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OCHS Christopher Joachim
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, BioSystems & Micromechanics IRG, Singapore-MIT Alliance For Research and Technology (SMART)


  • 2007 – 2010; PhD Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2002 – 2007; Diploma in Chemistry (equals Masters degree) , Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Research Interests

  • Surface and Colloid Science, Layer-by-Layer Assembly 
  • Biosensors, Imaging
  • Microfluidics

Honors and Awards

  • 2005    Erasmus Grant, Universitat de València, Departamento de Química Analítica
  • 2008    Internship Program Fellowship, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • 2010    University of Melbourne travel grant (Stawell scholarship)
  • 2011    Recommendation for Chancellor`s Price for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis


  • Kenichi Funamoto (Tohoku Univ), Ioannis K.Zervantonakis (MIT), Liu, Y. (NUS), Ochs, C. J. (SMART),  Kim, C. (SMART), Kamm, R (MIT/SMART), "A Novel Microfluidic Platform for High-Resolution Imaging of a Three-Dimensional Cell Culture under a Controlled Hypoxic Environment", Lab Chip, 22, 4855-4863 (2012).
  • Ochs, C. J.; Such, G. K.; Städler, B.; Caruso, F. "Low-Fouling, Biofunctionalized and Biodegradable  Click Capsules." Biomacromolecules 2008, 9, 3389. [IF 5.325]
  • Ochs, C. J.; Such, G. K.; Yan, Y.; van Koeverden, M. P.; Caruso, F. "Biodegradable Click Capsules with Engineered Drug-Loaded Multilayers." ACS Nano  2010, 4, 1653. [IF 9.855]
  • Ochs, C. J.; Such, G. K.; Caruso, F. "Modular Assembly of Layer-by-Layer Capsules with Tailored Degradation Profiles.” Langmuir  2010, 27, 1275. Part of the “Supramolecular Chemistry at Interfaces” special issue. [IF 4.268]
  • Yan, Y.; Ochs, C. J.; Such, G. K.; Heath, J. K.; Nice, E. C.; Caruso, F. “Bypassing Multidrug Resistance in Cancer Cells with Biodegradable Polymer Capsules.” Advanced Materials 2010, 47, 5398. Featured as inside cover article. [IF 8.379]
  • Ochs, C. J.; Hong, T.; Such, G. K.; Cui, J.; Postma, A.; and Caruso, F. “Dopamine-Mediated Continuous Assembly of Biodegradable Capsules” Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 3141. [IF 6.397]