Yoon-Kyoung Cho

 

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

Professor, Biomedical 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.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2016.09 –present          Group leader, IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter, UNIST, Korea                                                                                                                        Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST, Korea

2015.11 –2016.08        Group leader, IBS center for soft and Living Matter, UNIST, Korea                                                                                                                          Associate  Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST, Korea

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

2008.07 -2014.02          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

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)

  • BRIC Top 5 Research in 2017, Bioengineering, Korea (2017)

  • Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) (2016)

  • Science Mentor Award, Woman in Science, Engineering, and Technology (WISET), DongA Science, Korea (2015)

  • Distinguished Service Award, Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers, Korea (2014)

  • Distinguished Service Medal, Biochip Society, Korea (2012)

  • Best Faculty of the Year Award, UNIST (2012)

  • Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Minister Award, Korea (2011)

  • Korean Woman Engineer of the Year, Young Engineering Award (2010)

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

  • 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 (2007)

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

  • 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 (2004)

  • Six Sigma Best Practice Award, SAIT, Korea (2003)

  • Breakthrough Technology Award, MicroPCR Project, SAIT, Korea (2003)

  • The Racheff Award for Outstanding Graduate Research, UIUC, USA (1998)

  • Research Assistantship, UIUC, USA (1994-1999)

  • Hyogok scholarship, POSTECH, Korea (1988-1992)

 

 

JOURNAL EDITORS/EDITORIAL BOARDS

  • Lab Chip, Associate Editor (2019-Present), Editorial board member (2013-2019)

  • Analyst, Advisory board member (2012-Present)

  • Micromachines, Editorial board member (2015-Present)

Copyright @ FRUITS Laboratory, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST. All rights reserved.