Tony Huang

Tony Huang

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Tony Jun Huang received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2005. His research interests are in the fields of acoustofluidics, optofluidics, and micro/nano systems for biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics. He has authored/co-authored over 160 peer-reviewed journal publications in these fields. His journal articles have been cited more than 10,000 times, as documented at Google Scholar (h-index: 55).He also has 16 patents and invention disclosures.

He was elected a fellow of the following five professional societies: the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Institute of Physics (IOP), and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

His work have been recognized with awards and honors such as a 2010 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award, a 2011 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Research Award, a 2011 JALA Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year Award, a 2012 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from Society for Manufacturing Engineering, a 2013 Faculty Scholar Medal from The Pennsylvania State University, a 2013 American Asthma Foundation (AAF) Scholar Award, and the 2014 IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles, 2005

Research Interests

Acoustofluidics, microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip, biomedical micro-electro-mechanical systems (BioMEMS), optofluidics, plasmofluidics

Courses Taught

  • BME 394: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering

In the News

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