Dr. Dong June Ahn


Korea University, Korea

Dong June Ahn received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University, and his Ph. D. degree in the field of Interfacial Engineering in Chemical Engineering major from Purdue University. He worked as a research scientist of the Center for Advanced Materials at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He joined in 1995 the faculty of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Korea University, where he is now a professor. He served as the President of the Korean Society for Nanomedicine in 2015-16, and the Chair of the Polymer Division of the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2015-17.

His research interests include nano-to-macro scale molecular and supramolecular assemblies, surface engineering, and nanobiotechnology based on p-materials and biomolecules. Toward fundamental knowledge, he investigates molecular-level interfacial interaction via empirical and simulation tools of chemical and biological materials. In applied regime, he develops rapid on-site diagnostic and forensic sensor devices for chemical and biological objects, and invents augmented antifreeze agents and interfaces through nature-mimetic assemblies. His major scientific contributions have been published in high-profile journals including Science, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., Adv. Func. Mater., Acc. Chem. Res., Nat. Commun., Macromolecules, Small, and others.