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Prof. Moon Jeong Park named Associate Editor of Macromolecules

2016-10-21 458

Prof. Moon Jeong Park (Dept. of Chemistry) has been appointed as the Associate Editor of Macromolecules, an authoritative international peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Chemical Society. It is reported that she is the first Korea-based scientist to join the editorial board of an international journal in the field of molecular science.

Prof. Park, who was named last July the winner of Hanwha-Total IUPAC Young Scientist Award 2016 for the first time ever in Asia, is deemed as one of the most promising scientists in polymer chemistry. She earned her doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering at Seoul National University and was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California Berkeley.  She joined POSTECH in 2009 and is now an associate professor.

Prof. Park is currently working on four major research topics: 1) understanding ion transport in polymer electrolytes to improve device performance; 2) designing organic-inorganic hybrid materials with an aim to improve their charge storage properties; 3) investigating the electromechanical behavior of ion-containing polymers to pave the way for advanced biomimetic technologies; and 4) exploiting fluorescence in non-conjugated amorphous polymer electrolytes to expand the category of highly-efficient light-emitting materials. The principle objective of her research is to develop a fundamental understanding of the chemistry of molecular interactions.