Dr. Hwang obtained a bachelor's degree in physics at Seoul National University (Korea, 1991) and a Ph. D. in theoretical condensed matter physics at Boston University (thesis advisor: Sidney Redner, 2001). He was a CSBi-Merck postdoctoral fellow at the MIT Center for Biomedical Engineering and Department of Biological Engineering (advisors: Roger D. Kamm and Shuguang Zhang) and worked on macromolecular self-assembly. He was also a full-time physics instructor at the Korea Military Academy (1995-1998). He joined the BME faculty at Texas A&M University in 2004.
The goal of Dr. Hwang's research is to understand how the cellular hardware works over multiple length and time scales that will provide foundations for a wide range of therapeutic and bioengineering applications.