Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 2043 ERF

Lab Location: 1032 ERF

Lab Website: Biomicrosystems Laboratory

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Cornell University, 2013

M.S., Mechanical Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2008

B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, 2006

Dr. Jung’s research interests are in the development of mechanical testing and imaging platforms for investigating physical properties of small organisms (e.g. zebrafish larvae and C.elegans) to solve problems in biology and medicine. Dr. Jung is particularly interested in applying micro- and nanotechnologies (e.g. microfluidics) to address questions in neuroscience.


  1. Piatkevich, K.D.*, Jung, E.E.*, Straub, C., Linghu, C., Park, D., Suk, H., et al. “A robotic multidimensional directed evolution of proteins: development and application to fluorescent voltage reporters”, Nature Chemical Biology, 352–360 (2018), *equal contribution.
  2. Chang, JB, Chen, F., Yoon YG, Jung, E.E., Babcock, H., Kang, JS, Asano, S., Suk H., Pak, N., Tillberg, P.W., Wassie A., Cai, D., Boyden, E.S. “Iterative expansion microscopy”, Nature Methods, 14:593-599, (2017).
  3. Barykina NV, Subach OM, Piatkevich KD, Jung E.E., Malyshev AY, et al. “Green fluorescent genetically encoded calcium indicator based on calmodulin/M13-peptide from fungi”. PLOS ONE 12(8), (2017)
  4. Jain A., Voulis N., Jung E. E., Doud D. F. R., Miller W., Angenent L. T. and Erickson D. “Optimal intensity and biomass density for biofuel production in a thin light-path photobioreactor”. Environmental Science & Technology, 49(10), 6327-6334 (2015)
  5. Jung, E.E., Jain, A., Voulis, N., Doud, D.D.R., Angenent, L.T., Erickson, D. “Stacked optical waveguide photobioreactor for high density algal cultures” Bioresource Technology, 171, 495-499 (2014)
  6. Ahsan, S.S., Pereyra, B., Jung, E.E., Erickson, D. “Engineered surface scatterers in edge-lit slab waveguides to improve light delivery in algae cultivation” Optics Express, 22, A1526 (2014)
  7. Kalontarov, M., Doud, D.F.R., Jung, E.E., Angenent, L.T., and Erickson, D., “Hollow fibre membrane arrays for CO2 delivery in microalgae photobioreactors” RSC Advances, 4, 1460-1468 (2014)
  8. Kalontarov, M., Doud, D.F.R., Jung, E.E., Angenent, L.T., and Erickson, D., “Hollow Fiber Membrane (HFM) facilitated CO2 delivery to a cyanobacteria substrate for biofuel production” RSC Advances, 3, 13203 – 13209, (2013)
  9. Jung, E.E., Kalontarov, M., Doud, D.F.R., Ooms, M.D., Angenent, L.T., Sinton, D., Erickson, D., “Slab waveguide photobioreactors for microalgae based biofuel production” Lab-on-a-Chip, 12, 3740–3745 (2012)
  10. Jung, E. E., Erickson, D., “Continuous operation of a hybrid solid-liquid state reconfigurable photonic system without resupply of liquids” Lab-on-a-Chip, 12, 2575-2579 (2012) Highlighted in Nature Photonics
  11. Ooms, M., Sieben, V., Pierobon, S., Jung, E.E., Kalontarov,. M., Erickson, D., Sinton, D., “Evanescent Photosynthesis: Cultivating cyanobacteria in a surface-confined light field” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 14, 4817-4823 (2012)
  12. Jung, E., Chung, A.J., Erickson, D., “Analysis of liquid-to-solid coupling and other performance parameters for microfluidically reconfigurable photonic systems .” Optics Express, 18(11), 10973–10984 (2010)
  13. Kim, S.B.*, Jung, E.*, Sung, H.J., Kim, S.S. “Optical mobility in cross-type optical particle separation” Applied Physics Letters, (2008) *equal contribution.

