College of Engineering

Research Area(s)

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Scaffold Bio-fabrication
  • Mechatronics
  • Nano-Positioning

Research Group(s)

  • Advanced Engineering Design and Manufacturing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control Systems, Robotics and Fluid Power
  • Tissue Engineering Research Group (TERG)


Dr. Daniel Chen is a Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He is also the leader of the Tissue Engineering Research Group (TERG), which consists of researchers spanning disciplines from engineering to life sciences to health, with a long-term goal of developing advanced technologies/methods to create scaffold-guided tissue/organ substitutes and models for treating tissue and organ injuries and combating infectious diseases. Dr. Chen is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 

Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) in 2002 and then worked on his Post-Doctorate with Queen's University, in Ontario, Canada. In 2003 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at USask. He was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor and then full Professor in 2007 and 2010, respectively.

Dr. Chen's research interests include bioprinting, tissue engineering, combating infectious diseases, synchrotron-based biomedical imaging, and mechatronics. His research has been mainly supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of bioprinting, tissue engineering, and control systems.