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College of Engineering and Computing

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Seongtae Bae

Title: Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-3469
Fax: 803-777-8045
Office: Swearingen
Room 3A31
301 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208

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Research Interests

  • Magnetic Nanofluid Hyperthermia and its Clinical Applications in Nanomedicine
  • Bioelectromagnetism and Bioelectricity for Neural Engineering and Neuromodulation
  • Nanomagnetic Biomaterials and Ferrite Nanoparticles/Nanofluids for Biomedical Applications
  • Bioinstrumentation/Medical Electronics & Devices for Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Nano-/Microstructure Magnetic Biosensors and BioMEMS for Bioelectronics
  • Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Devices for Therapeutics and Healings
  • Nano-scale Spintronics Structures and Devices for Active/Passive Digital/Analog Electronics
  • Nanostructure Magnetic/Electronic Thin Films and Devices
  • Designing and Processing of Materials for Spintronics and SpinBiotronics
  • Bioelectric/Spintronic Based Hybrid Power Generators for Energy Sustainability


  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering,  University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA, 2003
  • M.E., Electronic Materials Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Seoul, Korea, 1995
  • M.E., Academic-Research Institute Co-Training Program at Division of Metals, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, South Korea
  • B.S., Electronics Materials Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Seoul, South Korea, 1993

Representative Publications

"Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia", "Nanomagentic Biomaterials", "Nanomedicine", and "Biosensors/Bioinsrumentation for Bioelecronics" Research Related Areas:

  • Jung-tak Jang, Jooyoung Lee, Jiyun Seon, Eric Ju, Minjeong Jeon, Young Ill Kim, Min Gyu Kim, Yasushi Takemura, All Syed Arbab, Geon Wook Kang, Ki Ho Park, Sun Ha Paek, and Seongtae Bae, “Giant Magnetic Heat Induction of Magnesium Doped g-Fe2O3 Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles for Completely Killing Tumors”, Adv. Mater., 30, 1704362, (2018)
  • Jung-tak Jang and Seongtae Bae, “Mg shallow doping effects on the ac magnetic self-heating characteristics of g-Fe2O3 Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles for highly efficient hyperthermia”, Appl. Phys. Letts., 111, 183707, (2017)
  • Jung-tak Jang, J. W. Cheoung , J. H. Park, W. J. Lee, Y. J. Kim, J. Seon, M. Kim, J. Lee, S. H. Paek, K. H. Park and Seongtae Bae, “Effects of recovery time during magnetic nanofluid hyperthermia on the induction behavior and efficiency of heat shock proteins 72", Nature-Scientific Report, 7, 13942 (2017)
  • Seongtae Bae, J. W. Cheoung , M. Jeun, J.-T. Jang, J. H. Park, Y. J. Kim, K. Lee, M. Kim, J. Lee, H. M. Hwang, S. H. Paek, and K. H. Park, “Magnetically softened iron oxide (MSIO) nanofluid and its application to thermally-induced heat shock proteins for ocular protection", Biomaterials, 101, 165, (2016)
  • J. W. Cheoung, M. Jeun , J. H. Park, Y. J. Kim, K. H. Park, and Seongtae Bae, "Induction of heat shock protein-72 by magnetic nanofluid hyperthermia in cultured retinal ganglion cells for ocular neuroprotective treatment in glaucoma", J. of Nanomaterials, 2015, 142387, (2015)
  • M. Jeun, S. Lee, Y. J. Kim, K. H. Park, S. H. Paek, and Seongtae Bae, "Physical contribution of Néel and Brown relaxation loss power to interpreting intracellular hyperthermia characteristics using superparamagnetic nanofluids", J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 13(8), 5719, (2013)
  • M. Jeun, S. Lee, Y. J. Kim, H-Y Jo, K. H. Park, S. H. Paek, Y. Takemura, and Seongtae Bae, "Physical Parameters to Enhance AC Heating Power of Ferrite Nanoparticles for Local Hyperthermia", IEEE Trans. on Nano., 12(7), 314, (2013),
  • M. Jeun, S. Lee, J. K. Kang, A. Tomitaka, K. W. Kang, Y. I. Kim, Y. Takemura, K.-W. Chung, J. Kwak, and Seongtae Bae, "Physical limits of pure superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles for a local hyperthermia agent in nanomedicine",Appl. Phys. Lett., 100, 092406, (2012)
  • M. Jeun, J. W. Cheoung, S. J. Moon, Y. J. Kim, H. Y. Shin, S. H. Lee, S. H. Paek, K. H. Park, K.-W. Chung, and Seongtae Bae, "Engineered superparamagnetic Mn0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 nanoparticles as a localized heat shock proteins agent for ocular neuroprotection in glaucoma", Biomaterials, 32, 387, (2011)
  • Ping Zhang, Naganivetha Thiyagarajah, and Seongtae Bae, "Magnetically-labeled GMR biosensor with a single immobilized ferrimagnetic particle agent for the detection of extremely low concentration of biomolecules", IEEE Sensors Journal, 11, 1927, (2011)
  • M. Jeun, S. J. Moon, H. Kobayashi, H. Y. Shin, A. Tomitaka, Y. Takemura, S. H. Paek, K. H. Park, K.-W. Chung, and Seongtae Bae, "Effects of Mn concentration on the AC magnetically-induced heating characteristics of superparamagnetic MnxZn1-xFe2O4 nanoparticles for hyperthermia", Appl. Phys. Lett., 96, 202511, (2010)

