Professor Ki-Hun Jeong, PhD

Principal Investigator

Professor, Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST

Co-Director, KAIST Institute for Optical Science and Technology

1011 CMS Bldg. (E16). Gwahangno 335, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Korea

Phone +82.42.350.4323 (Office), FAX +82.42.350.4310, Email: kjeong (at)

Ki-Hun Jeong is currently a full professor and the department head in the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering at KAIST in Korea, as well as an co-director at KAIST Institute for Health Science and Technology since 2006. He received a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 2005. His previous research interest during PhD and postdoctoral studies at UC Berkeley was the design, microfabrication, and measurement of biophotonic MEMS for biomedical applications such as biomimetic advanced photonic devices, nanomechanical biophysical sensors, nanogap based dielectric spectroscopic biosensors, and MEMS endoscopes. In particular, his main achievement on biomimetic advanced photonic systems was published in Science in 2006, entitled as “Biologically Inspired Artificial Compound Eyes”. This work received huge attentions from over 40 international/Korean News media. This work provides a new paradigm for developing wide field-of-view imaging or motion detection in surveillance detectors, mini-robots, and miniaturized imaging systems such as endoscopes, digital cameras or mobile phones. His current research interests at KAIST include nanophotonics and Optical MEMS that can be inspired from biology and also utilized for advanced biological science or biomedical applications. After he joined at KAIST as an assistant professor in 2006, his academic backgrounds have been more focused on functional MEMS camera for endoscopic applications and nanoplasmonic sensors for healthcare applications.

PhD Students

Kyung-Won Jang

Email: kwjang (at)

MEMS MLA Camera for Healthcare Applications

Myeong-Su AhnEmail: m.s.ahn (at)

MEMS Spectral Camera for Healthcare Applications

Charles Soon Hong Hwang

Email: h.charles (at)

Plasmonic LSPR Biosensor for Healthcare Applications

Jung-Woo Park

Email: jungwoopark93 (at)

MEMS Spectrometer for Healthcare Applications

Byoung-Hoon Kang

Email : bh.kang (at)

Plasmonic PCR for Healthcare Applications

Gi Beom Kim

Email : gbkim0417 (at)

Micro SPR for Healthcare Applications

Eunsil Yu

Email : eunsil_yu (at)

Plasmonic LABCHIP for Healthcare Applications

Hamin Na

Email : hamin2817 (at)

Plasmonic LABCHIP for Healthcare Applications

Hyun-Kyung Kim

Email : (at)

MEMS Camera for Healthcare Applications

Master Students

Taehee Kim

Email : xogml1018 (at)

Micro SPR for Healthcare Applications

Younggil Cha

Email : yghca97 (at)

MEMS camera for healthcare Applications

Jaemyeong Kwon

Email : kwon_jae_myeong (at)

Jaehun Jeon

Email : wjswogns1206(at)

Bemnet Zelalem

Email : bement(at)

Sejin Lee

Email : ireum(at)


Sang-In Bae, Senior Engineer at Samsung Electronics, Korea, PhD. Graduate 2015-2021.

Sung-pyo Yang, Senior Engineer at Samsung Electronics, Korea, PhD. Graduate 2013-2021.

Won-kyung Lee, Senior Engineer at Electronics and Telecommuications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea, PhD Graduate 2016-2021.

Kisoo Kim, Senior Engineer at Korea Photonics Technology Institute (KOPTI), Korea, Phd Graduate 2017-2021.

Hyunwoo Kim, Department of materials science and engineering, KAIST, MS Grasduate 2018-2020.

Kyungmin Hwang, CEO at VPIX Medical, Korea, PhD Graduate 2014-2020.

Yeong-Hyeon Seo, Senior Engineer at Samsung Electronics - Global Technology Center, Korea, PhD Graduate 2012-2019.

Youngseop Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, USA, PhD Graduate 2012-2017

Taerin Chung, Postdoctoral Fellow in Rutgers University, NJ, U.S, Research Assistant Professor 2017-2018.

Jae-Beom Kim, Senior Engineer at SK Hynix, Korea. PhD Graduate 2012-2018.

Daniel Young-Suk Kim, School of Medicine, Cha University, MS Graduate 2016-2018.

Ji-Hyun Kwak, Engineer at Hyundai Motor Company, Korea. MS Graduate 2016-2018.

Moonseong Park, Senior Senior Engineer at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Korea. PhD Graduate 2010-2017.

Chan-Sol Hwang, Engineer at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Korea. MS Graduate 2015-2017.

Dongmin Keum, Senior Engineer at Samsung Electronics, Korea. PhD. Graduate 2009-2016.

Min-Hee Kang, Senior Researcher at Samsung Medical Center, Korea, Korea. PhD, Graduate 2012-2016.

Sang-Gil Park, Senior Engineer at Samsung Electronics - Mechatronics R&D Center, Korea, PhD Graduate 2010-2015.

Jae-Jun Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow in University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, U.S. PhD Graduate 2010-2015.

Hyuk-Jin Jeong, Senior Engineer at Samsung Electronics, Korea. PhD. Graduate 2009-2015

Seung-Bum Yang, Research Scientist at LG Household & Healthcare, Korea. MS Graduate 2012-2014.

Young-Jae Oh, Senior Engineer at Samsung Electronics, Korea. PhD Graduate 2008-2014.

Hyeon-Cheol Park, Postdoctoral Fellow in John Hopkins University, MD, U.S. PhD Graduate 2008-2014.

Minseok Lee, Medical Innovation Foundation, Korea. MS Graduate 2011-2013.

Sunki Chae, Research Scientist at LG Electronics, Korea. MS Graduate 2007-2009.

Yongjae Choi, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Korea. MS Graduate 2008-2010.

Jeonghwan Lee, Research Scientist at LG Inotek, Korea. MS Graduate 2009-2012.

Cheol Song, Professor in Robotics Engineering at DGIST, Korea. Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2011.


Masahiro OGUCHO, Tokyo Institute of Technology,Japan, Aug-Sept.2012