Kong elected IAMBE Fellow


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Professor Joon Kong, IAMBE Fellow 
Professor Joon Kong, IAMBE Fellow 

Professor Hyun Joon Kong has been elected Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineers (IAMBE), class of 2023. IAMBE Fellows are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession of medical and biological engineering.

IAMBE, which is affiliated with the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), was established to conduct programs designed to encourage young people to enter the field and to assist with their early career development, serve as a resource for IFMBE, and to honor individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field.

Kong is a Robert W. Schaefer Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he also holds affiliate appointments in the Departments of Bioengineering and Pathobiology. At ChBE, Kong’s research focuses on designing advanced biological materials, medicine, and platforms that can overcome significant challenges in human health, such as infection, tissue orders, and degeneration.  In this context, he has been developing biofilm-cleaning self-locomotive antibacterial microrobots (SLAM), stimulus-responsive drug delivery systems for the control of cell and tissue aging, and various tissue models wired with neurons and blood vessels.

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This story was published August 10, 2023.