Prof. Taeghwan Hyeon
Prof. Taeghwan Hyeon received his B. S. (1987) and M. S. (1989) in Chemistry from Seoul National University (SNU), Korea. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from U. Illinois (1996). Since he joined the faculty of the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering of SNU in September 1997, he has been focused on the synthesis and applications of uniform-sized nanoparticles and nanoporous materials, and published > 250 papers in prominent international journals and they have been cited > 25,000 times (lifetime h-index of 84). In February 2011, he was selected as “Top 100 Chemists” of the decade (2000-2010) by UNESCO&IUPAC (ranked at 37th in chemistry; 19th in materials science). In 2012, he was appointed as a Director of Center for Nanoparticle Research of Institute for Basic Science (IBS). He is Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Materials Research Society (MRS). He received many awards including the Korean Young Scientist Award (2002), DuPont Sci&Tech Award (2005), POSCO-T. J. Park Award (2008), and Hoam Prize (2012, Samsung Hoam Foundation). Since 2010, he has served as an Associate Editor of J. Am. Chem. Soc. He has been serving as editorial (advisory) board members of Advanced Materials, Nanoscale, Nano Today, and Small.