BS, MS - Sung Kyun Kwan University
PhD – Arizona State University
Office Location: ES-2323
Phone: (607) 777-5913
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=2H01tqsAAAAJ&hl=en
Assistant Director: CREATES (Center for Research in Advanced Sensing Technologies and Environmental Sustainability)
Bioelectronics & Microsystems, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, BioMEMS/MEMS/NEMS, Microfluidics, Semiconductors, Biosensors, Biofuel Cells, Bioenergy, Nanotechnology, Microelctronics
A new disposable battery that folds like an origami ninja star could power biosensors and other small devices for use in challenging field conditions, a Binghamton University engineer says.
Seokheun “Sean” Choi and two of his students developed the device, a microbial fuel cell that runs on the bacteria available in a few drops of dirty water. They report on their invention in a new paper published online in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics.
Professor Choi has designed a biological solar cell that is a million times more effective than current technology: http://discovere.binghamton.edu/news/biosolar-5986.html
Professor Choi has been awarded a grant from the NSF for "An Origami Paper-Based Bacteria_Powered Battery for On-Chip Biosensors." This research will advance the potential of paper battery to be fully integrated in paper-based microfluidic systems to power on-board components.