Kyung Aih Kang
Kyung Aih Kang is a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Louisville and she is also the Graduate Program Director for the department. Before she came to Louisville in 2000, she was a faculty member at the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She earned a B.S. degree from Yonsei University (food engineering; Seoul, South Korea), an M.S. degree from Louisiana Tech University (biomedical engineering), an M.E. degree from Cal Poly State University (mechanical engineering), and a Ph.D. degree from U.C. Davis (chemical engineering). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania (Biochemistry and Biophysics). Her research interests are affinity purification of high molecular weight proteins, real-time biosensor for disease diagnosis, near infrared spectroscopy for breast cancer detection and DVT detection in the leg, and fluorescence enhancement by nanoparticle reagent and nanoparticle-mediated hyperthermia. She has published approximately 100 articles in various scientific journals and made numerous invited lectures. Her research funds have been from the Whitaker Foundation, American Heart Association, National Science Foundation, U.S. Army, National Institute of Health, and from the Kentucky State. She currently holds several invention disclosures and four pending patent applications. She has received various awards and honors including Melvin H. Knisely Award for Young Investigator, from the International Society of Oxygen Transport to Tissue, the Award of The Most Outstanding Research Paper Published in 1997 by Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and Research!Louisville Faculty Awards for Innovation in Biotechnology. She has been a University Scholar of the University Louisville since 2001.
Biography Updated on 26 January 2010