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Prof. YANG Mo received the B.E. and M.S. degrees in Power Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Riverside, in 2004. From Jan 2005 to Oct 2005, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering of Boston University. He is currently a Professor at Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prof. Yang’s research focuses on microfluidic device for biosensing and nanomaterials based bioprobes for imaging, sensing and therapy. Prof. Yang has published more than 80 journal papers and is involved in 4 US patents. He has been in charge of many research projects as principal investigator including 1 Hong Kong Research Grant Council Collaborative Research Fund (CRF), 7 Hong Kong Research Grant Council General Research Fund (GRF), 2 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) fund and 1 Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF). 

Research interests

Nanoprobe for bioimaging, diagnostics and therapeutics; Nano-biosensors; Biomedical microdevices

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Master of Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Doctor of Philosophy, University of California Riverside


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