Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, 2003
B.S., Electrical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, 1995
Dr. Mark Cheng joined The University of Alabama in Fall 2019 as a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering. Cheng received his bachelor’s and doctorate in electrical engineering from National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan.
He was among the first NIH postdoc trainees in Nanomedicine at the National Cancer Institute and the Ohio State University, where he developed proteomic nanochip and multistage drug delivery systems. Between 2008-2019, Cheng was assistant, associate and then full professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. At WSU, he and other faculty members initiated several programs, including Brain@Wayne, Nanoengineering and Cyber-Physical System.
Cheng’s research interests include sensor design, internet-of-things (IoT), brain machine interfaces, biomedical devices, and new materials. Cheng received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award and ONR Summer Research Faculty Award. At UA, he and his students are applying state-of-the-art technologies to emerging challenges in our society, including water population and aging population.
Examples of on-going projects include: