Jong Hyun Choi

Jong Hyun Choi

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: 765-496-3562


  • B.S., Yonsei University, '99
  • M.S., Yonsei University, '01
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, '05

Research Interests

  • Optical spectroscopy of nanomaterials
  • Diagnostics and therapeutics
  • Nanoscale energy conversion
  • Bioinspired nanomechanical systems

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Awards and Recognitions

  • ASEE AF Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2013
  • Discovery in Mechanical Engineering Award, 2012
  • NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education, 2012
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2011
  • Shen Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006
  • Clyde Sanfred Johnson Memorial Fellowship, 2005
  • AWMA Scholarship, 2004
  • Ten Select Publications

    T.G. Cha, J. Pan, H. Chen, J. Salgado, X. Li, C. Mao, and J.H. Choi, A Synthetic DNA Motor That Transports Nanoparticles along Carbon Nanotubes, Nature Nanotechnology, advance online publication (2013)

    H. Chen, T.G. Cha, J. Pan, and J.H. Choi, Hierarchically Assembled DNA Origami Tubules with Reconfigurable Chirality, Nanotechnology, 24, 435601 (2013).

    J. Pan, H. Zhang, T.G. Cha, H. Chen, and J.H. Choi, Multiplexed Optical Detection of Plasma Porphyrins Using DNA Aptamer-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes, Analytical Chemistry, 85, 8391-8396 (2013).

    T.G. Cha, B.A. Baker, J. Salgado, C.J. Bates, K.H. Chen, A.C. Chang, J.-H. Han, M.S. Strano, and J.H. Choi, Understanding Oligonucleotide-Templated Nanocrystals: Growth Mechanisms and Surface Properties, ACS Nano, 6, 8136-8143 (2012).

    H. Zhang, B.A. Baker, T.G. Cha, M.D. Sauffer, Y. Wu, N. Hinkson, M.A. Bork, C.M. McShane, K.S. Choi, D.R. McMillin, and J.H. Choi, DNA Oligonucleotide Templated Nanohybrids Using Electronic Type Sorted Carbon Nanotubes for Light Harvesting, Advanced Materials, 24, 5447-5451 (2012).

    J. Shi, T.G. Cha, J.C. Claussen, A.R. Diggs, J.H. Choi, and M.D. Porterfield, Microbiosensors based on DNA Modified Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube and Pt Black Nanocomposites, Analyst, 136, 4916-4924 (2011).

    T.G. Cha, B.A. Baker, M.D. Sauffer, J. Salgado, D. Jaroch, J.L. Rickus, D.M. Porterfield, and J.H. Choi, Optical Nanosensor Architecture for Cell Signaling Molecules Using DNA Aptamer-Coated Carbon Nanotubes, ACS Nano, 5, 4236-4244 (2011).

    M.H. Ham+, J.H. Choi+, A.A. Boghossian+, E.S. Jeng, R.A. Graff, D.A. Heller, A.C. Chang, A. Mattis, T.H. Bayburt, Y.V. Grinkova, A.S. Zeiger, K.V. Vliet, E.K. Hobbie, S.G. Sligar, C.A. Wraight, and M.S. Strano, Photoelectrochemical Complexes for Solar Energy Conversion that Chemically and Autonomously Self-Regenerate, Nature Chemistry, 2, 929-936 (2010).

    J.H. Han, G.L.C. Paulus, R. Maruyama, D.A. Heller, W.J. Kim, P.W. Barone, C.Y. Lee, J.H. Choi, M.-H. Ham, C. Song, C. Fantini, and M.S. Strano, Exciton Antennae and Concentrators from Core-Shell and Corrugated Carbon Nanotube Filaments of Homogeneous Composition, Nature Materials, 9, 833-839 (2010).

    B.A. Baker and J.H. Choi, Oligonucleotide DNA and RNA as Direct Capping Ligand for Nanocrystals: An Emerging Method for Biological Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Nano, 4, 189-199 (2009).