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Charles Chin

Cross-Cutting Energy Sciences


Supervising Faculty: Mike Simpson

A native of Oak Ridge, TN, Charles Chin is a graduate of the Bredesen Center who focuses on the modeling, simulation, and analysis of biological expression systems. He is also active in the entrepreneurial scene at the University of Tennessee as well as in the Knoxville area, and has started a company developing educational video games for STEM subjects ages K-12.


Computational modeling, simulation, and analysis of cell-free biological expression systems, focusing on the effects of spatial components on gene expression


PhD in Energy Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering - UT Knoxville

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering - John Hopkins


Awards and Recognitions

CIRE student Charles Chin wins the University of Tennessee Vol Court “Pitch Competition.” -

  • Awarded first place in the 2012 Volcourt business pitch competition at the University of Tennessee.
  • Finalist in the Knoxville Chamber’s 2013 “What’s the Big Idea” business pitch competition.


  • Charles Chin, David Gracias. “Lithographically-Structured, Biologically-Inspired, Gripping Devices,” Bio-Inspired Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Nova Publishers, ch. 7, 2010.
  • Daniel Wilson, Charles Chin. “Internet Data Mining for Highway Best Practices,” National Research Council Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2010.
  • Wanchuck Woo, Charles Chin, et al. “Application of Infrared Imaging for Quality Inspection in Resistance Spot Welds,” Thermosense XXXI, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7299 729912-1, 2009.


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