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Tate Cao MBA, MSc, PEng La Borde Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship & Assistant Professor Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development

Room 2A20.6 Engineering, Engineering Building

Research Area(s)

  • Engineering Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Medical Instrumentation


MBA, University of Saskatchewan, 2018

M. Sc., Biomedical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 2011

B. Eng, Biomedical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2008


Chief Operating Officer, DCZS Intelligent Systems Inc., Saskatoon, SK                          (2014- 2017)

(Assistant) Patent Attorney, NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd., Beijing, China           (2012- 2013)

Software Engineer, Tsinghua University Spinoff (Now EngiMed), Beijing, China               (2007- 2008)




Refereed Journal Publications

  1.  N. Cao, X. B. Chen, and D. Schreyer, 2012, “Influence of Calcium Ions on Cell Survival and Proliferation in the Context of an Alginate Hydrogel," ISRN Chemical Engineering, 2012: 516461 (9pp).
  2. X. Y. Tian, M.G. Li, N. Cao, J.W. Li, and X.B. Chen, 2009 "Characterization of Flow Behaviours of Alginate/Hydroxyapaptite Mixtures for Tissue Scaffold Fabrication" Biofabrication, vol. 1, 045005 (IF: 1.857).
  3. X. B. Chen, M. G. Li, and N. Cao, 2009, “Modeling of the Fluid Volume Transferred in Contact Dispensing Processes,” IEEE Trans. on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 133-137.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Cao, T. N., Chang, W., Bazan, C., & Bubbar, K. (2021). "Pivoting Engineering Entrepreneurship Education Following the COVID-19 Pandemic"Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA).
  2. Cao, N. T. (2021). "Promoting Entrepreneurial Mindset and Practice Through Online Bootcamp in COVID-19"Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA).
  3. Cao, N., & Huang, S. B., (2020 June). “A systematic literature review on Engineering Entrepreneurship Education Learning Outcomes and Assessment Tools, Proceedings 2020 Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACEG20) Conference
  4. Cao, N., Bubbar, K., Chang, W.H., Meister, D., Laguë, C., Fisher, A., Bailetti, T., Hurwitz, M., and Villaume, F., (2020 June). A Snapshot of Entrepreneurship Education at Canadian Engineering Schools – A Representative Overview from EETI SIG Members, Proceedings 2020 Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACEG20) Conference
  5. M. D. Wang, N. Cao, C. L. Liu, D. J. Schreyer, and X. B. Chen, “Fabrication and Characterization of 3D Alginate-HA Hydrogel Scaffolds for SCI Repair,” The 12th Annual Alberta Biomedical Engineering Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 21-23, 2011
  6. N. Cao, and T. X. Gao. "Non-invasive Tissue Blood Oxygenation Measurement Based on Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)." Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, 2009. ICBBE 2009. 3rd International Conference on. IEEE, 2009.