Areas of Academic Interest
Functional polymer materials
|1998||Chosun University, Kwang-Ju||BEng|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|CHE 338||Chemical Engineering Computations|
|CE8201||Modeling & Simulation in Chemical Engineering|
Imagine studying with a professor whose research could revolutionize health care. Now imagine playing an active role in that research. That’s exactly what Dae Kun Hwang’s students have the opportunity to do.
Hwang and his team are developing polymers that could be used for circulating tumour cell detection and to create implants for patients who may need a slow, programmed release of drugs like chemotherapy or insulin.
If it sounds like the future of medicine, it is—one his students are playing a hands-on role in. “We train our students in lab work,” Hwang says. “From learning how to use a peptide, to mixing—everything they need to know to contribute to the research.” He also gives his students, undergrads included, the opportunity to be published, often as co-authors on his groundbreaking work.
This collaborative approach is not surprising given Hwang’s team-oriented nature. A sports fan and athlete, he can often be found shooting hoops in the gym with students. “I think it’s important for researchers to get out of the lab and connect with people.”
At Ryerson, Hwang adds, there’s no shortage of ways to make those connections. “The students have lots of opportunities to engage with the professors, each other and industry. It’s a very unique learning environment.”
“Ryerson is a fast-growing school. And we’re all growing together.”