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 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 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
- Long-term efficient organic photovoltaics based on quaternary bulk heterojunctions,
Minwoo Nam, Minjeong Cha, Hyun Hwi Lee, Kahyun Hur, Kyu-Tae Lee, Jaehong Yoo, Il Ki Han, S. Joon Kwon, Doo-Hyun Ko,
Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 14068.
- A Comparative Study of Nanoparticle-Ink-Based CIGSSe Thin Film Solar Cells on Different Back Contact Substrates,
Se Jin Park, Jin Woo Cho, Gi Soon Park, Jae Seung Jeong, Jihyun Kim, Doo-Hyun Ko, Yun Jeong Hwang, Byoung Koun Min,
Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2016, 37, 361–365.
- Sonication Effect on All-Polymer Solar Cell Performance,
Nilesh Barange, Young Dong Kim, Minwoo Nam, Byoungnam Park, Byunghoon Kim, Il Ki Han, Doo-Hyun Ko,
J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2016, 16, 10308–10312.
- Ordered Nanoscale Heterojunction Architecture for Enhanced Solution-Based CuInGaS2 Thin Film Solar Cell Performance,
Nilesh Barange, Van Ben Chu, Minwoo Nam, In-Hwan Ahn, Young Dong Kim, Il Ki Han, Byoung Koun Min, Doo-Hyun Ko,
Adv. Energy Mater. 2016, 6, 1601114.
- Dehydrogenative Oxidation of Alcohols Catalyzed by Highly Dispersed Ruthenium Incorporated Titanium Oxide,
Youngyong Kim, Seokhoon Ahn, Jun Hwang, Doo-Hyun Ko, Ki-Young Kwon,
Catalysts 2016, 7, 7.
- Nanoscale Pillar-Enhanced Tribological Surfaces as Antifouling Membranes,
Wansuk Choi, Edwin P. Chan, Jong-Hyun Park, Won-Gi Ahn, Hyun Wook Jung, Seungkwan Hong, Jong Suk Lee, Ji-Young Han, Sangpil Park, Doo-Hyun Ko, Jung-Hyun Lee,
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 31433–31441.
Selected Publications by Yunho Lee
- A T-Shaped Nickel(I) Metalloradical Species,
Changho Yoo, Yunho Lee,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 9502–9506.
- Single and double-doping effects on the thermoelectric properties of two Zintl compounds: Eu11Bi8.07(2)Sn1.93 and Eu10.74(2)K0.26Bi9.14(2)Sn0.86,
Woongjin Choi, Junsu Lee, Yunho Lee, Kyunghan Ahn, Tae-Soo You,
Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 11840–11850.
- Carbon dioxide binding at a Ni/Fe center: synthesis and characterization of Ni(η1-CO2-κC) and Ni-μ-CO2-κC:κ2O,O′-Fe,
Changho Yoo, Yunho Lee,
Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 600–605.
- Well-Defined Cesium Benzotriazolide as an Active Catalyst for Generating Disubstituted Ureas from Carbon Dioxide and Amines,
Cong Chien Truong, Jin Kim, Yunho Lee, Yong Jin Kim,
ChemCatChem 2017, 9, 247–252.
- σ-Complexation as a strategy for designing copper-based light emitters,
Yeong-Eun Kim, Jin Kim, Joon Woo Park, Kiyoung Park, Yunho Lee,
Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 2858–2861.
- Novel intramolecular π–π-interaction in a BODIPY system by oxidation of a single selenium center: geometrical stamping and spectroscopic and spectrometric distinctions,
Youngsam Kim, Taehong Jun, Sandip V. Mulay, Sudesh T. Manjare, Jinseong Kwak, Yunho Lee, David G. Churchill,
Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 4111–4117.
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