Professor Hyo-Jick Choi
Dr. Hyo-Jick Choi is currently an associate professor in the Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta, and runs Sustainable Engineering & Drug Delivery Design lab investigating new materials directed towards health and environmental applications. He has amassed knowledge in different disciplines of science as the result of his diverse background. Dr. Hyo-Jick Choi is a firm believer of the decisive role of innovative technologies in improving the quality of life. With this belief, Dr. Choi has dedicated his research career to engineer sustainable technologies, which are focused on resolving global issues in environment and health.
2009-2010 Postdoctoral fellow Chemical & Biomolecular Eng. Georgia Institute of Technology
Supervisor: Mark Prausnitz
2007 Ph.D. Dept. of Biomedical Eng. UCLA (Sept. 2002-Aug. 2006) Univ. of Cincinnati (Sept. 2006- June. 2007)
Supervisor: Carlo Montemagno
2001 M.S. Dept. of Ceramic Eng. Yonsei University, Korea
Supervisor: Dae-Hong Ko
1999 B.S. Dept. of Ceramic Eng. Yonsei University, Korea
2021-present Associate Professor Dept. of Chemical & Materials Eng. University of Alberta
2015-2021 Assistant Professor Dept. of Chemical & Materials Eng. University of Alberta
2016- present Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports-Nature (Electronics,
Photonics and Device Physics section)
2020- present Reviewer Board Member, Pharmaceutics
2007-2009 R & D Manager in Danfoss AquaZ, Inc.
Dr. Choi’s research provided a key technical background for developing hybrid reverse osmosis water purification membranes using protein-embedded artificial cell mimics.
2010 Founding member of Ensovi, LLC
Dr. Choi’s research provided a key technical background for developing biofuel production in the artificial cell-embedded bubble architecture.
2020 Founded A-BaVi Protec Inc. to commercialize antimicrobial technology (antibacterial/antiviral respiratory devices, PPE, etc).
2006-2007 Danfoss AquaZ, Inc. USA