Jihyeon Yeom

EDUCATION:

University of Michigan
·         Ph.D student, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, 2011 – present. (GPA: 4.0/ 4.0)

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
·         Bachelor of Science, Materials Science and Engineering, February 2009.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
·         Courses in Chemistry and Visual Arts; June 2007- August 2007.

 

PUBLICATIONS: 

1.      Jihyeon Yeom, Bongjun Yeom, Henry Chan, Sergio Dominguez-Medina , Joong Hwan Bahng, Gongpu Zhao, Wei-Shun Chang,  Sung Jin Chang, Peijun Zhang, Stephan Link, Petr Král, Nicholas A. Kotov, Chiral Templating of Self-Assembling Nanostructures by Circularly Polarized Light, Nature Materials, 14, 66–72, 2015. 

2.      Seonki Hong, Jihyeon Yeom, In Taek Song, Sung Min Kang, Hyukjin Lee, and Haeshin Lee, Pyrogallol 2-Aminoethane: A Plant Flavonoid-Inspired Molecule for Material-Independent Surface Chemistry, Adv. Mater. Interfaces,2014.

3.      Jae Yoon Park*, Jihyeon Yeom*, Jee Seon Kim, Mihyun Lee, Haeshin Lee, and Yoon Sung Nam, Cell-repellant Dextran Coatings of Porous Titania Using Mussel Adhesion Chemistry, Macromol. Biosci. 13, 11, 1511–1519, 2013. *co-first authors.

4.      Yongxiao Bai, Jihyeon Yeom, Ming Yang, Sang-Ho Cha, Kai Sun, and Nicholas A. Kotov, Universal Synthesis of Single-Phase Pyrite FeS2 Nanoparticles, Nanowires, and Nanosheets, J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 6, 2567–2573, 2013.

5.      Jihyeon Yeom and Yoon Sung Nam, Self-assembled, pH-sensitive retinoate nanostructures ionically complexed with PEG-grafted cationic polyelectrolytes, Colloid Polym. Sci., 290, 9, 839-845, 2012.

6.      Sung Min Kang, Nathaniel S. Hwang, Jihyeon Yeom, Sung Young Park, Phillip B. Messersmith, Insung S. Choi, Robert Langer, Daniel G. Anderson, and Haeshin Lee, One-Step Multipurpose Surface Functionalization by Adhesive Catecholamine, Adv. Funct. Mater., 22, 14, 2949–2955, 2012. 

 

ACADEMIC RESEARCH PROJECTS:

1.

Graduate Student Research Assistantship

Professor Kotov, Nicholas Research Group, University of Michigan

09/2011Present

 

Synthesizing metal and semiconductor nanoparticles and their assembly into nanostructures. Especially chiral self-assembly of nanoparticles and applications.

 

2.

Researcher

Argonne National Lab., Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, U.S.A

10/201007/2011

 

 

Metal ion mineralization without reducing agent with catechol conjugated biopolymers or viruses and applications of these polymer-nanoparticle composites.

 

3.

Intern

Institut für Reine und Angewandte Chemie,  Oldenburg, Germany

10/2009-11/2009

 

 

Set up experiment to make nano-structured anodic alumina oxide templates for synthesizing organic nano-tubes and nano fibers. 

 

4.

Researcher

Professor Lee, Haeshin Research Group, KAIST

03/2009–10/2010

 

 

Synthesized antibacterial polymeric agents and developed the antibacterial polymer films on virtually any types of surfaces. Immobilization strategy is inspired by marine mussel adhesion. Arrayed gold nanoparticles with quaternized adhesive chitosan polymers and conductive surfaces with adhesive polymers and graphene. Analytical techniques include SEM, TEM, AFM, XPS, confocal and etc.

 

5.

Intern

Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejon

08/2008-03/2009

 

 

Conducted research work on Bioscience and Biotechnology, specifically on protein interaction.  Assisted with tissue engineering research.

 

6.

Student assistant

KAIST Institute for NanoCentury, KAIST

01/2008-01/2009

 

 

Maintained homepage for KAIST.-   Was the web manager responsible for updating web contents and translating them to English.  Strong English aptitude skills required.

 

7.

Student Researcher

Professor Park, Chan Beum Research Group, KAIST

01/2008-01/2009

 

 

Graduate research project on “Hydrogen Evolution by a Photosynthesis System encapsulated within conductive TiO2-SiO2 matrix.”  Studied enzymes, hydrogels and photosynthesis.

 

8.

Intern

Hynix semiconductor, Yicheon

07/2008-08/2008

 

 

Worked with FLASH memory and MOSFET (metal-oxide semiconductor field effect transistor).   Conducted research on a MOSFET prototype using workflow software.  Received 1st Place Award from Hynix for R&D Research Project.

 

9.

Student Researcher

Professor Kang, Jeung Ku Research Group, KAIST

09/2007–12/2007

 

 

Created a more efficient hydrolysis reaction using the Carbon Nano Tube.  Carried out laboratory experiments and wrote a report to document findings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS:

1.

Barbour Scholarship

Rackham Graduate School

02/2016

2.

Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D Research Honorable Mention

College of Engineering, Univ. of Michigan

10/2015

3.

KSEA-KUSCO Award

Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center (UKC)

08/2015

4.

MRS Gold Award

MRS Graduate Student Award

04/2015

5.

Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships

Rackham Graduate School, Univ. of Michigan

03/2015

6.

Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement

College of Engineering, Univ. of Michigan

01/2015

7.

Best Research Poster Award

Materials Research Society (MRS)

12/2014

8.

First Place Winner

MRS Science as Art Competition

12/2014

9.

Excellence in POLY graduate research

American Chemical Society (ACS), POLY chapter

10/2014

10.

ACS Travel Award

ACS, POLY chapter

10/2014

11.

Polymer Engineering Award

Macromolecular Science and Engineering Symposium      

10/2014

12.

Featured Graduate Student

Selected by College of Engineering, Univ. of Michigan

01/2014

13.

Frank E. Filisko Research Award

Macromolecular Science and Engineering Symposium      

10/2013

14.

Phi Kappa Phi

Elected to The Honor Society

02/2013

15.

Tau Beta Pi

Elected to The Engineering Honor Society

12/2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES:

  • President,    Friday Tennis Club                                                                                                                     01/2015  – 01/2016
  • Committee, Chair of Nanotechnology session,  Univ. of M Engineering Graduate Symposium                          11/2012
  • Vice-President, U of Michigan Korean Student Association – Graduate (KSAG)                                  03/2012 – 02/2013
  • Team Manager, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)                                                                                     01/2007 – 02/2009

     

     

    • Conceptualized writing projects for team members on subjects such state of the economy, finance, business conditions, etc., in South Korea.  Managed financial workshop projects.

 

EXTRACURRICULAR – VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:

·         Volunteer, Tau Beta Pi Cub Scouts Day                                                                                                11/2013

·         Keyboardist, Played a keyboard piano on the SGH band show                                                      09/2013

·         Volunteer, KSEA National Math Competition                                                                                   04/2012            

·         Student Assistant, International Relations Office in KAIST                                         01/2008 – 12/2008

·         Volunteer, EEWS International Workshop                                                                                          09/2008

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