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Jouha Min

Assistant Professor


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Chemical Engineering

2010E NCRC B28
2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2800

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 2016
M.S. Chemical Engineering in Practice, 2012

Cornell University
B.S.  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2010
Summa Cum Laude

Research Interests

Professor Jouha Min and her group develop nano/biomaterials-based platform technologies to study or address diverse physiological disorders in humans. They integrate core concepts in chemical engineering, biochemistry and clinical science to arrive at innovative engineering solutions to significant health problems, including cancer and infectious disease. Their ultimate goal is clinical translation of the new technology to overcome the limits of current standard methods. Current research areas include i) molecular engineering of nanoagents for targeted therapy, ii) nanofabrication of implantable biomaterials for controlled drug delivery, and iii) development of molecular/cellular biosensing technologies for clinical diagnosis.


Professional Experience

University of Michigan
Chemical Engineering Department
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Assistant Professor, August 2021-

Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Systems Biology
NIH T32 Postdoctoral research fellow, 2016-2020
Research directed by: Ralph Weissleder and Hakho Lee


The Rising Stars Women in Engineering, Asia, 2019

MGH Research Institute Travel Award, 2019

MGH Scientific Advisory Committee Research Poster Award — 1st Place, 2018

Micro-/nanotechnologies for Medicine Symposium Award — 1st Place (Masoumeh Ghaderi Prize), 2017

Materials Rsesearch Society (MRS) Poster Award — 1st Place, 2016

MIT Polymer Day Symposium Award — 2nd Place, 2015

Korean-American Science Engineering Association (KSEA) Graduate Scholar, 2014

MIT Sloan Healthcare & Bioinnovations Conference Poster Award, 2013

Mokam Life Science Research Center, Graduate Scholar, 2013

Merrill Presidential Scholar at Cornell University, 2010


Selected Journal Articles

Also see, Google Scholar

(*: equal contributions)

Min J*, Chin L*, Oh J, Landeros C, Vinegoni C, Lee J, Lee S, Park J, Liu A, Castro CM, Lee H, Im H, Weissleder R, “CytoPAN – portable cellular analyses for global health applications”, Science Translational Medicine, 12(555) eaaz9746 (Cover Article).

Min J*, Son T*, Wegemann A, Weissleder R, Lee H, Im H, Plasmon-enhanced biosensing for multiplexed profiling of extracellular vesicles, Advanced Biosystems, doi: 10.1002/adbi.202000003.

Park S, Xiao X, Min J, Mun C, Jung H, Giannini V, Weissleder R, Maier SA, Im H, Kim D, “Self-Assembly of nanoparticle-spiked pillar arrays for plasmonic biosensing”, Advanced Functional Materials, 1904257, 2019 (Cover Article).

Min J*, Im H*, Allen M, McFarland PJ, Degani I, Yu H, Normandin E, Pathania D, Patel JM, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H, “Computational optics enables breast cancer profiling in point-of-care settings”, ACS Nano, 12(9), 9081-9090, 2018

Min J, Nothing M, Coble B, Zheng H, Park J, Im H, Weber G, Castro CM, Swirski FK, Weissleder R, Lee H, “Integrated biosensor for rapid and point-of-care sepsis diagnosis”, ACS Nano, 12(4), 3378-3384, 2018.

Min J, Choi KY, Dreaden EC, Padera RF, Braatz RD, Spector M, Hammond PT, “Designer dual therapy implant coatings eradicate biofilms and accelerate bone tissue repair”, ACS Nano, 10(4), 4441-4450, 2016 (Cover Article).

Tian F, Min J, Kanka J, Li X, Hammond PT, S.A. Sukhishvili, H. Du, “In-situ monitoring of drug release from therapeutic eluting polyelectrolyte multilayers using Lab-on-Fiber optofluidic platform”, Optics Express, 23(15), 20132-42, 2015.

Min J, Braatz RD, Hammond PT, “Tunable staged release of therapeutics from layer-by-layer coating with clay interlayer barrier”, Biomaterials, 35(8), 2507-17, 2014.