Department of Chemistry
KI for the Nanocentury
Interdisciplinary Program in Polymer Science and Engineering
KAIST-Samsung SDI Battery Educational Program
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141 South Korea
OFFICE #202 Basic Science Building (E6-6)
LAB #216 Basic Science Building (E6-6)
Research ID F-1031-2011
Google Scholar https://scholar.google.co.kr/citations?user=rZBhJdEAAAAJ&hl
Myungeun Seo received his B.S. (2002), M.S. (2004), and Ph.D. (2008) in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry at KAIST, Korea. During his Ph.D. research, he explored self-assembly of benzamide-containing molecules under the supervision of Prof. Sang Youl Kim. He also participated in international collaborations by visiting Prof. Masa-aki Kakimoto’s group at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan and Prof. Craig J. Hawker’s group at University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. After receiving Ph.D., he spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow in the same group and then moved to Prof. Marc A. Hillmyer’s group at the University of Minnesota in 2009 where he worked on nanoporous polymers derived from block polymer precursors. He started his own career in 2013 as an assistant professor in the graduate school of nanoscience and technology at KAIST, and is now an associate professor in the department of chemistry. He is currently on a sabbatical leave and at Stanford University as a visiting faculty.
His research interests include controlled polymer synthesis, polymer/small molecule self-assembly, and porous polymers for environmental and energy applications. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, ACS Macro Letters, and Macromolecules. He also wrote a book chapter in “Submicron Porous Materials” published by Springer. He has co-organized an ACS PMSE symposium in ACS 2018 Spring and has served as a chairperson in ACS (2018 Spring) and Pacifichem (2015) meetings. In 2016, he was named one of “Asia’s Rising Scientists” by Asian Scientist Magazine. He also won lectureship awards from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (“Invited Lecturer from Young Scientists”, 2017) and the Chemical Society of Japan (“Lectureship Award of Asian International Symposium”, 2019). His interviews have been featured in Wiley Asia Blog (2015), Asian Scientist Magazine (2016), and Nature (2018).