Welcome to Choi Laboratory

We are a dynamic research group in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University. Our research aims to develop programmable structures and advanced materials, and to use them for diverse applications including bioengineering, energy, and electronics. Our work intersects mechanical engineering and DNA nanotechnology, where we use DNA as engineering building blocks to construct complex structures such as architectured metamaterials and synthetic biomaterials. We are also interested in interfacial engineering on 2D materials towards programmable nanomanufacturing.

Mechanical Engineering Building
Office: ME 2143, Lab: ME 3151
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907

We are looking for passionate new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team.

We are grateful for funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy.


January 2022

Harshith joined the group from NIT Warangal. Welcome Harshith!

January 2022

Jaehoon was selected for a Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship.

November 2021

Jaehoon passed his preliminary exam with flying color.

August 2021

Anirudh joined the group from IIT Tirupati. Welcome Anirudh.

July 2021

Jaehoon’s interlayer exciton paper published online in ACS Applied Electronic Materials.

May 2021

Our programmable synthetic cell paper is published in ACS Synthetic Biology.

May 2021

Duncan successfully defended his thesis. He will start a new phase in his career at Cuberg.

April 2021

Ruixin passed his preliminary exam.

March 2021

Ruixin’s Hoberman flight ring paper is published in Small. His MD simulation work is also published in Applied Sciences.

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