Prof. Hongsoo Choi
Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University (2007)
M.S in Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University (2003)
B.S in Mechanical Engineering, Yeungman University (2002)
Chair, Department of Robotics Engineering, DGIST, Daegu, Korea, July 2019 – present
Professor (Tenured): DGIST, Daegu, Korea, March 2018-present.
Co-Director: DGIST-ETH Microrobot Research Center (DE-MRC), DGIST, Daegu, Korea, November 2013-present.
Associate Professor (Tenured): DGIST, Daegu, Korea, March 2014-Feburary 2018.
Assistant Professor: Department of Robotics Engineering, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Engineering (DGIST), October 2010-Feburary 2014.
Senior Researcher: Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM), February 2009-September 2010.
Postdoctoral Scholar: University of California, Davis, November 2007-February 2009.
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Bioengineering Research Center, MME, WSU, September 2007-October 2007.
Best Paper Award, Korean Society of Medical Robotics, Dec. 2020.
Industry-Academic Cooperation Award, The Society of Micro and Nano Systems, Aug. 2020.
Prime Minister’s Commendation for Science, Information and Communication Day of Korea, Apr. 2020.
National Intellectual Property Award (Co-chairman’s award), Presidental Council on Intellectual Property, Korea, Sep. 2019 (two such honors are awarded per year in Korea).
Best Preclinical Manuscript Award, International Society for Cardiac Robotic Navigation, Nice, France, Sep. 2019 (one non-clinical paper per year receives this award at the annual meeting).
Distinguished Research Award, DGIST, Korea, Sep. 2019 (five awards per year).
The Young Investigator Award, the Korean Society of Medical Robotics, Korea, Aug. 2019.
Prize of The State of Geneva (Surgical bed with the integration of magnetic control and X-ray systems), 47th International Exhibition of Invention of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, April 2019.
Special Award by Taiwan Invention Association (Ultrasonic cell stimulation system), 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, April 2019.
3 Gold Medals and 1 Silver medal (4 Inventions), 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, April 2019.
Sungwoong Jeon, Sun Hwa Park, Eunhee Kim, Jin-young Kim, Sung Won Kim, and Hongsoo Choi, “A Magnetically powered stem cell-based microrobot for minimally invasive stem cell delivery via the intranasal pathway in a mouse brain.” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2100801, Jun. 2021
Dong Je Han, Seonwoo Kim, Hyeon Jun Heo, Chaewon Jin, Jin-young Kim, Hongsoo Choi, In Jun Park, Hong Suk Kang, Sang Goo Lee, Jong-Chan Lee, and Eun-Ho Sohn, “Poly(vinylidene fluoride)-based film with strong antimicrobial activity.” Applied Surface Science, 562, Oct. 2021
Jaehong Lee, Stephan J. Ihle, Guglielmo Salvatore Pellegrino, Hwajoong Kim, Junwoo Yea, Chang-Yeop Jeon, Hee-Chang Son, Chaewon Jin, Daniel Eberli, Florian Schmid, Byron Llerena Zambrano, Aline F. Renz, Csaba Forro, Hongsoo Choi, Kyung-In Jang, Roland Kung, and Janos Voros, “Stretchable and suturable fibre sensors for wireless monitoring of connective tissue strain.” Nature electronics, 298, Apr. 2021.
Junsun Hwang, and Hongsoo Choi, “Neutrobots smuggle drugs across biological barriers.” Science Robotics, eabh0286, Mar. 2021. (Commentary article)
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