John Yeow

부교수/캐나다 마이크로/나노디바이스 연구 위원장

John Yeow

Professor/University Research Chair
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


  • B.S., Ph.D., Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
  • M.A.Sc., Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
  • B.A.Sc., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada

업무 초점:

John Yeow is a Professor and University Research Chair in Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Yeow’s research is devoted to understanding, modelling, designing, integrating, and developing micro/nanodevices for medical and industrial applications.

학생들을 위한 조언:

“Volunteer at a research lab to get a feel of the field.”


  – 워털루대학교


Q: In which of the following technical fields within Nanotechnology does your work apply best?

  • Nanosensors and Nanoactuators
  • Nano-Materials
  • Nano-Metrology and Characterization
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Nanofabrication
  • Nano-Optics, Nano-Photonics, and Nano-Optoelectronics
  • Nano Energy, Environment, and Safety
  • Nanorobotics and Nanomanufacturing
  • Nano-Biomedicine
  • Nano-acoustic Devices, Processes, and Materials

Q: 현재 어떤 나노기술 응용을 연구하고 있나요?  
Yeow: My group is working on developing miniaturized x-ray devices, as well as sensors for detecting radiation, gas and strain. In addition, we have been incorporating nanotechnology within a lab-on-a-chip for cell lysis and cell manipulation.     

Q: 귀하의 진로가 나노기술에 초점을 맞추고 있다는 것을 처음 알게 된 것은 언제입니까?
In 2004, when I was trying to develop highly sensitive sensors for radiation therapy applications.   

Q. 나노기술을 활용하면서 가장 보람찬 점은 무엇인가요?
Yeow: The most rewarding aspect is working closely with my graduate students to come up with innovative solutions to solve real-world problems.

Q: 당신이 작업한 일이 세상에 어떻게 긍정적인 영향을 미쳤는지 보여주는 예가 있습니까?
 We have developed a nanotechnology-based field emission device that is able to provide highly uniform current generation over a long duration. This development enables us to create commercially viable miniaturized x-ray generators for a wide range of applications including nondestructive testing and medical imaging.    

Q: 지금까지 나노기술이 세계에 미친 가장 큰 영향은 무엇이라고 생각하시나요?  
Yeow: Nanotechnology has enabled a wide spectrum of research that provides new solutions to existing problems that cannot be easily solved by current technologies. It gives us hope that we may finally have found the answer, be it cancer diagnostics or therapeutics and beyond. 

Q: 미래에 나노기술이 어떻게 응용될 것으로 예상하는지 예를 들어주세요. 
Yeow: The impact of nanotechnology will be broad and deep. I believe the field of diagnostic and therapeutic medical instrumentation will be revolutionized by nanotechnology. In addition, our daily lives which revolve around comfort, convenience, and efficiency will be greatly enhanced by portable and low-power devices enable by nanotechnology.   

Q: 팀 상황에서 더 많이 일하시나요, 아니면 혼자 더 많이 일하시나요?
Yeow: I work within a team of engineers, physicists and physicians.    

Q: 팀으로 더 많이 일한다면 팀원들의 다른 전문 분야는 무엇입니까?   
Yeow: Physics, chemistry, medicine, and material science.

Q: 대학에서의 훈련이 나노기술 작업에 도움이 되었나요?
 Yes, I am trained as an engineer. This training allows me to engineer nanotechnology into functioning devices.   

Q. 멘토가 있나요? 대학 시절에 그랬나요?
Yeow: Yes, I have senior colleagues in the field who guide me to contribute to my chosen field of research. Contributions extend beyond the boundaries of my research lab. It also includes education as well as serving on committees related to nanotechnology. 

Q: 만약 다시 이 일을 해야 한다면, 여전히 나노기술 응용에 집중하시겠습니까?
 Yes, without a doubt.  

Q. 대학생들에게 조언을 해주신다면요?
 Volunteer at a research lab to get a feel of the field.

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