Hyunjoon Kong
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Hyunjoon Kong is a Robert W. Schafer professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, and Pathobiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He received his engineering education from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (Ph. D.) and performed post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan and Harvard University. He joined the University of Illinois in 2007. He received the NSF Career Award, the Center for Advanced Study Fellowship, UIUC Engineering Dean’s Award for Research Excellence, Centennial Scholar, and Promotion Award. He was elected an American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow. To date, he has published 187 papers in various peer-reviewed journals. He is currently leading a multi-cellular engineered living systems (MCELS) theme in the Institute for Genomic Biology of UIUC. He also serves as an editorial board member of Biomaterials and Biofabrication journals and an associate editor of Biomaterials Research.