Prof. Jin-Ho Choy
Director, Center for Intelligent Nano-Bio Materials, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Prof. Jin-Ho Choy received his B.S. (1970) and M.S. degrees (1972) in chemical engineering from Yonsei University, his Ph.D. degree (1979) in inorganic chemistry from University of Muenchen (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München). He was a professor in the department of chemistry at Seoul National University (1981-2004), and is currently a distinguished professor and director of the Center for Intelligent Nano-Bio Materials (CINBM) at Ewha Womans University. He’s Honorary Professor, Australian Institute for Bioengineering  and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland,  Brisbane, Queensland- Australia. He’s also a Chair and Fellow of the Natural Sciences Division- Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST). He was also a visiting professor of Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide du CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux I, France (1985-1986), department of materials engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA.(2003), and Kumamoto University, Japan (2008) He was a member of the international editorial board (IEB) or an associate editor of the Journal of Material Chemistry, Materials Research Bulletine and Chemistry of Materials, and is currently involved in various journals such as, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Solid State Sciences, Chemistry –An Asian Journal, and etc., as a IEB member. He also received academic award from the Korean Chemical Society (2000), national science award in chemistry from the Korean Government (2003), a Distinguished Service Knight Medal from the French Government (Palmes Academiques ; Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques :2003), a 1st Class National Science Medal(2006), Korean Best Scientist Award from the President of Korea (2007), award of Role Models in Science from the Korean Government, award of Fellow from the Royal Society of Chemistry , UK (2008), a culture award in science from Seoul City (2010). His research interests include nano drug delivery system, 2-D heterostructured nanomaterials, such as inorganic-inorganic, organic-inorganic, and bio-inorganic hybrids with multiple functions and various intercalation compounds, and he has published more than 500 papers and 50 patents.