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Choongbae Park

Assistant Professor
Mechanical, Robotics, and Industrial Engineering


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering (concentration: Biomedical Engineering), Purdue University
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering (concentration: Biomedical Engineering), Purdue University
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea

Courses And Advising

  • EGE 3003 Thermodynamics
  • EME 4013 Heat Transfer
  • EME 4412 Thermal Science Lab

Research Interests

  • Fluid Mechanics, microfluidics, and opto-electrokinetics
  • Micron-resolution particle image velocimetry (µPIV)
  • Microfabrication
  • Biosensor and bioMEMS
  • Computational fluid dynamics

Selected Publications

  1. Park, C., Christ, K. V., and Turner, K. T., "Design of Hydrodynamically Confined Microflow Devices with Numerical Modeling: Controlling Flow Envelope, Pressure, and Shear Stress," in Open-Space Microfluidics: Concepts, Implementations, Applications, edited by E. Delamarche and G. V. Kaigala: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2018, p. 47-61, https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527696789.ch3
  2. Park, C. and Wereley, S. T., "Effects of laser light and AC signals on opto-electrohydrodynamic flow with twin microvortices. I. Non-uniform AC electric fields," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6439/abceda
  3. Christ, K. V., Park, C., Masters, K. S., and Turner, K. T.*, "Design and characterization of a hydrodynamically-confined microflow device for applying controlled loads to investigate single cell mechanics," Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2019, 23: 49. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10404-019-2210-5
  4. Park, C. and Wereley, S. T., "Rapid generation and manipulation of microfluidic vortex flows induced by AC electrokinetics with optical illumination," Lab chip, 2013, Vol. 13(7), p. 1289-1294, https://doi.org/10.1039/C3LC41021H
  5. Williams, S. J., Park, C., and Wereley, S. T., "Advances and applications on microfluidic velocimetry techniques," Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2010, Vol. 8, p.709-726. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10404-010-0588-1
  6. Park, C., Wereley, S. T., Campanella, O. H., Nivens, D. E., and Little, K. M., "Measurement of mechanical properties of human red blood cells," IMECE/ASME, IMECE 2006-15175 (6 pages), Chicago, Illinois, USA, Nov. 5-10, 2006.

Honors And Awards

  • Professional development award, Korean Scientists and Engineering Association (KSEA), 2018
  • Best Poster Award in the Fluids Division ASME Society-Wide Micro/Nano Technology Forum, ASME/International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX, 2012
  • Graduate Study Abroad Scholarship, Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, 2004-2006
  • Scholarship for exchange student at Bloomfield College (Bloomfield, NJ), Kyungpook National University (Daegu, South Korea), 2002

Activities and Service

  • Member of the American Physical Society (APS) - Division of Fluid Dynamics
  • Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA)