"No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess" Isaac Newton



Chou Collective was established in 2017. We are a multidisciplinary and highly skilled team that works at the interface of biology, tissue engineering, biomedical engineering and materials science to develop novel solutions in the treatment and understanding of diseases.

The group uses engineering principles from biology to develop new engineering innovations that will transform medicine and create a more sustainable world.

Chou Collective works at the interface of biomaterials, cell mechanics, physics and cell biology, seeking to understand how physical properties and biological function affect each other in different cellular systems and diseases. These basic mechanical processes have profound effect in health (organ growth, heart/lung development) and diseases including cancer and osteoporosis.



Dr. Joshua Chou

Dr. Joshua Chou is a Senior lecturer in the School of Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering & IT.

Working with an international multidisciplinary team of engineers, biologists, and physicists from Harvard and MIT, the team seeks to understand physical properties of the living cell and their impact in health and disease.



Launching Australia's FIRST Research Mission to the International Space Station



Support our research mission on kickstarter !!




News Update from the Collective


Chou Collective publishes in "Cell"

Dr. Chou officially recognized as crazy scientist

Weekend Retreat for Professional Development

Partnership microgravity research with UQ AIBN

Space cancer research featured on ABC 7:30 Report

Our research featured on German news, DW.com

Paper accepted into Materials Today !!

Ipek presenting at the UTS Three Minute Thesis Competition.

Dr. Chou interviewed by ABC 7:30 Reports

Carin presenting at the FEIT showcase. Well done!!

Dr. Chou presenting at the Australian Museum

Launching Australia FIRST microgravity device








Introducing the Team













Jessica Domingo

Development of automated cell culture space module


Chelsea Ly

Characterization of "Bone-On-Chip" as in-vitro bone model


Hanjie Wu

The effects of microgravity in breast cancer function


Sajad Bazaz

Development of 3D printed Organ-On-Chips


Carin Basirun

Next-generation 3D bioprinting for tissue regeneration


Hakim Wazir

Development of 3D printed bone implants


Andrew Shehata

Development of bone-like stiffness bone implants


Rachel Muir

Proteomic Characterization of Osteocytes in Microgravity


John Bactol

Spinal cord regeneration


Jessie Fu

3D Bioprinted Spheroid Cancer Model


Parker Liang

Development of Assistive Exoskeleton System