Young-Ho CHO received the B.S. degree summa cum laude from Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea, in 1980; the M.S. degree from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Seoul, Korea, in 1982; and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley for his electrostatic actuator and crab-leg microflexure research completed in December, 1990. From 1982 to 1986 he was a Research Scientist of CAD/CAM Research Laboratory, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, Korea. During 1987-1991, he worked as a Post-Graduate Researcher (1987-1990) and a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (1991) of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) at the University of California at Berkeley. In August 1991, Dr. Cho moved to KAIST, where he is currently a Professor in the Departments of BioSystems & Mechanical Engineering as well as the Director of Digital Nanolocomotion Center.
Dr. Cho's research interests are focused on the bio-inspired N/MEMS, composed of actuators and detectors for non-electrical information carriers in nano/micro-scales. In Korea, he has served as the Chair of MEMS Division in Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Chair of Steering Committee in Korea National MEMS Programs, the Chair of Steering Committee in Korean Next Generation Technology Development Program, the Leader of Nanobio-Group in National NanoForum and the Committee of National Nanotechnology Planning Board. Dr. Cho has also served for international technical society as a General Co-Chair of IEEE MEMS Conference 2003, the Program Committee of Power MEMS Conference the Focal Point of Switzerland-Korea International Science and Technology Exchange and Collaboration (SKISTEC) and the Chief Delegate of the Republic of Korea in World Micromachine Summit. Dr. Cho is a member of IEEE and ASME.