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Hoyong Chung, Ph.D.

Hoyong Chung
Associate Professor
Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
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  • Postdoctoral scholar, Chemistry (Robert H. Grubbs), Caltech, 2011-2014
  • Ph.D. Chemistry (Newell R. Washburn), Carnegie Mellon University, 2007-2011
Research Interests
  • Bio-inspired polymers
  • Smart materials
  • Catalysts for polymers

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

  1. Chung, H.; Kwiat, D.; Saadai, P.; Kwan, S. Y.; Harrison, M. R.; Grubbs, R. H. "In Vitro Studies of N-methacryloyl-3,4-dihydroxyl-Lphenylalanine Containing Terpolymer Sealant to Prevent Fetal Membrane Rupture" submitted
  2. Chung, H.; Grubbs, R. H. "Rapidly Crosslinkable DOPA containing Terpolymer Adhesives and PEG-based Crosslinkers for Biomedical Applications" Macromolecules 2012 45 9666-9673
  3. Li, W.*; Chung, H.*; Daeffler, C.; Johnson, J. A.; Grubbs, R. H. "Accurate Polymer Molecular Weight Determination Method in Diverse Living Polymerizations via DOSY" Macromolecules 2012 45 9595-9603 (*Co-first authors)
  4. Hilburg, S.; Elder, A.; Chung, H.; Ferebee, R.; Bockstaller M.; Washburn N. R. "A Universal Route towards Thermoplastic Lignin Composites with Improved Mechanical properties" Polymer 2014 55 995-1003
  5. Pothen, J. M.; Chung, H.*; Elder, A. N.; Menguc, Y.; Sitti, M.; and Washburn N. R.* "Rapid Loss of Adhesion in Dopamine Methacrylamide Copolymers" submitted (*Corresponding authors)
  6. Chung, H.; Al-Khouja, A.; Washburn, N. R. "Lignin-based Graft Copolymers via ATRP and Click Chemistry" In Green Polymer Chemistry: Biocatalysis and Materials II American Chemical Society 2013 1144 373-391
  7. Chung, H.; Washburn, N. R. "Chemistry of Lignin-based Materials" Green Materials 2012 3 137-160 8. Chung, H.; and Washburn, N. R. "Improved Lignin Polyurethane Properties with Lewis Acid Treatment" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2012 4 2840-2846
  8. Chung, H.; Glass, P.; Pothen J. M. ; Sitti, M.; Washburn, N. R. "Enhanced Adhesion of Dopamine Methacrylamide Elastomers via Viscoelasticity Tuning" Biomacromolecules 2011 12 342-347
  9. Glass, P.*; Chung, H.*; Washburn, N. R.; Sitti, M. "Enhanced Wet Adhesion and Shear of Elastomeric Micro-Fiber Arrays with Mushroom Tip Geometry and a Photopolymerized p(DMA-co-MEA) Tip Coating" Langmuir 2010 26 17357-17362 (* Co-first authors)
  10. Glass, P.; Chung, H.; Washburn, N. R.; Sitti, M. "Enhanced Reversible Adhesion of Dopamine Methacrylamide-Coated Elastomer Microfibrillar Structures under Wet Conditions" Langmuir 2009 25 6607-6612
  11. Shin, J.; Chang, A. Y.; Brownell, L. V.; Racoma, I. O.; Ozawa, C. H.; Chung, H.; Peng, S.; Bae, C. "Hydrophilic graft modification of a commercial crystalline polyolefin" J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2008 46 3533-3545
  12. Bae, C.; Hartwig, J. F.; Chung, H.; Harries, N. K.; Switek, K. A.; Hillmyer, M. A. "Regiospecific Side-Chain Functionalization of Linear Low-Density Polyethylene with Polar Groups" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005 44 6410-6413


  1. Chung, H.; Schwartz, D. M.; Grubbs, R. H. "Stimuli Responsive Adhesive Gel for Removal of Foreign Particles from Eyes" Provisional patent application CIT-6527-P filed April 18, 2013
  2. Grubbs, R. H.; Stoller, M. L.; Chung, H.; Fitzgerald, A.; Kenny, T. W.; Thomas, R. M. "Targeting Microbubbles" United States Patent Application No. 13/593,747 filed August 24, 2012
  3. Chung, H.; Grubbs, R. H. "Rapidly Crosslinkable Bio-inspired Adhesives for Biomedical Applications" United States Patent Application No. 61/615,068, filed March 23, 2012
  4. Chung, H.; Glass, P.; Sitti, M.; Washburn, N. R. "Enhanced adhesion of micro-fiber arrays with tip coating" United States Patent Application No. 61/402,036 filed August 23, 2010
  5. Chung, H.; Glass, P.; Sitti, M.; Washburn, N. R. "Micro-fiber Arrays with Tip Coating and Transfer Method for Preparing Same" Pub. No.: WO/2012/026973
  6. Chung, H.; Washburn, N. R. "Lignin-containing polymers and compositions including lignin-containing polymers" United States Patent Application No. TBA filed January 20, 2014