Principal Investigator

Jong Hyun Choi

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Email: jchoi[at]

  • B.S. Yonsei University (1999)
  • M.S. Yonsei University (2001)
  • Ph.D. UC Berkeley (2005)
  • Postdoc, MIT and UIUC (2008)

Graduate Students and Postdocs

Ruixin Li

PhD Student

  • B.S. Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University (2016)

Jaehoon Ji

PhD Student

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University (2014)
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University (2016)

Yancheng Du

PhD Student

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University (2017)

Anirudh Sampath Madhavacharyula

PhD Student

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (2021)

Harshith Kumar Adepu

PhD Student

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Warangal (2021)

Sewon Park

PhD Student

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University (2020)
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University (2022)

Alexander Swett

PhD Student

  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2022)

Aishwary Shrivastava

M.S. Student

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, IIITDM Jabalpur (2022)

Undergraduate Students

Jason (Hyunseok) Kim

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Nicholas Paulter

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Sanjiv Damodaran

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Former Graduate Students and Postdocs

Duncan N. Houpt

M.S. (2021)
Thesis: Synthesis of High-Performance Supercapacitor Electrodes Using a CNT-ZIF-MoS2 Framework

  • Current position: Research associate at Cuberg (Northvolt)

Hengming (Henry) Qiu

M.S. (2020)
Thesis: DNA Signal Induced Fusion and Aggregation Behaviors of Synthetic Cells

  • Current position: Research associate at Elsie Bitotechnologies

Feiran li

PhD (2020)
Thesis: DNA Nanotechnology Enabled Molecular Mechanisms and Applications

  • Current position: Scientist at Capstan Therapeutics

Jing Pan

PhD (2017)
Thesis: Biophysics of DNA Based Nanosystems Probed by Optical Nanoscopy

  • Current position: Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida

Haorong Chen

PhD (2017)
Thesis: Mechanics and Dynamic Behaviors of DNA Origami

  • Current position: Assistant Professor at Zhejiang Lab

Hanyu Zhang

PhD (2016)
Thesis: Photoelectrochemical and Photophysical Studies of Carbon Nanotube and Molybdenum Disulfide Based Light Harvesting Devices

  • Current position: Scientist at 6C at the US Air Force

Jungwook Choi

Postdoc (2016)

  • Current position: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chung-Ang University, South Korea

Tae-Gon Cha

PhD (2014)
Thesis: Optical Nanosystems for Biomolecular Reaction Studies

  • Current position: Scientist at Stellate Biotherapeutics

Benjamin A. Baker

M.S. (2011)
Thesis: Biotemplated Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Applications

  • Current position: Research engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Sei-Young Lee (2019)

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea

Former Undergraduate Students

Yuhe Yuan

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Ayush Vardhan Singh

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Aidan Cummings

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering

Peter Salisbury

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Daniel Yang

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Duncan Houpt

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Matthew K. Heighway

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Caleb A. Conlisk

B.S. Chemical Engineering

C. Matthew Delehey

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Luke R. Upton

B.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering

Adalberto Gonzalez

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

John Duri Park

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Nina A. Bragg

B.S. Chemical Engineering

Anne Caroline Michel

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Sawyer E. Morgan

B.S. Chemical Engineering

Molly M. Riccitelli

B.S. Chemical Engineering

Brianna S. Carroll

B.S. Biomedical Engineering

Heather N. Robinson

B.S. Chemical Engineering

Kelley J. Riedy

B.S. Biomedical Engineering

Nhigel Hinkson

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Janette Salgado

B.S. Chemical Engineering

M. Dane Sauffer

B.S. Chemical Engineering

Yujun Wu

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Christopher J. Bates

B.S. Mechanical Engineering