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YongTae Kim, PhD

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Assistant Professor
G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN)
Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Laboratory of Multiscale Biosystems & Multifunctional Nanomaterials
345 Ferst Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering

Assistant: Essie Reynolds

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PHONE: 404-385-1478
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Georgia Institute of Technology
345 Ferst Drive
Room 3134
Atlanta, GA,

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Our lab has been collaborating in multidisciplinary areas including nanomaterials, drug delivery, tissue engineering, cellular/molecular engineering, 


My overall research focuses on developing biomimetic microsystems that reconstitute organ-level functions on chip and integrative control systems that allow large-scale production of therapeutic and diagnostic
bio/nanomaterials. This research interests are suited for my unique background as a multidisciplinary engineer trained in microfluidics, nanomedicine, bioMEMS, cellular/molecular engineering, and control theory. I am a faculty member of George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Bioscience, and Institute of Electronics and Nanotechnology at Georgia Institute of Technology, indicating the range of my research scope and active involvement in the research communities. My lab aims to develop experimental control systems and micro/millifluidic platforms, and employs computer-aided engineering to understand: (1) how cells coordinate responses to signaling cues in multicellular environments; (2) how bio/nanomaterials assemble and break in dynamically controlled fluid flows; and (3) how biological systems interact with nanomaterials with varied physicochemical properties. Prior to my current appointment, I was a Postdoctoral Associate in the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, where I developed biomimetic microsystems for probing nanoparticle behaviors in the inflamed endothelium and for synthesizing therapeutic and diagnostic nanomaterials. My doctorate research focused on closed-loop microfluidic control systems for lab-on-a-chip applications to biochemistry and developmental biology. Prior to my PhD, I was a researcher in areas of dynamics, controls, and robotics at R&D Divisions of Hyundai-Kia Motors and Samsung Electronics.