Raymond H. W. Lam

  • Scholarship in 2005 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Raymond H. W. Lam is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Department in the City University of Hong Kong since Sept. 2011. He holds a first honor B.Eng. degree (2003) and an M.Phil. degree (2005) in Automation and Computer-aided Engineering from Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Ph.D. degree (2010) in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After graduation, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Mechanical Engineering Department in University of Michigan from Sept. 2010 to Aug. 2011. Beside the achievement on academic publications, he obtained various awards including the champion of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) graduate student paper contest for the Asia-Pacific region in 2005, and the Croucher Foundation Scholarship for 2005-2008. Raymond has interdisciplinary research experience in cell mechanobiology, bacteriology, microfluidics, microfabrication, computational methods, software development and circuit/device design. His overall research objective is to bridge science and engineering knowledge and currently he aims at developing/applying microengineering techniques to advance the cell biology research.

Selected Publications

1. Min-Cheol Kim, Raymond H. W. Lam (Co-First Author), Todd Thorsen, and H. Harry Asada, "Mathematical Analysis of Oxygen Transfer through Polydimethylsiloxane Membrane between Double Layers of Cell Culture Channel and Gas Chamber in Microfluidic Oxygenator", Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, vol. 15(3), pp. 285-296, 2013.

2. Weiqiang Chen, Shinuo Weng, Steven Allen, Xiang Li, Liwei Bao, Raymond H. W. Lam, Jill A. Macoska, Sofia D. Merajver, and Jianping Fu, "Intrinsic Nanotopological Sensing for Efficient Capture of Circulating Tumor Cells without Using Capture Antibodies", ACS Nano, vol. 7(1), pp. 566-575, 2013.

3. Raymond H. W. Lam, Shinuo Weng, Wei Lu, and Jianping Fu, “Live-Cell Subcellular Measurement of Cell Stiffness Using a Microengineered Stretchable Micropost Array Membrane”, Integrative Biology, vol. 4, pp. 1289-1298, 2012.

4. Yubing Sun, Luis G Villa-Diaz, Raymond H. W. Lam, Weiqiang Chen, Paul H. Krebsbach, and Jianping Fu, “Matrix Mechanics Regulates Fate Decisions of Human Embryonic Stem Cells”, PLoS ONE, vol. 7, e37178, 2012.

5. Weiqiang Chen, Luis G Villa-Diaz, Yubing Sun, Shinuo Weng, Jin koo Kim, Raymond H. W. Lam, Lin Han, Rong Fan, Paul H. Krebsbach, and Jianping Fu, “Nanotopography Directs Fate of Human Embryonic Stem Cells”, ACS Nano, vol. 6(5), pp. 4094-4103, 2012.

6. Raymond H. W. Lam, Yubing Sun, Weiqiang Chen, Jianping Fu, “Micropost Array in a Channel for Shear-Mediated Endothelial Mechanostransduction Analysis”, Lab on a Chip, vol. 12, pp. 1865-1873, 2012.

7. Jennifer Mann, Raymond H. W. Lam (Co-First Author), Shinuo Weng, Yubing Sun, Jianping Fu, “A Silicone-Based Stretchable Micropost Array Membrane for Monitoring Live-Cell Subcellular Cytoskeletal Response”, Lab on a Chip, vol. 12, pp. 731-740, 2012.

8. Weiqiang Chen, Raymond H. W. Lam, Jianping Fu, “Photolithographic Surface Micromachining of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)”, Lab on a Chip, vol. 12, pp. 391-395, 2012.

9. Raymond H. W. Lam, Min-Cheol Kim, Todd Thorsen, “Culturing Aerobic and Anaerobic Bacteria and Mammalian Cells with a Microfluidic Differential Oxygenator”, Analytical Chemistry, vol. 81, pp. 5918-5924, 2009.

10. Min-Cheol Kim, Zhanhui Wang, Raymond H. W. Lam, and Todd Thorsen, “Building a Better Cell Trap: Applying Lagrangian Modeling to the Design of Microfluidic Devices for Cell Biology”, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 103, 044701, 2008.


  • Microfluidics
  • Cell Biomechanics
  • Mechanotransduction
  • Microbioreactors
  • Microengineering