On 7th June, 2016, Assoc. Prof. Nam-Joon Cho from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, visited C-UFO. He gave a public talk on "On-Chip Lipid Microfluidics: Controlled Self-Assembly to Form Biomembranes". Prof. Hong-Bo Sun Hosted the talk.
Dr. Cho is a graduate of Stanford University where he earned an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering under the guidance of Professor Curtis W. Frank. During his doctoral studies, Dr. Cho first gained an interest in research at the interface of molecular virology and biomaterials. The principal goal of his thesis work was to develop lab-on-a-chip technologies for analysis of viral protein interactions with lipid membranes.
His passion for translational and regenerative medicine has been recognized by several prestigious international honors and awards from the American Liver Foundation, Beckman Foundation, and leading global universities and companies including Chalmers University of Technology and Roche Ltd. In 2011, Dr. Cho was named an NRF Fellow by the Singapore National Research Foundation, and was also appointed to a Nanyang Associate Professorship. In addition to his academic duties, Dr. Cho is the founder of infollutionZERO, a global nonprofit organization committed to building a green digital world for future generations by eradicating infollution (information + pollution) from the digital world.
His research is focused on engineering approaches to solve challenging medical problems with strong emphasis on biosensing, hydrogel tissue engineering, biopharmaceuticals, and drug delivery.