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Prof. Stella W. PANG (彭慧芝教授)

PhD(Princeton), MSc(Princeton), Bsc(Brown)
IEEE, AVS, ECS, and HKIE Fellow

Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering

Centre Director of Centre for Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology

Contact Information

Office: G6419, Yeung
Phone: +(852)-3442-9853
Fax: +(852)-3442-0562
Email: pang@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Centre for Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology

Research Interests

  • Nanofabrication Technology
  • Nanoimprint
  • Biomedical, Microelectronic, Optical, and Microelectromechanical Devices & Microsystems
  • THz and Meta-Devices
Stella W. Pang received the B.Sc. degree from Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, in 1977, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, in 1978 and 1981, respectively.
From 1981 to 1989, she was with the Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. She was a Professor of electrical engineering and computer science with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, from 1990 to 2011. She was the Associate Dean of the Graduate Education and International Programs with the College of Engineering from 2002 to 2007. She is currently a Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, where she is also the Director of the Centre for Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology. She was the department head of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2016-2022. She has over 400 technical articles, book chapters, and invited presentations and is the editor and author of 16 books, journals, and conference proceedings. She has 9 patents granted in nanotechnology and microsystems. Her research interests include nanofabrication technology for biomedical, micro-electromechanical, microelectronic, and optical devices.
Prof. Pang has served as a Conference Organizer for the American Vacuum Society (AVS), Electrochemical Society (ECS), Electronic Materials Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), International Symposium on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology, and Nanofabrication, Material Research Society, and SPIE. She has taught 32 short courses on microfabrication and nanoimprint technology for microelectronic manufacturing and micro-electromechanical systems. She is a fellow of the AVS, ECS, IEEE, and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

Previous Experience

  • 2016 - 2022, Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong.
  • 2012 - Now, Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong.
  • 2012 - Now, Centre Director, Centre for Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology (CBNN), City University of Hong Kong.
  • 2002 - 2007, Associate Dean, College of Engineering, University of Michigan.
  • 1990 - 2011, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan.
  • 1981 - 1989, Technical Staff member, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Publications Show All Publications Show Prominent Publications


