Woo Jin Chang, Ph. D.

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

To learn more about Woo Jin Chang, visit his website.


  • Ph.D., Biological Engineering, Inha University (Republic of Korea), 2001
  • B.E., Biological Engineering, Inha University (Republic of Korea), 1994

Research Focus:  

  • Bionanotechnology
  • BioMEMS and Biosensor
  • Environmental and Biomedical Monitoring
  • Point-Of-Care Device
  • Bioseparations

Honors and Awards:

  • UWM Research Foundation Technology Licensing Award, UWM Research Foundation, March 1, 2015, 2018.
  • Interpore Rosette in Recognition of the Services to InterPore, May 27, 2014, InterPore 2014.

Publications (selected):

  • Young-Jin Jung, Taewoo Lee, Seungyeop Choi, Sei-Young Lee, Jaehong Key, Yeong-Min Yoo, Woo-Jin Chang, Han-Sung Kim, Sang Woo Lee, Selective position of individual cells without lysis on a circular window array using dielectrophoresis in a microfluidic device, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 21:150, 2017.
  • Jiang Yang, Bo Wang, Youngsang Yu, Woo-Jin Chang, Ke Tang, Yi-Cheng Wang, Wenzhao Zhang, Feng Ding, Sundaram Gunasekaran, Probing the modulated formation of gold nanoparticle-beta lactoglobulin corona complexes and its applications, Nanoscale, 9, 17758-17769, 2017.
  • Tae Joon Kwak, Maria Alejandra Najera, Young Gyu Nam, Sang Woo Lee, J. Rudi Strickler, and Woo-Jin Chang (corresponding author), Convex grooves in staggered herringbone mixer improve mixing efficiency of laminar flow in microchannel, PLoS One, 11(11), e0166068, 2016,
  • Jiang Yang, Tae-Joon Kwak, Xiaodong Zhang, Woo-Jin Chang (co-corresponding author), Sundaram Gunasekaran, Iridium oxide-reduced graphene oxide hybrid thin film modified screen-printed electrode as disposable electrochemical paper microfluidic pH sensor, Journal of Visualized Experiments, 117, e53339, 2016.
  • Jiang Yang, Tae Joon Kwak, Xiaodong Zhang, Robert McClain, Woo-Jin Chang (co-corresponding author), Sundaram Gunasekaran, Combining pH strips and meters: a hand-held electrochemical paper-fluidic pH platform using nanoparticle-anchored iridium oxide-reduced graphene oxide hybrid thin film, ACS Sensors, 1(10), 1235-1243, 2016.
  • In Soo Park, Tae Joon Kwak, Gyudo Lee, Myeonggu Son, Jeong Woo Choi, Seungyeop Choi, Kiwhan Nam, Sei-Young Lee, Woo-Jin Chang, Kilho Eom, Dae Sung Yoon, Sangyoup Lee, Rashid Bashir, Sang Woo Lee, Biaxial dielectrophoresis force spectroscopy: a novel stoichiometric approach for examining intermolecular weak binding interactions, ACS Nano, 10, 4011-4019, 2016.
  • Rajesh Seenivasan, Woo-Jin Chang (co-corresponding author), Sundaram Gunasekaran, Highly sensitive detection and removal of lead ions in water using cysteine-functionalized graphene oxide/polypyrrole nanocomposite film electrode, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7(29), 15935-15943, 2015,
  • In Soo Park, Jaewoo Lee, Gyudo Lee, Kiwhan Nam, Taewoo Lee, Woo-Jin Chang, Hansung Kim, Sei-Young Lee, Jongbum Seo, Dae Sung Yoon, Sang Woo Lee, Real-time analysis of cellular response to small-molecule drugs within a microfluidic dielectrophoresis device, Anal. Chem., 87, 5914-5920, 2015. (cover article).
  • Min Jin Kim, Yong Min Kim, Z-Hun Kim, Si-Hyun Heo, Sun-Mi Kim, Jung-Wook Hwang, Woo-Jin Chang, Min Jun Baek, Yong-Soo Choi, Mesenchymal stem cells suppress muscle atrophy induced by Hindlimb suspension, Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 155, 2, 1000266, 2015.
  • Nael G. Yasri, Woo-Jin Chang (co-corresponding author), Sundaram Gunasekaran, Highly selective mercury detection on electrochemically exfoliated graphene and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) based nanocomposite film modified electrode, Frontiers in Materials, 1 (33), 1-10, 2014.
  • Jiang Yang, Young-Gyu Nam, Sung-Kyun Lee, Chang-Soo Kim, Yoon-Mo Koo, Woo-Jin Chang (co-corresponding author), Sundaram Gunasekaran, Paper-fluidic electrochemical biosensing platform with enzyme paper and enzymeless electrodes, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 203, 44-53, 2014.
