About

Jai Hyun Koh

Senior Research Scientist
Clean Energy Research Center
Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
Phone: (+82) 2-958-5849
Email: jhkoh (at) kist.re.kr
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Biography

Jai Hyun Koh graduated from Seoul National University (SNU) with a B.S. and a M.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering. While at SNU, he conducted research under Dr. Kookheon Char on developing soft lithographic techniques for biomimetic water-repelling surfaces. After graduation, Jai Hyun worked at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) where he did research on electrocatalytic CO2 reduction. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin under Dr. C. Grant Willson and Dr. Nathaniel A. Lynd in December 2019. The title of his dissertation is “Functional Organic Materials for Directed Self-assembly of Silicon-containing Block Copolymers“. Jai Hyun then moved back to KIST to work on artificial photosynthesis.


Education

The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D.
in Chemical Engineering with Drs. C. Grant Willson and Nathaniel A. Lynd (2019)
Dissertation: “Functional Organic Materials for Directed Self-assembly of Silicon-containing Block Copolymers”

Seoul National University
M.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering with Dr. Kookheon Char (2013)
B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Cum Laude (2011)


Honors and Awards

Kwanjeong Educational Foundation Fellowship (2016–2019)
Graduate Dean’s Prestigious Fellowship, UT Austin (2016–2019)
Bronze Prize, Samsung HumanTech Paper Award (2013)
Superior Academic Performance Scholarship, Seoul National University (2012)
BK21 Scholarship, National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea (2011–2012)
National Undergraduate S&T Scholarship, Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (2007–2011)
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) Scholarship (2006)
Bronze Prize, Korean Chemistry Olympiad (KChO) (2005)