Research Fields & Interdisciplinary Pursuits
Nanomaterials impart unique properties compared to their microscopic/macroscopic counterparts. Our group has been interested in developing a range of biocompatible nanomaterials in nanoparticulates, nanotubes and nanofibers that can have significant impacts on cell behaviors. Furthermore, controlling the nanotopology of the nanomaterials allows for the effective loading and intracellular delivery of therapeutic molecules, including chemical drugs, proteins and genes, targeting diseases and regenerative functions. Besides their delivery capability, we can tune their physical and chemical composition to obtain multifunctional properties including electrical, magnetic and optical properties in order to extend their applications and improve therapeutic and diagnostic efficacy. Among the different forms developed are carbon nanotubes, magnetic nanoparticles, mesoporous silica nanotubes/particles, calcium phosphates, LDH, and their nanohybrids with stimuli- responsive/specific tethering biopolymers.
Jin-Ho Choy | Professor, Emeritus
Hae-Won Kim| Professor
Ueon-Sang Shin | Assoc. Professor
Myoung-Seon Gong | Professor
Publications and Patents