Prof. Sang Ouk Kim
Dr. Sang Ouk Kim is the KAIST designated chair professor in the department of materials science & engineering, KAIST and the director of ‘National Creative Research Initiative Centre for Multi-Dimensional Directed Nanoscale Assembly’ in Korea. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in the department of chemical engineering at KAIST. After his Ph.D. at 2000, He worked with prof. Paul Nealey in the University of Wisconsin-Madison as postdoctoral researcher and contributed to the pioneering research works for the birth of DSA. He joined the faculty member of KAIST in 2004 and have served for almost 12 years already. Prof. Kim’s current research is focusing on the directed assembly of various nanoscale materials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, 2D transition metal chalcogenides as well as block copolymers. To date, he co-authored more than 160 international journal papers and his h-index is higher than 55 (google scholar). Prof. Kim is serving on the editorial board members of several academic journals, including ‘Molecular Systems Design & Engineering (RSC), ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces’ and ‘Particle & Particle Systems Characterization’ (Wiley). He has received numerous academic awards for his research, including KAIST Grand Prize for Research, Korean Prime Minister Award and Presidential Young Scientist Award.