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Prof. Sungwoo Hong (홍승우 교수)

Contact Information

E-mail hongorg@kaist.ac.kr
Tel +82-42-350-2811
Web http://ddnpslab.kaist.ac.kr
Office Room 4103, Department of Chemistry (Bldg E6-4), KAIST, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Korea
Lab Room 4118, (+82-42-350-2851, 5811)

Education & Experience

  • Full-, Associate-, Assistant Professor, KAIST, Department of Chemistry (2009.03 - present)
  • Associate Director, Group Leader, Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalizations (2014.06 - present)
  • Principal Scientist, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in USA
  • Postdoc, Harvard University (Prof. E. J. Corey)
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (Prof. Steven M. Weinreb)
  • M.S., Seoul National University (Prof. Deukjoon Kim)
  • B.S., Seoul National University (1992 - 1996)

Research Interests

  • Development of New Reactions, Synthesis & Catalysis
  • Advanced Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Awards & Honors

  • Academic Excellence Award, KAIST (2022)
  • Asian Core Program (ACP) Award, Singapore & Taiwan (2018)
  • Shim Sang Cheol Academic Award, Korean Chemical Society (2018)
  • Asian Core Program (ACP) Award, Japan (2017)
  • The 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis "Lifetime Achievement Award"
  • Distinguished Lecturer Award, College of Natural Science, KAIST (2017)
  • Distinguished Lecturer Award, Department of Chemistry, KAIST (2017)
  • Asian Core Program (ACP) Award, China & Hong Kong (2016)
  • Organic Chemistry Frontier, Emerging Investigator Award (2016)
  • Distinguished Lecturer Award, College of Natural Science, KAIST (2014)
  • Asian Core Program (ACP) Award, Taiwan & Malaysia (2013)
  • 1st Young Organic Chemist Award, Korean Chemical Society (2012)
  • Best Researcher Award, Department of Chemistry, KAIST (2012)
  • Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, Thieme Publishers (2012)
  • Asian Core Program (ACP) Award, Japan (2011)
  • Distinguished Lecturer Award, College of Natural Science, KAIST (2011)
  • Distinguished Lecturer Award, Department of Chemistry, KAIST (2010)

Editorial Board Chair

  • Co-Chair for Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry (2020 - present)

Editorial Advisory Board Member of Journals

  • Chemistry – An Asian Journal (2022 - present)
  • European Journal of Organic Chemistry (2020 - present)
  • Associate Editor of Archives of Pharmacal Research (2015 - 2016)