Won H. Suh

Assistant Professor in Bioengineering

Office Hours

Room 815
Mondays: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursdays: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Dr. Won H. (Jon) Suh is an assistant professor in the Bioengineering Department at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Prior to joining Temple as a faculty member, Dr. Suh was an assistant project scientist and postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley (2009-2012) in the Department of Bioengineering. He was an Otis Williams Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioengineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2008-2010), which is where he started working in the area of stem cell engineering, biomaterials research, bionanotechnology, nanomedicine, and nanotoxicology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006) and received his M.S. (2002) and B.S. (1998) degrees from Seoul National University. His current research focuses on developing enabling technologies (e.g., biomaterials, nanomaterials, biomolecules) for adult stem cell research. Dr. Suh is currently serving on the editorial board of Biomaterials Research.


  • Ph.D. – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
  • M.S. – Seoul National University, 2002
  • B.S. – Seoul National University, 1998

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department, Temple University, 2012
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2009
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA,  2007

Recent Publications

Google Scholar Profile

  • Ma, W.; Jin, G. -W.; Suh, W. H., "Development of hyaluronic acid hydrogels for human neural stem cell engineering," Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference (NEBEC) Proceedings, 2015 (41st Annual), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), DOI: 10.1109/NEBEC.2015.711711
  • Kim, S. Y.; Jeong, H. M.; Kwon, J. H.; Ock, I.; Suh, W. H.; Stucky, G. D.; Kang, J. K., "Nickel Oxide Encapsulated Nitrogen-rich Carbon Hollow Spheres with Multiporosity for High-Performance Pseudocapacitors Having Extremely Robust Cycle Life," Energy & Environmental Science 2015, 8, 188-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4EE02897J.
  • Kim, S. Y.; Suh, W. H.; Choi, J. H.; Yi, Y. S.; Lee, S. K.; Stucky, G. D.; Kang, J. K., "Template-free synthesis of high surface area nitrogen-rich carbon microporous spheres and their hydrogen uptake capacity," Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 2227-2232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3TA14030J.
  • Suh, W. H.; Ananthanarayanan, B.; Tirrell, M., "Molecular Engineering of Peptides for Cellular Adhesion Control,” Polymer Adhesion, Friction and Lubrication 2013, 283-317, Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118505175.ch7
  • Suh, W. H.*; Tirrell, M*, “Surface engineering using peptide amphiphiles,” Comprehensive Biomaterials 2011, 4, 219-245. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-055294-1.00262-2
  • Suh, W. H.*; Kang, J.; Suh, Y. -H.*; Tirrell, M.; Suslick, K. S.; Stucky, G. D.*, “Porous Carbon Produced in Air: Physicochemical Properties and Stem Cell Engineering,” Advanced Materials 2011, 23, 2332-2338. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201003606
  • Horst, A. M.; Neal, A. C.; Mielke, R. E.; Sislian, P. R.; Suh, W. H.; Madler, L.; Stucky, G. D.; Holden, P. A.*, “Pseudomonas aeruginosa disperses TiO2 nanoparticle agglomerates,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2010, 76, 7292-7298. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00324-10

Research Interest

  • Biomaterials
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Molecular Engineering
  • Nanomedicine (e.g., multifunctional drug delivery, theranostics)
  • Peptide Biomaterials
  • Cell Penetrating Peptides
  • Stem Cell Engineering

Suh Lab (Synthetic Biomaterials and Stem Cell Engineering Lab) Website (Click image below)

Suh Lab Research Description