  • Chen, M. K. , Zhang, J. , Leung, C. W. , Sun, L. , Fan, Y. , Liang, Y. , Yao, J. , Liu, X. , Xu, Y. , Tsai, D. P. & Pang, S. W. (Feb 2023). Chiral-Magic Angle of Nanoimprint Meta-Device. Nanophotonics. doi:10.1515/nanoph-2022-0733
  • Cheng, Y. J. & Pang, S. W. (Jan 2023). Effects of Nanopillars and Surface Coating on Dynamic Traction Force. Microsystems and Nanoengineering. vol. 9. 6 doi:10.1038/s41378-022-00473-0
  • Hong, X. , Xu, Y. H. & Pang, S. W. (Jan 2023). Enhanced Motility and Interaction of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma with Epithelial Cells in Confined Microwells. Lab on a Chip. vol. 23, no. 3. 511 - 524. doi:10.1039/D2LC00616B
  • Cui, X. , Liu, L. , Li, J. , Liu, Y. , Hu, D. , Zhang, R. , Huang, S. , Jiang, Z. , Wang, Y. , Qu, Y. , Pang, S. W. & Lam, R. H. W. (Oct 2022). A Microfluidic Platform Revealing Interactions between Leukocytes and Cancer Cells on Topographic Micropatterns. Biosens. vol. 12, no. 11. 963 doi:10.3390/bios12110963
  • Wu, G. , Zhu, S. , Pang, S. W. & Chan, C. H. (Sep 2022). Superheterodyne-Inspired Waveguided-Integrated Metasurface for Flexible Free-Space Light Manipulation. Nanophotonics. vol. 11, no. 20. 4499 - 4514. doi:10.1515/nanoph-2022-0352
  • Chen, X. , Xu, Y. , Cheng, Y. & Pang, S. W. (Mar 2022). Engineered Barrier Regulate Osteoblast Cell Migration in Vertical Direction. Scientific Reports. vol. 12. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-08262-5
  • Zhu, S. , Wu, G. , Pang, S. W. & Chan, C. H. (Dec 2021). Compact Terahertz Dielectric Folded Metasurface. Advanced Optical Materials. vol. 10, no. 3. doi:10.1002/adom.202101663
  • Xu, Y. & Pang, S. W. (Oct 2021). Microelectrode Array with Integrated Pneumatic Channels for Dynamic Control of Electrode Position in Retinal Implants. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. vol. 29. 2292 - 2298. doi:10.1109/TNSRE.2021.3123754
  • Yi, C. , Lai, S. L. , Tsang, C. M. , Artemenko, M. , Tang, M. K. S. , Pang, S. W. , Lo, K. W. , Tsao, S. W. & Wong, A. S. T. (Aug 2021). A 3D spheroid-specific role of Wnt/β-catenin and Eph-Ephrin in nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells. Journal of Cell Science. vol. 134, no. 16. doi:10.1242/jcs.256461
  • Wang, M. & Pang, S. W. (Aug 2021). Cell migration Behaviors of Nasopharyngeal Epithelial and Carcinoma Cells on Two-Layer Scaffold Platforms. IEEE Access. vol. 9. 113813 - 113822. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3104011
  • Cheng, Y. , Zhu, S. & Pang, S. W. (Apr 2021). Directing Osteoblastic Cell Migration on Arrays of Nanopillars and Nanoholes with Different Aspect Ratios. Lab on a Chip. vol. 21, no. 11. 2206 - 2216. doi:10.1039/D1LC00104C
  • Liu, Y. , Ren, J. , Zhang, R. , Hu, S. , Pang, S. W. & Lam, R. H. W. (Feb 2021). Spreading and migration of nasopharyngeal normal and cancer cells on micro-gratings. ACS Applied Bio Materials. vol. 4, no. 4. 3224 - 3231. doi:10.1021/acsabm.0c01610
  • Zhang, W. G. , Liu, Z. Y. & Pang, S. W. (Nov 2020). Effects of Three-Dimensional Platform Stiffness and Layer Dimensions on Separation of Carcinoma Cells. Engineering. vol. 7, no. 10. 1424 - 1433. doi:10.1016/j.eng.2020.09.010
  • Refaaq, F. M. , Chen, X. & Pang, S. W. (Nov 2020). Effects of Topographical Guidance Cues on Osteoblast Cell Migration. Scientific Reports. vol. 10. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-77103-0
  • Zhang, W. G. , Liu, Z. Y. & Pang, S. W. (Nov 2020). Separation of Nasopharyngeal Epithelial Cells from Carcinoma Cells on 3D Scaffold Platforms. Biotechnology Bioengineering. vol. 118, no. 4. 1444 - 1455. doi:10.1002/bit.27640
  • Lam, B. P. , Lam, Y. W. & Pang, S. W. (Oct 2020). Using Biomimetic Scaffold Platform to Detect Growth Factor Induced Changes in Migration Dynamics of Nasopharyngeal Epithelial Cells. IEEE Access. vol. 8. 187553 - 187563. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3030953
  • Lam, B. P. , Cheung, S. K. C. , Lam, Y. W. & Pang, S. W. (Aug 2020). Microenvironmental Topographic Cues Influence Migration Dynamics of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cells from Tumour Spheroids. RSC Advances. vol. 10, no. 48. 28975 - 28983. doi:10.1039/D0RA03740K
  • Liu, Z. Y. , Zhang, W. G. & Pang, S. W. (Jun 2020). Migration of immortalized nasopharyngeal epithelia and carcinoma cells through porous membrane in 3D platforms. Bioscience Reports. vol. 40, no. 6. doi:10.1042/BSR20194113
  • Liu, Z. Y. , Zhang, W. G. & Pang, S. W. (Jun 2020). Traversing behavior of tumor cells in three-dimensional platforms with different topography. PLoS One. vol. 15, no. 6. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0234482
  • Zhu, S. , Eldeeb, M. A. & Pang, S. W. (May 2020). 3D Nanoplasmonic Biosensor for Detection of Filopodia in Cells. Lab on a Chip. doi:10.1039/D0LC00173B
  • Zhu, S. , Li, Y. , Luk, K. M. & Pang, S. W. (May 2020). Compact High-gain Si-imprinted THz Antenna for Ultra-high Speed Wireless Communications. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. doi:10.1109/TAP.2020.2986863
  • Tang, S. W. , Yuan, W. , Kaur, I. , Pang, S. W. , Voelcker, N. H. & Lam, Y. W. (Jan 2020). Capturing instructive cues of tissue microenvironment by silica bioreplication. Acta Biomaterialia. vol. 102. 114 - 126. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2019.11.033
  • Tang, S. W. , Yuan, W. , Kaur, I. , Pang, S. W. , Voelcker, N. H. & Lam, Y. W. (Jan 2020). Deconstructing, Replicating, and Engineering Tissue Microenvironment for Stem Cell Differentiation. Tissue Engineering Part B Review. vol. 26, no. 6. 540 - 554. doi:10.1089/ten.teb.2020.0044
  • Tsang, C. M. , Liu, Z. Y. , Zhang, W. G. , You, C. , Jones, G. E. , Tsao, S. W. & Pang, S. W. (Jan 2020). Integration of biochemical and topographic cues for the formation and spatial distribution of invadosomes in nasopharyngeal epithelial cells. Acta Biomaterialia. doi:10.1016/ j.actbio.2019.10.043
  • Rezaei, S. & Pang, S. W. (Jul 2019). Control of neural probe flexibility by fluidic pressure in embedded microchannel using PDMS/PI hybrid substrate. Plos One. vol. 14, no. 7. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0220258

