Yeongseon Jang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been selected by the U.S. Chapter of the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers (KIChE) as the recipient of the KIChE President Young Investigator Award. As a recipient of this award, Dr. Jang will be invited to present a research talk at the KIChE Open Forum during the 2021 AIChE Conference.
Dr. Jang was selected for her outstanding academic achievements, vigorous professional activities, and exceptional potential for leadership in her research field as an early career faculty.
“I am delighted to receive the KIChE President Young Investigator Award, which encourages the Jang Lab’s research to investigate the self-assembly behavior of diverse recombinant fusion proteins in aqueous solutions. This study will help to design and create supramolecular biomaterials with highly controlled nanostructure for many applications. I am grateful to the KIChE that recognizes the significance of my research objectives and prospects.” said Dr. Jang.
The Jang SMART-Bio (Soft Matter Assembly and Recombinant Technology for Biomaterials) Lab seeks to provide fundamental and practical insights into the field of supramolecular biomaterials, inspired by nature. These biomaterials include multi-compartment vesicles, nanostructured polymer thin films, and a variety of self-assembled structures, which can serve as artificial cells, drug-eluting thin films, and antibacterial surfaces.
KIChE President Young Investigator Award recognizes Korean and Korean-American scientists and engineers who, while early in their research careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge in the general field of chemical and related engineering.