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Byung Hee Hong (b. 1971) received the BS (1998), MS (2000) and PhD (2002) degrees in chemistry from POSTECH in Korea. After spending 3.5 years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Columbia University (Advisor: Philip Kim), he joined the Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) as an Assistant Professor, in 2007. Now, he is a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Seoul National Univ. as of Mar. 1, 2017.

Byung Hee Hong pioneered the large-scale synthesis of graphene by CVD, which triggered chemical research studies toward the practical applications of graphene. His first report on the CVD synthesis of graphene (Nature 457, 706 (2009)) has recorded the world highest citations in chemistry among the papers published since 2009. A year after, Byung Hee Hong developed the synthesis of ultra-large graphene based on roll-to-roll methods and applied the material to flexible touch screens (Nature Nanotech. 5, 574-578 (2010)), which is believed to be the first demonstration of the utilization of graphene materials in practical electronic devices. 

For this contribution, Byung Hee Hong was invited by the Nobel Committee to give a presentation in the Novel Symposium on Graphene, five months prior to the announcement of the Nobel Physics Prize on graphene in 2010. The press release by the Royal Swedish Academy has cited Byung Hee Hong’s paper as one of the major research achievements that contributed to the prize, and his achievements are being exhibited in Nobel Museum. He is a Regional Editor for 2D Materials journal and a Strategic Advisory Board Member for EU Graphene Flagship Project. He spun-off a company called Graphene Square Inc. (http://www.graphenesq.com) in 2012, specialized in high-quality graphene and 2D materials synthesis equipment.

Selected Publications 
1. “Growth dynamics and gas transport mechanism of nanobubbles in graphene liquid cells,” Nature Commun. 2015, 6, 6068.
2. “Graphene for displays that bend," Nature Nanotech. 2014, 9, 737-738.
3. “Extremely efficient flexible organic light-emitting diodes with modified graphene anode,” Nature Photonics 2012 , 6, 105.
4. “High-performance graphene-based transparent flexible heaters,” Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 5154.
5. "Roll-to-roll production of 30 inch graphene films for transparent electrodes,” Nature Nanotech. 2010, 5, 574. (Cover Article)
6. “Wafer-Scale Synthesis and Transfer of Graphene Films." Nano Lett. 2010, 10, 490-493.
7. “Large-Scale pattern growth of graphene films for stretchable transparent electrodes,” Nature 2009, 457, 706. 
8. “Near-field focusing and magnification through self-assembled nanoscale spherical lenses,” Nature 2009, 460, 498.
9. “Covalently bridging gaps in single-walled carbon nanotubes with conducting molecules,” Science 2006, 311, 356.
10. “Ultrathin single-crystalline silver nanowire arrays formed in an ambient solution phase,” Science 2001, 294, 348. 

*Full publication list: http://www.graphene.re.kr/html/publication/research.asp


EDUCATION

Ph. D. in Chemistry, August 2002; Pohang University of Science and Technology

Thesis Title:      Formation and Application of Calix[4]hydroquinoneNanostructures

Thesis Advisor: Prof. Kwang S. Kim

B. S. in Chemistry, February 1998; Pohang University of Science and Technology


EMPLOYMENT

2011.9 – Present  Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University

2014.9 – Director, SNU Graphene Center, Seoul National University

2014.9 – Present  Visiting Associate, Department of Physics, Harvard University

2007.9 – 2011.8  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Sungkyunkwan Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT)  

2004.3 – 2007.8  Post-doc. Columbia University

2002.9 – 2004.2  Post-doc, Pohang University of Science and Technology


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

       Awards

       - 2009 POSCO Cheong-Am Bessemer Fellowship, TJ Park Foundation

       - 2010 SKKU Young Fellowship, Sungkyunkwan University

       - 2010 Joong-Ang Daily - Yumin Award of Science                                                                        

       - 2011 Kyung-Ahm Prize of Natural Sciences

       - 2012 Excellent Researcher Award (Korean Chemical Society)

       - 2012 Creative Knowledge Award (Ministry of Education, Sci. and Tech.)

       Journal Editor/Editorial Board

       - 2D Materials, Institute of Physics, Regional Editor (Asia) (2013~).

       - Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, Editorial Board (2012~).

       Advisory Board/Project Committee

       - EU Graphene Flagship, Strategic Advisory Council (2011~).

