Dongeun (Dan) Huh, PhD

Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Selected Honors and Awards
• Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award, Analytical Chemistry and the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS), 2016
• Finalist, 2015 National Collegiate Inventors Competition, 2015
• Design of the Year Award, London Design Museum, 2015
• Best Product Design of the Year Award, London Design Museum, 2015
• TEDx Fellow, Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED), 2015
• Featured Designer for Organs-on-Chips acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, 2015
• NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2014
• Wilf Family Term Endowed Chair, University of Pennsylvania, (2013 – present)

Research Interest
Huh's laboratory aims to develop innovative bioengineering tools and technologies using biologically inspired design principles and micro/nanoengineering approaches to improve human health and promote environmental sustainability. Huh's research focuses primarily on developing i) microengineered biomimetic models of human organs (organs-on-chips), ii) self-assembled tissue/organ scaffolds, iii) cell-based self-regulating "smart" biomedical devices, and iv) efficient biomimetic transport systems. The laboratory explores the use of these bioinspired engineering systems for a variety of biomedical, pharmaceutical, and environmental applications.