Young-Seok Shon received B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from the Sogang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, in 1991 and 1993, respectively. He then served as a Research Assistant at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Republic of Korea, before he came to the USA for graduate studies at the University of Houston, Houston, Tex, USA, in 1994. Dr. Shon received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Houston in 1999 under the guidance of Professor T. R. Lee. Following graduation, he moved to Chapel Hill, NC, USA, and began a postdoctoral training in the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, under the guidance of Professor R. W. Murray. Shon joined the faculty at the Department of Chemistry in Western Kentucky University and began his academic career in 2001. Dr. Shon moved to his current position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the California State University, Long Beach, Calif, USA, in 2006. Dr. Shon serves as an organic chemist and a nanomaterial researcher. His current research includes the synthesis and application of ligand-capped nanoparticles for catalysis, engineered nanoparticle hybrids for plasmonics and device stability evaluations, and nanoparticle-cored dendrimers for multifunctional biomarkers.
Biography Updated on 9 January 2013