Young-Seok Shon received the B.S. degree and M.S. degree in chemistry from the Sogang University in Seoul in 1991 and 1993, respectively. He then served as a Research Assistant at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology before he came to the USA for graduate studies at the University of Houston in 1994. Dr. Shon received the 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 at 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 at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the California State University, Long Beach, Calif, USA in 2006. He is an Organic Chemist and a Nanomaterial Researcher. His current research includes the synthesis and application of nanoisland films for optical sensing, monolayer-capped nanoparticles for catalysis, and nanoparticle-cored dendrimers for multifunctional biomarkers.
Biography Updated on 13 January 2011