       - Cambridge Univ. Graphene Center, External Advisory Board (2013~).

       - LG Electronics, Advisory Committee for CTO (2012~).

       - Graphene Square Inc., Founder & Scientific Advisory Board (2012~).

       - Korean Graphene Commercialization Project, Planning Committee (2011~2012).

       - Korean Graphene Hub Project, Planning Committee (2012).

       - MELFAS Co. Ltd., Outside Director (2013.4~2015.12).

       Conference Organizers/Symposium Chairs

       - 2010 MRS spring meeting, San Francisco, Symposium Co-Chair

       - 2010 Recent Advances in Graphene and Related Materials, Co-Organizer

       - 2010 International Conference on Electronic Materials and Nanotechnology for

          Green Environment, Symposium Chair

       - 2011 Recent Progress in Graphene Research, Organizing Chair

       - 2012 Graphene Week 2012, Co-Organizer

       - 2014 Graphene Week 2014, Scientific Advisory Board

       - 2015 Graphene Week 2015, Scientific Advisory Board

       Plenary/Keynote/Tutorial Talks

- 2010 Recent Advances in Graphene and Related Materials (Keynote)

- 2010 Korea Material Research Society Meeting (Plenary)

- 2010 ISEPD, Chiang Mai, Thailand (Keynote)

- 2010 ICNST 2010, Gwangju, Korea (Plenary)

- 2010 Dasan Conference on Graphene, Jeju, Korea (Opening Keynote)

- 2010 AVS Fall meeting, Albuquerque, NM (Tutorial)

- 2011 NT11, Cambridge, UK (Tutorial)

- 2011 Graphene 2011, Bilbao, Spain (Keynote)

- 2011 15th International Conference on Thin Films, Kyoto, Japan (Plenary)

- 2013 New Diamond and Nano Carbon 2013, Singapore (Keynote)

- 2013 7th World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio (Keynote)

- 2016 2nd International Conference in Two-dimensional Layered Materials, Hong Kong (Plenary)

Invited Talks

- 2009 APS March Meeting, Pittsburgh, USA

- 2010 Graphene Week, Maryland, USA

- 2010 E-MRS Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France

- 2010 International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials (SSDM), Tokyo, Japan

- 2010 30th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors (ICPS), Seoul, Korea

- 2010 Nobel Symposium on Graphene, Stockholm, Sweden

- 2011 Graphene Week 2011, Obergurgl, Austria

- 2011 APS March Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA

- 2011 Graphene 2020: Opportunities for Europe, Brussels, Belgium

- 2011 Baker Symposium: The Future of Graphene Chemistry, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, USA

- 2011 Nature Conference "Graphene: The Road to Applications", Boston, USA (Overview)

- 2011 IOP Topical Research Meetings on Physics: Graphene and Related Two-Dimensonal Materials, London, UK.

- 2012 Graphene 2012, Brussels, Belgium- 2012 Graphene Week 2012, Delft, Netherland

- 2012 Graphene and Green Energy International Symposium 2012, Tianjin, China.

- 2012 ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, USA.

- 2013 ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, USA.

- 2013 Chamers, AoA Conference, Marstrand, Sweden.

- 2013 London Business Conference on Graphene, London, UK

- 2014 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA (2 invited talks)

- 2014 Gordon Research Conference, Lewiston, USA

- 2014 Graphene Week, Gothenburg, Sweden

- 2015 Grapchina 2015, Qingdao, China (2 invited talks)

- 2015 Graphene Canada 2015, Montreal, Canada (2 invited talks)

- 2015 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), Washington DC, USA

- 2015 Pacifichem, Hawaii, USA

- 2016 China Graphene Summit, Shanghai, China


CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

Nanomaterials Synthesis

       - Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of graphene, CNTs, h-BN, and TMDCs.

       - Self-assembled organic nanomaterials (nanotubes, lenses, and spheres)

       - Nanowires & metal-organic core-shell nanostructures (Au, Ag, Pt, Pd).

  Nanofabrication and characterization

       - Electron-beam lithography techniques for molecular electronics

       - Photolithography

       - Low-temperature measurement of electron-transport properties

       - Low-temperature measurement of magnetic properties

  Nano-analysis

       - Liquid-Phase Transmission Electron Microscopy

       - High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (SAPD, EDX, EELS).

       - Confocal Raman & Atomic Probe Microscopy.