Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Candidate Seminar


Bio-interfaced Nanoengineering for Advancing Healthcare and Wellness


Dr. W. Hong Yeo


Virginia Commonwealth University


Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11:00:00 AM


MRDC Building, Room 4211


Dr. Suresh Sitaraman


My 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 nanoengineering. In this talk, I will present recent research works on skin-like electronic systems which include biomimetic materials, mechanics designs, and system integration, aiming for advancing human healthcare and wellness. First part of my talk will be devoted to present mechanics and materials for designing of skin-like electronics based on nanomembranes. Afterwards, I will talk about applications of the skin-like electronics for biomedical devices that monitor electrocardiograms and cutaneous temperature and brain-computer interfaces via measuring electroencephalograms.


Dr. Hong Yeo is a TEDx alumnus and mechanical / biomedical engineer. In 2014, he joined Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering in School of Engineering and an associate member at Massey Cancer Center and Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering in School of Medicine. Dr. Yeo received his PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2011. Afterwards, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his BS in mechanical engineering from INHA University, South Korea in 2003. He is a recipient of a number of awards, including NSF Summer Institute Fellowship, Notable Korean Scientist Awards, Best Paper/Poster Awards at ASME International Congress, and Statira Biggs Scholarship at University of Washington.


Refreshments will be served.