Joon-Mo Yang

Assistant Professor

Rm 701-3, Bldg 110

Medical Device and System Lab

Biomedical Optics | Photoacoustic Imaging | Ultrasound Imaging


We develop various forms of novel biomedical imaging and sensing techniques based on optical and acoustical (i.e., ultrasound) methods to solve pending or unaddressed biological and medical problems. Pursuing this goal, our research follows all the stages in developing the related technologies—i.e., from system design to implementation and related experiments—to demonstrate their utility and explore new application areas. Moreover, we collaborate with many specialized biology research groups and clinicians in hospitals or medical schools in universities. In addition to application-oriented studies, we will also make efforts to conduct a significant amount of fundamental research to solidify the related technical basis.

Curriculum Vitae

– 2018~Present: Assistant Professor, Department Biomedical Engineering, UNIST

– 2015~2018: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, UNIST

– 2013~2015: Research Scientist, of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

– 2007~2013: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department. of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Academic Credential

– 2007: Ph.D. in Physics, Seoul National University

– 2002: B.S. in Physics, Seoul National University


– Technology licensing with Samsung (~$1.6 million royalty awarded to the institution, 2014)

– Best poster award, SPIE “Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2015” conference

– Optical Society of America (OSA)

– The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)

– Optical Society of Korea (OSK)

– Korean Physical Society (KPS)