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

The Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences: Elected Member 2024
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Nanoscale Science & Engineering Forum: Member-At-Large 1/2023 – 12/2024
Controlled Release Society, Bioinspired and Biomimetic Delivery Focus Group: Communication Chair 11/2020 – 10/2022
American Institute of Chemical Engineers: Senior Member 9/2014 – present

Honors, Awards, and Certificates

Research Grants Council: Research Fellow 2023
ACS Nano Impact Award, Finalist 2023
Hong Kong Institution of Engineers: Best Paper on Materials (Postgraduate group) 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