Park Sunggook
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Sunggook Park

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
L. R. Daniel Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Technical University Chemnitz, Germany (2002)


Nanofabrication technology and applications • nanomolding • biomedical nanofluidic sensors • nanoscale transport • polymer photonic evices • surface modifications • micro/nano heat transfer surfaces.

Biographical Sketch

Sunggook Park is an L.R. Daniel Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University, where he joined in 2005 after his postdoctoral training at Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. The key of Professor Park’s research is the use of micro/nanomolding technologies as low cost technologies to fabricate desired micro/nanostructures for various applications. The current research efforts include: (1) developing innovative molding technologies for complex and multi-scale structures comprising 2D/3D micro/nanostructures for bioanalytic microfluidic applications, and (2) understanding transport behaviors of ions and single molecules through the nanofluidic devices, (3) understanding and improving molding and demolding process for nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and injection molding, and (4) utilizing topological/chemical micro/nanostructures to manipulate motion of liquids on solid surfaces including solid/liquid heat transfer. Dr. Park has over 90 publications published in archival journals and 46 publications in conference proceedings. Currently, he is a co-PI and LSU PI for the multi-institutional Biotechnology Resource Center for BioModular Multi-Scale Systems for Precision Medicine (CBM² ), supported by National Institutes of Health, where the center vision is to design, manufacture, and deliver new tools, mainly micro- and nanostructured tools, to the biomedical community that utilize liquid biopsies for disease detection and management.

Key Publications

  • Junseo Choi, Zheng Jia, Ramin Riahipour, Collin J. McKinney, Charuni A. Amarasekara, Kumuditha M. Weerakoon-Ratnayake, Steven A. Soper, and Sunggook Park, “Label Free Identification of Single Mononucleotides by Nanoscale Electrophoresis”, Small, Volume 17, Issue 42, Page 2102567 (2021). doi: 10.1002/smll.202102567
  • Zheng Jia, Junseo Choi, Sunggun Lee, Steven C. Soper, and Sunggook Park, “Surface Charge Modification of Polymer Nanofluidic Devices Using Multivalent Cations for Biomolecule Sensing”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 648, Article Number 129147 (2022). doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2022.129147
  • Jiahao Wu, Junseo Choi, Franklin I. Uba, Steven A. Soper, Sunggook Park, “Engineering inlet structures to enhance DNA capture into nanochannels in a polymer”, Micro and NanoEngineering, Article Number 100230 (2023).
  • Farhad Shiri, Junseo Choi, Chad Vietz, Chathurika Rathnayaka, Anishkumar Manoharan, Suresh Shivanka, Guoqiang Li, Chengbin Yu, Michael C. Murphy, Steven A. Soper, and Sunggook Park, “Nano-injection molding with resin mold inserts for prototyping of nanofluidic devices for single molecular detection”, Lab on Chip, Issue 23, Pages 4876 - 4887 (2023).
  • Junseo Choi, Charles C. Lee and Sunggook Park, “Scalable fabrication of sub-10 nm polymer nanopores for DNA analysis” Microsystems & Nanoengineering (Nature Publishing Group), Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 12, 2019. doi: 10.1038/s41378-019-0050-9
  • Zheng Jia, Junseo Choi and Sunggook Park, “Surface Charge Density Dependent DNA Capture Through Polymer Planar Nanopores”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Volume 10, Issue 47, Pages 40927-40937, 2018. doi: 10.1021/acsami.8b14423
  • Zheng Jia, Junseo Choi and Sunggook Park, “Selection of UV-resins for nanostructured molds for thermal-NIL”, Nanotechnology, Volume 29, Number 36, Article Number 365302, 2018. doi: 10.1088/1361-6528/aacd33