Profs. Inchan Kwon and Hyun Joon Kong receive 2011 James Lee / KIChE President Young Investigator Award

Professor Inchan Kwon (Univ of Virginia) and Professor Hyung Joon Kong (Univ of Illinois) receive 2011 James Lee/KIChE President Young Investigator Awards. The award ceremony will be held during the Open Forum for Korean-American Chemical Engineers at the 2011 AIChE Meeting.

Prof. Inchan Kwon focuses on protein engineering and genetic engineering for novel biocatalysts, biomaterials, and therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. Details of his research programs can be found at: http://www.faculty.virginia.edu/kwon/index.php

Prof. Hyun Joon Kong focuses on biomaterials for tissue engineering applications. Our approach to tissue engineering brings together cells with biocompatible materials and chemical cues to improve tissue regeneration. Details of his research programs can be found at: http://www.scs.illinois.edu/hjkong/