Hong Chen, PhD

Hong Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology


  • BE, Biomedical Engineering: Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China (2003)
  • ME, Biomedical Engineering: Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China (2006)
  • PhD, Bioengineering: University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2011)


  • Young Investigator Award: 4th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound (2014)
  • R.W.B. Stephens Prize Winner: The World Congress in Ultrasonics/Ultrasonics International (2005)


Hong Chen, PhD, joined the Washington University faculty in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science and of radiation oncology at the School of Medicine. Dr. Chen earned her Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2011. After graduation, she worked as a senior fellow in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington. From 2012 to 2015, she was a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Columbia University. Professor Chen’s research focuses on medical ultrasound. Her goal is to develop the ultrasound-based image-guided drug delivery platform for cancer therapy through combining the functions of ultrasound, integrating physical acoustics with the development of medical ultrasound devices and bridging basic and translational research. She has obtained significant training and made scientific contributions in physical acoustics, therapeutic ultrasound, and ultrasound imaging. She received the RWB Stephen’s prize at the World Congress in Ultrasonics/Ultrasonics International in 2005. She also earned the Young Investigator Award at the 2014 Focused Ultrasound International Symposium in recognition of her “outstanding research in the field of focused ultrasound”.


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