Dr. Byung-Wook Park

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Byung-Wook Park

Assistant Professor

Rayen School of Engineering

Moser Hall 2070

phone: (330) 941-3088



Byung-Wook Park, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering in the Rayen School of Engineering. He is also a graduate faculty member in the Materials Science and Engineering at Youngstown State University. He earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toledo in 2012. He then completed his postdoctoral fellow in the Bioengineering Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and subsequently in the Physical Intelligence Department at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Park joined Youngstown State University as an Assistant Professor in 2018. His research currently focuses on developing engineered living materials multifunctional hydrogels, and wearable bioelectronic platforms for treating diseases for biomedical applications including bacterial infections and chronic wounds.

Research Interests

Engineered biohybrid materials
Multifunctional hydrogels

Teaching Interests

Chemical Engineering Principles, CHEN 2683
Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering, CHEN 2650
Measurements and Instrumentation, CHEN 3700
Unit Operation Laboratory, CHEN 4801
Principles of Biomedical Engineering, CHEN 5805

  • Education
    • 2012

      Ph D, Chemical Engineering

      The University of Toledo

    • 2005

      MS, Chemical Engineering

      Kwangwoon University

    • 2003

      BS, Chemical Engineering, (Double major in Electronic Materials Engineering)

      Kwangwoon University

  • Past History
    • 2018

      Youngstown State University

      Assistant Professor

    • 2014

      Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

      Postdoctoral Fellow


  • Materials Science
  • Biomaterials
  • Electrochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bio-nanotechnology
  • Service to the Institution
    • Campus Representative of Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) and NASA
    • Graduate Admission Committees in Materials Science and Engineering
    • Academic Senate Chemical
    • Hygiene Committee