NML(Nano/Micro Systems and Controls Laboratory) conducts research and development in MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) and control technologies. Professor Cho started the MEMS research from its embryonic stage. He has served as an editor of IEEE/ASME Journal of MEMS since its first issue in 1992, and was appointed as a Senior Editor in 2012. In addition, he currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Technical Board of IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control). The laboratory is comprised of 9 Ph. D. and 5 M.S. candidates and focuses on the research of MEMS and control technologies. Professor Cho publishes extensively in leading journals and also has more than one hundred patents and patent applications. He also transferred many patents to companies.
Research Interests & Projects
▶Main research fields
- Manufacturing and design of high-performance MEMS inertial sensors and development of the packaging technologies of MEMS sensors
- Development of robot sensor technologies converging video and motion informations
- Development of artificial retinal systems and stimulation chips based on nanowires
- Development of bacteria-based micro drug delivery systems using biodegradable polymers
- Development of qubit control technologies using Quantum computing
▶Recent research projects
- Development of SLAM modules using video and motion informations – Korea government project
- Development of localization and mapping technologies of outdoor driving robots – Industrial company project
- Research of models reflecting neural network structures and artificial retinal stimulators - Korea government project
- Development of drug manufacturing/delivery microbot technology to treat cancer – Korea government project
- Development of qubit control technologies using Quantum computing – Industrial company project
Journals & Patents
▶ Recent main papers
- Park, J. H., Hwang, W. S., Kwon, H. I., Kim, K. S., and Cho, D. I., "A Novel Line of Sight Control System for a Robot Vision Tracking System, Using Vision Feedback and Motion-Disturbance Feedforward Compensation", Robotica, online published, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0263574712000124, Apr. 2012.
- Koo, K. I., Lee, S. M., Yee, J. H., Ryu, S. B., Kim, K. H., Goo, Y. S., and Cho, D. I., "A Novel In Vitro Sensing Configuration for Retinal Physiology Analysis of a Sub-Retinal Prosthesis", Sensors, vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 3131-3144, Mar. 2012.
- Lee, S.M., Jung, S. W., Park, S. I., Ahn, J. H., Hong, S. J., Yoo, H. J., Lee, M. H., and Cho, D.I., "Fabrication and Evaluation of Silicon Nanowire Photodetectors on Flexible Substrate for Retinal Prosthetic System", Sensors and Materials, vol. 24. Issue 4, pp. 205-220, Apr. 2012.
▶ Recent main patents
- Cho, D. I., Park, S. K., Lee, A. R., Paik, S. J., Jeong, M. J., Choi, H. M., and Lim, J. M., Catheter Capable of Being Equipped with Micro Biopsy Tool," U.S. Patent No. 7,927,289, Apr. 19, 2011 (Application date: Nov. 21, 2005).
- Cho, D. I., Paik, S. J., Lim, J. M., Lee, A. R., Byun, S. W., and Koo, K. I., "Barb-wire Micro Needle Made of Single Crystalline Silicon and Biopsy Method and Medicine Injecting Method Using the Same," U.S. Patent No. 8,118,753, Feb. 21, 2012 (Application date: Feb. 12, 2008).
- Cho, D. I., Ko, H. H., Park, J. H., and Lee, S. M., "System and Method for Stabilization Control Adopting Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex," U.S. Patent Application 12/370,077 (allowed as of June 11, 2012), (Application date: Feb. 12, 2009).