- Winner of 15th Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award (1999-2000)
Professor Jonathan Choi is an assistant professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering and a core member of the Biomedical Engineering Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He specializes in the interactions of nanoparticles with the body across the length scales of organ, tissue, cell, and organelle. His mechanistic research will inform useful ‘design rules’ for building more potent therapeutic nanoparticles and achieving their targeted delivery to specific body sites.
Jonathan completed his secondary school studies at Wah Yan College Hong Kong. He later obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Stanford University in 2005 and 2006, respectively. In 2011, he received his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. For his dissertation, he established important design rules for delivering nanoparticles to the tumor and kidney mesangium in vivo. From 2011 to 2013, he worked as a Croucher postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, where he studied how bionanomaterials enter and traffic inside the cell.