Jin-Ho Choy received his B.S. (1970) and M.S. degrees (1972) in chemical engineering from Yonsei University, Republic of Korea, his Ph.D. degree (1979) in inorganic chemistry from University of München (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany), and a Ph.D. degree (1993) in materials engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan). He was a Professor at the Department of Chemistry at Seoul National University (1981–2004) and is currently a distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Intelligent Nano-Bio Materials (CINBM) at Ewha Womans University. He was also a Visiting Professor of Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide du CNRS, Université de Bordeaux I, France (1985-1986), Department of Materials Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Ill, USA (2003), and Kumamoto University, Japan (2008), and an honorary Professor of Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, Australia (2013). He received an academic award from the Korean Chemical Society (1997), a national science award in chemistry from the Korean Government (2000), a Distinguished Service Knight Medal from the French Government (Palmes Academiques; Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques: 2003), a 1st Class National Science Medal (2006), Korean Best Scientist Award from the President of Korea (2007), an award of Role Models in Science from the Korean Government, an award of Fellow from the Royal Society of Chemistry , UK (2008), a culture award in science from Seoul City (2010), and an academic award from Ewha Womans University (2012).
Biography Updated on 6 September 2014