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of American Vacuum Society (AVS)
  • Fellow of Electrochemical Society (ECS)
  • Fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
  • Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)

Research Centre

  • Centre for Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology

    The Centre for Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology (CBNN) merges nanotechnology with biosystems and neuroscience to create a revolutionary impact on many aspects of medicine. This multidisciplinary centre will develop materials, structures, devices, and microsystems with nanometre precision for single molecule and cell interactions. We will develop portable biosystems with multiple sensors and stimulators in the new frontiers of molecular- and atomic-scale science and engineering, which can be applied to medical monitoring, diagnostics, tissue engineering and repair, and prostheses for debilitating disorders. Using a wide range of pre-clinical models from mice to human, our centre is devoted to become a major hub for innovation at the intersection of nanotechnology for biosystems, neurobiology, neural engineering, and behavioural and cognitive neuroscience. Our ultimate goal is to utilize cutting edge science and technology to translate basic research into potential therapeutic interventions and treatments of diseases and neurological disorders.


  • Available Positions:

    Visiting Faculty, Engineer, Postdoc, Research Associate, and/or Research Assistant
    Duties: Design, fabrication, and testing of biomedical sensors and actuators in microsystems with development of nanotechnology. Research in sensing and control of biomolecules and cells. Exciting opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary team with hands-on experience in the cleanroom and interactions with research groups from Electric Engineering, Biology and Chemistry, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Physics and Materials, Energy and Environment, and Medical School.

    Apply Now: Postdoc/Research Assistant

    PhD Studentships
    PhD studentships are available for all admitted PhD students. (CityU Research Degree Programmes) Candidates who demonstrate a strong record on excellent academic and research performances are encouraged to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme).

    Please send your CV to:
    Prof. Stella W. Pang
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    6/F Academic Building I
    City University of Hong Kong
    Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong


  • Miss Lam Pearl (Centre Assistant)
    Room P6710
    6/F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
    City University of Hong Kong
    Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Phone: +(852)-3442-4100
    Email: pearllam2@cityu.edu.hk

Last update date : 14 Feb 2023