"We Engineer Light-Material Interactions for De Novo Optoelectronics"

Excitonic Engineering Lab. @ SKKU

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Prof. Dr. Sae Byeok Jo [조새벽] received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Aug. 2014. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Washington, USA, until May 2020 and then as a research professor at Yonsei University, Korea. He will start working as an assistant professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Sungkyungkwan University (SKKU), Korea in Feb. 2022. He is a chemical engineer and material scientist, creating rational designs of next-generation molecular opto-electronic systems thru his expertise on polymer physics, semiconductor physics, synchrotron analysis and ultrafast spectroscopy.

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor @ School of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, Korea

Research Professor @ Nano Science and Technology Research Institute, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

  • 2020.08.01 ~ 2022.02 (1 yr 7 mos)

  • Smart Electronic-Device and Process Lab (Prof. Jeong Ho Cho)

  • Developing photoelectronic computing systems based on color-selective hybrid photosensors and memory devices

  • Developing hybrid optoelectronic devices with extremely low non-ideal losses via the molecular excited state engineering

Postdoctoral Researcher @ Jen Research Group, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

  • 2015.10.26 ~ 2020.06.03 (4 yrs 7 mos)

  • PI: Prof. Alex. K.-Y. Jen (University of Washington, USA)

  • Studied excited state engineering of conjugated molecules and perovskites

  • Studied ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy based on femto-second lasers

Postdoctoral Researcher @ Polymer Research Institute, Pohang, Korea

  • 2014.08.08 ~ 2015.10.31 (1 yr 3 mos)

  • 2015.02.11 ~ 2015.10.31 (J.A. @ Center for Advanced Soft Electronics, Pohang, Korea)

  • PI: Prof. Kilwon Cho (POSTECH, Korea)

  • Studied controlled growth of ultra-high quality graphene templates

  • Studied synchrotron analysis of templated organic nanocrystals

  • Studied device physical analysis of heterointerfaces in photovoltaic devices

  • Developed nano-second transient opto-electronic measurement systems

Research Assistant @ Cho Research Group, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH, Pohang, Korea

  • 2009.03.02 ~ 2014.08.08 (5 yrs 5 mos)

  • Lead 10 research projects in the field of organic photovoltaics and graphene electronics

  • Contributed partially in various industrial research projects (LG Chemistry, Samsung Electronics and POSCO R&D) and mainly in government research projects including Global Frontier Research Center for Advanced Soft Electronics (CASE)

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Chemical Engineering

  • 2005.03.02 ~ 2009.02.18

  • Dept. of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH, Pohang, Korea

  • Graduation project : "High Performance Organic Photovoltaic Cell via Post-production Thermal Annealing"

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude (with Academic Achievement of Highest Distinction)

Gyeonggi Science High School for the Gifted (GSHS), Korea

  • 2003.03.02 ~ 2005.02.28

  • Graduated in Advance (exempted 1 year)

Honors & Activities

Activity

Grants & Honors

  • NRF Fostering the Next Generation of Researchers Program for Development of Hybrid Opto electronic Devices with Extremely Low Non-ideal Losses via the Molecular Excited State Engineering, National Research Foundation, Korea

  • Grant# NRF-2020R1A6A3A01098863

  • 2020.09.01 ~ 2022.08.31

  • Outstanding Poster Awards Materials Research Society, USA, Nov. 2014

  • PCE Graduate Fellowship Dept. of Chem. Eng., POSTECH, Korea, 2012-2013

  • BK21 Outstanding Graduate Fellowship Ministry of Education, Korea, 2012

  • T.J. Park Graduate Fellowship POSCO T.J. Park Foundation, Korea, 2009-2012

  • Outstanding Poster Awards Materials Research Society, USA, Nov. 2011

  • Best Poster Awards Polymer Society of Korea, Korea, Apr. 2011

  • Graduate with top honors Dept. of Chem. Eng., POSTECH, Korea, 2009

  • Samsung Junior Frontier Leader Scholarship Samsung, Korea, 2005-2008

Excitonic Engineering Lab.

SB Research Group @ SKKU