Jae-Hyun Chung

Mechanical Engineering

The main focus of our group is in nanoengineering for low cost, rapid diagnosis of diseases. The research fields cover from the discovery of fundamental sciences for a tip enrichment method using an electric field to the development of a biomedical device for low cost, rapid diagnosis of diseases. We have developed the tip sensor technology that enriches and detects molecules on a nanoscale tip. The innovation of this technology is in the superior enrichment mechanism on the basis of an electric field, chemical binding affinity, and capillary action. The unusual enrichment performance using a nanotip enables high throughput, low cost diagnosis of diseases. This innovative technology has been developed for low-cost screening of tuberculosis and highly sensitive detection of protein and other biomarkers.