Our research is published in the following journals (2018/2019 Impact Factor)


Analyst SCI 4.019

Applied Physics Letters SCI 3.521

Biomedical Microdevices SCIE 2.327

Biosensors and Bioelectronics SCI 9.518

Chemosphere SCI 5.778

Environmental Science and Technology SCI 7.149

IEEE Sensors Journal SCIE 3.076

IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems SCI 2.475

Journal of Applied Microbiology SCI 2.683

Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology SJR Score 1.256

Journal of Materials Chemistry B SCI 5.047

RSC Advances SCIE 3.119 

Sensors SCIE 3.031

Sensors and Actuators A: Physical SCI 2.739

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical SCI 6.393

Soil Biology and Biochemistry SCI 5.290

Talanta SCI 4.916



* Corresponding/Co-Corresponding Author on 25 out of 31 Publications

Citations: 723 (Google Scholar), 371 (Scopus)

h-index: 14 (Google Scholar), 11 (Scopus)


[31] Park, D.; Kim, D.; Lim, H.-J.; Park, C.; Chua, B.; Lee, J.; Yoon, Y.; *Son, A. (2021) Chia seed-assisted separation and detection of polyvinyl chloride microplastics in water via gas chromatography mass spectrometry, Chemosphere, 273, pp. 129599

[30] Choi, J.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2021)  Ozonation enhancement of low cost double-stranded DNA binding dye based fluorescence measurement of total bacterial load in water, RSC Advances, 11, pp. 3931 - 3941 


[29] Jin, H,; Yoon, Y.; Liles, M.R.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2020) A simple reagent-less approach using electrical discharge as a substitution for chelating agent in addressing DNA hybridization based genomic assay inhibition by divalent cations, Analyst,145, pp. 6846 - 6858 (Featured on Issue Cover)

[28] Kim, D.; Lim, H-J.; Ahn, Y-G.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2020) Development of non-equilibrium rapid replacement aptamer assay for ultra-fast detection of phthalic acid esters, Talanta, 219, pp. 121216

[27] Shao, J.; Li, K.H.H.; Son, A.;*Chua, B. (2020) Self-powered insulin patch pump with superabsorbent polymer as biodegradable battery substitute, Journal of Materials Chemistry B,  2020, 8, pp. 4210 - 4220 (Featured on Issue Cover)


[26] Lee, D.; *Chua, B. (2019) Gummy bear-based gnathodynamometer for masticatory diagnostics, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 290, pp. 80-89 (Featured on New Scientist and Chosun Ilbo)


[25] Lim, H-J.; Kim, A-R.; Yoon, M-Y.; Yoo, Y.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2018) Development of quantum dot-aptasensor and its portable analyzer for the detection of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 121, pp. 1-9

[24] Park, M.; *Son, A.; *Chua, B. (2018) Microorganisms-ionizing respirator with reduced breathing resistance suitable for removing airborne bacteria, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 276, pp. 437-446 (Featured on The Korea Herald)

[23] Wang, X.; Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2018) The implications of fragmented genomic DNA size range on the 
hybridization efficiency in NanoGene assay, Sensors, 18, 2646

[22] Wang, X.; Kwon, H.; Lee, S.; Shin, H.; Chua, B.; Liles, M.R.;  Lee, M-K.; *Son, A. (2018) Vulnerability of DNA hybridization in soils is due to Mg2+ ion induced DNA aggregation, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 125, pp. 300-308

[21] Lee, E-H; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2018) Detection of cyanobacteria in eutrophic water using a portable electrocoagulator and NanoGene assay, Environmental Science and Technology, 52, pp. 1375-1385

[20] Jeon, S.; *Chua, B. (2018) Conductive polylactic acid filament for dose monitoring in syringe-less wearable infusion pump, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 258, pp. 1080-1089


[19] Lim, H-J; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2017) Detection of bisphenol A using palm-size NanoAptamer analyzer, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 94, pp. 10-18


[18] Lim, H-J; Lee, E-H; Yoon, Y.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2016) Portable lysis apparatus for rapid single-step DNA extraction of Bacillus subtilis, Journal of Applied Microbiology, 120, pp. 379-387

