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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 
  • (Assistant) Patent Attorney, NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd., Beijing, China  
  • Software Engineer, Tsinghua University Spinoff (Now EngiMed), Beijing, China 




Refereed Journal Publications

  1.  Cao, N. T., Muthukumaran, S., & Chen, X. (2023). Market of tissue engineering in Canada from 2011 to 2020Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology11, 1170423.
  2. Cao, N., Chen, X. B., & Schreyer, D. J. (2012). Influence of calcium ions on cell survival and proliferation in the context of an alginate hydrogelInternational Scholarly Research Notices2012.
  3. Tian,X. Y., Li, M.G., Cao,N., Li,J.W., and Chen, X.B., (2009) Characterization of Flow Behaviours of Alginate/Hydroxyapaptite Mixtures for Tissue Scaffold Fabrication, Biofabrication, vol. 1, 045005 (IF: 1.857).
  4. Chen, X. B., Li, M. G., & Cao, N. (2009). Modeling of the fluid volume transferred in contact dispensing processesIEEE transactions on electronics packaging manufacturing32(3), 133-137.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Cao, T., & Huang, S. (2023, June). How Canadian Universities Align Their Curricular and Co-curricular Programs with Institutional Culture and Entrepreneurial Ambitions. In 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
  2. Cao, N. T. (2023 June). “Instilling SDG Considerations in Undergraduate Design Capstone”, Proceedings 2023 Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACEG23) Conference 
  3. Luo, Y.H., Azadarmaki, A., Cao, N. T. (2022 October). “Quantitative Analysis of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership Education in Canada”, Proceedings 2022 The Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (CCSBE 2022) Annual Conference 
  4. Luo, Y. H., Muthukumaran, S., Chen. X. B., Cao, N., (2022 October). “The Current Market of Tissue Engineering in Canada from 2011 to 2020”, Proceedings 2022 The Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (CCSBE 2022) Annual Conference  
  5. 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).
  6. Cao, N. T. (2021). "Promoting Entrepreneurial Mindset and Practice Through Online Bootcamp in COVID-19"Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA).
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.