Yong Lak Joo

Cornell University, USA


Yong Lak Joo serves as an Associate Professor at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University. He received his B.S. degree from Seoul National University in Korea in 1989 and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Stanford University in 1993. His Ph.D. thesis was on the experimental and theoretical investigation of purely elastic instabilities in viscometric flows. From 1993 and 1999, he served as a Senior Research Engineer at Hanwha Chemical Corporation in Korea. Prior to joining Cornell in 2001, he did two years of a postdoctoral research at the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT, working on full-scaling modeling of viscoelastic flows and fiber spinning. His research focuses on the integration of molecular details into a macroscopic level in polymeric materials processing. In particular, his group has been laying the foundation for new experimental and theoretical studies on nanofiber formation and confined assembly. He received a 3M Non-Faculty Award in 2004. He is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and a DuPont Young Professor Award. He also received an Excellence in Teaching Award at College of Engineering, Cornell University.

Biography Updated on 2 October 2011

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