Technical session

NRC 2024

33rd Northeast Regional Conference

On behalf of the organizing committee of NRC 2024, we would like to cordially invite you to
the 33rd Northeast Regional Conference in 2024 which will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Conference Center – Montclair State University

The conference is a one-day premier conference focused on NY Metro/NJ/Philadelphia Chapters for Korean-American Scientists and Engineers working in academia, industries, and national labs.
The below shows the agenda of the conference in a brief summary.

Join the NRC 2024 Program

  • Breakfast &  On-site Registration

Conference Center – Montclair State University

Directions and Parking
The Conference Center is located on the 7th Floor of University Hall – The College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University.

Parking is available on campus for conference attendees in our Red Hawk Deck Parking Garage. Please follow our driving and parking directions carefully when planning your next trip to the Center:

*When using a GPS device we have found some accept our true address (1 Normal Avenue) and give correct directions. Others will give you correct directions with the address 22 Normal Avenue or 22 East Normal Avenue. (Directly across our main entrance)


Opening Ceremony / Opening,

Welcoming & Congratulatory NRC 2024


Coffee Break

  • Break Time

YG Session | Entrepreneurship Session

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM


Session Chair: Kyeong Ho Yang, Ph.D., KITEE

Moderator: Kyeong Ho Yang

10:45 PM – 11:20 PM: “Startup Hackathon Pitching” – Six (6) teams

11:20 PM – 11:25 PM: Hackathon Summary Kyeong Ho Yang, KITEE

11:25 PM – 11:45 PM: “Experience Sharing from Entrepreneurship Activities in KSEA & KITEE” 

   – Nathan Byun, FELIX President

   – Jaeung Ko, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania

   – Hannah Kim, Ph.D. Candidate, Temple University

Young Generation (YG)

Session Chairs:  Heeyoung Kwon, Ph.D. Meta,  Hye Min Kim, Pharm.D.,  Soonbum Kwon, Pharm.D,     

Session Moderators:  Heeyoung Kwon, Ph.D. Meta,  Hye Min Kim, Pharm.D.

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM:  – 슬기로운 사회생활 [Work-Life Playbook]


Wookjin Choi, Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University

Jin-A Choi, Ph.D., Montclair State University

Soonbum Kwon, Pharm.D, ??

Hwasoo Lee, Ph.D., Oerlikon

Jesse Ha, Ph.D., Montclair State University

Group Photo

Please, everybody, take a group photo, smile ~

Lunch & Network

  • Menu: TBA

Technical Session II 

  • Biotech & Healthcare 
  • Smart Science & Engineering 
  • D.N.A (Data/Network/AI)

1:15 PM – 3:30 PM

1:15 PM – 3:30 PM

1:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Biotech and Healthcare


Session Chair: Min Suk Kang, Ph.D., Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Minjung Jang

Moderator: Min Suk Kang, Ph.D.,  Minjung Jang

 1:15 PM – 1:40 PM: Jung Seung Nam, Ph.D., Columbia University Irving Medical Center

“Spatially Resolved Interactome Mapping Using Organoiridium-Photocatalyzed Protein Crosslinking in Live Cells”

 1:40 PM – 2:05 PM: Chul-Hee Lee, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medicine

“Adenine Nucleotide Translocase 2 Is a Key Mediator in the Formation of Mitochondria-Bound HK2 for Glucose Phosphorylation”

 2:05 PM – 2:30: PM Insup Choi, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

“Roles of Microglial Autophagy in Alzheimer’s Disease”

 2:40 PM – 3:05 PM: Joon Soo An, Ph.D., Princeton University

“Discovery and Biosynthesis of Cihunamides, Macrocyclic Antibacterial RiPPs with a Unique C-N Linkage Formed CYP450 Catalysis”

 3:05 PM – 3:30 PM: Chiho Kim, Ph.D., Columbia University Irving Medical Center

“Overcoming PARPi Resistance for Human Malignancies Targeting a Novel PARP1 Trapping Pathway: the Druggability of RNF114-Dependent Mechanism and Its Inhibitor, the Natural Product Nimbolide”

Smart Science / Engineering


Session Chair: Eon Soo Lee, Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology.,  Jesse Ha, Ph.D., Montclair state University.

Moderator: Eon Soo Lee, Jesse Ha

 1:15 PM – 1:35 PM: Keun Hyuk “Ken” Ahn, Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology

“Waves in Topological Systems with Frequency Independent of Wavelength”

 1:35 PM – 1:55 PM: EunJin Shin, Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University

“Developing 3D-Printed Natural Fiber-Rich Earth Materials in Construction”

 1:55 PM –  2:15 PM: Taewook Cha, FASLA, RLA, LEED AP, Supermass Studio

“Kingston Point Climate Adaptive Design”

 2:15 PM – 2:35 PM: Hyomin Kim, Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology

“Solar Wind Transient Effect on M-I Coupling Dynamics”

 2:35 PM – 2:55 PM: Eon Soo Lee, Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology

“Versatile Multiplex-Assay Integrated Nanobiochip Based Point-of-Care (MAIN-POC) Device for Early Disease Detection”

 3:15 PM – 3:35: PM Simon Shim, P.E., Active Design Group / New Jersey Institute of Technology

“Creative Engineering Thinking and Benefit of Digital Technology Show Cases: Space for Art, Religion, and Elevated Life”


Data, Network, and AI (D.N.A)


Session Chair: Heeyoung Kwon, Ph.D., Meta.,  Kooksang Moon, Ph.D.

Moderator: Heeyoung Kwon

 1:15 PM – 1:50 PM: Wookjin Choi, Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University

“Supply Chain Intelligence and Analytics on Digital Supply Chain”

 1:50 PM -2:25 PM: Sung-Hyuk Cha, Ph.D., Pace University

“Constructing Compact Decision Trees Evaluating the Teamwork Performancet”

 2:25 PM – 3:00 PM: Jin-A Choi, Ph.D., Montclair State University

“Design and Evaluation of Accessible AI Technologies for Users with Disabilities”

 3:00 PM – 3:35 PM: SH Moon, Ph.D., Pace University

“K-medianoids Clustering Algorithm”


3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Poster Session & Coffe Break

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Award & Closing Ceremony

NRC 2024

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Networking Reception & Dinner

Menu: TBA

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