Dr. Sung-Yong (Sean) Park
Ph.D, Univeristy of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Microfluidics, Optofluidics, Interfacial Science, Biofluidics, Biophotonics, Biological Sensors, Water/Air Quality Detection, Lab on a Chip, Energy Harvesting, Solar Energy Collection and Indoor Lighting, Multi-Physics Computational Simulation, and Micro/Nano Fabrication
Before joining San Diego State University, Dr. Park was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS). He was awarded several research grants with total funding over S$3.0M supported from funding agencies of National Research Foundation (NRF), Ministry of Education (MOE), and National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Singapore. He also worked as a Research Scientist at Teledyne Scientific Company (formerly known as Rockwell Science Center) while leading several cutting-edge R&D projects with total funding over $1.7M funded from ARPA-E, NASA, and Rockwell Automation, USA. He received his doctoral degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 2010 (adviser: Professor Eric P.Y. Chiou) and was further trained as a post-doctoral research fellow at the UCLA Optofluidic Systems Laboratory, 2011. He was awarded the 2010 Harry M. Showman Prize, which was given to the very only outstanding graduate student from the Class of 2010 graduates in Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) at UCLA. He also received the Graduate Student Researcher Scholarship from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA, 2006. Dr. Park’s research interests lie in the area of optofluidic bio and energy systems with applications to biosensors, lab-on-a-smartphone, water/air quality detection, solar indoor lighting, and triboelectric energy harvesting.