Yongjin Sung

Yongjin Sung

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering


  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
  • MS, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, 2002
  • BS, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, 2000

Research Interests

  • 3-D imaging flow cytometry
  • Near-infrared chemical imaging
  • X-ray phase-contrast imaging
  • Radioluminescence imaging
  • Noninvasive diagnostics of complex (multi-species, multi-phase, multi-physics) transport phenomena
  • In situ monitoring of high-speed manufacturing process

Selected Publications

  • Jin D, Sung Y, Lue N, Kim Y, So PTC, Yaqoob Z. Large population cell characterization using quantitative phase cytometer. Cytometry: Part A. 2017; 91A: 450-459.
  • Sung Y, Gupta R, Nelson B, Leng S, McCollough CH, Graves WS. Phase contrast imaging with a compact X-ray light source: System design. J Med Imag. 2017; 4(4): 043503.
  • 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.