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

  • Chang Kyoung Choi, K.D. Kihm, "Introduction: Heat Transfer Photogallery," Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 134, No. 8, page 80902, 2013-07-13
  • 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]
  • Chang Kyoung Choi, Seong Hyuk Lee, Jae Bong Lee, "Dynamic Wetting and Spreading Characteristics of a Liquid Droplet Impinging on Hydrophobic Textured Surfaces," Journal of Heat Transfer, Volume 133, Issue 8, 2011-08-00
  • 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
  • Chang Kyoung Choi, Green, B., Steward, R., Kim, I., Liaw, P., Kihm, K., Yokoyama, Y., "In Situ Observation of Pitting Corrosion of the Zr50Cu40Al10 Bulk Metallic Glass," Intermetallics, Vol. 17, No. 7, pp.568-571, 2009-07-00
  • Chang Kyoung Choi, Park, G., English, A., Sparer, T., "Electrical Impedance Measurements Predict Cellular Transformation," Cell Biology International, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 429-433, 2009-03-00
  • Chang Kyoung Choi, Seung Joon Baek, Jae Hoon Bahn, Anthony E. English, Seong-Ho Lee, Stephen Safe, Nichelle C. Whitlock, "ESE-1/EGR-1 Pathway Plays a Role in Tolfenamic Acid-induced Apoptosis in Colorectal Cancer Cells," Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Vol. 7, 3739-3750, 2008-12-01
  • Chang Kyoung Choi, Anthony E. English, Kenneth D. Kihm, "Multicontrast Microscopy Technique to Dynamically Fingerprint Live-cell Focal Contacts during Exposure and Replacement of a Cytotoxic Medium," Journal of Biomedical Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 5, 054069, 2008-10-00

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