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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  


Academic Positions


2021-present  Associate Professor    Dept. of Chemical & Materials Eng.                                                              University of Alberta

2015-2021      Assistant Professor     Dept. of Chemical & Materials Eng.                                                              University of Alberta


Editorial Duties


2016- present   Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports-Nature (Electronics,

                          Photonics and Device Physics section)

2020- present   Reviewer Board Member, Pharmaceutics


Work Experience


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


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