Chang Kyoung Choi

Chang Kyoung Choi


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  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Korean Student Association
  • PhD, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Chungang University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Chungang University


Dr. Chang Kyoung (CK) Choi is an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University. Prior to this appointment in 2009, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) from Jan. 2008 to Dec. 2008. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Chung-ang University in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2007. Right after his doctoral graduation, he continued and expanded his research areas by working in three different fields of Mechanical Engr., Biomedical, Engr., and Biology as a post-doc in UT-Knoxville. His research interests are microscale heat transfer, micro-fluidics, micro-encapsulation, micro-/nano-fabricaions, opto-electrical cellular sensing, multi-scale interface phenomena, and chemotaxis. He is particularly interested in developing a versatile and highly capable multimodality imaging system coupled with the culture platform in order to make in vitro data collection even more comprehensive. He is currently a chair of visualization technical committee (K-22) in the heat transfer division of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and a topic organizer of Photogallery-heat transfer visualization in the ASME-IMECE and the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Microscopic Imaging Techniques
  • Micro-/nano-fabrications
  • Cellular Sensing & Single Protein Tracking

Research Interests

  • Opto-electric Cellular Sensing
  • Microfluidics and Microscale Heat Transfer
  • Droplet Impingement on Patterned Metal Surfaces
  • Evaporation of Thin Films and Droplets
  • Multiscale Interface Phenomena
  • Neutron imaging
  • Fluid Flow-induced Shear Effect on Chondrons; Regeneration of pericellular matrix from chondrocytes using microencapsulation;

Recent Publications

  • F. Long, C.K. Choi, "Electron Mobility across Grain Boundaries in Graphene Synthesized using Chemical Vapor Deposition Process," Journal of Heat Transfer, 139 (8), 080901, Aug 2017. Read More
  • CH Jeong, SH Lee, DH Shin, V. Konduru, J. Allen, C.K. Choi, "High-speed SPR Visualization of Frost Propagation Inside of Subcooled Water Droplet," Journal of Heat Transfer, 139 (2), 020905, Feb 2017 Read More
  • F. Long, C.K. Choi, "Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) as a Powerful Tool to Study Temperature-dependent Polymer Film Formation," Journal of Heat Transfer, 139 (2), 020904, Feb 2017. Read More
  • D.H. Shin, J. Allen, S.H. Lee, C.K. Choi, "Observations of Internal Flow and Interface Evolution in an Evaporating Nanofluid Sessile Droplet in the Presence of an Entrapped Air Bubble," Scientific Reports, 6, Article #: 32767, Sep 2016 Read More
  • V. Konduru, K. Bellur, E. Medici, J. Allen, C.K. Choi, D. Hussey, D. Jacobson, J. Leao, J. McQuillen, J. Hermanson, "Examining Liquid Hydrogen Wettability using Neutron Imaging," Journal of Heat Transfer, 138 (8), 080901, Aug 2016. Read More
  • V. Konduru, D.H. Shin, J. Allen, SH Lee, YK Choi, S Cheon, K. Kihm, C.K. Choi, "High-speed Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Reflectance Imaging of Drop Coalescence during Condensation and Evaporation," Journal of Heat Transfer, 138 (8), 080903, Aug 2016. Read More
  • K. Bellur, V. Konduru, E. Medici, D. Hussey, D. Jacobson, J. Allen, J. Lamanna, C.K. Choi, "Visualization of the Evaporative/Condensation Phenomena in Cyrogenic Propellants," Journal of Flow Visualization and Image Processing, 23 (1-2): 137~156, Mar 2016.
  • K. Bellur, E.F. Medici, M. Kulshreshtha, V. Konduru, D. Tyrewala, A. Tamilarasan, J. McQuillen, J. Leao, D.S. Hussey, D.L. Jacobson, J. Scherschligt, J.C. Hermanson, C.K. Choi, J. Allen, "A New Experiment for Determining Evaporation and Condensation Coefficients of Cryogenic Propellants," Cryogenics, 74, 131~137, Mar 2016.