[17] Lee, E-H; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2016) Detection of airborne bacteria with disposable bio-precipitator and NanoGene assay, Biosensors and Bioelectronics , 83, pp. 205-212

[16] Barrett, T.; Chua, B.; *Holmén, B.A. (2016) Sensing of airborne nanoparticles using miniaturized Whipple double condenser, IEEE Sensors Journal, 16, pp. 6990-6996


[15] Lee, E-H; Lim, H-J; *Son, A.; *Chua, B. (2015) A disposable bacterial lysis cartridge (BLC) suitable for an in situ water-borne pathogen detection system, Analyst, 140, pp. 7776-7783

[14] Lee, E-H; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2015) Micro corona discharge based cell lysis method suitable for inhibitor resistant bacterial sensing systems, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 216, pp. 17-23

[13] *Chua, B.; Pak, J. (2015)  Miniaturized corona flow sensor operating in drift mobility increment mode for low flow velocity measurement, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 224, pp. 65-71

[12] *Chua, B.; Logeeswaran, V.J.; Chan, M.; Park, H.; Horsley, D.A.; Tien, N.C. (2015) Wide band mechanical excitation of microcorona-driven vibrating element. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 24, pp. 224-231


[11] *Chua, B.; Son, A. (2014) Sterilization of Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria via ozone irrigation by a microfabricated corona ionizer. Biomedical Microdevices, 16, pp. 355-363

[10] *Chua, B.; Son A. (2014) Sensing absolute air pressure using micro corona discharge. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 217, pp. 49-55

[9] *Chua, B.; Cao, P. J.; Desai, S.; Tierney, M.; Tamada, J.; Jina, A. (2014) Sensing contact between microneedle array and epidermis using frequency response measurement. IEEE Sensors Journal, 14, pp 333-340

[8] *Jina, A.; Tamada, J.; Tierney, M.; McGill, S.; Desai, S.P.; Chua, B.; Chang, A.; Christiansen, M. (2014) Design and evaluation of a Micro-Tip™ array-based continuous glucose monitor. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 8, pp. 483-487 

[7] Mitchell, K.; Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2014) Development of 1st Generation in-situ pathogen detection system (Gen1-IPDS) based on NanoGene assay for near real time E. coli O157:H7 gene detection. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 54, pp 229-236


[6] *Chua, B.; Wexler, A.S.; Tien, N.C.; Niemeier, D.A.; Holmén, B.A.  (2013) Micro-corona based particle steering air filter. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 196, pp 8-15

[5] *Chua, B.; Wexler, A.S.; Tien, N.C.; Niemeier, D.A.; Holmén, B.A. (2013) Collection of liquid phase particles by microfabricated electrostatic precipitator. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 22, pp 1010-1019

[4] *Chua, B.; Desai, S.; Tierney, M.; Tamada, J.; Jina, A., (2013) Effect of microneedles shape on skin penetration and minimally invasive continuous glucose monitoring in vivo. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 203, pp 373-381


[3]*Chua, B.; Wexler, A.S.; Tien, N.C.; Niemeier, D.A.; Holmén, B.A. (2009) Electrical mobility separation of airborne   nanoparticles using integrated microfabricated corona ionizer and separator electrodes. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 18, pp 4-13

[2] *Chua, B.; Wexler, A.S.; Tien, N.C.; Niemeier, D.A.; Holmén, B.A. (2008) Design, fabrication and testing of microfabricated corona ionizer. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 17, pp 115-123

[1] *O’Shea, S; Ng, C.K.; Tan, Y.Y.; Xu, Y.; Tay, F.E.H.; Chua, B.; Tien, N.C.; Tang, X.S.; Chen, W.T. (2001) Force based displacement measurement in micromechanical devices. Applied Physics Letters, 78, pp 4031-4033


    Beelee Chua  2013 - 2021

    School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University

    145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 02841, Korea

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Self-powered insulin patch pump with sup

Superabsorbent polymer is used as a energy storage mechanism for wearable insulin patch pump.