Former Members



Graduate students

Yu-Heng Deng

Customer Account Technologist, Applied Materials, CA

Ph. D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2022

Lauren Endress

Development Engineer at Particular Solid Research Inc, Chicago, IL

M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2022

Katie Sullivan

Technical Solutions Engineer, Epic Systems, WI

Ph. D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021

Yu-Tong (Connie) Hong

Research Scientist, PPG

Ph. D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2021

Inkyu Oh

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Ph. D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020

William Ballance

Research Scientist, W.L. Gore & Associates, AZ

Ph. D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020

Ellen Qin

Research Scientist, W. L. Gore & Associates, AZ

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2019

Eunkyung (Clare) Ko

Postdoctoral researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

Ph.D. in Bioengineering, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 2019

Eunice Leong Jiayu

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018

Jye Yng Teo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018

Nicholas Clay

Postdoctoral Research Associate at US Army Institute of Surgical Research

Ph. D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2016

Max Rich

M.D./Ph.D. program, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Ph. D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2015

Cartney Smith

Scientist, Kala Pharmaceuticals, MA

Ph. D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2015

Kwanghyun (Ian) Beak

Founder, Orgaid Inc., Champaign-Urbana, IL

Ph. D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2015

Jinron Chen


M.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2015

Johana C. M. Vega Leonel


Ph. D. in Neuroscience, 2014

Molly Melhem

M.D./Ph.D. Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ph. D. in Bioengineering, 2014

Mei-Hsiu Lai

Principal Development Chemist, Autonomic Materials, IL

Ph. D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2014

Je Choi


M.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2013

Ross Devolder

3M, Minneapolis, MN

Ph. D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2012

Vincent Chan

Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

Ph. D. in bioengineering, 2012

Youyun Liang

Scientist, Metabolic Engineering Research Laboratory, A* Star, Singapore

Ph. D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2012

John Schimidt

3M, Minneapolis, MN

Ph. D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2012

Cathy Chu

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

Ph. D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2011

Chaenyung Chan

Assistant Professor, Department of Material Science & Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Ph. D., M.S. in Chemistry, 2011

Richie Kohman

Postdoctoral Researcher, Boston University

Ph. D. in Chemistry, 2009


Postdoctoral Researchers

Byoungsoo Kim

KICET – Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology – ISTC

Yongbeom Seo

3M, Minneapolis, MN


Jooyeon Park

Senior Engineer, Samsung, Korea

Artem Shkumatov

Principal Pathologist, Amgen, San Fracisco, CA

Min Kyung Lee

Senior Research Engineer, Samsung Electronics, Korea

Jae Hyun Jeong

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Soongshil University, Korea

Amy Kczmarowski

M.D. Medical College of Wisconsin, 2009

Adrew Zill

Senior research scientist, Thermo Fischer Scientific Inc.

Nihan Yonet-Tanyeri

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, ─░stanbul Medipol University, Turkey


Visiting Researchers

Kwan Hyi Lee

Professor, Korea University of Science and Technology


Hojeong Jeon

Associate Professor, KIST School, Korea University of Science and Technology

Sung Gap Im

Associate Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Myungjoo Kim

Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics & Dental Research institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University

Gurpreet Chouhan

Postdoctoral Scholar, the University of Birmingham, UK

Haekwang Lee

Chief Scientist, Amorepacific R&D Center


Soonnam Oh

Associate Professor of Radiology, College of Medicine, Cathlolic University of Korea


Visiting Students

Seungjung Yu

Integrated M.S. and Ph.D. Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


Younghak Cho

Ph.D. Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology