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Xiang Ren

  • Professional Title

    Associate professor

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Xiang Ren received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 2009, the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering and mechanics from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, in 2016. He was a Research Assistant with the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory and BioMEMS and Lab-on-a-Chip Laboratory, Drexel University. Dr. Ren received the Outstanding Promise Award upon graduation of Ph.D. from Drexel University. He continued as a post-doctoral researcher in electrical and computer engineering with the VT-MEMS Laboratory, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, and a postdoctoral and research scientist in aerospace and mechanical engineering with the tissue engineering laboratory, University of Notre Dame, IN. He is currently an assistant professor with the BioMEMS laboratory in the Department of Microelectronics, Tianjin University, China. His research interests are advanced BioMEMS, biosensing, microfluidics, synthetic biology, and additive manufacturing.

Research Group website:

  • Bio-MEMS: Microfluidics and lab-on-chip, organ-on-chip, artificial photosynthesis, breast cancer, circulating tumor cells, synthetic biology, cardiac muscle cells, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, ion-exchange membrane  
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) ('17-'18)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) ('10-'15)
  • American Physical Society (APS) ('16-'17)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) ('10-'15)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (S'10-M'16-'19)
Education Background
  • 1. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China  | Electronic Information Science and Technology  | Bachelor’s Degree

  • 2. Johns Hopkins University  | Electrical & Computer Engineering  | Master’s Degree

  • 3. Drexel University  | Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics  | Doctoral degree

Positions & Employments
  • 1.2021.10-2022.4

    University of Notre Dame | Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering | Research Scientist

  • 2.2018.12-2021.10

    University of Notre Dame | Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering | Postdoctoral Associate

  • 3.2016.4-2018.8

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Postdoctoral Associate

Research Group


Address: No. 92, Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin Zip Code: 300072