Chang Kyoung Choi

Chang Kyoung Choi


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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 & 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

  • Liggett, Jason L., Choi, Chang Kyoung, Donnell, Robert L., Kihm, Kenneth D., Kim, Jong-Sik, Min, Kyung-Won, Noegel, Angelika Anna, Baek, Seung Joon, 2014, “Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Suppress Structural Protein Nesprin-2 Expression in Colorectal Cancer Cells,” Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA), Vol.1840 (1), pp. 322-331, DOI:10.1016/j.bbagen.2013.09.032.
  • 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, 136, 080913, 2014 (August), [Corresponding author]
  • T. Shokuhfar, Azhang Hamlekhan, J.Y. Chang, C.K. Choi, C. Sukotjo, C. Friedrich, Biophysical Evaluation of Cells on Nanotubular Surfaces: The Effects of Atomic Ordering and Chemistry, International Journal of Nanomedicine, 9 (1), 3737-3748, 2014 (August)
  • JB Lee, JW Lee, SH Lee, YT Kang, C.K. Choi, Dependency of Condensation Forms on Wettability, Journal of Heat Transfer, 136, 080911, 2014 (August), [Corresponding author]
  • JY Jung, YT Kang, C.K. Choi, Detection & Collection of Bacteria in an Evaporating Sessile Droplet, Journal of Heat Transfer, 136, 080902, 2014 (August), [Corresponding author]
  • J. Chang, S. Wang, J. Allen, SH Lee, ST Chang, YK Choi, C. Friedrich, C.K. Choi, A Novel Dynamic Cell Culture System using Electro-Osmosis Diode pumping, Biomicrofluidics, 8, 044116, 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, 2014 (July), [Corresponding author]
  • DH Shin, C.K. Choi, YT Kang, SH Lee, Local aggregation characteristics of a nanofluid droplet during evaporation, International Journal of Heat and mass Transfer, 72, 336-344, 2014 (May)
  • 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 (May)
  • 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, 23, 105-112, 2014 (April)
  • Chevres, Lee Roy, Shin, Dong Hwan, Hernandez, Joseph, Choi, Chang Kyoung, Allen, Jeffrey S., Lee, Seong-Hyuk, 2013, “Fringe Pattern Visualization of Contact Lines during Evaporation of Nanofluid Droplets,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 135 (8) (080912), Article No. HT-13-1138, 1 page, DOI: 10.1115/1.4024194.
  • Kumar, Arun, Takatsuki, Hideyo, Choi, Chang Kyoung, Sen, Ayusman, Blough, Eric, 2013, “Glucose Driven Catalytic Nanomotor to Create Motion at Micro Scale,” Journal of Biotech Research [ISSN: 1944-3285], Vol. 5, pp.35-39.

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
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)