Jihwan Yoon

Jihwan Yoon

Assistant Professor

Dr. Yoon received his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2008. His research focuses on radiofrequency and microwave engineering, computational and experimental bioelectromagnetics, and design of exposure systems at microwave in millimeter wave frequencies.

Prior to becoming a research scientist, he worked a post-doctoral fellow. He also worked as a research assistant and instructor in the Microwave Engineering and Electronics Laboratory. Currently, he is a member of committees for master's and Ph.D. students and a research mentor for undergraduate students

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2008
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2003
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2000

Research interests


  • A novel, non-drug, safe and repeatable way to elicit neurostimulation using high intensity nanosecond electric pulses, for therapeutic and military applications
  • Novel neuromodulation approaches using electromagnetic fields in the radiofrequency, microwave, and millimeter wave range on biological systems such as cells and muscles

Numerical modeling

  • Numerical modeling for antenna design using custom-written Method of Moments method (MoM) code and for biological systems using Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method


  • A novel miniaturized multifunctional biosensor unit serving as a gastrointestinal bleeding detector for capsule endoscopy
  • A microstrip-based bacteria sensor for the detection of E. Coli DH5-α and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa bacteria in water

Medical device

  • Development of digital circuit boards and dedicated firmware for a low power and miniaturized digital camera sensor and a WiFi image transmitting system