Professional Profile and Research Interests:
Dr. Oh earned his BS and MS in material engineering from Yonsei University and Ph.D. in biomaterial engineering from Yeungnam University. His expertise is in the area of biomaterials for regenerative medicine and his research interests lies at the interfaces of fundamental material science, biology, and clinical applications at the macro-, micro- and nano- levels, especially in understanding the role of physiochemical microenvironments in stem cell development.
Dr. Oh has published over 130 scientific articles, proceedings, book chapters, and is the inventor on three patents. Dr. Oh served as a present/co-funder of “GenOsteo” that is a spin-off company by University of Texas at San Antonio of his invention “Bi-layered Bone-Like Scaffolds” (2008-2010).
Dr. Oh serves on the committee on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices (F04) of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) (2008-present). Dr. Oh was the recipient of a Unilever Hatton Award in American Association for Dental Research, a Best Scientific Presentation Award in Academy of Osseointegration (2010 & 2011).
His teaching has been primarily in the application of biomaterials and experimental design in tissue engineering for clinical applications.The research interest of my laboratory is developing functional hybrid biomaterial solution for implantology, regenerative medicine and specific diseases by means of surface modification, tissue engineering and nanotechnology. Our research lies at the interfaces of fundamental material science, biology and clinical applications at the macro-, micro- and nano- scale level, where basic understanding of biology inspires the development of functional hybrid biomaterials for medical applications. We believe quality work depends on idea, passion and persistence. The students and postdoc fellows who join our group will have opportunities to learn from and work with engineers, biologists and clinicians.
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