Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers
Translating Biomedical Microsystems with Non-traditional Fabrication Approaches
 
Prof. David R. Myers
Emory University & Georgia Tech, USA
E-mail: david.myers@emory.edu
Bio-brief:
David R. Myers is currently an Assistant Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. David셲 varied interests have fueled an unusual educational background that fuses engineering, microsystem design, biology, and clinical research. David received his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, under the tutelage of one of the early microsystems pioneers, Albert P. Pisano, PhD. Driven by a desire to see new types of sensors in the clinic, David undertook a postdoctoral fellowship in biomedical and clinical research with Wilbur A. Lam, MD, PhD, in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. In his current role, David leads the Sensors for Living Systems Lab, which fuses engineering, microsystem design, biology, and clinical research. Working at the intersection of these fields, David has authored or contributed to publications in Nature Materials, Nature Communications, PNAS, and Blood and is the recipient of multiple NIH grants including an R21 Trailblazer Award, K25, and R01
Leveraging scalable nanomanufacturing for photonic and diagnostic applications
 
Prof. Meng Lu
Iowa State University, USA
E-mail: menglu@iastate.edu
Bio-brief:
Dr. Meng Lu is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Iowa State University. His research interests focus on nanophotonics for energy and biomedical applications. Lu셲 research laboratory (Laboratory of Integrated Optical Sensors) aims to solve challenging problems, such as liquid biopsy, antimicrobial resistance, and infrared wavelength conversion. Dr. Lu is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2017), Iowa State University’s Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award (2017), Boast-Nilsson Educational Impact Award (2017), 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (2015-2017), and Northrop Grumman Assistant Professorship (2014). He was a research scientist at SRU Biosystems Inc. (Woburn, MA) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2009 to 2013. Dr. Lu received his B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2002, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2004 and 2008, respectively.
Liquid Metals for Reconfigurable Wireless Communication Systems
 
Prof. Arron T. Ohta
University of Hawaii, USA
E-mail: aohta@hawaii.edu
Bio-brief:
Aaron T. Ohta received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2009, he joined the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering. He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications in the areas of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), microfluidics, and liquid metals for reconfigurable circuits. Dr. Ohta was the recipient of the 2012 University of Hawai쁦 (UH) Regent셲 Medal for Excellence in Research, the ten-campus UH System셲 most prestigious research award, as well as the 2015 UH Regent셲 Medal for Excellence in Teaching. He is serving on the Editorial Boards for Scientific Reports, IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology, Micromachines, and Micro & Nano Manufacturing.
Fully degradable wireless microsensors for biological and environmental monitoring
 
Hiroaki Onoe
Keio University, Japan
E-mail: onoe@mech.keio.ac.jp
Bio-brief:
Hiroaki Onoe, received his Ph.D. in Mechano-Informatics at The University of Tokyo under the supervision of Prof. Isao Shimoyama in 2006. Since 2007, he moved to University of California Berkeley and worked with Prof. Richard Mathies in Department of Chemistry as a visiting scholar. Since 2009, he began working with Prof. Shoji Takeuchi at Institute of Industrial Science at The University of Tokyo as an assistant professor. Since 2014, he has joined to Keio University, Japan, and is now a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include MEMS, microfluidics, biofabrication, functional soft materials and self-assembly technologies.
Opto-thermal-fluid coupling multiphase transport in laser assisted micro/nanoscale additive green manufacturing processes
 
Ming-Tsang Lee
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
E-mail: mtlee@pme.nthu.edu.tw
Bio-brief:
Dr. Ming-Tsang Lee received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley. After graduated, he had been a Postdoctoral Researcher in UC Berkeley and as a Visiting Scientist in Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Since August 2018 Dr. Lee joined the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering in National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, as an associate professor. Dr. Lee is currently a Committee Member of Nanoscale Heat Transport (K-9) in ASME Heat Transfer Division, and an Observer in Asian Union of Thermal Science and Engineering (AUTSE). He has received several academic awards including the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (UC Berkeley 2008), Distinguished Young Scholar of Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in 2018, Outstanding Young Scholar Research Grant (National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Taiwan, 2017~2020), The First Place for Research Project Poster Competition (Thermal-Fluids Division, NSTC, 2022), and Distinguished Teaching Award (College of Engineering, NTHU, 2023). Dr. Lee셲 current research interests include: Transport phenomena in micro/nanoscale complex multiphase thermal-fluid systems, Intelligent thermal management and heat transfer enhancement for high power density electronic devices, Laser assisted micro/nanoscale hybrid and green manufacturing, Multiphysics modeling for renewable energy, advanced manufacturing processes and ultra-precision machinery systems.
Integrated cavity optomechanical systems for sensing and computing
 
