Dr. Yoon-Bong Hahn is Director of BK21 Center for Future Energy Materials and Devices, Director of National Leading Research Lab for Hybrid Green Energy, Head of School of Semiconductor and Chemical Engineering, Chonbuk National University (CBNU), and Fellow of Korea Academy of Science and Technology. He joined CBNU in 1991, prior to which he worked for LG Metals Research Center for 1988-1991 after he received his Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Utah, USA, in 1988. His main research interest is the synthesis of metal and metal oxide nanostructures and their applications for optoelectronic devices and sensors, resulting in over 260 peer-reviewed SCI papers, and 300 presentations at domestic and international conferences. He co-authored 6 books including Metal Oxide Nanostructures and Their Applications (5 volume sets) published in March 2010 by American Scientific Publishers. He also has 11 registered and 9 applied patents. He received 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 conferred 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 conferred by International Biographical Center, Cambridge, UK.
He also has successfully organized over 20 international symposia, workshops and conferences around the globe and under the auspices of well-known societies and organizations (ACerS, E-MRS, KIChE, MRS, IUMRS, IUPAC, DGM, SPIE) on topical areas related to “Functional Oxide Materials Nanostructures and Their Applications for Energy Harvesting and Healthcare Devices”). He has been the Chair of the international conference “Materials for Alternative and Renewable Energy” (MCARE) held in Jeju, Korea in February 2015 and in Clear Water Florida in April 2016, and being held in Jeju, Korea in February 2017.