Wonyong Choi (born in 1965) received a B.S. degree in engineering (chemical technology) from Seoul National University (Korea) in 1988, a M.S. degree in chemistry (surface physical chemistry) from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH, Korea), a Ph.D. degree in chemistry (environmental photocatalysis) under the guidance of Prof. Michael R. Hoffmann from California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, USA) in 1996. He then worked on heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry with Dr. Ming-Taun Leu at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1996 to 1998 as a postdoctoral scholar. Dr. Choi joined the faculty of POSTECH in 1998 as an assistant professor and became a full professor in 2008. His main research interests are mainly focused on semiconductor photocatalysis and photochemistry for solar energy conversion and environmental applications. Dr. Choi has published more than 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals, which have been cited more than 14,000 times to date (as of 2012.6). He has completed the academic advice of 13 Ph.D. and 19 master students since 1998. He initiated the establishment of the Division of Environment and Energy in Korean Chemical Society and now serves as the Chair of the division (2011-2012). In recognition of his academic achievements, he was elected to the junior member of Korean Academy of Science and Technology in 2003 and selected as the recipient of Young Scientist Award (Korean Academy of Science and Technology) in 2005 and Lectureship Award for Asian and Oceanian Photochemist (Japanese Photochemistry Association) in 2008. He serves as an editor of Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier: 2008-present) and the advisory board of J. Advanced Oxidation Technology (Sci. Technol. Network), Energy and Environmental Science (RSC: 2008-present), and Journal of Physical Chemistry (ACS: 2009-2011).
Biography Updated on 5 August 2012