Jeong-Yeol Yoon

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

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PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, 2004
PhD, Chemical Engineering, Yonsei University, 1999
MS, Chemical Engineering, Yonsei University, 1994
BS, Chemical Engineering, Yonsei University, 1992

Research Interests:

  • Biosensors
  • Handheld PCR/LAMP
  • Tissue engineering/organ-on-a-chip
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Water quality/food safety

Teaching Interests:

  • Biosensors
  • Biomaterials
  • Cell/tissue engineering


Jeong-Yeol Yoon received his BS, MS and PhD in chemical engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, in 1992, 1994 and 1999, respectively, under the guidance of professor Woo-Sik Kim, in collaboration with professor Jung-Hyun Kim, where he worked primarily on polymer colloids.

He received his second PhD in biomedical engineering from University of California, Los Angeles, in 2004, working on lab-on-a-chip and biomaterials under the guidance of professor Robin L. Garrell.

He joined the faculty at the University of Arizona in August 2004, and currently holds split home appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. He also holds joint appointments in chemistry and biochemistry and BIO5 Institute. He is currently directing the Biosensors Lab.

Yoon is a member of IBE, ASABE and SPIE, and was councilor-at-large for IBE for 2010 and 2011 calendar years. He has been elected as president of IBE in 2013, and served as president elect in 2014, president in 2015, and immediate past president in 2016.

He currently serves as editor-in-chief for Journal of Biological Engineering and editorial board member for Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), and has served as associate editor for ASABE Journals and editorial board member for Resource Magazine.

He is currently co-director of NIH-funded Cardiovascular Training Grant at the University of Arizona.

University of Arizona College of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering 1127 E James E. Rogers Way P.O. Box 210020 Tucson, AZ 85721-0020