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Sung-Min ChoiProfessor

Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering Korea Advanced Institute of
Science and Techonology 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-701, South Korea

Tel. +82-42-350-3822
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  • - MIT, Cambridge, MA USA - PhD. in Applied Radiation Physics, Department of Nuclear Engineerig, September 1998.
  • - MIT, Cambridge, MA USA - M.S. in Radiological Science, Department of Nuclear Engineering, January 1996.
  • - Seoul National University, Seoul Korea - M.S., Department of Nuclear Engineering, February 1990.
  • - Seoul National University, Seoul Korea - B.S., Department of Nuclear Engineering, February 1988.

Research Interest

  • - Neutron and X-ray Scattering Studies of Molecular Self-Assemblies for Nanostructured Functional Materials
  • - Development of Multi-Component Anisotropic Nanoparticle Superlattice and Their Applications
  • - Structure and Dynamics of Biomembranes Interacting with Proteins

Honors and Awards

  • - Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) 100 Best Basic Research Award (2010)
  • - Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) 50 Excellent Research Award (2007)
  • - Member of Alpha Nu Sigma (Honor society in Nuclear Engineering) (1996-)
  • - Korean Government Oversea Study Scholarship (1992-1995)

Selected Professional Experiences

  • - President of the Korean Neutron Beam Users Association (KNBUA) 2014. 5.-current
  • - President of the Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association (AONSA) 2014.1. - 2017.1
  • - Director of the Advanced Research Center for Nuclear Excellence 2011.9 - 2016.10
  • - General Secretary of the Korean Nuclear Society (KNS) 2011.9 - 2013.8
  • - Director of the Basic Atomic Energy Research Institute (BAERI) 2005.4-2011.3
  • - Professor, Associate/Assistant Professor Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, KAIST 2001.3 -current
  • - Guest Scientist (in SANS Group) NIST Center for Neutron Research National Institute of Standards and Technology,
      Gaithersburg, MD, USA 1998-2001

Selected Publication

Sung-Hwan Lim , Taehoon Lee , Younghoon Oh, Theyencheri Narayanan, Bong June Sung & Sung-Min Choi*,"Hierarchically self-assembled hexagonal honeycomb and kagome superlattices of binary 1D colloids" , Nature Communications, 8, (2017)

Aminah Umar, Jeeun Lee, Jahar Dey, and Sung-Min Choi"Seedless Synthesis of Monodisperse Cuboctahedral Gold Nanoparticles with Tunable Sizes" , Chemistry of Materials, 28, 4962-4970 (2016)

Jae-Min Ha,Hyung-Sik Jang, Sung-Hwan Lim and Sung-Min Choi"Selective Distributions of Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in a Polymeric Reverse Hexagonal Phase " , Soft Matter, 11, 5821-5827 (2015)

Sung-Hwan Lim, Hyung-Sik Jang, Jae-Min Ha, Tae-Hwan Kim, Pawel Kwasniewski, Theyencheri Narayanan, Kyeong Sik Jin, and Sung-Min Choi,"Highly Ordered and Highly Aligned Two-Dimensional Binary Superlattice of a SWNT/Cylindrical-Micellar System", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53, 12548-12554 (2014)

Hyung-Sik Jang, Tae-Hwan Kim, Changwoo Do, Min-Jae Lee, and Sung-Min Choi, "Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Induced Re-entrant Hexagonal Phases in a Pluronic Block Copolymer System", Soft Matter, 9, 3050-3056 (2013)

Sundar Mayavan, Jun-Bo Sim and Sung-Min Choi, "Easy synthesis of nitrogen-doped graphene-silver nanoparticle hybrids by thermal treatment of graphite oxide with glycine and silver nitrate", Carbon, 50, 5148-5155 (2012)

Ji-Hwan Lee, Sung-Min Choi, Changwoo Doe, Antonio Faraone, Phillip A. Pincus, and Steven R. Kline, "Thermal Fluctuation and Elasticity of Lipid Vesicles Interacting with Pore-forming Peptides", Phys. Rev. Lett., 105, 038101 (2010)

Changwoo Doe, Hyung-Sik Jang, Tae-Hwan Kim, Steven R. Kline and Sung-Min Choi, "Thermally Switchable One- and Two-Dimensional Arrays of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in a Polymeric System", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 16568-16572 (2009)

Tae-Hwan Kim, Shin-Hyun Kang, Changwoo Doe, Jihyun Yu, Jun-Bo Sim, Jehan Kim, Steven R. Kline, and Sung-Min Choi, "Highly Ordered Self-Assembly of One-Dimensional Nanoparticles in Phospholipids Driven by Curvature and Electrostatic Interaction", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 7456-7460 (2009)

Changwoo Doe, Sung-Min Choi, Steven R. Kline, Hyung-Sik Jang, Tae-Hwan Kim, "Charged Rod-like Nanoparticle Assisted Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Dispersion in Water", Advanced Functional Materials, 18, 2685 (2008)

Hyo-Sik Kim, Sung-Min Choi, Ji-Hwan Lee, Peter Busch, Stephen J. Koza, Eric A. Verploegen, Brian D. Pate,"Uniaxially Oriented, Highly Ordered, Large Area Columnar Superstructures of Discotic Supramolecules using Magnetic Field and Surface Interactions", Advanced Materials, 20, 1105 (2008)

Tae-Hwan Kim, Changwoo Doe, Steven R. Kline and Sung-Min Choi, "Water-Redispersible Isolated Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Fabricated by in-situ Polymerization of Micelles", Advanced Materials, 19, 929 - 933 (2007)

Ji-Hwan Lee, Sung-Min Choi, Brian D. Pate, Malcolm H. Chisholm and Young-Soo Han, "Magnetic uniaxial alignment of the columnar superstructure of discotic metallomesogens over the centimeter length scale", Journal of Materials Chemistry, 16, 2785 - 2791 (2006)

Tae-Hwan Kim, Sung-Min Choi and Steven R. Kline, "Polymerized Rodlike Nanoparticles with Controlled Surface Charge Density", Langmuir, 22(6), 2884 - 2850 (2006)

S.R. Park, S.M. Choi, D.C. Dender, J.W. Lynn, X.S. Ling, "Fate of the Peak Effect in a Type-II Superconductor: Multicriticality in the Bragg-Glass Transition", Physical Review Letters, 91(16), 167003 (2003)

S.M. Choi, J. W. Lynn, D. Lopez, P. L. Gammel, P. C. Canfield and S.L. Bud'ko, "Direct Observation of Spontaneous Weak- Feromagnetism in Superconductor ErNi2B2C", Physical Review Letters, 87, 107001 (2001)

S.M. Choi, J. G. Barker, C. J. Glinka, Y. T. Cheng, and P. L. Gammel, "Focusing Cold neutrons with Multiple Biconcave Lenses for Small-Angle Neutron Scattering", Journal of Applied Crystallography 33, 792-796 (2000)