Hyuck Choo

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering; Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Cornell University, 1996; M.S., 1998; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007. Caltech, 2011-; HMRI Investigator, 2015-.

Email: hchooSymbolatcaltech.edu

Tel: 626-395-8774

13 Moore Laboratory MC 136-93 Pasadena, CA 91125
Research Group

Research Overview

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, affecting an estimated 4 million Americans and 70 million individuals globally. As glaucoma typically affects the elderly, the aging demographic trends indicate that this disease will continue to be an increasing socioeconomic burden to society. In spite of its growing importance in our society, the pathogenesis of glaucoma has not been clearly determined, and only elevated intra-ocular pressures (IOP) have been identified as a major risk factor. Using my group's expertise in MEMS/NEMS, micro-/nano-scale optics/photonics, and novel micro-/nano-scale fabrication, we are developing minimally invasive medical device technologies that would improve the patient-management of glaucoma and increase the understanding of its pathogenesis. Initially we are focusing our effort on developing micro-/nano-scale pressure sensors that could easily and accurately measure IOPs in glaucoma patients and serve as very effective clinical management tools.

Medical Engineering