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Former Members

Translational Materials Innovation Group

Ph.D. Degree

Master Degree

Research Fellows

My journey with "Engineering in Translational Science" Group was remarkable with specialized conglomerate of cultural diversity, research background, and diverse capabilities. From hydrogel synthesis to artificial liver platforms and lipid bilayers; to complex liposomal formulations for therapeutic and innate immune response evaluations; spike tethered plant derived particulates for drug delivery systems, and more. Enormous efforts and strategic directions by Professor Namjoon Cho was evident by the committed progress in translating research into products. I had fantastic colleagues who were innovative, dynamic, and supportive in research and lab management activities. I realized the role of identification, micro-collaboration, andeffective management skills needed to lead toward successful research portfolios and eventually in translating science into products. Unique and boundless opportunity provided by Professor Cho helped me in setting and understanding next generation biomaterials for drug delivery, scaffolds, and sensor applications leading to process inventions and unique publications. The systematic platform in academics as well as commercial was ideal in preparing for my new leadership roles in academic and corporate world. 

Dr Raghavendra Mundargi

Senior Research Fellow (2014-2016)

I remember walking into my first ETS (then TSG) morning meeting feeling nervous and excited. Looking around at the unfamiliar faces, I noticed a great diversity in the members, differences in culture, academic expertise, and life experiences, but all wore a welcoming smile. It didn’t take long for them to be my bosom friends, mentors, inspirations, and collaborators. Three years later, I look back and can see how much I have grown as a professional and a person. Professionally, Professor Cho not only imparted knowledge about the tissue engineering field and the creativity and fundamentals required to develop future state-of-the-art technologies, but also shared his network and resources so that I was able to interact with world renown scientists. I was able to hone my research and communications skills, as well as managerial skills through exposure to different projects.

Personally, what I found most remarkable about ETS was the open support system formed by the group members. The interdisciplinary backgrounds of the individuals made it easier for me to overcome research problems as suggestions and different perspectives were voiced. Each member had an inspirational drive to learn more and tactfully attack the scientific problem they were facing. Equally important was my increased understanding of the world through conversation, including topics of politics and the culture found in 8+ countries represented. And I will never forget lunch times, coffee breaks, and out of campus meetups filled with laughter and merriment. I look forward to seeing how ETS thrives and where my fellow friends and colleagues will be in the future. I should probably take their autographs now! Thank you Professor Cho and all members of the ETS for an unforgettable three years!

Supriya Kumar

Master of Engineering 2016

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2021                              Sut Tun Naw

2021                              Mohammed Shahrudin 

2021                              Gamaliel Ma

2020                              Elba Valle

2020                              Gaia Ferracci

2019                              Jinn Hokyun

2019                              Ahram Kim

2018                              Jae Park

2018                              Weibeng Ng

2018                              Bo-Kyeong Yoon

2018                              Arun Kumar Prabhakar

2017                              Joonhui Kim

2017                              Michael Potroz

2017                              Minchul Kim

2017                              Seongoh Kim

2017                              Setareh Vafaei

2017                              Hitomi Shirahama

2016                              Saziye Yorulmaz Avsar

2015                              Joshua A. Jackman

2019                              Dr. Youngkyu Hwang

2019                              Dr. Teng Fei Fan

2019                              Dr. Parthasaradhi Tanguturi

2019                              Dr. Bo-Kyeong Yoon

2018                              Dr. Sigalit Meker

2018                              Dr. Kabir Biswas

2018                              Dr. Yan Wang

2018                              Dr. Kai Lin Lau

2017                              Dr. Joshua A. Jackman

2017                              Dr. Lili Wang

2017                              Dr. Seyed Tabaei

2016                              Dr. Eetaek Hwang

2016                              Dr. Jurriaan Gillissen

2016                              Dr. Raghavendra Mundargi

2015                              Dr. Jeung Eun Seo

2015                              Dr. Myung Hee Kim

2015                              Dr. Jae Ho Lee

2014                              Dr. Yibang Zhang

2014                              Dr. Rathi Saravanan

2014                              Dr. Goh Haw Zan

2014                              Dr. Jae Hyeok Choi

2018                              Ee-lin Tan

2016                              Supriya Kumar

Interns, Visiting Scholars 

and Undergraduates

2021              Jia Ying Brenda Tan

2020                              Youngkyu Hwang
2020                              Ruijie Wang

2020                              Chen Xiaofei

2020                              Lim Zheng Yi
2019                              Yoohyun Song

2018                              Jun Shen

2017                              Liu Lin Wang

2017                              Tatsuhiro Maekawa

2017                              Makoto Hirohara

2017                              Richard Cheng-Chi Wu

2017                              Lisa Kawakami

2017                              Choi Hyun Joon

2017                              Melina Mastradimos

2016                              Ekaterina Stonkevitch

2016                              Takashi Nyu

2016                              Stefanie Hackl

2016                              Jason Belling

2016                              Kavoos Kolahdouzan

2015                              Mika Brown

2015                              Masahito Mochiduki

2015                              Marija Dacic

2015                              Danlin Li

2015                              Taito Sekine

2014                              Won Yong Jeon

2014                              Eun Kyul Oh

2014                              Ji Yeon Kang

2014                              He Da


Admin Staff and Research Assistant

2020                              Yun Yang

2020                              An Shu

2020                              Young Kyoung Kim

2018                              Natalia Mokrzecka

2018                              Haram Jung

2017                              Michael Corliss

2016                              Wenzhuo Zhu

2015                              Eric Linardy

2015                              Jasminder Kaur

2014                              Ryan Shine

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