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Seong Kong, Ph.D.

Professor of Bioengineering

Office Phone: (951) 552-8854
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 361
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering University of California, San Diego 2010
M.S. Chemistry Yonsei University 2002
B.S. Chemistry Kyunghee University 2000
  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    In his research at CBU, he is working on developing the new class of magnetically vectored nano-carriers and characterizing the properties of fluorescently labeled magnetic nanoparticles in order to demonstrate bio-imaging for early-state cancer detection and Blood-Brain-Barrier (BBB) crossing to the brain using an in vivo animal model.

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Dr. Kong worked at Emory University as a Scientist (Research Professor) before joining CBU. His research focused on the development of multiblock conjugated polymer nanoparticles for biomedical application. Prior to his work at Emory University, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. His research work was on the development of new classes of nanomaterials for nanomedicine and electromagnetic imaging. During his graduate research at Yonsei University and UCSD, he designed and developed new acid-responsive linkers that are cleaved at the cancer environment, and fabricated new organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials for the development of remote controlled drug delivery systems and bio-imaging. He has now accumulated 19 journal publications and 3 patents.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Jesus First Church

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Dr. Kong and his wife Haram have two wonderful children, Joshua and Joanne. He enjoys time with family, playing sports, and reading.

  • Personal Philosophy

    But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
    James 3:17