On 18 June, Prof. Ho Seok PARK from Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea, gave a talk entitled “Ultracapacitive Energy Storage Using 2D Nanomaterials Under Extreme Conditions” at IAPME. Prof. PARK introduced the control in the physical structure and chemical composition of 2D nanomaterials for ultracapacitive energy storage devices under limited circumstances, where conditions were classified into thermodynamic (e.g. pressure, volume and temperature) and kinetic (e.g. high rate and frequency) variables. In addition, Prof. PARK presented a fundamental foundation via in-situ spectroscopic techniques to understand charge storage phenomenon of new materials and devices occurring on a nanoscale under various circumstances.

Prof. Ho Seok Park is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) as well as an adjunct professor of the Samsung Advanced Institute for Health Science & Technology (SAIHST) and SKKU Advanced Institute of Nano Technology (SAINT). He received his Ph.D. from Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) in 2008 and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Biological Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2008 to 2010. His current research interests focus on energy and chemical storage materials and devices based on 2D and carbon nanomaterials. He has published ~150 peer-reviewed papers on top journals, such as Nat. Mater., Joule, Energy & Environmental Science, JACS, ACS Nano, Nano Lett., Adv. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., and Nano Energy, and being taking editorial board member or associate editor in “Batteries & Supercaps” (Wiley), “Materials”, “Carbon Letters”, and “Macromolecular Research”. He gave more than 30 keynote or invited talks in Nature Conference, ECS, and so on, as well as more than 20 invited talks in top universities such as U PENN, UCLA, Monash University, UQT, etc. Moreover, he also won several awards such as SKKU fellow, LG Young Researcher, Miwon Young Researcher, RSC Emerging Young Investigator, etc.