Sung Chul Yoon

Nano-Biomaterials Science Laboratory, Division of Applied Life Sciences (BK21), Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea


Sung Chul Yoon was born in the Republic of Korea. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Republic of Korea, in 1977. He graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Seoul, Republic of Korea, in 1982. His Ph.D. thesis was focused on the transport mechanism of blood plasma molecules through PHEMA hydrogel membranes with tactic polymer chain structures. Yoon carried out his postdoctoral works at Biophysical Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, from 1983 to 1984, and at the National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, from 1984 to 1986. The main research topic at Harvard was anion and water transport mechanism through red blood cell membrane. In Seattle, he studied the surface and bulk structure of biomedical polyurethane polymers using ESCA and SIMS. Yoon joined the Department of Microbiology, Gyeongsang National University (GNU), Jinju, Republic of Korea, in 1987. He has pioneered the research field of biodegradable polymers, specifically, polyhydroxyalkanoic acids (PHAs) produced by bacteria at GNU. He also worked as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA, with Professor R. W. Lenz. His recent major research interests include biodegradable polymer-based nanoparticles for nanomedicines applicable to the treatment of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. Yoon currently works as a Chaired Professor at GNU, Jinju, Republic of Korea.

Biography Updated on 30 November 2013

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