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Huang, Huang Chiao

Huang, Huang Chiao

Associate Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
4118 A. James Clark Hall


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2012
  • Postdoc, Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 2018 

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • American Society for Photobiology
  • International Photodynamic Association

Honors and Awards (Selected)

  • NIBIB Trailblazer Award, National Institutes of Health (2020-2023)
  • Elected to the American Society for Photobiology Council (2020)
  • NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, NCI (2016-2021)
  • Tosteson & Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital (2014-2015)

Photodynamic therapy; precision cancer nanomedicine; mechanism-based combination therapy; and site-directed photochemistry and fluorescence diagnostics

Dr. Huang’s recent research focuses on developing versatile targeted nanoplatforms to deliver photodynamic therapy based combination treatment regimens against dysregulated molecular pathways in glioblastoma multiforme.

Student Spotlight: Anika Dasgupta

Meet Anika, an undergraduate researcher and bioengineering student!

UMD Researchers Pioneer Improved Photoimmunotherapy Treatment Against Metastatic Cancer

A team of BIOE researchers developed an innovative approach to treating metastatic cancer, reducing side effects and treatment variability between patients.

BIOE Faculty Members Duncan and Huang Promoted

BIOE congratulates faculty Gregg Duncan and Huang Chiao Huang on their promotions to Associate Professors.

24 Teams Present at BIOE Capstone Competition Including First BCE Students

On May 8, 2023, 24 teams presented novel designs at the BIOE Capstone Design Competition.

Joe Huang Recieves Two NIH Funding Awards

New Grants Totaling $6M to UMCP-UMB Team Support Research to Improve Brain and Ovarian Cancer Treatments

Maryland Engineers Awarded Grants to Address Humanity's Grand Challenges

Twelve projects led by or involving Maryland Engineering faculty have been awarded funding through the Grand Challenges Grants Program, the largest and most comprehensive program of its kind ever introduced at the University of Maryland.

UMD Bioengineers, Modulight Team Up to Launch Drug Photosafety Project

BIOE assistant professor Joe Huang and members of his lab are researching new protocols for drug photosafety testing.

Maryland Engineering ranks #11 among public colleges in the U.S.

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks #11 among the country’s public universities in U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 Best Colleges rankings, rising one spot from #12 in 2022.

Developing a Therapeutic to Treat Injured Tendons

Prof. Kuo is leading an effort to develop first-of-kind therapeutics to repair injured or weakened tendons.

BIOE Capstone Competition Highlights 24 Novel Projects

The Bioengineering Senior Capstone Design competition returned to in-person on Monday, May 2.

Liang Receives BIOE Outstanding Graduate Research Award

Ph.D. candidate aims to advance light applications to treat drug-resistant cancer.

Inaugural UMD Neuro-Link Grant Supports Glioblastoma Research

Funding pathway promotes high-impact collaborations between UMB's neurosurgery and UMCP's bioengineering.

Everitt, Gaitan Granted 2020-2021 Fischell Fellowship

The department has named Fischell Fellows annually since 2003.

Working to Advance Biobanking

Researchers hope to improve how cells, tissues, and organs are banked for transplantation and other applications.

Using Light to Attack Cancer

BIOE assistant professor awarded NIH R01 grant to develop two-pronged approach to treating certain cancers.

BIOE Capstone Projects Focus on Medical Devices, AI, and More

BIOE seniors present 23 novel Capstone projects live via Gatherly.

Five Clark School Students Awarded Summer Research Fellowships

Research fellowships provide support to UMD doctoral students at mid-career (i.e., in the period approximately before, during, or after achievement of candidacy).

Huang, FDA Team Up to Advance Fluorophore Safety-Related Regulatory Science

Collaborators aim to improve regulatory evaluation of emerging fluorescence imaging combination products.

Inglut Receives Outstanding GA and Doctoral Mid-Career Awards

Inglut recently received the Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award and the Clark Doctoral Mid-Career Award.

Huang, Stroka Labs Collaborate to Advance Understanding of Blood-Brain Barrier

BIOE assistant professors aim to develop techniques to target drugs to the central nervous system.

Huang Receives NIH Trailblazer Award & NSF CBET Grant

BIOE assistant professor working to develop novel light-based technology to improve drug delivery

Huang Elected to American Society for Photobiology Council

BIOE assistant professor specializes in precision cancer nanomedicine and photoimmunotherapy.

BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel Projects

BIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.

BIOE Capstone Class Presents 20 Novel Projects

Student projects include novel pediatric medical devices, a hemofiltration system, and a tracheostomy device.

New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Huang-Chiao (Joe) Huang

Dr. Huang-Chiao (Joe) Huang specializes in photomedicine and nanotechnology-enabled drug delivery.

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

UMD, JHU Team up for 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research Day

University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University bioengineering students celebrate research undertakings.

BioE Hosts First Luojia International Biomedical Conference

Event fosters collaborations between UMD and Wuhan University.

Capstone 2012: Innovations in Emergency Medicine, Diagnostic Tools, Physical Therapy, and More

BioE seniors present an array of new devices for improving health and safety.

Kids Learn How Biomedical Imaging Could Save Transplant Patients' Lives

Chen Group demonstrates optical coherence tomography at USA Science and Engineering Festival.

Cancer Detection Research Wins Grant

Prevent Cancer Foundation to support Chen's biopsy guidance technique.

Polymer Symposium Showcases Student Research

Event promotes interaction between research groups.