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Chemical Engineering

Won Min Park | Assistant Professor

Won Min ParkPh.D. – 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology
Chemical Engineering
M.S. – 2009, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
B.S. – 2007, Hanyang University
Chemical Engineering

Contact Information
2023 Durland Hall
785-532-5597
wmpark@k-state.edu

Research Group

Professional Experience
Won Min Park joined the chemical engineering department at the Kansas State University as an assistant professor in August 2018 after completing his postdoctoral training in biology and biological engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his doctorate in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015. Before coming to Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009, he worked as a research scientist at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Hanyang University in 2007 and his master’s degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2009.

Research
Park’s research focuses on the development of protein nanomaterials that display novel properties to solve engineering problems in biological systems at the nanoscale. Using proteins as primary building blocks, he designs nanomaterials with precisely controlled nano-structural features that are correlated with novel properties desired for biological and biomedical applications. In particular, he focuses on development of protein nanomaterials with nano-topological, biocatalytic or optical properties. To achieve this, he uses a modular strategy that integrates computational modeling and experimental characterization for optimized design of recombinant fusion proteins that self-assemble into supramolecular nanomaterials.

Academic Highlights
Park was recognized as the Notable Korean Scientist by the Biological Research Information Center (Korea) in 2013, 2014 and 2016. During his graduate study at the Georgia Institute Technology, he was a recipient of the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award and the James T. Porter Fellowship.