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Principal Investigator (PI)

Somin Park

Assistant Professor (joining September 2024)

Presidential Young Professorship

Department of Chemistry

National University of Singapore (NUS)

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  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2020 (Advisor: Prof. Kenneth Graham)

  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Kentucky, 2017

  • B.S. and M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, 2013

Research Experience

  • Postdoc, Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2024 (Advisor: Prof. Edward Sargent)

  • Postdoc, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 2023

  • Researcher, SAMSUNG Display OLED center, Gyeongsang National University, 2013

Awards and Honors

  • Presidential Young Professorship, NUS, 2024

  • ACS Physical Chemistry Young Investigator Award, 2023

  • Rising Stars in Materials Science and Engineering (Stanford, MIT, CMU), 2023

  • MIT Chemical Engineering Rising Stars, 2023

  • Polymer Society Korea-INNOX Young Investigator Award, 2023

  • Viji Jeganathan Scholarship, Cross-Cultural Understanding, 2019

  • Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Kentucky, 2017

  • Outstanding Poster Presentation, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association, 2015

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