Myongji University Microsystems Laboratory Directed by Prof. Sang Kug Chung

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Sang Kug Chung, Ph. D.


Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Myongji University

Principal Investigator, Advanced Microfluids Engineering Research Laboratory

Chief Executive Officer, Microsystems, Inc.


Doctor of Philosophy (2009)
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Master of Science (2003)
Mechanical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Gyungbuk, Korea
Bachelor of Science (2000)
Mechanical Engineering, Myongji University, Gyeonggido, Korea
Honors and Awards
Science and Technology Award (이달의 과학기술인상), Ministry of Science and ICT, 2023
Prime Minister's Award2023
Distinguished Researcher Award, The Society of Micro and Nano Systems, 2023
The Korean President Award for technology innovation, 2020
Research Academic Award, the Korean Society of Visualization, 2020
CES Innovation Award, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Deputy Prime Minister's Award, the Ministry of Education, 2018
Minister's Award, the Ministry of SMEs and Startups (MSS), 2017
Myongji University Research Academic Award, 2017, 2020
Listed in Marquis's Who's Who in the World, 2015
Outstanding Research Assistant Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
Korea Science and Engineering Foundation Overseas Graduate Research Fellowship, 2005-2009


Working Experience

Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.,  Myongji University, 2018 - Present

Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the department of mechanical engineering and research for novel micro-actuator development

Chief Executive Officer, Microsystems, Inc., 2017 - Present

Innovation of new products and creation of new values through intelligent glass technology

Principal Investigator, Advanced Microfluids Engineering Research Laboratory, 2013 - Present

Investigation of microscale behavior of fluids and development of microfluidic sensors & actuators

Department ChairMechanical Engineering Dept.,  Myongji University, 2017 - 2019

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.,  Myongji University, 2013 - 2018

Visiting Scholar, Electrical Engineering Dept., University of Texas, 2016 - 2017

Program Director, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Myongji University, 2015 - 2016

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Myongji University, 2009 - 2013
Assistant Manager, Swanson Micro/Nano Lab, University of Pittsburgh, 2008 - 2009
Management of a class 100 cleanroom, including maintaining equipment and training students to use equipment (Mask Aligner, ISE sputtering system, RIE, and PECVD)
Engineer, Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., LTD, 2003 - 2009
Development of the world’s first liquid lens as a principle scientist/engineer collaborating with Varioptic Co. (1.3 M-pixel liquid lens camera module was completed in April 2004)
Researcher, Advanced Fluids Engineering Research Center, 2000 - 2001
Investigation of oil fences with different tip configurations by flow visualization and PIV velocity field measurement


Professional Memberships and Services
Member and Director, the Korean Society of Visualization, 2009 - Present
Member, Committee and Director, the Society of Micro and Nano Systems, 2009 - Present
Member, IEEE, KSME and KSPE, 2009 - Present
Editorial Director of Journal of the Korean Society of Visualization, 2015 - Present
Conference Organizing Committee and Chair of KSVI, KMEMS, KSME, KSPE and ASV15, 2009 - Present
Research Proposal Reviewer of the European Research Council (ERC), National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), etc., 2009 - Present


Contact information
Prof Sang Kug Chung
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Myongji University
Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, 17058, Korea
Phone: 82-31-330-6346 (office)