Associate Professor
School of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University
Suwon 440-746, Korea 
e-mail: yigira@skku.edu, tel: 031-290-7289
Research Group: Soft Matter Research Laboratory at Sungkyunkwan University
 

  • Education
    • B.S., ChE, Yonsei University (1993-1997,  Korea)
    • M.S., ChE, KAIST (1997-1999, Korea)
    • Ph.D., ChE, KAIST (1999-2003, Korea, Advisor: Seung-Man Yang) 
    • Postdoc, ChE, UC Santa Barbara (2003.3-2004.2, Advisor: David J. Pine)
  • Appointments      
    • 2004. 2-2006.7: Senior Researcher, LG Chem Research Park
    • 2006.7~2009.8: Senior Researcher, Korea Basic Science Institute, Daejeon
    • 2009.9~2012.3: Assistant Professor, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Chungbuk
    • 2015.2-2015.8: Visiting Professor, Physics Department, New York University, New York, USA
    • 2012.3~present: Associate Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Gyeonggi
  •  Award

    • Best Research Scientist Award (2008) 
    • (Korea Research Council of Fundamental Science & Technology)
    • Best Graduate Student Paper Award (2002)
    • (Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers)
    • AmCheon Award (2002)
    • (Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering,  KAIST)
  • Publications (>100 journal articles, H-Index: 42 ) 
Google scholar Citations|Reserach ID|ORCID
    • 'Colloidal alloys with preassembled clusters and spheres' Nature Materials, 16(6), 652-657 (2017).
    • 'Ultrasmooth, highly spherical monocrystalline gold particles for precision plasmonics' ACS Nano 7, 11064-11070 (2013).
    • 'Shaping colloids for self-assembly' Nature communications 4, 1688 (2013).
    • 'Cooperative assembly of block copolymers with deformable interfaces: toward nanostructured particles' Advanced Materials 20 (21), 4103-4108 (2008).
  • Presentation
    • Invited speaker, "Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Particles" (Session title: Polymer Interfaces: Design, Structure, Physical Properties and Applications) Pacifichem 2015-12-17, Hawaii, USA.
    • "High-Density PEO-b-DNA Brushes on Polymer Particles for Colloidal Superstructures" Korea-China Bilateral Symposium 2015-8-23, Changchun, China.
  • Symposium Organizer
    • 'New Era in Nanoparticles and Interfaces' in 2015 Fall Meeting of Polymer Society of Korea, 2015-10-7, Daegu, Korea.
    • Korea-China Bilateral Symposium on Pomymer Materials 2016, 7/10-15, Seoul, Korea