"Nanospintronics for Advanced Electronics", "Nanostructure Magnetic Thin Films for Devices and Sensors", "Designing and Processing Materials for Spintronics", and "Nanotechnology and Nanoelectronics" Related Research Areas:

  • Ding Gui Zeng, Kyoung-il Lee, Kyung-Won Chung, and Seongtae Bae, "Electromigration in giant magnetoresistance spin valve read sensors under pulsed DC magnetic field: An analytical and numerical study", IEEE Trans. Magn., 49, 845 (2013)
  • Naganivetha Thiyagajah, Lin Lin, and Seongtae Bae, "Fabrication of single-dot planar nano-devices and the application to the exchange bias characterization in nano-pillar devices", Appl. Phys. Lett., 101, 222406-1, (2012)
  • Ding Gui Zeng, Kyoung-il Lee, Kyung-Won Chung, and Seongtae Bae, "Giant magnetoresistance effects on electromigration characteristics in spin valve read sensors during retrieving operation", J. Phys. D.: Appl. Phys., 45, 195002, (2012)
  • Jiang Jing, Ding Gui Zeng, Kyung-Won Chung, Jongyoul Kim, and Seongtae Bae, "Hall effect-induced acceleration of electromigration failures in spin-valve multi-layers under magnetic field", Appl. Phys. Lett., 98, 162504, (2011)
  • Lin Lin, Naganivetha Thiyagarajah, Ho Wan Joo, Jang Heo, Ky Am Lee, and Seongtae Bae, "Enhancement of perpendicular exchange bias in [Pd/Co]/FeMn thin films by tailoring the magnetoelastically-induced perpendicular anisotropy", Appl. Phys. Lett., 97, 242514, (2010)
  • Lin Lin, Naganivetha Thiyagarajah, Ho Wan Joo, Jang Heo, Ky Am Lee, and Seongtae Bae, "A physical model of exchange bias in [Pd/Co]5/FeMn thin films with perpendicular anisotropy", J. Appl. Phys., 108, 063924 (2010)
  • Naganivetha Thiyagarajah, Ho Wan Joo, and Seongtae Bae, "High magnetic and thermal stability of nano-patterned [Co/Pd] based pseudo spin valves with perpendicular anisotropy for 1 Gb MRAM applications", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 95, 232513, (2009)


    1. KOREA, PCT/KR2009/007801
    2. USA, PCT/13/141,844
    3. JAPAN, PCT/2011-543434
    4. EUROPE, PCT/2011/234291
    5. CHINA, PCT/200980152546.6
  • "Coating Method og Superparamagnetic Nanopartilces for Both Ultra High Sensitive MRI Contrast Agent and Nano-theranostic Agent Applications, and Coated Superparamgnetic Nanoparticles and Coated Superamagentic nanoparticle agents using the Same Method", KR 10-2012-0115504, Korea (2013)
  • "Ferrite-Based Superparamagentic Nanoparticle Having Ultra High AC Magnetically-induced Heat Generation ability and High Specific Loss Power, Preparation Method Thereof, and Thermoablation Agent Comprising Same", KR 10-2012-0078220, Korea (2013)
  • "The Preparation Method of Engineered Superparamagentic Mg-Ferrite Nanoparticle and its Biomedical Use", KR-10-2008-0133348, Korea (2012)
  • "Method for Preparing Engineered Mg-doped Ferrite Superparamagnetic Nanoparticle Exhibiting AC magnetic Induction Heating At High Temperature and Mg- Doped Ferrite Superaramagentic Nanoparticles Engineered by the Method", PCT/KR 2009-007801, PCT/USA 13/141,844, PCT/Japan/2011-543434, PCTEurope/2011-234291, PCT/China/200980152546.6 (2012)
  •  "Double layer Metal Thin Film Type Electric Power Generator and Integrated Electric Power Generator Using Same", KR 10-2010-0077334, PCT/KR 2011/005903 (2012)
  • "Materials to Induce Heat Shock Proteins for Ocular Neuroprotection and Their Infusion Technique to The Retina", KR 10-2010-0069555, Korea (2012)
  • "Magentoresistive Thin Film Sensor Preventing Degradation of Sensor Function According to Abnormal Operation", KR 10-2007-0080628, Korea (2009)
  • "A Method for Preparating a Magnetic Nanoparticle and Synthesized Nanoparticles Using the Method", KR 10-2006-0777341 (2007)

Courses Taught

  • ELCT 363 Introduction to Microelectronics
  • ELCT 541 Sensor for Biomedicine
  • EME 5607: Bioelectronic Materials and Devices (Graduate, Korea)
  • EG 1108: Electrical Engineering (Undergraduate, Singapore)
  • MLE 1101: Introductory Materials Science and Engineering (Undergraduate, Singapore)
  • EE 3601: Bioinsrumentation and Signal Analysis (Undergraduate, Singapore)
  • EE 4602: Bioelectronics (Graduate/undergraduate, Singapore)
  • EE 4601: Sensors in Biomedical Applications (Graduate, Singapore)
  • ELCT 891: Special Topics in Electrical Engineering: Bioelectronics Engineering (Graduate, USA)

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