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Hwang, Wonmuk

/ School of Computational Sciences

Computational Biophysics: Molecular mechanics, immunology, bioimage informatics

Wonmuk Hwang's research interests are broadly on the mechanics and self-assembly of biomolecules. By combining molecular dynamics simulations and multiscale modeling, he has been addressing outstanding questions in several different systems, including: force generation mechanism of motor proteins whereby small conformational changes induced by chemical events are amplified into large walking motion; dynamics of water molecules in biomolecular assemblies, in particular the manifestation of water-mediated interactions in polar or non-polar atomic-scale surfaces; kinetic trapping and polymorphism in amyloid fibrillogenesis; and relation between continuum mechanics and atomic-scale behaviors in biofilaments

Hwang, Wonmuk
  • 2010-present Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M
  • 2004-2010 Assistant Professor. Texas A&M University, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • 2001-2004 Postdoctoral Research Associate.Massachusetts Inst. of tech., Center for Biomedical Eng.
  • 1995-1998 Part-time and full-time physics instructor. Korea Military Academy, Seoul, Korea
  • 2010 NIH MSFC Study Section (temporary member)
  • 2009 American Heart Association, Region III Review Consortium
  • 2008 National Science Foundation: Nano and Bio Mechanics review panel
  • 2007 American Heart Association: Vascular Wall Biology 2 review panel
  • 2005 Travel award for Young Investigators (2nd USNCB Symposium on Frontiers in Biomechanics)
  • 2003-2004 Merck-MIT postdoctoral fellowship
  • 91-94, 98-00 Teaching fellowships and research assistantships
  • 1992 The Goldhaber Award, Physics Department, Boston University
  • Office:1509 / TEL) 82-2-958-2509 /
  • School of Computational Sciences, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
    85 Hoegiro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, Korea
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