Jae Yoong Cho was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1981. He began his undergraduate study in Material Science and Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Taejon, South Korea in 1999. He received his B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Material Science and Engineering in 2004 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2007 and 2012, respectively, under the supervision of Professor Khalil Najafi. During his graduate study, he worked at National Science Foundation's (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Wireless Integrated Microsystems (WIMS). His graduate research focused on the design, fabrication, and testing of single-crystal-silicon balanced-mode vibratory micro-gyroscopes and a wafer-level environment-resistant micro-packaging technology.

From March 2012 to April 2015, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Center for Wireless MicroSensing and Systems (WIMS2) at the University of Michigan. Since April 2015, he has been an Assistant Research Scientist in the same department. His current research focuses on developing a micro-electromechancial systems (MEMS) gyroscope with ultra-high resolution, accuracy, and dynamic range, whose potential applications include autonomous vehicles, drones, microsatellites, and robots. His research interest includes design, fabrication, and control of ultra-high-Q micro rate- and rate-integrating gyroscopes, interface electronics for MEMS sensors and actuators, novel micromachining technologies, novel actuation and sensing mechanisms, micropackaging technologies, and micro optomechanical systems.

In 2017, he co-founded Enertia Microsystems Inc. to commercialize the fused-silica high-Q shell resonator technology in Ann Arbor, MI. He is serving as the CEO and President of the company.

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