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Choi, Seokheun Sean

Seokheun Choi

Assistant Professor

BS, MS - Sung Kyun Kwan University

PhD – Arizona State University

Office Location: ES-2323
Phone: (607) 777-5913


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Assistant Director: CREATES (Center for Research in Advanced Sensing Technologies and Environmental Sustainability)

Research/Teaching Focus:
Bioelectronics & Microsystems, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, BioMEMS/MEMS/NEMS, Microfluidics, Semiconductors, Biosensors, Biofuel Cells, Bioenergy, Nanotechnology, Microelctronics

Scientists build bacteria-powered battery on single sheet of paper

This Spit-Powered Biobattery Is Made From a Single Sheet of Paper

   Origami Star

An origami ninja star inspires battery design 

A new disposable battery that folds like an origami ninja star could power biosensors and other small devices for use in challenging field conditions, a Binghamton University engineer says.

Seokheun “Sean” Choi and two of his students developed the device, a microbial fuel cell that runs on the bacteria available in a few drops of dirty water. They report on their invention in a new paper published online in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics.

Professor Choi has designed a biological solar cell that is a million times more effective than current technology: 

Professor Choi has been awarded a grant from the NSF for "An Origami Paper-Based Bacteria_Powered Battery for On-Chip Biosensors." This research will advance the potential of paper battery to be fully integrated in paper-based microfluidic systems to power on-board components.

Origami Battery: New Biosensing Technology Developed at Binghamton University - VIDEO from Time Warner Cable News

Last Updated: 10/16/17