Prof. Hongsoo Choi received Ph.D. in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University, USA (2007).
He is currently a Professor & Chair in the Department of Robotics Engineering at Dague Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in South Korea. He is also a co-director of the DGIST-ETH Microrobotics Research Center (DEMRC). His research areas are biomedical microrobots for targeted therapeutics, MEMS-based devices for biomedical applications, especially piezoelectric devices such as piezoelectric micromachined ultrasound transducer (pMUT), and artificial cochlea using piezoelectric sensors.
He received several awards, including the Prime Minister’s Commendation for Science, Information and Communication Day of Korea in April 2020 and the Best Preclinical Manuscript Award by the Society for Cardiac Robotic Navigation in September 2019. He also received the Co-Chairman’s Award from the Presidential Council on Intellectual Property of Korea and the Prize of the State of Geneva at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva both in 2019 for his patents on microrobots and magnetic control systems. He transferred several patents to companies.
Talk: Targeted delivery of neuronal cells with a magnetically controlled microrobot for a selective artificial neural network