Shaokoon Cheng

Associate Professor

Former affiliation

Macquarie University

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Biography

Shaokoon is the program director of the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program at Macquarie University. His major interest is in translational research, with particular focus on the design and development of biomedical devices and equipment for disease monitoring and diagnosis. Shaokoon has received several competitive national and international research funding and they include two NHMRC, two ARC and an international grant from the Food Drug Administration (FDA, USA). Two of his inventions have been awarded patents and they are also the core technologies for a range of biomedical equipment currently being developed in his laboratory. Shaokoon has written more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and is currently leading a team of 7 PhD students and 1 postdoctoral staff to synthesize discoveries obtained from MR imaging, microfluidics, particles fluidization experiments and computational modelling. He has been invited as the organizer and invited speaker for more than 10 major international conferences in his field of research. 

 

Teaching

I have a background and a strong passion in product design and development. 

I have developed and convened the following units and the units mark with an asterisk are the units which I am currently teaching and convening. 
1. ENGG150 - Fundamentals of Mechanical and Electronics Engineering
2. MECH203 - Engineering Design 1. (*)
Computer-aided design, a framework for decision-based engineering design, machine design and analysis. (Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design)
3. MECH204 - Mechanics of Solids. (*)
Modes and mechanics of failure, structural analysis (Hibbeler Mechanics of Materials)
4. MECH303 - Engineering Design 2
5. MECH401 - Product Design and development - Capstone unit. (*)
Product design and development process (Ulrich and Eppinger Product Design and Development)

Research interests

We are looking for bright and enthusiastic Masters or PhD students with a strong passion to find solutions to improve the quality of lives through engineering. 

BIOMECHANICS and PART (Particles And Respiratory Technology) research group

Current projects:

1. Biomechanics of inhaled drug delivery. 
2. Novel organ-on-chip devices. 
3. Fluid-structure flow interactions in biological systems. 
4. Biomedical devices. 
5. MRI. 
6. 3D printing for biological applications. 

Equipment:

1.  Stereoscopic PIV system for velocity measurement including a micro-PIV system.
2.  High Speed (10KHz) and high resolution (2um) Particle Visualization and Sizing System.
3.  High-Speed Data Acquisition (1-2MHz) and Instrument Control Capabilities.
4.  Tabletop tensile machine (MTS, exceed testing system, E42.503).
5.  Micro-tensile testing machine - SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) compatible. 
6. Advanced additive manufacturing capabilities to develop optically accessible and highly-complex geometries for any biological organs. 
7.  In house capabilities and facilities to develop organ-on-chip devices.
8.  MR Elastography system. 
9. Optical coherence tomography system (multiple channels) with extended capabilities in flow and elastography measurements. 

Expertise: 

1. Design and development of microfluidic devices, organ-on-a-chip platform. 

2. MR Imaging - Phase Contrast MRI, MR Elastography, MR Tagging.

3. Development of optically accessible and physiologically realistic biological organs. 

4. Human and animal MR studies. Ethics applications that involved human patients and diseased animal models.

5. Computational modelling - turbulent and multi-phase flows.

6. Characterization of soft tissue rheological properties. 

TEACHING RESEARCH

My current teaching research interests are in the area of understanding students career information literacy and the development of teaching pedagogies and tools to help improve students' employability and entrepreneurial capabilities. 

 

Education/Academic qualification

The University of New South Wales

Award Date: 20 Dec 2007

University of Sydney

Award Date: 10 Jan 2001

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Research Output

The effects of upper airway tissue motion on airflow dynamics

Zhao, Y., Raco, J., Kourmatzis, A., Diasinos, S., Chan, H-K., Yang, R. & Cheng, S., 23 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 99, p. 1-6 6 p., 109506.

Macquarie University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Fluid transport in the spinal cord and subarachnoid space in the presence of arachnoiditis and stenosis

    Bilston, L. E., Cheng, S., Fletcher, D. F., Hemley, S. & Stoodley, M. A., 2014.

    Macquarie University

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    Open Access