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Dr. Hyoung Jin "Joe" Cho

Phone: 407-823-5014
Office: ENG I, Room 381C

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Hyoung Jin “Joe” Cho earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2002. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in materials engineering from Seoul National University in 1991 and 1989, respectively. He worked as a research engineer for Korea Electronics Technology Institute from 1993 to 1997. He was a recipient of NSF CAREER award in 2004. 

He joined UCF in 2002 as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor in 2007 and professor in 2013. He has served as associate chair of the MAE department since 2014. 

His research and educational programs have been supported by various government agencies and industries, including NSF CAREER, MRI, REU, NUE, RET, Manufacturing, I/UCRC Research Center, and NIH STTR among others. He currently serves as the co-director of the NSF Multi-Functional Integrated System Technology Center site at UCF. His main research interest is in the development of miniaturized actuators, sensors and microfluidic components based on MEMS technology. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal and proceeding papers in the area of MEMS and nanotechnology.

  • Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Sensors
  • Actuators
  • Microfluidics
  • Microfabrication
  • Nanotechnology
  • UCF i-STEM Fellow, 2014
  • WCU (World Class University) Visiting Professorship, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Korea, 2009-2010
  • UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science Distinguished Researcher Award, 2007
  • NSF CAREER Award: “A Micro SPR (Surface Plasmon Resonance) Sensor with Integrated Microfluidic Components for In-Situ Monitoring of Biomolecular Activities,” Electrical and Communications Systems Division, National Science Foundation, 2004-2009
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Academy of Inventors
  • Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association



  • EAS/EML 4931: Career/Academic Advising II
  • EML 4501C/4502C: Mechanical Design I and II
  • EMA 3124: Design and Selection of Materials
  • EML 4005: Design in Nature and Engineering
  • EGN 4412C/4413C: Interdisciplinary Design I and II


Dr. Pawan Pathak (2018 – ) received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Nevada, Reno in 2017. He received his MS/BS in Physics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2009.  

Dr. Youngjoo Park (2019-  ) received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UCF in 2016. He earned his BS and MS in Mechanical Physics from Hanyang University, Korea in 2003 and 2005, respectively.  


Arshya Bamshad (2016- ) PhD student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He graduated from University of Tehran with MS degree in Mechatronics Engineering in 2015 and BS in Mathematics and Physics from Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch in 2012.


Rachel Li (2018- ) Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Alireza Karbalaei (PhD, 2019) SLS Consulting, Coral Gables, FL
Dr. Sanghoon Park (Post-Doc, -2019) Korea
Dr. Xiaochen Wang (PhD, 2017) SensorsCall, Atlanta, GA
Chris Hughes (PhD, -2017)
Mark Schumacher (BS, 2015) Stenner Pump Co., Jacksonville, FL
Dr. Roxana Shabani (PhD, 2013) PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, PA
Umesh Singh (PhD, -2012) Finisar, Sunnyvale, CA
Dr. Insung Hwang (Post-doc, 2012-2013) LG Electronics, Seoul, Korea
H. M. Iftekhar Jaim (Master, 2012) University of Maryland, College Park, MD
David Summerlot (Master, 2011) Lockheed-Martin, Orlando, FL

Dr. Ehsan Yakhshi-Tafti (Ph. D., 2010) Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc., Lancaster, PA
Dr.Peng Zhang (PhD, 2008) A. O. Smith, Co., Nanjng, China
Dr. Ganashyam Londe (PhD, 2008) Intel Corporation, OR
Dr. Hyungseok Bang (PhD, 2008) LG Electronics, Korea
Andrea Wesser (MS, 2008) Planar Energy Devices, FL, currently UCF Office of Research & Commercialization
T. Joseph Mahaney (MS. 2006) Fresno City College, CA
Michael R. Pepper (MS, 2006) Harris Corp., FL,
Anjum Mehta (MS, 2005) Intel Corporation, ID
Naveen S Pulsandram (MS, 2005) Intel Corporation, CA
Vivek Sundaram (MS, 2004) Capital One, MA
Shekhar Halakatti (MS, 2004) Sony Electronics, CA


Dr. Kiha Hwang (2019- ) Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) 
Prof. Soon Youl So (2017-2019) Mokpo National University
Prof. Kwangmo Yang (2016-2017) Yuhan University, Korea
Prof. Yungsung Lee (2016-2017) Chonnam National University, Korea
Dr. Jongbin Yeo (2015-2017) Chonnam National University, Korea

Prof. Jun Seok Ha (2013-2014) Chonnam National University, Korea
Prof. ChinWoo Yi (2012-2013) Hoseo University, Korea
Prof. Hyung Koun Cho (2011-2012) Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Prof. Kwon Koo Cho (2011-2012) Gyeongsang National University, Korea
Prof. Hyukjae(Jay) Lee (2011-2013) Andong National University, Korea
Prof. Sung Min Kim (2010- 2011) Chonnam National University, Korea

Prof. Tae-Gyu Kim (2009-2010) Pusan National University, Korea
Prof. Tai-Joo Chung (2007-2009) Andong National University, Korea
Prof. Hye Sung Kim (2008) Pusan National University, Korea
Prof. Moosung Lee (2004-05) Chonnam National University, Korea
Prof. Ingyu Lee (2003-04) Hankuk Aviation University, Korea
Prof. Young-chool Lee (2002-03) Kukmin University, Korea