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Seongtae Bae

    Assistant Professor

    Phone 803-777-3469
    Fax 803-777-8045


     1993     B.E.                    Kwangwoon University, Seoul, South Korea

     1995     M.S.                   Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, South Korea Kwangwoon University, Seoul, South Korea

     2003     M.S./Ph.D.      University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA

Professional activities

     2018 ~ Present      Assistant Professor,  Biomedical Engineering Program, University of South Carolina, USA

     2015 ~ Present      Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, USA

     2013 ~ 2015            Research Associate Professor, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea

     2004 ~ 2013            Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore 

     2013 ~ 2013            Visiting Professor, Seoul National University, South Korea

     2011 ~ 2012            Director (Executive director), Nuri Vista Co. Ltd., South Korea

     2011 ~ 2011            Internship Researcher, Seagate Technology, USA

     2003 ~ 2004            Director (Executive director), WaveRider Inc., USA

Awards (Honors) and Recognition

     2018 ~ Present     Editorial Panel,  EC Ophthalmology (ECOP), E-Cronicon Journals

     2010                            Best Poster Paper Award, 55th Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference (MMM)

     2007 ~ Present     Editorial committee member, IETECH

     2006                            Marques Who’s Who in Engineering Higher Education, List name and biography as an electrical engineer

     2004                            Marques Who’s Who in America, List name and biography as an electrical engineer

     2003                            Marques Who’s Who in America, List name and biography as an electrical engineer

     2000                            Young Researcher Award, International Conference on Ferrite

     2000                            Student Travel Award, International Conference on Ferrite

     2000                            Student Travel Award, Symposium on Magneto-electronic Device

Current members

Current members

Graduate student

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Jie Wang

2016    B.S.   College of Materials and Chemical Engineering,  China Three Gorges University, China

2019    M.S.  Powder Metallurgy Research Institute, Central South University, China


I have experience in fabrication, structural characterization and properties measurement of functional epitaxial thin films deposited by pulsed laser deposition. Moreover, the process of preparing thin films into electronic devices, like resonators, phase shifters, filters, etc. has been familiarized. My potential research relates to bionanomagnetic/bioelectromagnetic and bioelectronics. Especially, the research interest mainly focuses on the preparation and properties of nanoparticles and magnetic thin films, together with their characterization and assemblies.


Ji-wook Kim, Jie Wang, Hyungsub Kim, and Seongtae Bae

"Pseudo single domain NiZn-rFe2O3 colloidal superparamagnetic nanoparticles for MRI-guided hyperthermia application" 

Nanotechnology, 2022, 33, 135701.

Jie Wang, Ji-wook Kim, Hyungsub Kim, and Seongtae Bae

"Heat induction behavior of injected superparamagnetic nanofluid interpreted by mass and heat transfer for clinical magnetic hyperthermia applications" 

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 2021, 20, 933

Ji-wook Kim, Dan Heo, Jie Wang, Hyung-sub Kim, Satoshi Ota, Yasushi Takemura, Chulhaeng Huh, and Seongtae Bae

"Pseudo single domain colloidal superparamagnetic nanoparticles for clinically safe magnetic hyperthermia with high efficacy" 

Nanoscale, 2021, 13, 19484.

Ji-wook Kim, Jie Wang, Hyungsub Kim, and Seongtae Bae

"Concentration‑dependent oscillation of specific loss power in magnetic nanofluid hyperthermia"

Sci. Rep., 2021, 11, 733.

Group Photos

Group Photos





Jeun Minhong (Jul. 2013)

Current position: Senior Researcher, Busan Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (BISTEP), Korea


Thesis title

Local induction of heat shock proteins using magnetic fluid hyperthermia for ocular neuroprotection in glaucoma .


Lin Lin (Sep. 2012)

Current position: Research staff, Global Foundaries Co. Ltd., Singapore


Thesis title

Exchange Bias Characteristics in [Pd/Co]N/AFM Bilayered Thin Films with Perpendicular Anisotropy for the Spintronic Device Applications with Perpendicularly Magnetized Exchange Bias Spin-Valves .


Zeng Dinggui (Aug. 2012)

Current position: Research staff engineer, Seagate Technology, Singapore

Thesis title

High current density induced magnetic failures in nanostructured current perpendicular-to-plane giant magnetoresistance spin-valve devices.


Jiang Jing (Nov. 2011)

Current position: Senior innovation Manager, Haier Singapore Investment Holdings Pte. Ltd., Singapore


Thesis title

Electromigration-induced  failure charateristics of nanostructured GMR spin valves and magnetic multiayers for the electrical reliability of spintronic devices.


 Naganivetha Thiyagarajah (Nov. 2011)

Current position: Member of technical staff, Global Foundaries Co. Ltd., Singapore


Thesis title

Spin transfer switching spintronic devices using [Co/Pd] based spin-valves with perpendicular anisotropy.

M.E. & M.S.


Zhang Ping/ M.S. (Jul. 2014)

Current position: 


Thesis title

Development of a multi-channel point-of-care biosensor platform for disease diagnosis using giant magnetoresistance biochips.


Lee Sanghoon/ M.E. (Jul. 2013)

Current position: Assistance Professor, Department of Robotics Engineering, 

                                       Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)​, Korea


Thesis title

Ferrimagnetic MgFe2O4 nanoparticles for intra-arterial hyperthermia agent applications.

Post. Doc.

Dr. Hyungsub Kim / Post doc. Jun. 2018 - Dec. 2019

Dr. Ji-wook Kim / Post doc. Jun. 2018 - Dec. 2019

Dr. Byeonghwa Lim / Post doc. Dec. 2018 - Nov. 2019

Dr. James Jung-tak Jang / Post doc. Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2017

Dr. Ho Wan Ju / Jan. 2009- Jul. 2010

Dr. Jie Guo / Apr. 2006- Jun. 2009

Dr. Sun Wook Kim / Apr. 2006 - Jan. 2009

Dr. Sang Won Lee / Aug. 2005 - Jul. 2008

Dr. Yeon Bong Choi. / Aug. 2015 - Jul. 2006

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