Bora Yoon


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Originally from South Korea, Bora received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering at Hanyang University in 2009, where she carried out research on conjugated polymer-based chemosensors and microfluidic sensor systems in the laboratory of Professor Jong-Man Kim. In 2013 she earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Hanyang Univeristy under the guidance of Professor Jong-Man Kim. Her doctoral research focused on inkjet-compatible functional polymers that undergo color and fluorescence changes upon external stimulations. Research highlights include disposable litmus-type chemical sensors and pattern-on-demand chromatic paper displays. In the fall of 2013, she joined the Swager Group at MIT as a postdoctoral associate, where she is working on chemiresistive gas sensors based on polymer/single-walled carbon nanotube composites. Her current research interests focus on a novel platform for electronic gas detectors to selectively and sensitively detect target gases and volatile organic compounds.