WEBSITE(S)| Verduzco Lab

Chia-Ping is a Ph.D. candidate of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department in Rafael Verduzco’s lab at Rice University. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a double major in Biochemical Science and Technology at National Taiwan University (NTU) in 2016. His research experiences spanned widely from electronic fabrication to synthetic biology. In the 2015 iGEM competition, he designed a novel pathway to produce peptide YY from Lactobacillus to help control appetite. He also worked in the BioAnalytical Chemistry and Nanobiomedicine Lab at NTU as a summer intern in developing an electrochemical-based biosensor for early lung cancer detection.
Chia-Ping’s current research focuses on improving cell-material communication and enhancing electrical amplification between living cells and semiconductive polymers in bioelectronic devices such as high-transconductance organic electrochemical transistor. The integration of microbes and electronics can create miniaturized biosensors which are capable of sensing a series of metabolites by driving the redox reactions.


Research Areas

Conductive Polymers, Cell-Material Interface, Device Fabrication, Surface Modification/Analysis

Societies & Organizations

B.S. double major in Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Science & Technology, National Taiwan University, 2016

Honors & Awards

2021, Leadership Foundations Digital Badge, The Doerr Institute for New Leaders, Rice University

2021, First Prize in Graduate Student

Lighting Round, 2nd Annual AMPT Symposium, Rice University

2020, Joint Chinese College Alumni Association Leadership/Community Services Scholarship