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Principal Investigator


Prof. Dong Ki Yoon


Dept. of Chemistry, KAIST

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Yonsei Univ. (2001.02)

M.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST (2003, 02)

Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST (2007.02)


2021.09 ~

Professor in Department of Chemistry

Adjunct Professor at Graduate School of Nanoscience and Technology & KAIST Institute for the NanoCentury


2020/09 ~ 2021.08 

Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry

2011.04 ~ 2020.08

Associate/Assistant Professor in Graduate School of Nanoscience and Technology

2009.03 ~ 2011.03

Research Associate in Dept. of Physics and LCMRC (Liquid crystal materials research center), Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

2007.03 ~ 2009.03

Senior Engineer in Advanced Process Development Team, Memory Division, Semiconductor Business, Samsung Electronics CO., LTD.


 The Excellence in Teaching Award, KAIST (2022. 06. 16)

► Mid-career Award at the Polymer Society of Korean (2022. 04. 07)

► Transdisciplinary Research Prize at the 50th anniversary of founding KAIST (2021. 05)

► Award for Advanced Research at 126th General meeting of Korean Chemical Society (2020. 10)

► Prime Minister’s Award at 53th Science Day (2020. 04)

► Merck Young Scientist Award at the 17th International Meeting on Inf. Dis. (2017), Korea (2017.08)

► MOE (Ministry of Education) Excellent basic research 50, Korea (2014.11)

► ILCS(The International Liquid Crystal Society) Early-Career Award:

The Michi Nakata Prize in the 24th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC 2012), US (2012.08)

► Junior Scientist Exchange Award in ICAM(Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter), US (2009.03)

Society activity

► Associated Editor of Journal of Information Display (2020-present)

► Associated Editor of Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (2022-present)

► Member of Korean Polymer Society, Vice-Chair of the International Advisory Board (2022-present)/ Organizing Committee Member of Colloid & Molecular Assembly (CAMA) (2023-present)/ Academic Committee Member (2020~2021) / Vice-Chief Editor of Polymer Science and Technology (2017-2018)

► Member of Korean Chemical Society (2017-present), Secretary in Polymer Chemistry Division (2021)

► Program Committee of SPIE Photonics West, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies (ELCT) (2023-present)

► Organizing Committee Member of 18th and 17th International Conference on Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals; FLC2021 (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and FLC2019 (Boulder, USA)

Member of Korean Information Display Society (2011-present), Secretary in LC technology division (2013-2021), Board Member of Korean Information Display Society (2022-present)

► Member of Korean Synchrotron Radiation User's Association, Secretary in SAXS division (2020-2021)

► Member of ACS (2018~), Secretary of ACS South Korea Chapter(2022)

► Organizing Committee Member of Polycondensation 2022

MEMBERS: 직원 소개
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