  • Jiang Yang, Ji-Hyuk Yu, J. Rudi Strickler, Woo-Jin Chang (co-corresponding author), Sundaram Gunasekaran, “Pocket-size electrochemical microfluidic devices for enzyme-free glucose sensing based on one-step modification of screen printed electrodes with chitosan/reduced graphene oxide/Ni nanoparticles”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 47, 530-538, 2013.
  • Aaron Chen, Tom Byvank, Woo-Jin Chang, Atul Bharde, Greg Vieira, Brandon Miller, Jeffrey J. Chalmers, Rashid Bashir and Ratnasingham Sooryakumar, “On-chip Magnetic Separation and Encapsulation of Cells in Droplets”, Lab Chip, 13, 1172-1181, 2013.
  • In Soo Park, Kilho Eom, Jong Sang Son, Woo-Jin Chang, Kidong Park, Taeyun Kwon, Dae Sung Yoon, Rashid Bashir, Sang Woo Lee, “A Micro-Fluidic Multifunctional Probe Array Dielectrophoretic Force Spectroscopy with Wide Loading Rates”, ACS Nano, 6(10), 8665-8673, 2012.
  • Tae-Woo Lee, Han-Sung Kim, Thuan-Hieu Tran, Jaesung Jang, Dae Sung Yoon, Jin-Hwan Kim, Eun-Ki Kim, Yoon-Mo Koo, Sang Woo Lee, Woo-Jin Chang (corresponding author), “Diffusion-based multi-stream bioluminescent reaction in a microfluidic device”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 185-186, 321-327, 2012.
  • Tae-Woo Lee, Ki-Hawn Nam, Sang-Hyun Baek, Woo-Jin Chang, Sun-Kook Kim, Han-Sung Kim, Dae-Sung Yoon, and Sang-Woo Lee, “Numerical and Experimental Study on Dielectrophoretic and Electrohydrodynamic Traps using Micro-Particles on an Interdigitated Electrode Array System”, International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences & Numerical Simulation, 11(7), 511-518, 2010.
  • Woo-Jin Chang, Ho-Jun Suk, A. K. M. Newaz, Kirk D. Wallace, Samuel A. Wickline, Stuart A. Solin, Rashid Bashir, “Fluidic measurement of electric field sensitivity of Ti-GaAs Schottky junction gated field effect biosensors”, Biomedical Microdevices, 12, 849-854, 2010.
  • K. M. Newaz, W.-J. Chang (co-first author), K. D. Wallace, L. C. Edge, S. A. Wickline, R. Bashir, A. M. Gilbertson, L. F. Cohen, and S. A. Solin, “A nanoscale Ti/GaAs metal-semiconductor hybrid sensor for room temperature light detection”, Appl. Physics Lett., 97, 082105, 2010 (equally contributed first author).
  • Sang Hyun Baek, Woo-Jin Chang, Ju-Yeoul Baek, Dae Sung Yoon, Rashid Bashir, Sang Woo Lee, “Dielectrophoretic technique for measurement of chemical and biological interactions”, Anal. Chem., 81, 7737-7742, 2009 (selected as a cover article).
  • Joo-Hyung Choi, Woo-Jin Chang (corresponding author), Sang-Woo Lee, “Phase-separation properties of poly(ethylene glycol) and dextran solutions in microfluidic device”, J. Biomed. Eng. Res., 28(2), 244-249, 2007.
  • Yi-Shao Liu, T. M. Walter, Woo-Jin Chang, Kwan-Seop Lim, Liju Yang, S. W. Lee, A. Aronson, R. Bashir, “Electrical detection of germination of model Bacillus anthracis spores in microfluidic biochips”, Lab-on-a-chip, 7, 603-610, 2007.
  • Hye-Mee Park, Sang-Woo Lee, Woo-Jin Chang (corresponding author), Yoon-Mo Koo, “Affinity separation by protein conjugated IgG in aqueous two-phase systems using horseradish peroxidase as a ligand carrier”, J. Chromatogr. B, 856, 108-112, 2007.
  • Kwan Seop Lim, Woo-Jin Chang, Yoon-Mo Koo, Rashid Bashir, “Reliable fabrication method of transferable micron scale metal pattern for poly(dimethylsiloxane) metallization”, Lab-on-a-chip, 6, 578-580, 2006.
  • Ki-Hwan Nam, Woo-Jin Chang, Hyejin Hong, Sang-Min Lim, Dong-Il Kim, Yoon-Mo Koo, “Continuous-flow fractionation of animal cells in microfluidic devices using aqueous two-phase extraction”, Biomedical Microdevices, 7(3), 189-195, 2005.
  • Tom T. Huang, Tao Geng, Demir Akin, Woo-Jin Chang, Jennifer Sturgis, Rashid Bashir, Arun K. Bhunia, J. Paul Robinson, Michael R. Ladisch, “Micro-assembly of functionalized particulate monolayer on C18-derivatized SiO2 surfaces”, Biotechnol. & Bioeng., 83(4), 416-427, 2003.
  • Kyung Won Ro, Woo-Jin Chang, Ho Kim, Yoon-Mo Koo, Jong Hoon Hahn, “Capillary electrochromatography and preconcentration of neutral compounds on poly(dimethylsiloxane) microchips”, Electrophoresis, 24, 3253–3259, 2003.
  • Tom T. Huang, Woo-Jin Chang, Demir Akin, Rafael Gomez, Rashid Bashir, Nathan Mosier, and Michael R. Ladisch, “Microfiber assisted fabrication of microfluidic channels using PDMS”, AIChE, 49(11), 2984-2987, 2003.