Department Address: Department of Chemistry,
Seoul National University, Seoul 152-742, Korea
Telephone (Office): +82-2-882-6569
Telephone (Lab): +82-2-882-6570
Byung Hee Hong received B.S. (1998), M.S. (2000) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in chemistry from POSTECH. After spending 3.5 years as a post-doc at Columbia University (Advisor: Philip Kim), he joined the Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University as an assistant professor in 2007. Now he is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Seoul National University. Prof. Hong pioneered the synthesis of large-scale graphene by chemical vapor deposition (CVD), which triggered chemical researches toward the practical applications of graphene. His first report on CVD synthesis of graphene (Nature 457, 706 (2009)) has recorded the world No. 1 citations in chemistry among the papers published since 2009. A year after, Prof. Hong developed the synthesis of ultra-large graphene based on roll-to-roll methods and its application to flexible touch screens (Nature Nanotech. 5, 574-578 (2010)), which is believed to be the first demonstration of graphene materials utilized for practical electronic devices. Prof. Hong was invited to give a presentation on the large-scale synthesis and practical applications of graphene in Nobel Symposium in 2010. He received POSCO TJ Park Science Fellowship (2009), SKKU Young Fellowship (2010), Yumin Award of Science (2010), Kyung-Ahm Prize of Natural Sciences (2011), Excellent Researcher Award in Materials Chemistry (Korean Chemical Society, 2012), and Creative Knowledge Award (Korean Government, 2012).