Jason J. Gorman
National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

E-mail: gorman@nist.gov

Bio-brief:
Jason J. Gorman is a Project Leader in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division within the Physical Measurement Laboratory at NIST. He received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, where he was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Traineeship. Dr. Gorman joined NIST as a staff member after completing a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associateship. His research focuses on micro- and nanomechanical resonators, micro-acoustic devices, cavity optomechanics, and integrated nanophotonics. Applications of interest include to inertial sensing, ultrasound detection, micromechanical clocks, and RF photonic devices.
Injection Molding and Packaging of Plastic Micro-Fluidic Chips
 
Heeyeop Chae
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Korea.

E-mail: hchae@skku.edu

Bio-brief:
Heeyeop Chae received his B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from Seoul National University and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2000). After his Ph.D. he joined Applied Materials, Inc., a semiconductor equipment company in California, USA as a senior process engineer (20002004). He has been working as a professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) since 2004. His research interests include plasma etching and deposition processes, plasma monitoring and quantum dot devices.
3D Printed Photosynthetic Electrodes for BioSolar Energy Harvesting
 
WonHyoung Ryu
Yonei University, Korea.
E-mail: whryu@yonsei.ac.kr
Bio-brief:
Prof. WonHyoung Ryu is a professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Yonsei University, South Korea. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, USA. He served as an Associate Dean for the Office of Research Affairs, Direct of Center for Research Ethics, and Director for Yonsei Center for Research Facilities of Yonsei University. He is also a vice president for Bioengineering Division of Korean Society for Mechanical Engineers (KSME), Board Member of The Society of Micro and Nano Systems, Advisory Board Member of Korea Medical Deice Development Fund, Editorial Board Member, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology Advances, Micro and Nano System Letters (MNSL), Int’l Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (IJPEM)-Green Technology. His current research interests include design, materials selection, micro/nano fabrication, and 3D printing technologies for medical devices, sensors, and energy storage & harvesting.
Nanomaterial based wearable electronics development
 
Seung Hwan Ko
Seoul National University, South Korea.
E-mail: maxko@snu.ac.kr
Bio-brief:
Dr. Seung Hwan Ko is a professor at the Applied Nano & Thermal Science (ANTS) Lab, Mechanical Engineering Department, Seoul National University, Korea. Before joining Seoul National University, he was a faculty member at KAIST, Korea since 2009. He received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley in 2006. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley until 2009. His current research interests include stretchable/flexible electronics, transparent electronics, soft robotics, wearable electronics, laser-assisted nano/micro fabrication, and crack-assisted nanomanufacturing.
Direct Laser Writing of Laser-Induced-Graphene (LIG) Electronics
 
Prof. Young-Jin Kim
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
E-mail: yj.kim@kaist.ac.kr
Bio-brief:
Prof. Young-Jin Kim is currently is a KWON-OH-HYUN endowed associate chair professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Aerospace Engineering in KAIST, Republic of Korea. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from KAIST in 2002, 2004, and 2008, respectively. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate and research professor in KAIST by 2014. He was in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore as a Nanyang Assistant Professor and NRF Fellow from 2014 to 2019.
He has published more than 110 international journal articles (SCI indexed) and 320 international conference proceeding papers, and holds more than 32 registered domestic and international patents. He is the recipient of Young Scientist Award by Korean President 2021, Optical Technology Innovation Award by OSK 2021, IJPEM-GT Highly Commended Paper Award 2019, Outstanding Presenter Award 2019, Young Researcher Award 2018 and so on. As of May 2023, his total citation is more than 6,617 and h-index is 36.
His research interests are on 쁕ltra-Precision Metrology and Manufacturing (UPM2) technologies using ultrafast femtosecond laser pulses. Detailed research topics include high-precision dimensional metrology for semiconductor, flat panel display, and precision-engineering products, precision laser manufacturing of flexible/stretchable electronics/optics, and next-generation space metrology missions including high-precision laser ranging for formation-flying satellites, broadband spectroscopy, and high-density free-space communication.
Ultrafast extreme thermal-chemical-electrical wave for fabricating multi-material/interface structures for energy storage and conversion devices
 
