V. Cristini, and A.P. Lee, "Monodispersed Microfluidic Droplet Generation by Shear Focusing Microfluidic Device", Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 114(1), pp. 350- 356, 2006.
  • L.-H. Hung, K.M. Choi, W.-Y. Tseng, Y.-C. Tan, K.J. Shea, and A.P. Lee, "Alternating droplet generation and controlled dynamic droplet fusion in microfluidic device for CdS nanoparticles synthesis", Lab on a Chip, vol. 6, 1-6, 2006.
  • Y.-C. Tan and A.P. Lee, "Microfluidic separation of satellite droplets as the basis of a monodispersed micron and submicron emulsification system", Lab on a Chip, vol. 5, 1178-1183, 2005.
  • Droplet sorting by size in microfluidic channels, The eighth international Conference on Miniaturised Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences. MicroTAS 2004, Sept. 26-30, Malmö, Sweden.
  • Design of microfluidic channel geometries for the control of droplet volume, chemical concentration, and sorting, Yung-Chieh Tan, Jeffrey S. Fisher, Alan I. Lee, Vittorio Cristini, Abraham Phillip Lee, Lab on a Chip, 2004, 292-298.
  • Theory and numerical simulation of droplet dynamics in complex flows a review, Vittorio Cristini, Yung-Chieh Tan, Lab on a Chip, 2004, 257-264.
  • Controlled Fission of Droplet Emulsions in Bifurcating Microfluidic Channels, Y. C. Tan, J. Collins., and Abraham P. Lee,  Transducers 2003, Boston.
  • Microfluidic Liposome Generation from Monodisperse Droplet Emulsion-Towards the Realization of Artificial Cells, Y. C. Tan. Kenneth, A. P. Lee,  Summer Bioengineering Conference 2003, Florida.
  • Monodisperse Droplet Emulsions in Co-flow Microfluidic Channels, Y-C. Tan, J. Collins., and Abraham P. Lee, Micro TAS 2003, Lake Tahoe.
  • Optimization of Shear Driven Droplet Generation in a Microfluidic Device, J. Collins, Y-C. Tan, A.P. Lee, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and R&D Expo 2003, Washington.









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