Yoon-Kyoung Cho

 

Group Leader, Center for Soft and Living Matter, Institute for Basic Science (IBS)

Professor, Biomedical Engineering, School of Life Sciences

Chemical Engineering, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering,

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)

UNISTgil 50, Ulsan 689-798, Republic of Korea

ykcho@unist.ac.kr

Education:

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., POSTECH, Korea (Cum laude)

 

Positions:

2016.09 –present       Group leader, IBS center for soft and Living Matter, UNIST, Korea

                                     Professor, Biomedical Engineering, School of Life Sciences, 

                                     Chemical Engineering, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, UNIST, Korea

2015.11 –2016.08      Group leader, IBS center for soft and Living Matter, UNIST, Korea

                                     Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, School of Life Sciences

                                     Chemical Engineering, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, UNIST, Korea

2014.03 -2015.10       Associate Professor and Chair, School of Life Sciences, UNIST, Korea

                                     Associate Professor, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, UNIST, Korea

2010.09 -2014.02       Associate Professor and Chair, School of Nano-Bioscience and Chemical Engineering, UNIST,                                           Korea;

                                     Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Materials, UNIST, Korea

2008.07 - 2010.08      Assistant Professor and Chair, School of Nano-Bioscience and Chemical Engineering, UNIST,                                           Korea;

                                     Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Materials, UNIST, Korea

                                     Visiting scholar at UC-Irvine, USA

1999.06 - 2008.07       Senior Researcher, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology

1999.09-1999.11         Visiting Scholar, Materials Sci. and Eng., UIUC, U.S.A.

 

Honors and Awards: 

2019                              Excellent achievement 100 on National Research & Development, Korea

2017                              Top 5 research outcomes in bio-convergence fields, Biological Research Information                                                     Center (BRIC), Korea

2017                              Man of National Merit on Health Technology, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Korea

2017                              Novel Symposium on Microfluidics, Stockholm, Sweden

2016                              Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

2014                              Science Mentor Award, Woman in Science, Engineering, and Technology (WISET), DongA                                               Science, Korea

2014                              Distinguished Service Award, Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers, Korea

2012                              Distinguished Service Medal, Biochip Society, Korea

2012                              Best Faculty of the Year Award, UNIST

2011                              Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Minister Award, Korea

2010                              Korean Woman Engineer of the Year, Young Engineering Award, Korea Venture Business                                                 Women’s Association

2009                              National Research Foundation (NRF) Award for Young Mentors, Korea

2007                              SAMSUNG CEO’s Award for Best Technology Achievement of the Year, Korea

2007                              SAMSUNG Best Paper Award, SAMSUNG group, Silver Prize, Korea

2007                              Frontier Research Award, Lab-on-a-Disc Project, SAIT, Korea

2007                              Breakthrough Technology Award, Lab-on-a-Disc Project, SAIT, Korea

2006                              Outstanding Researcher Award, Bio Device Research Lab. SAIT, Korea

2004                              SAMSUNG Best Paper Award, SAMSUNG group, Bronze Prize Paper, Korea

2004                              SAMSUNG CEO’s Award for Best Technology Achievement of the Year, Korea

2004                              Six Sigma Best Practice Award, SAIT, Korea

2003                              Six Sigma Best Practice Award, SAIT, Korea

2003                              Breakthrough Technology Award, MicroPCR Project, SAIT, Korea

1998                              The Racheff Award for Outstanding Graduate Research, Department of Materials Science and                                         Engineering, UIUC, USA

1994-1999                     Research Assistantship, UIUC, USA

1988-1992                     Hyogok scholarship, POSTECH, Korea

 

 

Journal Editorial Board

  • Lab Chip, Editorial board member (2013-Present)

  • Analyst, Advisory board member (2012-Present)

  • Micromachines, Editorial board member (2015-Present)

2010 - present

2010 - present