Dr PARK Sung-Yong
Assistant Professor

National University of Singapore
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Block E2, #02-19, Singapore 117576

Contact: +65) 6601 3405

Homepage: http://blog.nus.edu.sg/ofes/home
Dr. Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS). He directs the Optofluidic and Energy Systems (OFES) Laboratory where his research group not only investigating fundamentals of small-scale fluidic and interfacial phenomena, particularly interacted with photonics, but also developing novel micro/nano systems for energy/water/bio applications. Before joining NUS, he was a research scientist at Teledyne Scientific Company (formerly known as Rockwell Science Center) where he led several cutting-edge R&D projects funded by ARPA-E, NASA, and Rockwell Automation. He received his Ph.D. degree (adviser: Prof. Eric P.Y. Chiou) from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2010 and was further trained as a post-doctoral researcher in the Optofluidic Systems Laboratory at UCLA.

His research interests include micro/optofluidics, energy harvesting systems, biophotonics, micro-scale thermal management, and Lab on a chip. He was awarded the 2010 Harry M. Showman Prize, which was given to the very only outstanding graduate student who has the best academic and research achievements from the Class of 2010 graduates in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA. He was also the recipient of the Graduate Student Researcher Scholarship from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA in 2006.

Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

Modules Taught
ME5516 Emerging Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies
ME4226 Energy and Thermal Systems
ME4225 Industrial Heat Transfer
ME3122L Forced Convection Heat Transfer Laboratory
ME3103 Mechanical System Design

Research Interests
Micro/optofluidics, Energy harvesting systems, Biophotonics, Micro-scale thermal management, Lab on a Chip

Selected Publications
1. C. Clement, S. Thio, and S.-Y. Park*, “An optofluidic tunable Fresnel lens for spatial focal control based on electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD),” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 240, 909-915, 2017

2. D. Jiang and S.-Y. Park*, “Light-driven 3D droplet manipulation on flexible optoelectrowetting devices fabricated by a simple spin-coating method,” Lab on a Chip, 16, 1831-1839, 2016 (Featured on the back cover of Issue 10 of Lab on a Chip)

3. C. Clement and S.-Y. Park*, “High-performance beam steering using an electrowetting-driven liquid prism fabricated by a simple dip-coating method,” Applied Physics Letters, 108, 191601, 2016

4. V. Narasimhan, D. Jiang and S.-Y. Park*, “Design and optical analyses of an arrayed microfluidic tunable prism panel for enhancing solar energy collection,” Applied Energy, 162, 450-459, 2016

5. V. Narasimhan and S.-Y. Park*, “An ion gel as a low-cost, spin-coatable and high-capacitance dielectric for electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD),” Langmuir, 31 (30), 8512-8518, 2015

6. J. Cheng, S.-Y. Park, and C.-L. Chen, “Optofluidic solar concentrators using electrowetting tracking: concept, design, and characterization,” Solar Energy, 89, 152-161, 2013

7. T.-H. Wu, Y. Chen, S.-Y. Park, J. Hong, T. Teslaa, J. Zhong, D. Carlo, M. Teitell and P.-Y. Chiou “Pulsed Laser Triggered High Speed Microfluidic Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter," Lab on a Chip, 12, 1378-1383, 2012 (Research highlighted in Nature Photonics)

8. S.-Y. Park, T.-H. Wu, Y. Chen, M. Teitell, and P.-Y. Chiou, “High-Speed Droplet Generation on Demand Driven by Pulse Laser-Induced Cavitation,” Lab on a Chip, 11, 1010-1012, 2011 (Selected as the Lab on a Chip HOT Articles)

9. S.-Y. Park, M. Teitell, and P.-Y. Chiou, “Single-sided Continuous Optoelectrowetting (SCOEW) for Droplet Manipulation with Light Patterns,” Lab on a Chip, 10, 1655-1661, 2010 (Selected as the COVER PAPER of Issue 13 of Lab on a Chip)

10. S.-Y. Park, S. Kalim, C. Callahan, M. Teitell, and P.-Y. Chiou, “A Light-Induced Dielectrophorectic Droplet Manipulation Platform,” Lab on a Chip, 9, 3228-3235, 2009