Wonjoon Choi
Korea University, South Korea.
E-mail: wojchoi@korea.ac.kr
Bio-brief:
Dr. Wonjoon Choi is a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Korea University. He was an assistant and associate professor from 2012 to 2012 at Korea University. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2012. He was a postdoctoral associate at Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, in 2012. He completed his B.S. degree in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University in 2003. He is currently the director of KU makerspace that supports manufacturing-based startups and the outside director of Taekwang Industrial Co., Ltd.. He is on the editorial board of International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology and JMST Advances. His research interests lie primarily in energy/thermal transport using multi-scale hybrid structures with facile manufacturing processes and their applications, such as (1) heat transfer control using multiscale structures/materials, (2) thermo-electro-chemical processing for fabricating energy materials, (3) thermal/mechanical/electromagnetic functions controlled by modular design of tunable unit-cells, and (4) energy harvesting-sensing platform utilizing ambient thermal/fluidic/mechanical energy.
Fully degradable wireless microsensors for biological and environmental monitoring
 
Chulmin Joo
Yonsei University, Korea
E-mail: cjoo@yonsei.ac.kr
Bio-brief:
Dr. Chulmin Joo is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. He obtained S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Prior to joining Yonsei University, he worked as a lead engineer at GE Global Research, USA, involving and leading many research programs for the development of various optical imaging and sensing devices. He is a fellow of Optical Society of Korea, a senior member of OPTICA (formerly Optical Society America), and has been a program committee member of OPTICA Imaging Systems and Applications since 2017. He served as a program chair and general chair of OPTICA Imaging Systems and Applications in 2020 and 2021, respectively. He is also a member of Academic Editorial Board of PLoS One.
Bottom-up manufacturing of responsive artificial cilia
 
Hoon Eui Jeong
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
E-mail: hoonejeong@unist.ac.kr
Bio-brief:
Prof. Hoon E. Jeong obtained his Ph.D. degree from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University in 2009 and moved to the University of California, Berkeley for postdoctoral research with Prof. Peidong Yang. He began his independent career in 2012 as assistant professor in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). He is currently a full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UNIST. He has published more than 100 international journal articles and holds more than 60 registered or filed domestic and international patents in the area of micro/nano engineering and flexible devices. His current research interests include bioinspired materials, stimuli-responsive materials, soft matter and robotics, flexible and wearable devices. As of Jan 2023, his total citation is more than 6,400 and h-index is 45.

Injection Molding and Packaging of Plastic Micro-Fluidic Chips
 
Yeong-Eun Yoo
Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Korea.
E-mail: yeyoo@kimm.re.kr
Bio-brief:
Yeong-Eun Yoo is a principal researcher at the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) and a professor at the University of Science and Technology. Prior to his current positions, Yoo worked at LG Chem. in Korea from 2000 to 2003 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UIUC in the United States from 1997 to 2000. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering from Seoul National University, including a Ph.D. obtained in 1997. Yoo’s recent research focuses on injection molding and packaging techniques for plastic nano/micro fluidic platforms used in biochips and POCT devices. He also specializes in injection molding of plastic optical/mechanical elements with nano/micro surface structures. Additionally, Yoo’s work involves the design and fabrication of biomimetic membranes, which utilize functionalized nanopores for selective molecule and ion filtering.
3D-printing-assisted manufacturing of functional sensors, actuators, and surfaces for various engineering applications
 
Hongyun So
Hanyang University, Korea
E-mail: hyso@hanyang.ac.kr
Bio-brief:
Hongyun So received the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 2014 in mechanical engineering. He joined Stanford University in 2015 as a Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Mechanical Engineering Department and Deputy Director of Advanced Semiconductor Packaging Center, Hanyang University, Seoul. His research interests include design, modeling, and manufacturing of micro/nanosystems, harsh-environment sensors, and mechanical issues related to heat transfer and fluid mechanics.