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Professor Joon Won Park Wins the Academic Excellence Prize of the Korean Chemical Society

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 Professor Joon Won Park Wins
 the Academic Excellence Prize of the Korean Chemical Society
– M.S.-Ph.D. Integrated Course Student Jingoo Kim Wins the 2015 Dow Korea Award

POSTECH Professor Joon Won Park Wins the Academic Excellence Prize of the Korean Chemical Society

Professor Joon Won Park of the Dept. of Chemistry at POSTECH was selected as the winner of the Academic Excellence Prize by the Korean Chemical Society.
 
The Korean Chemical Society presented the Academic Excellence Prize to him in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of chemistry and great contribution toward advancement of chemical technology. He delivered a commemorative lecture to celebrate his prize-winning at the 115th General Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society.
 
After receiving his Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology (Caltech), he worked at the Lucky Central Research Institute as a research scientist. He has been a professor at POSTECH since 1990 and is also the founder and CEO of the university’s first venture company named NanoSurface Biosciences POSTECH (NSB-POSTECH).  

He has made extraordinary achievements in medical diagnosis and single biomolecule analysis with an atomic force microscope, and in the development of a biochip containing self-assembled monolayers.
 
At the meeting, POSTECH M.S.-Ph.D. integrated course student Jingoo Kim of the Dept. of Chemistry also received the 2015 Dow Korea Award and gave an oralpresentation as an award winner on his research for “Reversible and Cyclical Transformations between Solid and Hollow Nanostructures in Confined Reactions of Manganese Oxide and Silica within Nanosized Spheres.”