Hsien-Yeh Chen

Department of Chemical Engineering


  • hseinyc@umich.edu


  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2004
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1999


  • Surface engineering of micro-devices using CVD reactive coatings
  • Dry adhesion bonding using CVD coating technology


  • Best Poster Award amongst world-class competition at the prestigious Gordon Research Conference - Aussois, France, 2007
  • Graduate Fellowship Award, University of Michigan Department of Chemical Engineering, 2004-2005


  • H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann, "Designable Biointerfaces Using Vapor-Based Reactive Polymers", Langmuir (2011), 27(1), 34–48 (feature article, cover article).
  • H.-Y. Chen, M. Hirtz, H. Fuchs, J. Lahann, "Direct Nanowriting on reactive CVD surfaces", JACS (2011), 132, 18023–18025.
  • H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann, "Surface Modification Strategies for Microfluidics based on Reactive Coatings", Bioanalysis (2010), 2, 10, 1717–1728.
  • Y. Elkasabi, H. Nandivada, H.-Y. Chen, S. Bhaskar, J. D’Arcy, L. Bonderenko, J. Lahann, "Partially Fluorinated Poly-p-xylylenes Synthesized by CVD Polymerization", Chemical Vapor Deposition (2009), 15, 142-149 (invited paper).
  • H.-Y. Chen, X. Jiang, J.H. Lai, J. Lahann, "Substrate-Selective Chemical Vapor Deposition of Reactive Polymer Coatings", Advanced Materials (2008),20, 3474-3480.
  • H.-Y. Chen, X. Jiang, M. Yoshida, J. Lahann, "Spatially controlled engineering of biointerfaces via functionalized poly-p-xylylene"s Polymer Preprints(2008).
  • Y. Elksabi, M. Yoshida, H. Nandivada, H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann, "Feature Article: Towards Multipotent Coatings: Chemical Vapor Deposition and Biofunctionalization of Carbonyl-Substituted Co-polymers", Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2008), 29, 855-870 (Feature Article).
  • H.-Y. Chen, A.A. McClelland, Z. Chen, J. Lahann, "Solventless Adhesive Bonding Using Reactive Polymer Coatings", Analytical Chemistry (2008), 80, 4119-4124.
  • W.L. Huang, Z. Ren, Y.W. Lin, H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann, C.T.C. Nguyen, "MEMS 2008: 21st IEEE International Conference on Micro-electro-mechanical Systems", Technical Digest (2008), 10-13
  • H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann. "Vapor-Assisted Micropatterning in Replica Structures: A Solventless Approach towards Topologically and Chemically Designable Surfaces". Advanced Materials (2007) accepted, in press.
  • P. Katira, A. Agarwal, T. Fischer, H.-Y. Chen, X. Jiang, J. Lahann, H. Hess. "Quantitative analysis of ultra-low protein coverages on protein-resisting surfaces using surface-bound kinesin motor proteins" Advanced Materials (2007) accepted, in press.
  • H.-Y. Chen, J.-M. Rouillard, E. Gulari, J. Lahann. "Colloids with High-Definition Surface Structures" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (2007) 104, 27, 11173-11178.
  • H.-Y. Chen, Y. Elkasabi, J. Lahann. "Surface Modification of Confined Microgeometries via Vapor-Deposited Polymer Coatings" Journal of the American Chemical Society (2006) 128, 1, 374-80.
  • H. Nandivada, H.-Y. Chen, L. Bondarenko, J. Lahann. "Reactive Polymer Coatings that 'Click'" Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2006) 45, 20, 3360-3363.
  • H.-Y. Chen, J.M. Rouillard, E. Gulari, J. Lahann, High-precision surface of three-dimensional geometries using photodefinable, ultrathin polymer coatings, PMSE Preprints (2006), 95, 125-126.
  • Y. Elkasabi, H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann, Multifunctional Coatings based on chemical vapor deposition co-polymerization, Polymer Preprints (2006), 47, 1093.
  • H. Nandivada, H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann, Reactive Coatings for surface modification via spatially controlled Husigen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, Polymer Preprints (2006), 47, 348.
  • Y. Elkasabi, H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann. "Multipotent Polymer Coatings Based on Chemical Vapor Deposition Copolymerization" Advanced Materials(2006) 18, 1521-1526.
  • S. Jain, H.-Y. Chen, J. Schwank. "Techno-Economic Analysis of Fuel Cell Auxiliary Power Units as Alternative to Idling" Journal of Power Sources(2006) 160, 474-484.
  • H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann, Preparation of Non-Fouling Coatings Made by Chemical Vapor Deposition Polymerization. Polymer Preprints (2005), 46(2), 1280-1281.
  • H. Nandivada, H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann. "Vapor-Based Synthesis of Poly[(4-formyl-p-xylylene)-co-(p-xylylene)] and Its Use for Biomimetic Surface Modifications" Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2005) 26, 1794-1799.
  • H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann. "Fabrication of Discontinuous Surface Patterns within Microfluidic Channels Using Photodefinable Vapor-Based Polymer Coatings" Analytical Chemistry (2005) 77, 6909-6914.