Contributed Conference Publications 

  1. Piatkevich, K. D., Jung, E.E., Linghu, C., Suk, H.-J., Park, D., Szabo, B., Drobizhev, M., Chen, F., Shamesh, O., Boyden, E.S “Monomeric far-red and near-infrared fluorescent proteins for neuroimaging”, Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2016.
  2. Chang, JB, Chen, F. Yoon YG, Jung E.E., Babcock, H., Kang, J.S., Asano, S., Suk, H.-J., Pak, N., P. Tillberg, P., Wassie, A., Zhuang, X., Boyden, E.S. “20-nm resolution imaging of brain circuitry by next-generation expansion microscopy”, Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2016.
  3. Chang, JB, Chen, F., Jung, E., Babcock, H., Zhuang, X., Ed Boyden “Next generation expansion microscopy for nanoscale imaging”, Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, Oct. 2015.
  4. Jain, A, Jung, E., Erickson, D, “Thermal and Optical Analysis of a Stacked Photobioreactor Design “, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, San Diego, CA. Nov. 2013.
  5. Kalontarov, M., Jung, E., Aadhar, J., Ahsan, S., Erickson, D, “Hollow Fiber Membrane (HFM) Facilitated CO2 Delivery to a Cyanobacteria Substrate For Biofuel Production”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, San Diego, CA. Nov. 2013.
  6. Jung E. E., Michael K., Doud D. F. R. Angenent L. T. and Erickson D. “High density photobiorefineries with optimized light delivery” 2nd European Optical Society Conference on Optofluidics (EOSOF), Munich, Germany, May 2013
  7. Jung. E.E., Erickson, D. ” Flexible photonics based optofluidic photobioreactors” ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress& exposition, Houston, Nov 2012
  8. Jung. E.E., Kalontarov, M., Doud, D., Angenent, L., Sinton, D., Erickson, D. ” Novel Approach in Algae Biofuel Production using Advanced Photonics” Conference on Lasers and Electrooptics (CLEO), San Jose, May 2012
  9. Jung, E.E., Chung, A.J., Erickson, D. “Advancements in Microfluidically Reconfigurable Photonics” 1st EOS Conference on Optofluidics, Munich, Germany May 2011
  10. Kalontarov, M., Cordovez, B., Jung, E., Sinton, D., Erickson, D. “Waveguide Enabled Photo-Bio-Energy Production” CLEO: Science and Innovations, Baltimore, MD May 2011
  11. Kalontarov, M., Cordovez, B., Jung, E.E., Sinton, D., Erickson, D. “Optofluidically Enabled Bio-Energy Production” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vancouver, B.C. Nov. 2010
  12. Jung, E., Huh, Y.S., Erickson D., “Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) on-an-Optofluidic Chip Using Roof Collapse Method” Conference on Lasers and Electrooptics (CLEO), San Jose, May 2010
  13. Chung, A.J., Jung, E., Erickson D., “Reconfigurable Photonics from Microfluidic Waveguides” Conference on Lasers and Electrooptics (CLEO), San Jose, May 2010
  14. Chung, A.J., Jung, E., Erickson, D., “A new form of reconfigurable photonic material using optofluidic waveguides.” Micro-Total Analysis Systems (µTAS), Korea, Nov. 2009
  15. Jung, E., Kim, S.B., Kim, S.S.: Separation of optically different particles in a microchannel using radiation force AAAR27th Annual Conference, Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL, USA, October 20-24, 2008

“Optofluidic Switching Systems and Optofluidic Components Using Solid and Liquid Core Waveguides, and Methods for Using Same.” Erickson, D., Chung, A., and Jung, E.E. Patent Filed, May, 2012

“Photobioreactor apparatus, method and application.” Erickson, D., Angenent, L.T.,Doud, D.F.R., Kalontarov, M., and Jung, E.E. Provisional Patent Filed, August, 2013

Genetically encoded red fluorescent voltage sensors enabling millivolt-resolution and high-speed neural voltage imaging, Boyden E.S., Piatkevich, K. D. and Jung E. E. Provisional Patent Filed, July, 2018