Hyunjoon (Joon) Kong, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and pathobiology, and interim director of the Bioengineering graduate program, has been elected to the College of Fellows at the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He is a core member of the Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering theme of the Institute for Genomic Biology. He is also affiliated with the Neuroscience program and the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology. The AIMBE College of Fellows represents the most accomplished and distinguished medical and biological engineers responsible for innovation and discovery.
A Centennial Scholar in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Kong’s research focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and processing of nanobiomaterials for diagnostic imaging and molecular/cell therapies of wounds and vascular diseases and regeneration of neuromuscular interface. He joined the faculty in 2007.
AIMBE is a nonprofit, honorific society that serves as the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. It is an organization of leaders in their fields, consisting of academic, industrial, and professional society councils; and the individually-elected members of the College of Fellows.