Professor Yoon-Kyoung Cho
Her research interests range from basic sciences to translational research in microfluidics and nanomedicine. Current research topics include a lab-on-a-disc for the detection of rare cells and biomarkers, quantitative analysis of single cells, and system analysis of cellular communication.
She received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999, having obtained her M.S. and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from POSTECH in 1994 and 1992, respectively. She worked as a senior researcher (1999–2008) at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), where she participated in the development of in vitro diagnostic devices for biomedical applications.
Since she joined UNIST in 2008, she has been the chair of the school of Nano-Bioscience and Chemical Engineering (2008–2014) and the school of Life Sciences (2014–2015) and the director of World Class University (2009–2013) and BK21 (2013–2015) programs.
1994.08 - 1999.05.
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA
Thesis: Structure and Dynamics of Confined Molecules
Advisor: Prof. Steve Granick
1992.03 - 1994.02.
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea
Thesis: Development of Ceramic Membranes for CO2 Separation Using Sol-Gel Reaction
Advisor: Prof. Kunhong Lee
1988.03 - 1992.02.
B.S. in Chemical Engineering.
Group leader, IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter, UNIST, Korea
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST, Korea
Group leader, IBS center for soft and Living Matter, UNIST, Korea
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST, Korea
Associate Professor and Chair, School of Life Sciences, UNIST, Korea
Assistant, Associate Professor, and Chair, School of Nano-Bioscience and Chemical Engineering, UNIST, Korea
1999.06 - 2008.07
Senior Researcher, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Korea
Selected honors and awards
Elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK) (2021)
BRIC Top 5 Research in 2020, Bioengineering, Korea (2020)
Board of directors, Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society, CBMS (2019)
National Top 100 R&D Performances, Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea (2019)
Ministry commendation, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Korea (2017)