Alan Cheng Hou Tsang

  • Fellowship in 2017 at Stanford University

Alan Cheng Hou Tsang received his BEng and MPhil in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2009 and 2011, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2016. Alan's research interests lie at the interface of microfluidics and biophysics, with particular research interest on the collective behavior and taxis mechanisms of swimming microorganisms. 

Alan is currently pursuing his research as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioengineering Department at Stanford University. 


Alan's current research focuses on studying the phototaxis of Euglena gracilis (microalgae), from individual response at the single cell level to collective behavior of the entire cell population. He combines biophysical modeling and microfluidic experiments to reveal the fundamental physical mechanism governing Euglena's phototaxis, and provide deep insights on the adaptation and optimization involved. His research can have profound implications on the design and control of light-guided synthetic microsensory robotics.