Hyeun Joong Yoon

Hyeun Joong Yoon

Hyeun Joong Yoon

Assistant Professor

Dr. Yoon is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to joining the University in July 2018, he worked at South Dakota State University in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. He was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan between 2010 to 2015. Between 2003 and 2006, he was a display circuit system engineer in the R&D center at Hydis, a TFT-LCD manufacture company in Korea.

  • Ph.D., Electronics Engineering, Ajou University, 2007
  • Master of Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Ajou University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ajou University, 1999

Research interests

Dr. Yoon's current research is to develop advanced bioMEMS tools for understanding cell trafficking in cancer through isolation, characterization, and study of circulating tumor cells in the peripheral blood of cancer patients. His goal is to create cutting edge engineering solutions to clinical problems with novel translational biomedical research tools. He has published more than 40 journal and conference papers, including Nature Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Analytical Chemistry, Sensors and Actuators A, B, etc.

Selected publications

  • Hyeun Joong Yoon, Tae Hyun Kim, Zhuo Zhang, Ebrahim Azizi, Trinh M. Pham, Costanza Paoletti, Jules Lin, Nithya Ramnath, Max S. Wicha, Daniel F. Hayes, Diane M. Simeone and Sunitha Nagrath, "Sensitive capture of circulating tumour cells by functionalized graphene oxide nanosheets," Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 8, pp. 735-741, 2013.
  • Hyeun Joong Yoon, Molly Kozminsky and Sunitha Nagrath, "Emerging Role of Nanomaterials in Circulating Tumor Cells Research," ACS Nano, Vol. 8, pp. 1995-2017, 2014.
  • Hyeun Joong Yoon, Apoorv Shanker, Yang Wang, Molly Kozminsky, Qu Jin, Nallasivam Palanisamy, Monika L. Burness, Ebrahim Azizi, Diane M. Simeone, Max S. Wicha, Jinsang Kim, and Sunitha Nagrath, "Tunable Thermal-Sensitive Polymer-Graphene Oxide Composite for Efficient Capture and Release of Viable Circulating Tumor Cells," Advanced Materials, Vol. 28, pp. 4891-4897, 2016.
  • Hyeun Joong Yoon, Do Han Jun, Jin Ho Yang, Zhixian Zhou, Sang Sik Yang and Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng, "Carbon dioxide gas sensor using a graphene sheet," Sensors and Actuators B, Vol. 157, pp. 310-313, 2011.

Courses taught

  • Biomicrofluidics for Regenerative Medicine (BME 735, UNR)
  • Biomedical Instrumentation (EE424/624, BME426/626, UNR, EE454/554, SDSU)
  • On a Chip Technology for Regenerative Medicine (EE792, SDSU)
  • Biomedical Device & Biosensors (EE792, SDSU)
  • Electrical Properties of Materials (EE765, SDSU)
  • Basic Electrical Engineering (EE300, SDSU)