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Hyunmin Yi

Associate Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering

Hyunmin Yi

Hyunmin Yi

Associate Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering

Phone 617-627-2195
Science and Technology Center, Room 147
4 Colby Street, Medford, MA
Research: 
nanobiofabrication, smart biopolymers, BioMEMS, material science
Biography: 

Hyunmin Yi is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Tufts University. He received his B.S. degree in chemical technology and M.S. in biochemical engineering from Seoul National University in Korea, and his Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in chemical engineering from University of Maryland at College Park. Yi’s main research interests are in understanding and harnessing the selective and programmable properties of biological materials and interactions for facile fabrication of functional materials toward catalytic and biosensing applications. He has published over 50 research articles in respected peer-reviewed journals such as Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Langmuir, Biomacromolecules, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, and Chemistry of Materials, in the broad technical areas of biochemical engineering, nanobiotechnology, and biofabrication. His extensive service activities for the community include participation in numerous U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) grant proposal review panels, serving as reviewer for over 70 journals, giving over forty invited talks, acting as organizer or chair for workshops at U.S. National Laboratories, and organizing sessions at American Chemical Society (ACS) and American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE) national meetings and U.S. Korea Conferences (UKC). Yi is the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering's undergraduate curriculum chair.

Education: 
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2003
M.S., Seoul National University, 1998
B.S., Seoul National University, 1996
Professional Experience: 
2012-present:

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2006-2012:

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2005-2006:

Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland, College Park

Research Interests: 

Hyunmin Yi's general research interests are in understanding and exploiting selective and programmable properties of biological materials and interactions for the controlled fabrication of functional materials at micro and nano scales (nanobiofabrication) such as multifunctional biosensors, biophotonic devices, and precious metal nanocatalysts, for biomedical, environmental, and biotechnology applications.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2013: KIChE President's Young Investigator Award
2008: Mellon Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship
2008: Best Professor Award, Tufts Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Service Memberships: 
2006 and 2008: Tufts University Faculty Research Awards Committee
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
ChBE-23: Rate Controlled Separations in Chemical and Biological Engineering
ChBE-45: Chemical and Biological Separations
ChBE-161: Protein Purification
ChBE-168: Biotechnology Process Projects Laboratory
ChBE-193: Current Topics in Nanobiotechnology
ES10: Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

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