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Chui Chih Yao (Thomas)

Current Position            DPhil Student


College                          Jesus College


Supervisor                     Dr. Hua (Cathy) Ye


Contact Information       Institute of Biomedical Engineering
                                      Department of Engineering Science
                                      University of Oxford
                                      OX3 7DQ, UK

                                      Tel: +44 1865 617653

Research Interests

Electrospraying, hydrogels, microcarriers, cell expansion bioreactors




MEng in Engineering Science, First Class, University of Oxford


Work Experience

6 Months Research Associate at Agricultural Biotechnology Research Centre (Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2014)

Demonstrator for Tissue Engineering Coursework Module (University of Oxford, 2015-2017)

1 Month Visiting Researcher at Oxford Suzou Centre for Advance Research (OSCAR)/Aokai Biotech (2017)


Awards and Scholarships

Jesus College Open Scholarship (2011)

CRMI Studentship – Awarded to fund completion of the Dphil (2015)



Teaching assistant for 4th year module, C10 “Biosystems modelling” Tutorial Sheet (University of Oxford 2016)

Journal Papers

C.-Y. Chui, A. Odeleye, L. Nguyen, N. Kasoju, E. Soliman, H. Ye, Electrosprayed genipin cross-linked alginate-chitosan microcarriers for ex vivo expansion of mesenchymal stem cells, J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part A. (2018) 1–12. doi:10.1002/jbm.a.36539.


Chui, CY., Mouthuy, PA. & Ye, H. Direct electrospinning of poly(vinyl butyral) onto human dermal fibroblasts using a portable device. Biotechnol Lett (2018), 40(4), 737-744. DOI:

Conference Presentations

Cell Proliferation on Genipin Crosslinked Chitosan Alginate Microcarriers. (Termis EU 2017)

Physical Behaviour of Alginate Microbeads in Cell Culture Reagents. (Bioprocess UK 2016)

Creation of Alginate Microbeads using Simple Jet Mode Electrospraying (MEI Bioeng 2016)


Sonia Contera, Andrea Bonilla-Brunner, Jacob Seifert (Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford)