Biography: Prof. Jong Hak Kim received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering department of Yonsei University, South Korea in 2003. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the department of materials science and engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) until he joined Yonsei University in 2005 as an assistant professor. He is now a full professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department in Yonsei University. His current research interests include the design and synthesis of graft copolymers and their applications to gas separation membranes and polymer electrolyte for electrochemical devices. He has a publication record of over 270 papers in refereed international journals such as Adv. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., ChemSusChem, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, J. Membr. Sci., Chem. Eng. J. and etc. The sum of the times cited is 5785 and h-index is 48.
Biography: Teik-Cheng Lim won a Faculty of Engineering Annual Book Prize for his undergraduate studies at the National University Singapore (NUS) and was subsequently awarded the NUS Research Scholarship to pursue his PhD at NUS. He is one of the pioneers of auxetic materials research in Asia and has publish the following books: Auxetic Materials and Structures (Springer Nature, 2015), Mechanics of Metamaterials with Negative Parameters (Springer Nature, 2020), and A Partially Auxetic Metamaterial Inspired by the Maltese Cross (Cambridge University Press, 2022). Currently, Teik-Cheng is an Associate Professor and Head of the PhD (Engineering) and Master of Engineering programmes at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). He has been consistently listed in the top 2% scientists compiled by Stanford University.
Biography: Prof. Rinlee Butch Cervera is a UP Scientist III and laboratory head of the Energy Storage & Conversion Materials Research Laboratory at the Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering, and the current program coordinator of the Energy Engineering Graduate Program, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman. Dr. Cervera is an Outstanding Young Scientist of 2018 by the National Academy of Science & Technology (NAST), an awardee of the David M. Consunji Award for Engineering Research by the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilAAST) in 2022, a Young Affiliate Awardee from 2020-2025 of The World Academy of Science (TWAS), 2023 Top 100 Asian Scientist Honoree, and the current Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Engineering Journal (PEJ).
Biography: Dr. S. K. Koh received his Ph.D. at Department of Mechanics & Materials Science, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, U.S.A., and served as Research Associate at High Pressure Materials Research Lab. At Rutgers Univ. He worked at Ion Beam Engineering Laboratory, Kyoto Univ, Japan as a foreign Professor and Head of Lab. and served at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) as a Principal Researcher and adjunct Professor of Yonsei Univ. and Korea Univ. in Korea. He has been worked on surface modification and thin film growth by ion beam from his Ph.D. thesis” Enhancing adhesion between Cu thin films and Polyimide by 100keV Ar+ ion irradiation” for 35 years. He has many awards” One in hundred outstanding men in Korea” in 1995, “An Award of New Scientist in Korea” in 2000, “A Best scientist in KIST”, in 2000, etc. His surface modification technology was nominated to “Best Seven technologies in Asia, Asiaweek, in 2001 and his inventions relating to surface modification technologies were broadcasted many times from Discovery News and ABC News in the U.S.A., NHK in Japan, and all Newspapers & Broadcast in Korea. He licensed and commercialized the technologies that were invented by him and his colleagues in surface modification by ion beam to more than 30 companies such as LG electronics, Samsung Electro - Mechanics, Plaworks, SamYang Co/,Silion, etc., and he managed companies” P&I Corp.” funded by KIST as a CEO from 2002- 2007 and “GL Materials Inc.” mainly focused on nano particles formation technology, namely “Nanoparticles on Powder: NPP” as a CEO from 2009- 2017. The applications by the NPP technologies has been transferred to various Korean, Chinese and Japanese companies. After resign the management of the Companies, he has served as CTO of the companies that commercialese his inventions ( NPP and surface modifications by ion beam) such as Nanopharmasolutions, in U.S.A., Sandong iCube in China, iCube Global, Daemyung TS, and has managed as an R&D directors at C&G Hitech. Co. Ltd. for the industrialization of his inventions. He has 159 articles and 69 patents.