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 KAIST Institute for the NanoCentury and KAIST Institute for Health Science and Technology. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in biotechnology from the KAIST in 1992. Prior to 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 a Chief Research Engineer at the LG Electronics Institute of Technology in Korea (1992 - 2002). In 2002, he joined the Department of BioSystems at the KAIST as an Associate Professor and served as the Department Head of Bio and Brain Engineering (2006 - 2009). His expertise spans interdisciplinary fields of biotechnology, bioelectronics and bioMEMS, with special emphasis on biomolecular diagnostics, micro total analysis systems (μTAS), cell-based screening platforms, and biomedical devices. He has been an Editorial Board Member of several international journals, including Lab on a Chip, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, and Biotechnology Journal. In addition, he has served as an Executive Technical Program Committee (ETPC) (μTAS Conferences) and TPC (μTAS Conferences, Transducers, and Eurosensors) members. Recently, he successfully organized the μTAS 2015 Conference in Gyeongju as the Conference Chair and was elected to the 2016 President of the Korean BioChip Society. He is the co-author of 8 book chapters, 112 patents, and more than 130 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 (Biomechanical & biomedical microdevices, Biomimetic cell scaffold fabrication, and Organ function-on-a-chip)
  • Lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic analytical technologies (Hydrophoresis, Inertial microfluidics, Magnetophoresis, Microdroplets, and Optoelectrofluidics)

Awards and Honors:

  • "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," Korean BioChip Society, Seoul, KOREA (October 29, 2010).
  • "The Most Cited Lab on a Chip Author in Korea 2001–2010," RSC Publishing, UK (September 10, 2010).
  • "BioChip Journal Award," Korean BioChip Society, Seoul, KOREA (October 8, 2009)

Plenary/Keynote/Invited Talks (Selected):

  • "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 28~31, 2016).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Paper-fluidic bacterial sensing in a pressed paper," International Conference of Microfluidics, Nanofluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip, Dalian, CHINA (June 10~12, 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 23-25, 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 13-16, 2015).
  • "Quantum Dot-based Microfluidic Immunochemical Assays," 5th International Conference on Optofluidics 2015, Taipei, TAIWAN (July 26-29, 2015).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "In Vitro BioMEMS for MicroTAS: Inspiration, Challenges, and Perspectives," KMEMS Conference, Jeju Island, KOREA (April 2-4, 2015).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Microfluidic Approaches for Multiplexed Immunochemical Assays," μTAS 2014 Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA (October 26-30, 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 10-12, 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 29-30, 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 16-19, 2013).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Magnetophoretic Separation and Detection in Microchannels," 19th International Symposium on Electro- and Liquid Phase Separation Techniques (ITP 2012), Baltimore, MD, USA (September 30- October 3, 2012). (Keynote Talk)
  • "Droplet-based Microfluidics for Single-Cell Screening," Pioneers in Soft Matter Science, Daejeon, KOREA (June 18-20, 2012).
  • "Label-Free Microfluidic Cell Separation," 3th International Conference on Advances in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (AMN2012), Dalian, CHINA (May 23-26, 2012).
  • "Microfluidics and BioMEMS," Micro- and Nanosystems for Biomedical Applications, Thailand Science Park, Pathumthani, THAILAND (January 16-20, 2012).
  • "Programmable Optoelectrofluidic Immunoassays," 11th AEARU Workshop of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Hong Kong, CHINA (December 20-22, 2011).
  • "Optoelectrofluidic Technology for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications," 1st International Conference on Optofluidics (Optofluidics 2011), Xi'an, CHINA (December 12-13, 2011).  (Plenary Talk)
  • "Microfluidic Immunohistochemistry for Breast Cancer Diagnosis," 2011 KAST-RSAS Bilateral Fall Symposium on Recent advances in Nano Biomedicine, Seoul, KOREA (November 20-22, 2011).
  • "Optoelectrofluidic Lab-on-a-Chip for Bioanalytical Applications," 2nd Korea-EU workshop on microfluidic technology for chemical, biological & medical applications, Saarbrucken, GERMANY (October 17-18, 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 17-20, 2010).
  • "Microfluidic Systems for Molecular and Cellular Diagnostics," UKC 2010 - Bionano Systems Symposium, Bellevue, WA, USA (August 13-14, 2010).
  • "Cell-based Micro Total Analysis Systems for Biomedical Applications," 2nd International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems 2010 (ISMM 2010), Hong Kong, CHINA (May 28-30, 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 7-8, 2009).
  • "Cell-based Assays in a Microfluidic Device," Bio Korea 2009, Seoul, KOREA (September 16-18, 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 (August 23-September 4, 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 23-September 4, 2009).  
  • "Magnetophoretic Multiplexed Immunoassays in a Microchannel," NATO Advanced Study Institute on Microsystems for Security - Fundamentals and Applications (NATO-ASI 09), Cesme-Izmir, TURKEY (August 23-September 4, 2009).
  • "Biological Applications of Programmable Optoelectrofluidic Manipulation," Symposium on Electrofluidics for the Spring 2009 Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (April 13-17, 2009).

Journal Editorship:

Professional Society Membership:

  • President (2016), The Korean BioChip Society (KBCS)
  • Vice President (2015), The Society of Micro and Nano Systems (SMNS)
  • Vice President (2011~2015), The Korean BioChip Society (KBCS)
  • Member of The Korean BioChip Society (KBCS)
  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member of Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) 
  • Member of Korean Sensors Society (KSC)
  • Member of Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (KSBB)

Conference Committee Membership:

  • 2016: International Scientific Committee, 2016 International Conference of Microfluidics, Nanofluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip, June 10~12, 2016, Dalian, CHINA
  • 2016 ~ 2021:  CBMS Director, The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS)
  • 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 - 2014: Executive Technical Program Committee Member, 15th ~ 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (μTAS 2011 ~ μTAS 2014 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