Kijung Yong earned his B.Che.E. degree from Yonsei University in 1990. After graduation, he continued his M.S. studies at Yonsei University. Then in 1993, Yong went to the United States for his Ph.D. studies. In 1997, he earned a Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), under the guidance of Professors Andrew J. Gellman and Paul J. Sides. His Ph.D. thesis title was “The effect of substrate misorientation on the homoepitaxial growth of cadmium telluride by organometallic vapor phase epitaxy.” After finishing his Ph.D. study, Yong joined Professor John G. Ekerdt’s laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin as a Postdoctoral Scholar. During his postdoctoral research period, he focused on surface reaction study of metal-organic molecules on semiconductor surfaces. Upon returning to Korea in August 2000, he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at POSTECH as an Assistant Professor. In 2005, he was promoted to be an Associate Professor. After joining POSTECH, Yong’s research activities have focused on the field of nanomaterials synthesis/applications and surface chemistry, especially on semiconductor nanowires/nanofilms growth and applications. Moreover, he has published 70 peer-reviewed research articles in SCI journals with 5 patents. His research articles have been published in highly recognized, international SCI journals such as Advanced Materials, Chemical Communications, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Crystal Growth and Design, Nanotechnology, and Journal of Electrochemical Society. He has implemented 26 research projects, funded by the Korean government and by industry during this period.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2011