Dr. Joong-Ho Moon has recently received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from National Science Foundation (NSF) in recognition of his continuous research and education efforts. The NSF website describes states “…The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.”
Since joining FIU at 2008, Dr. Moon’s research has focused on the design and synthesis of new functional materials for biological and biomedical applications. The goals of the CAREER project are 1) to establish an interdisciplinary biomaterials research program that advances our understanding on the structure-function relationships of polymeric gene/drug delivery materials and 2) to develop innovative educational methods to increase the number of minority students in science and engineering through outreach programs.
To learn more about Dr. Moon's research program please click here.