Dr. Elliot Hui

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Don Lin

Industry Mentor


Dr. Hui is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He received the bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.  Following his doctoral work in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), he trained as an NIH Kirschstein fellow at MIT, where he developed MEMS tools to probe cell-cell interactions in the liver. In 2008, he joined the faculty at UC Irvine. His research group employs tools such as MEMS, microfluidics, and optogenetics to control biological systems dynamically at the microscale. He is a member of the Center for Complex Biological Systems, the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology, and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Dr. Lin is a Venture Partner with Frontline BioVentures since 2015. He received his Ph.D. and Master degrees from the University of Michigan and Bachelor degree from Beijing Normal University. Dr. Lin has more than 20 years of experience in managing medical device companies and in designing medical technologies and devices. He has extensive experience in creating and protecting intellectual properties. He also has experience in regulatory affairs. Dr. Lin served as Chief Scientist, Deputy General Manager, Vice President and Chief Engineer of Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics (MR.NYSE). Dr. Lin served as Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Chief Software Architecture, and Chief Technical Officer of Cardiac Science (CSCX.Nasdaq).