KCS-Wiley Young Chemist Award 2017

  • Author: ChemViews Magazine
  • Published Date: 19 October 2017
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The KCS-Wiley Young Chemist Awards are presented annually by the Korean Chemical Society (KCS) and John Wiley & Sons. They are awarded to two young Korean scientists under the age of 40 for outstanding achievements and contributions to the community.

This year, the awards were presented to Doo-Hyun Ko, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea, and Yunho Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, at the 120th KCS General Meeting & Exposition on October 19, 2017.


Doo-Hyun Ko

Doo-Hyun Ko studied chemistry at Korea University, Seoul, and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, where he received his Ph.D. in 2010 under the supervision of Edward T. Samulski. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the University of Cambridge, UK. From 2012 to 2015, he was Senior Researcher at the Center for Nanophotonics of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology. Then, he joined Kyung Hee University as Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry.

His research interests include optoelectronic and smart materials, spectrum conversion technology, and hybrid nanophotonic sensors.


Yunho Lee

Yunho Lee studied chemistry at Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea, and at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, where he received his Ph.D. in 2007 under the supervision of Kenneth D. Karlin. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Jonas C. Peters, first at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, then at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, USA. In 2010, he joined KAIST as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. In 2015, he was promoted to Associate Professor.

His research is focused on inorganic and bioorganometallic chemistry and organometallic catalysis. His interests include multi-electron transformations at a single metal center, metal-ligand cooperative reactions, C1 and N1 conversions mediated by transition metals, and the photophysical properties of copper centers.

Selected Publications by Doo-Hyun Ko

Selected Publications by Yunho Lee

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