Chang Kyoung Choi

Chang Kyoung Choi


Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

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 assistant 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 ASME-IMECE.

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Microscopic Imaging Techniques
  • Micro-/nano-fabrications
  • Cellular Sensing & Singe 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
  • Chemotaxis
  • Fluid Flow-induced Shear Effect on Chondrons

Recent Publications

  • C. K. Choi, M. Sukhthankar, C. Kim, S. Lee, A. English, K. Kihm, S. J. Baek, Cell adhesion property affected by cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase: Opto-electric approach, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.391, 1385-1389, 2010 (January)
  • M. Sukhthankar, C. K. Choi,, A. English, J. Kim, S. Baek, A potential proliferative gene, NUDT6, is down-regulated by green tea catechins at the post-transcriptional level, the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Vol.21, 98-106, 2010 (February)
  • P. Patel, C. K. Choi, D. Meng, Superhydrophilic surfaces for antifogging and antifouling microfluidic device, Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation, Vol. 15 (2), 114-119, 2010 (April)
  • D. Shin, S. Lee, C.K. Choi, S. Retterer, The evaporation and wetting dynamics of sessile water droplets on sub-micronscale patterned silicon hydrophobic surfaces, Journal of Micromechanics & Microengineering 20, 055021, 2010 (May), [Corresponding author]
  • S. Retterer, P. Siuti, C.K. Choi, M. Doktycz, Development and Fabrication of Nanoporous Silicon Bioreactors with a Microfluidic Chip, Lab-on-a-Chip, Vol.10, 1174-1181, 2010 (May)
  • C.K. Choi, J. Fowlkes, S. Retterer, P. Situ, Sukanya Iyer, M. Doktycz, Surface Charge- and Space-dependent Transport of Proteins in Crowded Environments of Nanotailored Posts, ACS Nano Vol. 4(6), 3345-3355, 2010 (June)
  • D. Shin, S. Lee, and C.K. Choi, S. Retterer, Evaporation Characterisitcs of Sessile Droplets on Nano-patterned Hydrophobic Surfaces, Journal of Heat Transfer Vol. 132 (8), 800905-1, 2010 (August), [Corresponding author]
  • G. Park, T. Masi, C.K. Choi, H. Kim, J. Becker, T. Sparer, Chapter 26 - Screening for Novel Constitutively Active CXCR2 Mutants and Their Cellular Effects, Methods in Enzymology, Vol. 485, 481-497, 2010 (December)
  • D. Shin, T. Shokuhfar, C.K. Choi, S. Lee, C. Friedrich, Wettability changes of TiO2 nanotube Surfaces, Nanotechnology Vol. 22, 315704, 2011(August), [Corresponding author]
  • J. Chang, B. Plunger, J. Kim, C.K. Choi, Biological Temperature Sensing of Focal Contacts, Journal of Heat Transfer Vol. 133 (8), 080907, 2011(August), [Corresponding author]
  • J. B. Lee, SH Lee, C.K. Choi, Dynamic spreading of a droplet impinging on micro-textured surfaces, Journal of Heat Transfer Vol. 133 (8), 080905, 2011(August), [Corresponding author]
  • C. Margraves, K. Kihm, S. Yoon, C.K. Choi, S. Lee, J. Liggett, S. Baek, Simultaneous Measurements of Cytoplasmic Viscosity and Intracellular Vesicle Sizes for Live Human Brain Cancer Cells, Biotechnology and bioengineering Vol. 108 (10), 2504-2508, 2011 (October), [Corresponding author]
  • P. Siuti, S. Retterer, C.K. Choi, M. Doktycz, Enzyme Reactions in Nanoporous, Picoliter Volume Containers, Analytical Chemistry, 84 (2), 1092-1097, 2012 (January)
  • J. Moon, DH Shin, SH Lee, C.K. Choi, Dynamics of a Non-newtonian Droplet Impact on a Micro-Textured Surface, Journal of Heat Transfer, 134, 080905, 2012 (August), [Corresponding author]
  • A. Kumar, H. Takatsuki, C.K. Choi, A Sen, E. Blough, Glucose Driven Catalytic Nanomotor to Create Motion at Micro Scale, Journal of Biotech Research, 5, 35-39, 2013
  • L. Chevres, DH Shin, J. Hernandez, C.K. Choi, J. Allen, SH Lee, Fringe Pattern Visualization of Contact Lines during evaporation of nanofluid droplets, Journal of Heat Transfer, 135(8), 080912, 2013 (August), [Corresponding author]
  • C.K. Choi, J. Liggett, R. Donnell, K. Kihm, J. Kim, A. Noegel, S. Baek, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs suppress structural protein Nesprin-2 expression in colorectal cancer cells, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1840 (1), 2014 (January)
  • M. Ha, J. Lee, C.K. Choi, J. Kim, Y. Choi, Understanding the Structure of Table-Type Dolmens Using Numerical Analysis, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 28 (5), 1789-1795, 2014
  • DH Shin, C.K. Choi, YT Kang, SH Lee, Local aggregation phenomena and concentration dependency of nanofluid droplets on evaporation characteristics, International Journal of Heat and mass Transfer (Accepted), 2014
  • JB Lee, JW Lee, SH Lee, YT Kang, C.K. Choi, Dependency of Condensation Forms on Wettability, Journal of Heat Transfer, (Accepted), 2014, [Corresponding author]
  • JY Jung, YT Kang, C.K. Choi, Detection & Collection of Bacteria in an Evaporating Sessile Droplet, Journal of Heat Transfer, (Accepted), 2014, [Corresponding author]
  • DH Shin, J. Allen, C.K. Choi, YT Kang, SH Lee, Fringe Pattern Visualization along the Contact Line during Nanofluid Drop Evaporation, Journal of Heat Transfer, (Accepted), 2014, [Corresponding author]
  • HR Gwon, ST Chang, C.K. Choi, JY Jung, JM Kim, SH Lee, Development of a New Contactless Dielectrophoresis System for Active Particle Manipulation using Movable Liquid Electrode, Electrophoresis (Accepted), 2014, [Corresponding author]
  • I Pineda, C.K. Choi, YT Kang, CO2 gas absorption by CH3OH based nanofluid in an annular contractor at low rotational speeds, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (Accepted), 2014

Recent Research Projects

A New Experiment for Determining Evaporation and Condensation Coefficients of Cryogenic Propellants and Development of an Efficient Computational Model of Cryogenic Film Stability in Microgravity

Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Allen
Co-PI: Chang Kyoung Choi
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics