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Do Y. Yoon
Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering
BioDo Y. Yoon is Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University since 2012. He obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea (1969), and earned his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from University of Massachusetts Amherst, working with Richard S. Stein (1973). He did his postdoctoral study with Paul J. Flory in Chemistry Department of Stanford University (1973-1975). He then worked in IBM Research Laboratory in San Jose, California as Research Staff Member and Manager of Polymer Physics Group (1975-1999). From 1999 to 2012, he was Professor of Chemistry at Seoul National University, South Korea. He was also visiting professor at Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (2000–2006), National Institute of Standards and Technology (2006–2012), and University of Bayreuth (2012). He published about 250 research papers, was elected a fellow of American Physical Society in 1985, and received a Senior Humboldt Research Award in 1999. His research areas include molecular conformations & dynamics, semicrystalline morphology, liquid crystalline order, surface and thin film characteristics of polymers, and structure-property relationships of polymers for information technology and clean energy. He is a co-editor of "Selected Works of Paul J. Flory" and a co-author of "Paul John Flory: A Life of Science and Friends."
Ph.D. Student in Chemical Engineering, admitted Autumn 2015
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsImage contrast is often a limitation in traditional X-ray imaging. My research brings together optics, X-ray physics, microfluidics, chemistry and computer science to develop a high-resolution, fast detection X-ray imaging microscopy system that will lead to advances in both the medical diagnostics, and energy sector.
An important application of this research is early-stage breast cancer diagnosis. Constituting one of every 4 cancers, breast cancer causes substantial cancer mortalities amongst women globally. Targeted towards early breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, the system will provide enhanced soft-tissue contrast for improved diagnostic accuracy at reduced radiation doses than currently needed by traditional X-ray imaging. Another application is in geophysics. Aimed at a better understanding of fundamental mechanisms in multiphase flow, the system will contribute to processes of global environmental significance such as carbon capture and CO2 storage.