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Faculty & research

Deok-Ho Kim

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

Deok-Ho Kim

  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2010
  • M.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University 2000
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) 1998

Deok-Ho Kim joins Bioengineering in the winter of 2011 from the Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Engineering faculty, where he was most recently an assistant research professor. Earlier in his career, Kim worked at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Zurich (ETH Z├╝rich) and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology as a research scientist.

Dr. Kim's research interests center on the development of micro- and nanofabricated cell culture models and biomimetic tissue engineering constructs that can be used in diagnostic or therapeutic applications. His research is highly interdisciplinary and aims to investigate how engineered microenvironments can direct cell function and tissue regeneration. Several specific thrusts of his current research program include BioMEMS for stem/progenitor cell niche engineering, nanotopography-based cardiovascular tissue engineering, microengineered platforms for cell mechanobiology, and mechanotransduction in directed and collective cell migration.

Among his honors are the Harold M. Weintraub Award in Biological Science, the Samsung Humantech Thesis Award, the American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship, and the First Surface Engineering Best Paper Award from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.

See Deok-Ho Kim's faculty Web page.