Je-Kyun Park, Ph.D.

 

Je-Kyun Park is a professor of bio and brain engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He also holds joint positions as an affiliated professor of the KAIST Institute for the NanoCentury and KAIST Institute for Health Science and Technology. He received his B.S and M.S from Seoul National University in 1986 and 1988, and Ph.D. degree in biotechnology from KAIST in 1992. Before joining KAIST, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the USA (1996 - 1997) and as Chief Research Engineer at the LG Electronics Institute of Technology in Korea (1992 - 2002). He joined KAIST as an associate professor for the Department of BioSystems in 2002 and served as the Department Head of Bio and Brain Engineering (2006 - 2009). His expertise covers interdisciplinary areas of biotechnology, bioelectronics and bioMEMS, with a special focus on biomolecular diagnostics, micro total analysis systems (μTAS), cell-based screening platforms, and biomedical devices. He served as editorial board members of several international journals, including Lab on a Chip, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, and Biotechnology Journal. In addition, he served as Conference Chair of the μTAS 2015 Conference in Gyeongju and Committee members of several international conferences, including μTAS, ISMM, Transducers, and Eurosensors. He also served as President of the Korean BioChip Society (2016) and Vice President of the Society of Micro and Nano Systems (2015). He is currently a Director of the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS). He is co-author of 8 book chapters, 113 patents and more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers in the field of integrative bioengineering, including nanobiotechnology, bioMEMS for cell/tissue engineering, and lab-on-a-chip & microfluidic analytical technologies.

 

Postal Address:
Professor and Director of NanoBiotech Laboratory
Dept. of Bio and Brain Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141
REPUBLIC OF KOREA

  jekyun@kaist.ac.kr
+82-42-350-4315 (Office), 4355 or 5355 (LAB)
 +82-42-350-4310
Office: #1119, CMS Building (E16)
Lab: #801~805, CMS Building (E16)
   KAIST NanoBiotech Laboratory 

 

 

Professional Positions:

Research Fields:

  • Nanotechnology-based integrative bioengineering (Integrated 3D cell culture & assay system, Multiplexed immunohistochemistry, and Nanobiosensor & nanobiotechnology)
  • BioMEMS for cell & tissue engineering (Biomimetic cellular scaffold & Organ function-on-a-chip, and Biomedical microdevices)
  • Lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic analytical technologies (Hydrophoresis, Inertial microfluidics, Magnetophoresis, Microdroplets, Optoelectrofluidics, and Paper fluidics)

Awards and Honors:

  • "The KBCS Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence," at the 2017 Fall Meeting of The Korean BioChip Society (November 9, 2017)
  • "Outstanding Academic Achievement Award," The 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of KAIST (February 16, 2011)
  • "Collaboration Award," The 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of KAIST (February 16, 2011)
  • "Distinguished Services Award," at the 2010 Fall Meeting of The Korean BioChip Society (October 29, 2010)
  • "The Most Cited Lab on a Chip Author in Korea 2001–2010," RSC Publishing, UK (September 10, 2010)
  • "BioChip Journal Award," at the 2009 Fall Meeting of The Korean BioChip Society (October 8, 2009)

Plenary/Keynote/Invited Talks (Selected):

