Hyongsok (Tom) Soh, Ph.D.


Dr. Soh is the Ruth Garland Endowed chair at UC-Santa Barbara (UCSB).  He is world-renowned for his pioneering work in biosensors and directed evolution of synthetic molecules.   At UCSB, he serves as a Co-Director at the Center for Stem Cell Biology & Engineering and Associate Director of the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI).  He has received numerous awards for his work including MIT Technology Review TR 100 Award, ONR Young Investigator Award, Beckman Young Investigator Award, and NIH Director’s TR01 Award.  He is a Guggenheim and Humboldt fellow.  Prior to academia, Dr. Soh served as the technical manager at Bell Laboratories.

Dr. Soh received his B.S. with Distinction with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Cornell University, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.