Dong-Pyo Kim serves as a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH, Pohang, Republic of Korea. He has been serving as a Director of the National Creative Research Center of Applied Microfluidic Chemistry under 9-year governmental support since 2008. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Temple University, 1991, and worked at the Department of Materials Science And Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), as a Postdoctoral Fellow during 1991–1993 and at Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) as a Senior Researcher during 1993–1995. Prior to joining POSTECH in 2012, he had worked at the Applied Chemistry Department in the Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, during 1995–2012, in the area of silicon-based inorganic polymers and sol-gel chemistry for functional oxide ceramics. And this material chemistry background became a strong asset to allow the development of new material-based microfluidic devices for microchemical synthesis in organics, polymers, and inorganic materials. His research interests cover the design, fabrication, and characterization of Lab-on-a-Chip microfluidic synthetic systems with materials chemistry. Recently his research is extending to microchemical process as well as microalgae-based biomass in microfluidic channel.
Biography Updated on 11 October 2012