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W. Hong Yeo

Assistant Professor, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

W. Hong Yeo

Dr. W. Hong Yeo is a TEDx alumnus and biomechanical engineer. Since 2017, Dr. Yeo is an Assistant Professor of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and Program Faculty in Bioengineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Georgia Tech, he has worked at Virginia Commonwealth University Medicine and Engineering as an assistant professor from 2014-2016. Dr. Yeo received his BS in mechanical engineering from INHA University, South Korea in 2003 and he received his PhD in mechanical engineering and genome sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2011. From 2011-2013, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Beckman Institute and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on the fundamental and applied aspects of nanomechanics, biomolecular interactions, soft materials, and nano-microfabrication for nanoparticle biosensing and unusual electronic system development, with an emphasis on bio-interfaced translational nanoengineering.

Professor Yeo is an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) and Scientific Pages of Bioengineering, and Review Editor of Frontiers of Materials (Frontiers Publishing Group). He serves as a technical committee member for IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference and Korea Technology Advisory Group at Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has three issued and more than five pending patents. His research has been funded by MEDARVA Foundation, Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust, CooperVision, Inc., Korea Institute of Materials Science, Commonwealth Research Commercialization, and State Council of Virginia. Dr. Yeo is a recipient of a number of awards, including BMES Innovation and Career Development Award, Virginia Commercialization Award, Blavatnik Award Nominee, NSF Summer Institute Fellowship, Notable Korean Scientist Awards, and Best Paper/Poster Awards at ASME conferences.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Stretchable Hybrid Electronics
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Nanofluidics
Awards and Distinctions: 
  • BMES Innovation and Career Development Award, 2016
  • Commercialization Award, Virginia Center for Innovative Technology - 2016
  • Notable Korean Scientists, BRIC, (Korea) - 2015
  • NSF Summer Institute Fellowship - 2013
  • Notable Korean Scientists, BRIC (Korea) - 2013
  •    Best Poster Award, ASME Micro & Nano Technology Society Wide Forum - 2010
  • Best Paper Award, ASME AMD Student Paper Competition - 2009
  • Statira Biggs Scholarship, University of Washington - 2007
  • Director, Bio-Interfaced Translational Nanoengineering Group
  • Faculty, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Program Faculty, Bioengineering
  • Affiliate Faculty, the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology

University of Washington, Seattle
University of Washington, Seattle
Inha University, South Korea