Bio


Dr. Rusiou (Alice) Hsu is a postdoc research fellow in the Department of Chemistry, a group member of Prof. Honjie Dai at Stanford University. She was mentored by Prof. Shang-Hsiu Hu and received her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical engineering and environmental science from National Tsing Hua University. Her research interests include droplet-based microfluidic systems, biomaterials, and she focuses on neuroscience in peripheral nerve and brain repair and continues her study on nerve image at Stanford University now. Dr. Hsu was a high school teacher before her Ph. D studies and loves to share life science with her students as she said: “It is a beautiful thing when career and passion come together.”

Honors & Awards


  • Bio-X travel Award, Stanford University, USA (2022)
  • Emerging Scholar Award, Society for Biomaterials (SFB), USA (2022)
  • Fellowship of Postdoctoral Research. (40,000 USD/year), Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. (2021)
  • Honor member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society, Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society of the Republic of China (2021)
  • Excellent Dissertation Award (200,000 NTD), Tien-Te Lee Biomaterial Foundation (2020)
  • International inventor Prize (IIP) (Praised by the president of Taiwan), Taiwan (2020)
  • 16th National innovation Award, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan (2019)
  • President Scholarship (4-years), Natioonal Tsing-Hau University (2016)

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Science, National Tsing Hua University (2021)
  • Ph. D, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Science (2021)

Stanford Advisors


Current Research and Scholarly Interests


1. Droplet-based microfluidic technology.
2. Polymer synthesis and hydrogel scaffold for tissue regeneration.
3. Drug controlled- released and Nanocarrier design.
4. NIR II window of images for real-time diagnosis.