Prof. Sei Kwang Hahn’s

Biomedical Nanomaterials Lab

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  • About Lab
    Research Highlight

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    Biomedical Nanomaterials Lab

    Biomedical Nanomaterials Lab (BNL) is Prof. Sei Kwang Hahn’s laboratory in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) at the world’s leading research university, POSTECH. BNL is working for smart biomaterials to develop nanomedicines including biosensors, bio-imaging systems, drug delivery systems, regenerative medicines and healthcare wearable devices.

    Prof. Hahn published more than 110 journal papers including Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, Progress in Polymer Science, Advanced Materials, and ACS Nano, and filed more than 120 Korean and international patents. He is one of the Editorial Board Members for Biomacromolecules (American Chemical Society), ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, and Biomaterials Research. He won the Korean President Award in 2015 and the Korean Minister of Education Award in 2013. He was a visiting professor at the Harvard Medical School in 2012. He is a member of National Science and Technology Council.

    BNL has greatly contributed to the successful commercialization of SR-hGH (Declage) in collaboration with LG Lifesciences, artificial bone graft (BonePlus) with MegaGen, post-surgical adhesion prevention solution (Medicurtain) with ShinPoong Pharmaceuticals and EGF cosmedicals (PHI-EGF) with PHI BioMed. Recently, BNL has developed smart contact lenses for ubiquitous healthcare supported by the Samsung Futuristic Technology Foundation. Prof. Hahn worked as a consultant for Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey and made a collaboration contract with Hoffman-La Roche. He founded a bio-venture company of “PHI BioMed” in 2014. He is a member of Samsung Future Technology Committee and the National Science and Technology Council.

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    Professor : Sei Kwang Hahn, Ph.D.
    Contact Information
    아이콘1Office RIST 3162
    아이콘2Tel 82-54-279-2159
    아이콘3Mobile 82-10-6404-2159
    아이콘4Fax 82-54-279-2399
    아이콘5E-mail skhanb@postech.ac.kr
    Affiliation
    • - Department of Materials Science & Engineering, POSTECH
    • - School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering
    • - POSTECH Biotech Center
    Education
    • 2001.4 ~ 2002.5   Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Washington (Post-doc)
    • 1993.3 ~ 1996.8   Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST (Ph.D.)
    • 1991.3 ~ 1993.2   Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST (M.S.)
    • 1987.3 ~ 1991.2   Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST (B.S.)
    • 1985.3 ~ 1987.2   GyeongNam Science High School
    Professional Experience
    • 2013.3 ~   Present Tenured Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at POSTECH
    • 2012.1 ~ 2014.1   Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
    • 2009.3 ~ 2013.2   Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Enginnering at POSTECH
    • 2005.7 ~ 2009.2   Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Enginnering at POSTECH
    • 2002.6 ~ 2005.7   Stage II Research Scientist in the Research Institute of Chugai Pharm. Co., Roche Group
    • 2001.4 ~ 2002.5   Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington
    • 1996.7 ~ 2001.3   Senior Research Scientist in the Life Science Research Institute of LG Chemical Ltd.
    • 1993.3 ~ 1996.8   Teaching and Research Assistant in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the KAIST
    • 1994.7 ~ 1994.9   Junior Research Specialist at the University of California, Irvine
    Professional Affiliation
    • - Materials Research Society
    • - Society for Biomaterials
    • - Controlled Release Society
    • - American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
    • - Polymer Society of Korea
    • - Korean Society for Biomaterials
    • - Korean Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering
    Biography
    • Prof. Sei Kwang Hahn obtained his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at KAIST. As the youngest PhD at LG Chemical group in 1996, he started his research on biodegradable polymer and then sustained release formulation of hGH, which was successfully commercialized in Korea under the trade name of Declage in 2007. From 2001, he did his post-doctoral research with Prof. Allan Hoffman in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. Then, he worked for long acting formulation of various biopharmaceuticals at the Roche Group, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. in Japan for more than three years. Since 2005, he has worked as a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at POSTECH and an adjunct professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering at POSTECH. He worked as a consultant for Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey and made a collaboration project contract with Hoffman-La Roche. In 2012, he joined in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital for his sabbatical research supported by LG Yeonam Fellowship. He received Korean President Award in 2015 and Korean Minister of Education Award in 2013. He published more than 110 journal papers including Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, Progress in Polymer Science, Advanced Materials, and ACS Nano, and filed more than 120 Korean and international patents. He founded a bio-venture company of “PHI BioMed” in 2014. He is a member of the Samsung Future Technology Committee and the National Science and Technology Council.
  • Research
    Research Topics - Biomaterials for Nanomedicine
    The convergence of recent advances in nanotechnology with modern biology and medicine has created the new research domain of nanobiotechnology. The use of nanobiotechnology in medicine is termed nanomedicine. Nanomedicine research includes targeted cancer therapies, localized drug delivery, improved cell material interactions, the development of diagnostics for rapid monitoring, scaffolds for tissue engineering, and gene delivery systems. Successful research and development in nanomedicine where ultimately patients can benefit from these new technologies require the interaction of a multitude of disciplines including material science and engineering, cellular biology and clinical translational research.
    Biomaterials research topics for nano-medicine at BNL
    Biosensor
    Smart Contact Lens for Theranosis

    Biosensor

    Bio-Imaging
    Intravital Multi-photon Microscopy

    Bio-Imaging

    Drug Delivery
    Drug Conjugate and Depot System

    Drug Delivery

    Tissue Engineering
    Hydrogel for Regenerative Medicine

    Tissue Engineering

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