Scott Tsai

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Associate Professor Director, Laboratory of Fields, Flows and Interfaces Theme Lead, Biomedical Delivery Systems, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST) Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Toronto, Ontario scott.tsai@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6424

Bio/Research

Dr. Scott Tsai obtained his mechanical engineering B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 2007. His engineering sciences S.M. and Ph.D. degrees were both awarded from Harvard University, in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Dr. Tsai also spent five months as a postdoctoral fellow at the Univ...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Scott Tsai obtained his mechanical engineering B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 2007. His engineering sciences S.M. and Ph.D. degrees were both awarded from Harvard University, in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Dr. Tsai also spent five months as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto prior to joining Ryerson University in December 2012.

Dr. Tsai’s laboratory is engineering small devices and smart materials to solve problems in biotechnology. His research often features microfluidic platforms—systems of microchannels where the physics of fluid flow are dominated by viscosity and surface tension—with electromagnetic fields to manipulate the movement of objects inside the microchannels. Dr. Tsai applies these small-scale fluidic systems to, for example, coat microscopic particles, with the eventual goal of coating single cells with thin layers of polymers.

As a graduate student, Dr. Tsai was awarded a two-year Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship at Harvard University. As a faculty member at Ryerson University, Dr. Tsai has been awarded the 2015 Ryerson University Deans' Teaching Award, the 2015 I.W. Smith Award for creative engineering from the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, and the 2016 Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.


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