Bio-integrated Electronics for the Human

Kyung-In Jang
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
Nov. 30 15:10~15:40


Conventional robotic technologies hold many promises to advance disease diagnosis and therapeutic research by enabling precise sensing and actuation in a small scale, leading to implantable, portable, or even wearable biomedical systems. These modern medical devices interfaced with our body are rigid, bulky, and remains permanently. However, biological organs and systems are soft and curvilinear, time-dynamic, and the pathways to internal organs are small and narrow. Technologies that bridge this gap should be investigated for advanced healthcare by creating devices that provide intimate, minimally invasive, and bio-resolvable interface with the human body so that people cannot feel the existence of the device. To address this issue, based on modern robotics and advanced material integration technologies, I will present our effort on ‘Soft and wireless bio-integrated electronics’ which are designed to be conformal, strain limiting, and stretchable forms of biomedical devices with multiple modalities and wireless capabilities



  • 2005.09-2011.08, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (Advisor: Prof. Byung-Kwon Min)
  • 1999.03-2005.08, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea (Advisor: Prof. Jongwon Seok)


Professional Career

  • 2011.12-2016.9, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Material Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Advisor: Prof. John A. Rogers)
  • 2011.09-2011.11, Researcher, Center for Information Storage Device, Yonsei University


Awards and Honors

  • 2017, Outstanding Researcher Award by DGIST
  • 2011, Post-Doctoral Fellowship funded by the Korean Government (MEST)
  • 2011, Outstanding Dissertation Award, Yonsei University
  • 2009, The Korea Student Aid Foundation (KOSAF) grant funded by the Korean Government (MEST)