  • "Microfluidic cell on a chip: opportunities and challenges," 2017 Fall Meeting of The Korean BioChip Society, Paradise Hotel Busan, KOREA (November 10, 2017).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Microfluidic immunostaining system for digital pathology," HPLC 2017, Jeju Island, KOREA (November 8, 2017). (Keynote Talk) 
  • "Paper-fluidic immunoassays and immunodiagnostics," 2017 KSBB Fall Meeting and International Symposium, BEXCO, Busan, KOREA (October 12 , 2017).  (Keynote Talk) 
  • "Hydrogel sheet-incorporated microfluidic 3D cell culture and modular assays," AMN, ISMM, APCBM, ANZNMF, Hobart, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA (June 28, 2017).
  • "Pressed paper-based multistep assays for foodborne pathogens," 2017 International Symposium on Smart-Sensing Medical Devices and 22th Symposium of Association for Chemical Sensors in Taiwan (2017 ISSMD & 22th SACST), Tainan City, TAIWAN (May 20, 2017).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Lab-on-a-chip technologies for bioanalytical applications," 3rd SPIE's International Conference on Nano-Bio Sensing, Imaging, and Spectroscopy (NBSIS 2017), Jeju Island, KOREA (February 22, 2017). (Plenary Talk)
  • "Microfluidic immunoassays: challenges and perspectives," 18th Annual Conference of Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology and Microsystems & Nanoengineering Summit 2016 (CSMNT2016 & MAN2016), Beijing, CHINA (July 29, 2016).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Paper-fluidic bacterial sensing in a pressed paper," International Conference of Microfluidics, Nanofluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip, Dalian, CHINA (June 11, 2016).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Cellular Hydrogel Biopapers: from 3D Cell Culture to Microfluidic Assays," 26th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS2015), Nagoya, JAPAN (November 23, 2015). (Plenary Talk)
  • "Microfluidic Multiplexed Assays using Tissue Samples of Human Breast Cancer," Asia Joint Symposium on Nanobiotechnology, 76th JSAP Autumn Meeting 2015, Nagoya, JAPAN (September 14, 2015).
  • "Quantum Dot-based Microfluidic Immunochemical Assays," 5th International Conference on Optofluidics 2015, Taipei, TAIWAN (July 29, 2015).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "In Vitro BioMEMS for MicroTAS: Inspiration, Challenges, and Perspectives," KMEMS Conference, Jeju Island, KOREA (April 3, 2015).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Microfluidic Approaches for Multiplexed Immunochemical Assays," μTAS 2014 Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA (October 30, 2014).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Versatile Microfluidic Platforms for Cell and Tissue Analysis," MolES/Nano Seminar, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA (May 6, 2014).
  • "Biofunctional Microfluidics for Cell-based Analysis and Screening," Nano Korea 2013, Seoul, KOREA (July 11, 2013).
  • "Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies for Cell and Tissue Analysis," The Spring Meeting of the Korean BioChip Society, Seoul Asan Hospital, Seoul, KOREA (May 30, 2013).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Cellular Hydrogel Materials for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications," 2013 Emerging Biomaterials, Daejeon, KOREA (May 24, 2013).  
  • "Microdroplet Control for Single-Cell Screening and Analysis," 5th International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems (ISMM 2013), Xiamen, CHINA (May 19, 2013).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Magnetophoretic Separation and Detection in Microchannels," 19th International Symposium on Electro- and Liquid Phase Separation Techniques (ITP 2012), Baltimore, MD, USA (October 2, 2012). (Keynote Talk)
  • "Droplet-based Microfluidics for Single-Cell Screening," Pioneers in Soft Matter Science, Daejeon, KOREA (June 19, 2012).
  • "Label-Free Microfluidic Cell Separation," 3th International Conference on Advances in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (AMN2012), Dalian, CHINA (May 26, 2012).
  • "Microfluidics and BioMEMS," Micro- and Nanosystems for Biomedical Applications, Thailand Science Park, Pathumthani, THAILAND (January 19, 2012).
  • "Programmable Optoelectrofluidic Immunoassays," 11th AEARU Workshop of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Hong Kong, CHINA (December 21, 2011).
  • "Optoelectrofluidic Technology for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications," 1st International Conference on Optofluidics (Optofluidics 2011), Xi'an, CHINA (December 12, 2011).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Microfluidic Immunohistochemistry for Breast Cancer Diagnosis," 2011 KAST-RSAS Bilateral Fall Symposium on Recent advances in Nano Biomedicine, Seoul, KOREA (November 21, 2011).
  • "Optoelectrofluidic Lab-on-a-Chip for Bioanalytical Applications," 2nd Korea-EU workshop on microfluidic technology for chemical, biological & medical applications, Saarbrucken, GERMANY (October 17, 2011).
  • "Microfluidic Assay Technologies: From Diagnostics to Personalized Medicine," 9th Osong International Bio-Symposium, Cheonju, KOREA (November 5, 2010).
  • "Lab-on-a-Chip Technology for Integrative Bioengineering," IEEE NANO 2010, Seoul, KOREA (August 18, 2010).
  • "Microfluidic Systems for Molecular and Cellular Diagnostics," UKC 2010 - Bionano Systems Symposium, Bellevue, WA, USA (August 14, 2010).
  • "Cell-based Micro Total Analysis Systems for Biomedical Applications," 2nd International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems 2010 (ISMM 2010), Hong Kong, CHINA (May 28, 2010).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Microfluidic Separation Technologies for Analytical Chemistry," 2009 Fall Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society, Daejeon, KOREA (October 30, 2009)
  • "Microfluidics Challenges for Integrative Bioengineering," 1st International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems 2009 (ISMM 2009), Kanazawa, JAPAN (November 8, 2009).
  • "Cell-based Assays in a Microfluidic Device," Bio Korea 2009, Seoul, KOREA (September 18, 2009)
  • "Programmable Cell Manipulation Using Lab-on-a-Display," NATO Advanced Study Institute on Microsystems for Security - Fundamentals and Applications (NATO-ASI 09), Cesme-Izmir, TURKEY (September 3, 2009).
  • "Magnetophoretic Multiplexed Immunoassays in a Microchannel," NATO Advanced Study Institute on Microsystems for Security - Fundamentals and Applications (NATO-ASI 09), Cesme-Izmir, TURKEY (September 1, 2009).
  • "Hydrophoretic Separation Method for Blood Sample Analysis," NATO Advanced Study Institute on Microsystems for Security - Fundamentals and Applications (NATO-ASI 09), Cesme-Izmir, TURKEY (August 31, 2009).  
  • "Biological Applications of Programmable Optoelectrofluidic Manipulation," Symposium on Electrofluidics for the Spring 2009 Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (April 15, 2009).

