The KCS-Wiley Young Chemist Award is presented annually by the Korean Chemical Society (KCS) and John Wiley & Sons. Two young scientists of Korean nationality under the age of 40, holding a Ph.D. degree, are selected for outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. The award winners receive a certificate and a book voucher.
The 2012 award was presented to In Su Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), and Dal-Hee Min, Seoul National University, both South Korea, during the KCS annual meeting on October 17–19, 2012.
In Su Lee studied chemistry at Seoul National University, gaining his Bachelor’s degree in 1995 and his Master’s degree in 1997. He finished his Ph.D. thesis at the same university on organometallic compounds with large hyperpolarizability and crystal engineering. From 2003 to 2005, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), USA. He was Assistant and Associate Professor between 2006 and 2011 at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyung Hee University, South Korea. Since 2011, he has been Associate professor at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea.
His research is currently focused on the synthesis and modifications of nanoparticles.
Dal-Hee Min studied chemistry at Seoul National University, South Korea, obtaining her Master’s degree in 1999. She finished her Ph.D. thesis at the University of Chicago, USA, in 2005 and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, between 2005 and 2007. From 2007–2011, she worked as an Associate Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea. Since 2011, she has been an Associate Professor at Seoul National University, South Korea.
Her current research interests are bioapplications of nanomaterials, biochips, drug screening and drug delivery.
Selected publications of In Su Lee:
- Electroless Pt Deposition on Mn3O4 Nanoparticle via the Galvanic Replacement Process: Electrocatalytic Nanocomposite with Enhanced Performance for Oxygen Reduction,
K. W. Kim, S. M. Kim, S. Choi, J. Kim, I. S. Lee,
ACS Nano 2012, 6, 5122–5129.
- Functionalized Fe3O4 Nanoparticles for Detecting Zinc Ions in Living Cells and Their Cytotoxicity,
G. Kang, H. Son, J. M. Lim, H.-S. Kweon, I. S. Lee, D. Kang, J. H. Jung
Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 5843–5847.
- Seed-mediated Growth of Gold inside Hollow Silica Nanospheres for Sensing Peroxide and Glucose Concentrations,
T.-L. Ha, J. Shin, C. W. Lim, I. S. Lee,
Chem. Asian J. 2012, 7, 36–39.
Selected publications of Dal-Hee Min:
- Efficient Functional Delivery of siRNA using Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles with Ultralarge Pores,
Hee-Kyung Na, Mi-Hee Kim, Kihyun Park, Soo-Ryoon Ryoo, Kyung Eun Lee, Hyesung Jeon, Ryong Ryoo, Changbong Hyeon, Dal-Hee Min,
Small 2012, 8(11), 1752–1761.
- Fabrication of Alternating Multilayer Films of Graphene Oxide and Carbon Nanotube and Its Application in Mechanistic Study of Laser Desorption/Ionization of Small Molecules,
Y.-K. Kim, D.-H. Min,
ACS Appl. Mater. & Inter. 2012, 4(4), 2088–2095.
- Functional Delivery of DNAzyme with Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Hepatitis C Virus Gene Knockdown,
S.-R. Ryoo, H. Jang, K.-S. Kim, B. Lee, K. B. Kim, Y.-K. Kim, W.-S. Yeo, Y. Lee, D.-E. Kim, D.-H. Min,
Biomaterials 2012, 33(9), 2754–2761.
- A New Assay for Endonuclease/Methyltransferase Activities based on Graphene Oxide,
Jieon Lee, Young-Kwan Kim, Dal-Hee Min,
Anal. Chem. 2011, 83(23), 8906–8912.
- A Graphene-Based Platform for the Assay of Duplex-DNA Unwinding by Helicase,
Hongje Jang, Young-Kwan Kim, Hyun-Mi Kwon, Woon-Seok Yeo, Dong-Eun Kim, Dal-Hee Min,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 49(33), 5703–5707.
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