Bio


Dr. Soh received his B.S. with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science with Distinction from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. From 1999 to 2003, Dr. Soh served as the technical manager of MEMS Device Research Group at Bell Laboratories and Agere Systems. He was a faculty member at UCSB before joining Stanford in 2015. His current research interests are in analytical biotechnology, especially in high-throughput screening, directed evolution, and integrated biosensors.

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) (2014)
  • Humboldt Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2012)
  • Edward Nagy Award, NIH (2011)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (2010)
  • Directors Transformative Research Award (TR01), NIH (2009)
  • The Innovator Award, Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (2009)
  • Beckman Young Investigator Award, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation (2005)
  • ONR Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research (2004)
  • World’s Top 100 Young Innovator Award (TR100), MIT Review (2002)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, Electrical Engineering (1999)
  • M.S., Stanford University, Electrical Engineering (1995)
  • B.S., Cornell University, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering (Double Major) (1992)

Stanford Advisees