Mar 2013 – Current

Tenured Full Professor

UNIST, Korea

Aug 2008 – Feb 2013

Associate Professor

UNIST, Korea

Sep 2007 – Jul 2008

Associate Professor

Chungbuk National University, Korea

Sep 2003 – Aug 2007

Assistant Professor

Chungbuk National University, Korea


Mar 2010 – Current


Low-Dimensional Carbon Materials Center, UNIST

Aug 2008 – Aug 2009

Visiting Scholar

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dec 1999 – Aug 2003

Research Chemist (P2)

US Air Force Research Lab

Dec 1998 – Nov 1999

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI), Kent State University

Research Supervisor: Dr. John West (Institute Director)


Aug 1994 – Aug 1998

Ph.D., The Maurice Morton Institute and Department of Polymer Science

The University of Akron

Research Advisor: Dr. Frank W. Harris (Institute Director)

Mar 1991 – Aug 1993

Ms. Eng., Department of Polymer Science

Kyungpook National University

Research Advisor: Dr. Seo, Kwan-Ho

Mar 1984 – Aug 1991

Bs. Eng., Department of Industrial Chemistry

Kyungpook National University

Academic Advisor: Dr. Shim, Sang-Chul


Nov 2015

Selected Top 100 Outstanding Research Award

Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), Korea

Mar 2013

Minister Award for Outstanding Research

Ministry of Knowledge and Economy

Nov 2011

Selected Top 50 Outstanding Research Award

National Research Foundation (NRF), Korea

Nov 2011

Selected Top 100 Outstanding Research Award

National Science & Technology Commision (NSTC), Korea

May 2011

Minister Award for Outstanding Teachers

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Dec 2007

Selected Top 51 Outstanding Research Award

Korea Research Foundation (KRF), Ministry of Education, Korea

Dec 1999

US National Research Council (NRC) Research Fellowship Award

Regular-NASA/LARC, # 9932470

Jul 1993

Korean Government Overseas Scholarship Award (Polymer Chemistry)

The Ministry of Education. File No. (93-A041)

Round-Trip Air Fare and the Total Allowance of U$46,800 for the Tenure of Three Years (Fall, 1994 ~ Fall, 1996)