Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Professor Kong receives Distinguished Promotion Award

Congratulations to Dr. Hyunjoon Kong, recipient of a 2016 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award. The award, given by the Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure, identifies scholars whose contributions and achievements within their respective fields are particularly excellent.

Professor Hyunjoon Kong
Professor Hyunjoon Kong

“Your dossier was identified as one recommended to me for special recognition based on the scope, quality and impact of your scholarship, teaching, service, and engagement efforts,” wrote Edward Feser, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Kong’s promotion to the rank of full professor takes effect Aug. 16, 2016. He also holds the title of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Centennial Scholar.

Professor Kong’s research focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and processing of nanobiomaterials for diagnostic imaging and molecular/cell therapies of wounds and vascular diseases. He joined the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty in 2007 and is affiliated with the Departments of Bioengineering and Pathobiology at the University of Illinois. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.