Chang Sik Ha

Pusan National University, Republic of Korea

Chang Sik Ha is currently a Professor at the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering in Pusan National University, Republic of Korea. He received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Pusan National University, Republic of Korea, and his M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Seoul, Republic of Korea. He did graduate studies in polymer science at the KAIST, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1987. He has served as a faculty for the Pusan National University since 1982. He has also been Visiting Scholars at the University of Cincinnati (1988), Stanford University (1998), SUNY at Buffalo (2004), and UCLA (2010). His laboratory of Nano-Information Materials was awarded as the National Research Laboratory by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), Republic of Korea, in 2003. He is now the Director of the Pioneer Research Center for Nanogrid Materials that is supported by the MEST and the NRF. Professor Ha has received many awards including the Samsung Polymer Science Award from the Polymer Society of Korea in 2011. He has served also for many local and international societies including a Vice President of the Asia-Oceania Cyclodextrin League (AOCL) and the President-Elect of the Society of Adhesion and Interface, Republic of Korea. He has authored or coauthored 570 refereed journal papers, 400 conference papers, and 37 patents as well as 22 books or book chapters. His research interests are on the preparation and characterization of organic-inorganic nanohybrid materials, organic light-emitting devices, functional polymers, and mesoporous materials.

Biography Updated on 8 December 2011

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