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Professor Hyo-Jick Choi

 

 

Dr. Hyo-Jick Choi is currently an assistant 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. 

 

 

Education

 

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

 

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

 

Editorial Duties

 

2016- present   Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports-Nature

 

Work Experience

 

2007-2009         Founding member, 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.

Consulting

2006-2007         Danfoss AquaZ, Inc. USA