Chang-Hwan Choi

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. Chang-Hwan Choi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology in US. Dr. Choi received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2006, specializing in MEMS/Nanotechnology and minoring in Fluid Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering. He earned his MS in Fluids, Thermal, and Chemical Processes from Brown University in 2002. Before he moved to US, he acquired his BS (1995) and MS (1997) in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University in Korea. He also has two-year (1996, 2000) work experience at Korea Aerospace Research Institute and three-year (1997-1999) teaching experience at Chandrakasem Rajabhat University in Thailand. His current research activities include large-area nanopatterning, superhydrophobic surface engineering and its applications (e.g., hydrodynamic drag reduction, anti-corrosion, anti-biofouling, and anti-icing), fluid/thermal physics at nanoscale interfaces, self-assembly of nanomaterials, nanofluidic energy harvesting, and cell-material interactions, funded by various federal agencies (NSF, ONR, DARPA, ARMY, DOE, ACS, and USDA) and industries. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles (total number of citation greater than 3000) and more than 100 presentations at premium conferences/workshops/symposiums and universities/national labs including 5 plenary/keynote talks. He is a recipient of the 2010 Young Investigator Program (YIP) award by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) for his efforts in the development of 3D nanostructures for hydrodynamically-efficient anti-biofouling and anti-corrosive surfaces, which was also highlighted in Nature ( He was also selected as one of Nanotechnology Thought Leaders in 2010 by AZoNano (The A to Z of Nanotechnology). In 2013, he was designated one of the eight US delegates to attend the CRDF Global Workshop to present and discuss the developments in energy research and collaboration between the US and foreign countries. In 2015, he was also awarded the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.