C.H. Jonathan Choi Research Group

By exploring how nanoparticles interact with the living system across the length scales of organs, tissues, cells, and organelles, we design novel bionanomaterials for treating diseases arisen from various biological locations in vivo.

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Jonathan Choi

CHOI Chung Hang, Jonathan 蔡宗衡

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Office: Rm 1115, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building
Lab: G12 to G16, Run Run Shaw Science Building
Email: jchchoi(at)cuhk(dot)edu(dot)hk

Current research interests: nanomedicine, “bio-nano” interactions, non-cationic bionanomaterials

Professional Employment


Journal Editorship

Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 2/2022 – present
Editorial Board Member, Pharmaceutics 7/2021 – present
Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Nanomedicines beyond cancer”, Molecular Pharmaceutics 9/2019 – 2/2021

Professional Societies

Controlled Release Society, Bioinspired and Biomimetic Delivery Focus Group: Communication Chair 10/2020 – present
American Institute of Chemical Engineers: Senior Member 9/2014 – present

Honors, Awards, and Certificates

World Laureates Association: Invited Participant of the Young Scientists Forum (Top ~90 international young scientists discuss new directions with 44 Nobel laureates and recipients of the Wolf Prize, Lasker Award, Fields Medal, and Turing Award.) 2019
Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Dean's Exemplary Teaching Award 2017
Croucher Innovation Award 2016
College of Engineering, Peking University: Globex Faculty Fellow 2014
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University: Business for Scientists Certificate 2013
American Institute of Chemical Engineers: Bionanotechnology Graduate Student Award - 2nd Prize 2010
Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology: Constantin G. Economou Memorial Prize 2008
Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University: Mason and Marsden Prize 2005
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music: Advanced Certificate (Violin) 2000