Chonbuk National University, South Korea
Yoon-Bong Hahn is a Fellow of Korea Academy of Science and Technology, Director of BK21 Center for Future Energy Materials and Devices, Director of National Leading Research Lab for Hybrid Green Energy and Head of Semiconductor and Chemical Engineering School, Chonbuk National University (CBNU). He joined CBNU in 1991 prior to which he worked for LG Metals Research Center from 1988-1991 after he received his PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Utah in 1988. His main research interest is the synthesis of metal and metal oxide nano structures and their applications for optoelectronic devices and chemical and biological sensors, resulting in over 280 peer-reviewed SCI papers and 14 patents. He co-authored 6 books including “Metal Oxide Nanostructures and Their Applications” published in March 2010 by American Scientific Publishers. He received Asian Energy Technology Award 2017 by International Association of Advanced materials, Rudolf A Marcus Award for outstanding research work in the field of Chemical Science in 2016, the ACerS Global Ambassador Award 2016 conferred by the American Ceramic Society, the Scientist of the Month Award in 2011 by Korea Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the CBNU’s Best Research Professor Award consecutively in 2008-2010, and top 100 scientists award four times in 2005, 2011, 2014 and 2015 accredited by International Biographical Center, Cambridge, UK.