On 19 December, Prof. Seokwoo Jeon from Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology gave an invited talk on “Enhanced Functionality of Materials by 3D Nanostructuring through PnP”. He introduced the physics and possible macroporous, inch-scale nanostructures with submicron lattice parameter. Equipped with PnP, current applications are stretchable electrode, interphase boundary nanocomposites, sensors, photocatalytic monolith, optical coatings, and many energy electrodes for thermoelectrics, fuel cell, and Li-ion battery. Those general applications of 3D nanostructures will prove the importance of fast- and large-area 3D nanopatterning technique to overcome intrinsic limit of material properties.

Prof. Seokwoo Jeon is Chair professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. His research goals are exploring novel electronic, mechanical, and optical properties from nanomaterials and employing those materials in real world application. Currently, his research focuses on synthesis and applications of low dimensional materials including graphene, carbon nanotubes, BN, and MoS2, and fabrication of 3D nanostructures using various metallic or ceramic materials and applications. He has produced more than 120 publications and 80 patents in his research fields. He has been a board member of numerous academic societies, and a session organizer or organizing committee of international conferences such as ICCM, ACCM, and MRS. Presidential early-career scientist award from the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) represents his numerous academic awards and honors in recent years. In 2017, he was appointed as a founding member of the Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology (Y-KAST) and became a director of Advanced MEMS GC Center for Drug Detection.