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  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 2000, Harvard University

Contact information

Tel: (office) +82-42-350-2840, (lab) +82-42-350-2880
Location: (office) Room 4101 (Bldg. E6-4), (lab) Room 1108, 1109, 3111 (Bldg. E6-4)
Fax: +82-42-350-8120
E-mail: ischoi@kaist.ac.kr
Website: http://cisgroup.kaist.ac.kr


B.S. Depatment of Chemistry, Seoul National University (1991)
M.S. Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University(1993)
Ph.D. Depatment of Chemsitry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University (2000)


Postdoctoral Associate 2000-2001, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT
Assistant and Associate Professor 2002-2007, Department of Chemistry, KAIST
Professor 2007-Present, Department of Chemistry, KAIST
Affiliated Professor 2007-Present, Department of Bio and Brain Engineering
Affiliated Professor 2007-Present, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Affiliated Professor 2007-Present, KAIST Institute for Information Technology Convergence


Brief Introduction

Research interests of our group include biomineralization, micro-pattern formation, and conrolled attachment of biomolecules, utilizing chemically modified surfaces. We introduced biopolymers or synthetic polymers mimicking them into the surfaces of substrates, which were further applied to generation of nano-scale organic/inorganic hybrid thin films, micro-patterns, and super-hydrophobic surfaces. Recently, we are also interested in generation of neuronal patterns, modulation of their electric signals, and chemical modification of micro-organism surfaces. 

Research topics

Biomimetic materials

Representative publications

1. Filopodium-Size Ranges. Kang, K.; Choi, S.-E.; Jang, H.-S.; Cho, W. K.; Nam, Y.; Choi, I. S.; Lee, J. S. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 124, 2855.
2. Bioinspired Functionalization of Silica-Encapsulated Yeast Cells. Yang, S. H.; Ko, E. H.; Jung, Y. H.; Choi, I. S. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 6115.
3. Mussel-Inspired Encapsulation and Functionalization of Individual Yeast Cells. Yang, S. H.; Kang, S. M.; Lee, K.-B.; Chung, T. D.; Lee, H.; Choi, I. S. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 2795.
4. Pitch-Dependent Acceleration of Neurite Outgrowth on Nanostructured Anodized Aluminum Oxide Substrates. Cho, W. K.; Kang, K.; Kang, G.; Jang. M. J.; Nam, Y.; Choi, I. S. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 10114.
5. Biomimetic Encapsulation of Individual Cells with Silica. Yang, S. H.; Lee, K.-B.; Kong, B.; Kim, J.-H.; Kim, H.-S.; Choi, I. S. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 9160.