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Huang, Huang Chiao

Huang, Huang Chiao

Assistant 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)

Organic and inorganic photoactivatable nanoparticles; nanotechnology- enabled drug delivery; mechanism-based combination treatment regimens; photodynamic therapy (photochemistry-based approach); photothermal therapy; photoimmunotherapy; animal models

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.

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.