Misook Kang received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Jeju National University (Jeju, Republic of Korea) in 1991. She continued the graduate study at Pusan National University (Pusan, Republic of Korea) and received her Ph.D. degree from the Division of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry at the Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1998. She joined Sungkyunkwan and Kyung Hee Universities (Seoul, Republic of Korea) as a Research Faculty Member from 1999 to 2005 and was involved in research work in the areas of photocatalysis. Since 2006, she is working as a Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, Republic of Korea. Her research interests are in the area of renewable energy, with particular emphasis on solar cell and hydrogen production from photocatalysis with nanomaterials. She has published more than 150 papers in the field of energy and environment-related materials in peer-reviewed journals. In 2012, she received the Academic Research Award from the Korean Chemical Society. She was selected as the Most Excellent Research Professor at Yeungnam University in 2011; moreover she received an Honorable Best Paper Award for distinguished achievements at the International Symposium on Green Manufacturing and Applications in 2013. She is a Member of the Korean Society of Chemistry, Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. She serves as a Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Chemistry (since 2008). Currently, she acts as a Member of the International Cooperation Committee in the Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (KSIEC).
Biography Updated on 1 September 2014