Biological Interfaces Lab


The goal of our research group is to understand a broad range of macroscopic properties of polymers, bio-related materials and interactions at the various interfaces on a molecular level. Our major research themes are ranging from the most common to the most advanced products in the forms of bio-membaranes, extracellular matrix, self-assembled biomimetic structures, as a part of our final goal in "artificial cells" .and the formulation of conductive inks, inkjet printed paper chips, and 3D printers. Our activities are artistically sketched in the artwork in the background (This artwork kindly drown by Keraghen of Harvard University, 2018). We are exploring fundamental aspects as well as applicable techniques, relating to the structure and properties of various hybrid materials.

***POSITION OPEN (Post-docs and Students) We are waiting talented and passionate students (Undergraduated, Graduated) and Post-doc year-around. Email your intention to Prof. Kwanwoo Shin,

본 연구실 (서강대학교 화학과/바이오융합/바이오계면연구소)은 학생과 Post-Doc을 상시모집합니다. 학부연구생, 대학원석사, 석사박사통합과정, 장기적으로 연구를 수행할 Post-Doc의 지원을 기다립니다. (신관우교수 (에 이메일)

April 9, 2019. Welcome Party of all our new members (Ivan, Mai, Nhi, Jiyoung, Sungwoo and Daeyeon).

Oct. 10, 2019, Group picture at KCS Meeting

(Ivan, Nahee, Veasna, Mai, Luke, Huong, Youngheon, Nayoon, Daeyeon, Monica, Dr.Kim and Soo Yong, from the left)

2019. 1-2. Our Group Activities at RUPP (Cambodia) and Sanata Dharma (Indonesia)

Our students and Prof. Shin spent for two weeks in these two institutes, having 3D printer workshop, electrochemistry, and paper-chip sensors lectures and lab courses




lab activities

after lectures

during lectures

2018. 12. 20. Celebration of Book Publication "Introduction to Appropriate Technology"

Recent Group Pictures

(2018, Celebration of Hyojin and Jumi's Ph.D. Graduation)

From the right of the front row, Agustina Swetiawati, Mary Chuong, Dr. Jumi Lee, Prof. Kwanwoo Shin, Dr. Hyojin Ko, Minyoung Kim, Hyeyoung Kim, Huong Nguyen, and Nahee Kim. Also, the right of the second row, Sooyong Park, Sungwoo Jeong, Kihoon Kim, Yunpyo Kim, Yeongheon Jung, Veasna Soum, and Giho Choi.

Picture of Month : July/2019

Kids in Lab311

Research Highlight : Artificial Organelles (Published in Nature Biotech. June, 2018), more here