Pei Yu Eric Chiou Ph.D

chiouAssociate Professor

Department of Bioengineering

Engineering IV
 | UCLA Optofludics Systems Laboratory



  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

Selected Awards and Recognitions

  • Lead guest editor for a special issue “Optofluidics for Lab on a Chip” for the journal Advances of Optoelectronics”
  • NSF Career Award, 2008
  • Member, Optofluidics topic committee for the IEEE/LEOS Summer Topicals 2008
  • Invention “Optoelectronic Tweezers” selected by R&D Magazine and MICRO/NANO Newsletter as a representative of the best 25 micro- and nanotechnology of 2006

Research Interests

  • Plasmonic photothermal cell surgery
  • Pulse laser high speed microfludic devices
  • Pulse laser driven high speed fluorescent activated cell sorters
  • Nanowire ehhanced optomagnetic tweezers
  • Microfluidic integrated optoelectronic tweezers
  • Optoelectronic tweezers for droplet manipulation and chemical preparation

Recent Papers

  1. Fan, Y.-J., Sheen, H.-J., Chiou, P. Y., “High Throughput and Parallel Flow Cytometer with Solid Immersion Microball Lens Array,” submitted, 2012.
  2. Yamane, D., Wu, Yi-Chien, Wu, T.-H., Toshiyoshi, H., Teitell, A. M., Chiou, P. Y. “Electrical impedance monitoring of photothermal porated mammalian cells,” submitted, 2012.
  3. Xu, J., Teslaa, T., Wu, T.-H., Chiou, P.-Y., Teitell, M. Weiss, S. “Nanoblade delivery and incorporation of quantum dot conjugates into tubulin networks in live cells,” Nano Letter, 12, pp 5669–5672, 2012.
  4. Wu, T-H., Chen, Y., Park, S., Hong, J., Teslaa, T., Zhong, J. F., Di Carlo, D., Teitell, M. A., Chiou, P. Y., “Pulsed laser triggered high speed microfluidic fluorescence activated cell sorter,” Lab on Chip, 12, pp 1378-1383 2012.   (Highlight in Nature Photonics in May 2012)
  5.  French C.T., Toesca I.J., Wu T.H., Teslaa T., Beaty S.M., Wong W., Liu M., Schroder I., Chiou P.Y., Teitell M.A., Miller J.F., “Dissection of the Burkholderia intracellular life cycle using a photothermal nanoblade,” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jul 19;108(29)12905-100. Epub 2011 Jul 5.
  6. Park S.Y., Wu T.H., CHen Y., Teitell M.A., Chiou P.Y., “High-speed droplet generation on demand driven by pulse laser-induced cavitation,” Lab Chip. 2011 Mar 21;11(6):1010-2. Epub 2011 Feb 2.
  7. Wu T.H., Teslaa T., Kalim S., French C.T., Moghadam S., Wall R., Miller J.F., Witte O.N., Teitell M.A., Chiou P.Y., “Photothermal nanoblade for large cargo delivery into mammalian cells,” Anal Chem. 2011 Feb 15;83(4):1321-7. Epub 2011 Jan 19.
  8. Wu T.H., Teslaa T., Teitell M.A., Chiou P.Y., “Photothermal nanoblade for patterned cell membrane cutting,” Opt Express. 2010 Oct 25;18(22):23153-60.
  9. Wang S., Chen K.J., Wu T.H., Wang H., Lin W.Y., Ohashi M., Chiou P.Y., Tseng H.R., “Photothermal effects of supramolecularly assembled gold nanoparticles for the targeted treatment of cancer cells,” Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2010 May 17;49(22):3777-81.