Before joining HKUST in 2018, Dr. Carrie LING was a Senior Manager in Medical Device of Biomedical Technology Cluster and a Technical Leader of Healthy Ageing Platform, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). Her role was to drive the development of health technology innovation ecosystem and to support the start-ups in fund raising and commercialization of their innovation in collaboration with the stakeholders from universities, NGOs, industry and government. As a technical lead at HKSTP, she established the “Healthcare Devices Innovation Hub” in HK Science Park, the first theme-based co-working space of medical devices in HK, to provide the one-stop service for young device start-ups from ideation to prototyping in early 2018.
She is passionate about empowering one’s creativity in science and technology through solving real-life healthcare problems and nurturing the next generation biodesign entrepreneurs in HK. She founded the “DreamCatchers Medtech Hackathon” with Prof Robert Chang from Stanford University and Prof Paul Cheung from HKU in 2016. This week long hackathon is targeting students from Stanford University and Hong Kong universities, and young professionals from HK Science Park to experience Stanford Biodesign methodologies, design thinking, business model canvas, and to work in interdisciplinary teams to come up with prototypes of sustainable healthcare solutions.
She was a Lecturer of Bioengineering Graduate Program at HKUST from 2012 to 2015. In 2013, she launched a new biodesign course which is a project-based course to design medical technologies that address the healthcare challenges in local communities to the undergraduate students at HKUST, believing that everyone can be an innovator. She obtained her bachelor and PhD degrees in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) in 2002 and 2006 respectively. She pursued her orthopedic research training at University of Florida, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, after her doctoral degree for two years. From 2009 to 2011, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. She has authored/co-authored more than 60 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and one US patent in optic fiber flowmeter for biomedical use.
She is currently serving as the external reviewer of admission panel of Incubation program for biotech start up (incu-Bio) of HKSTP.