Bio and Environmental Technology HOMEResearchBiotechnology
Bio and Environmental Technology
The integration of chemical engineering principles with biology has seen synergistic effects on better understanding and analysis of exquisite biochemical phenomena, facilitating their engineering application in virtually all areas.

Our research is directed towards the scalable protein refolding process design, biomineralization bsed hybrid nanoparticle synthesis, bioprocess intensification, biosensors and bioelectronics, design and application of engineered biomolecules, bioinspired nanopatterning, bioremediation, bioenergy, bioremediation and bionano analytical device design.

Many ongoing projects are of multidisciplinary nature, emphasizing active collaboration among the researchers of diverse backgrounds.
단백질 및 생물공정공
신생체모사재료 및 면역
나노생체재료 재생의학
세포 및 조직공학
Advanced Bio-inspired Materials
    and Immunoengineering
Major Research Area
The Um laboratory comprehensively blends nanotechnology & Biomedical engineering concepts & priciples
Specially, we have much research interest in replicating Mother Nature system for smart and advanced nanotechnology and further assessing it for several biomedical issues where cell-environment interactions are critical. The novel Nature-inspired (or bio-inspired) materials modulate the cellular function by mimicking some programmable signals derived from Nature system; they're also used to create in vitro and in vivo microenvironment model under which we might understand critical biology questions and study several medical challenges. To meet this goal, we may need an interdisciplinary cooperation, in which the art chemistry, polymer science, physics, mathematics and immunology are tightly combined to each other.
Design of novel nanostructured materials via polymeric engineering tool kits
It may include versatile nanostructured materials as shown in the next Figure. Synthetic particles with multifunctional compartments may prove a series of interesting biological issues such as specific-selective anisotropy and hierarchical self-assembly among biomolecules. In addition, we establish program software for the rational design of such engineered polymeric nanostructures.

Cellular immunoengineering for targeted infected diseases
Rationally designed and polymeric nanostructures are incorporated with medicinal cell types(containing lymphocytes or stem cells) and may be utilized to effectively tune cellular functions or metabolism for therapeutic purpose. [Note the next Figure] Outstanding medical therapy may be achieved together with remote controllable nanostructured materials carrying with a variety of immune-signal modules (e.g., cytokines or chemokines), in order to heal several infected diseases including cancer or HIV.

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