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Professor Chris Cheng

CEO of Koli, Inc. Image of Professor Chris Cheng

Professor Chris Cheng splits his time between industry and academia in the field of medical devices.  He has worked at small and large medical device companies, with experience spanning design, manufacturing, pre-clinical testing, clinical trials, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Currently he is CEO of Koli, Inc., a medical device company developing a catheter-based solution for gallstone disease (spun out of Stanford Biodesign). Professor Cheng is also a Consulting Professor in Vascular Surgery at Stanford, where he runs the Vascular Intervention Biomechanics & Engineering (VIBE) lab, focusing on haemodynamics and vascular structure mechanics, with an emphasis on medical device interactions with the body. 

If you would like to arrange a further meeting with Professor Cheng please contact Regent Lee (

workshops and talks

Professor Cheng will be running open, small group sessions about biomedical research, the medical device industry, entrepreneurship, choosing between academia and industry, and work-life balance over the coming term. These sessions will be from 2.30-4.30pm on Thurs 25 Jan, Thurs 8 Feb, Thurs 22 Feb, and Thurs 8 March in Exeter College Cohen Quad. Please send Prof. Cheng an email ( to confirm a place.  

Further workshops and events: