Hoon Suk Rho graduated from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, receiving a BSc in Metallurgical Engineering. From 2003 to 2007, he worked as an engineer at Hyundai Motor Company. In May 2010, he received his MSc degree with a topic of Design and Fabrication a Microfluidic Landscaper in Materials Research & Education Center at Auburn University, USA. Then, he worked as a research associate in Mechanobiology Institute at National University of Singapore, Singapore. In 2016 he received his PhD degree from Mesoscale Chemical Systems group at University of Twente, the Netherlands, on the project of Peptides and Protein Screening on a Chip.
From 2016 to 2018, he worked as a researcher in Cancer-ID program to develop novel technologies for monitoring Cancer therapy through revealing the extracellular vesicle IDentity. In March 2018, he joined Instructive Biomaterials Engineering at MERLN institute, Maastricht University, the Netherlands, as a researcher in Bone Microfactory project which aims to develop a plug-and-play microfluidic platform for combinatorial production and high-throughput screening of bone graft substitutes.