Journal Editorship:

Professional Society Membership:

Conference Committee Membership:

  • 2016~: International Scientific Committee, 2016 International Conference of Microfluidics, Nanofluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip, June 10~12, 2016, Dalian, CHINA
  • 2015: Conference Chair, 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (μTAS 2015 Conference), October 25-29, 2015, Gyeongju, KOREA
  • 2013: Organizing Committee Member, 3rd Korea - Europe Lab on a Chip Technology Workshop, October 3-5, 2013, Pohang, KOREA
  • 2013: Program Committee Member, 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems (Transducers 13), June 16-20, 2013, Barcelona, SPAIN  
  • 2011:  Scientific Advisory Board, 2nd Korea - EU Workshop on Microfluidic Technology for Chemical, Biological and Medical Applications, KIST-Europe, Saarbrucken, GERMANY
  • 2011 - 2016: Executive Technical Program Committee Member, 15th ~ 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (μTAS 2011 ~ μTAS 2016 Conference) 
  • 2011: International Program Committee Member, Eurosensors XXV, September 4-7, 2011, Athens, GREECE
  • 2011: Program Chair, ISMM 2011 in Conjunction with the KBCS Spring Meeting, June 2-4, 2011, Seoul, KOREA
  • 2010: Organizing Committee Co-Chair, The 2010 Korea-EU Lab on a Chip Technology Workshop, September 9-10, 2010, Seoul, KOREA
  • 2010: Program Committee Member, 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (μTAS 2010 Conference), October 3-7, 2010, Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS
  • 2010: Program Committee Member, Session of Nano-bio Fusion, Nano-Biology and Nanomedicine, IEEE NANO 2010-Joint Symposium with NANO KOREA 2010, August 17-20, 2010, KINTEX, Seoul, KOREA
  • 2009: Local Organizing Committee Member, 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (μTAS 2009 Conference), November 1-5, 2009, Jeju Island, KOREA
  • 2009: Program Committee Member, 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems (Transducers 09), June 21-25, 2009, Denver, CO, USA
  • 2008 - 2013: Program Committee Member, Biotronics 2008~2013, KOREA
  • 2007: Program Committee Chair, IEEE International Conference on Information Acquisition (ICIA 2007), Jeju Island, KOREA
  • 2007: Program Committee Member, 14th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems (Transducers 07), Lyon, FRANCE
  • 2006: Session Chair, Micro and Nanotechnologies in Medicine and Biology, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006 (WC 2006), Seoul, KOREA
  • 2005: Local Chair, International Sensors Conference 2005 (KSC), Daejeon, KOREA    
  • 2005 - 2013: Program Committee Member, Korean MEMS Conference (K-MEMS)
  • 2005: Symposium Organizer, Microfluidics for Biotechnology Application at The Fall Meeting of Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (KSBB), Jinju, KOREA
  • 2004: Program Committee Member, 2nd International Symposium on Nanomanufacturing (ISNM 2004), Daejeon, KOREA
  • 2003 - 2006: Organizing Committee Member, International Symposium on BioSystems (ISBS), Daejeon, KOREA
  • 2002: Organizing Committee Member, Korea Conference on Innovative Science and Technology - 2002 (Nanotechnology-Future Implication), Jeju Island, KOREA