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Seung Youn Hong, PH.D.


- E-mail:  - Tel: +82 2 880 9253

- Office: 503-621, 1, Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow (funded by NRF fellowshop),  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States, Sep 2021 - Jul 2022.

        Advisor: Alexander T. Radosevich

  • Postdoctoral Associate, MIT, United States, Apr 2021 – Aug 2021.

       Advisor: Alexander T. Radosevich

  • Research Fellow, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea, 2020 – 2021

  • Visiting Researcher, Emory University, United States, Jun 2015 – Aug 2015

       Advisor: Huw M. L. Davies


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea, 2015 – 2020.

       Advisor: Sukbok Chang

  • B.S. in Chemistry, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (double majors), South Korea, KAIST, 2011– 2015

       Graduated with Summa Cum Laude


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), 2021–2022.

  • S-Oil Best Ph.D Thesis Award (1st prize), The Korean Academy of Science and Technology & S-Oil, Korea, 2021. News link.

  • The Reaxys Ph.D. Prize Finalist, Elsevier, Netherlands, 2020. Reaxys link.

  • Selected Young Scientists in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau Foundation, Germany, 2020.

  • The Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, KAIST, 2020.

  • Cheonghyun-Creative Award, KAIST 49th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony, KAIST, 2020.

  • Korea Dow Outstanding Paper Award (1st prize), Korea Chemical Society (KCS), 2019. News link.

  • The Best Oral Presentation Award, the 9th Junior International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia, Junior Asian Core Program (ACP), 2019.

  • Daejungchem-ACP Best Oral Presentation Award, Korea Chemical Society -Organic Chemistry Division, Korea, 2019.

  • BrainKorea21 Plus Outstanding Ph.D Award, The Minister of Education, Korea, 2019. BK21plus webzine link.

  •  Shim Hong-Ku Award, Department of Chemistry, KAIST, 2015.

  • Summa Cum Laude, KAIST, 2015.

  • Honor Student, KAIST, 2013–2015.

  • Young-Han Kim Global Leader Scholarship, Young-Han Kim Foundation, 2013–2014.

  • KAIST Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Leaders Scholarship, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST, 2012.

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