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Nanotechnology & materials

Sooyeon CHO

Developed a new single cell analytics based on label-free fluorescent nanosensor.

Year Honored

Sungkyunkwan University

Asia Pacific

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Asia Pacific

The real-world is being transferred into the cyber world and sensor technology is playing a most critical role in current and future societies by translating physical information into electronic data. By being powered by that data, we are creating a new value and predicting the future. Sooyeon Cho has been focusing on how to tackle the multifaceted challenges inherent in conventional analytics, diagnostics, and therapeutics by employing state-of-the-art sensor engineering and nanotechnology.

Cho and his team have developed high-throughput and multivariate analytic tools of cell and their products using label-free fluorescent nanosensor construct, artificial intelligence (AI), and advanced hardware systems including fiber optics and microfluidics. This work creates a comprehensive biopharmaceutical monitoring platform for future therapeutics and precision medicine.

To develop better diagnostic approaches for future global pandemics, Cho has designed and developed a rapid and label-free virus protein sensor system based on high-throughput diagnostic form factors without any antibody or receptor designs.

Cho’s team has proposed and developed a new concept of large-area and high-resolution nanochannel fabrication techniques with microscopic controllability and various material compositions without any limitations of combinations. With this novel top-down approach of nanolithography, they fabricated multivariate nanosensing channel library, integrated them with electronic sensing devices with low device-to-device variations, and applied this into versatile target analytes including hydrogen, acidic gases, and volatile organic compounds.

Eventually, Cho and his team aim to bridge the significant gap between existing biological and chemical sensor systems and multiscale real-world monitoring. Their ultimate goal is to introduce innovative analytical tools and scientific insights to society, built upon the foundation of diverse and multivariate data.