Yongjin Sung, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

Bio Sketches:

  • 2000 B.S. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University
  • 2002 M.S. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University
  • 2002-2007 Research Engineer, Hyundai Motor Company
  • 2011 Ph.D. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2012 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2013-2015 Assistant in Engineering, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Research Interests:

  • Novel optical microscopy
  • High-throughput 3-D imaging flow cytometry
  • Noninvasive diagnostics of complex (multi-species, multi-phase, multi-physics) transport phenomena
  • In situ monitoring of high-speed process

Selected Publications:

  • Sung Y, Segars P, Pan A, Masami A, Gupta R. Realistic wave-optics simulation of X-ray phase-contrast imaging at a human scale. Sci Rep. 2015; 5:12011.
  • Sung Y, Lue N, Hamza B, Martel J, Choi W, Dasari RR, Irimia D, Yaqoob Z, So P. 3-D refractive-index imaging of continuously flowing cells in a micro-fluidic channel. Phys Rev Appl. 2014; 1(1):014002.
  • Sung Y, Tzur A, Oh S, Choi W, Li V, Dasari RR, Yaqoob Z, Kirschner MW. Size homeostasis in adherent cells studied by synthetic phase microscopy. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013; 110(41):16687-92.
  • Cooper KL, Oh S, Sung Y, Dasari RR, Kirschner MW, Tabin CJ. Multiple phases of chondrocyte enlargement underlie differences in skeletal proportions. Nature. 2013; 495(7441):375-8.
  • Sung Y, Choi W, Lue N, Dasari RR, Yaqoob Z. Stain-free quantification of chromosomes in live cells using regularized tomographic phase microscopy. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e49502.
  • Sung Y, Sheppard CJ. Three-dimensional imaging by partially coherent light under nonparaxial condition. J Opt Soc Am A. 2011; 28(4):554-9.
  • Sung Y, Choi W, Fang-Yen C, Badizadegan K, Dasari RR, Feld MS. Optical diffraction tomography for high resolution live cell imaging. Opt Express. 2009; 17(1):266-77.
  • Sung Y, Kim W, Mungal MG, Cappelli MA. Aerodynamic modification of flow over bluff objects by plasma actuation. Exp Fluids. 2006; 41:479-486.