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  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 1989, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Contact information

Tel: (office) +82-42-350-2834, (lab) +82-42-350-2874
Location: (office) Room 605 (Bldg. E6-6), (lab) Room 611, 612 (Bldg. E6-6)
Fax: +82-42-350-2810


B.S. Chemical Technology, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (1979)
M.S. Chemistry, KAIST, Seoul, Korea (1982)
Ph.D. Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY (1989)


1990 Visiting Scientist, IBM Almaden Research Center
1991-1994 Senior Researcher, LG R&D Center, LG Chemical
1993 Visiting Scientist, Japan Advanced Inst. of Sci. & Tech.
1994-present Professor, Department of Chemistry, KAIST

Brief Introduction

Macromolecular Synthesis Laboratory was established on 1994 and it consists 7 Ph.D candidates and 5 M.S candidates now.Current research field of us is synthesis of functionalized single macromolecules, controlled polymerizations and self-assembled polymeric materials. It was appointed as National Research Laboratory (NRL) on 2008 and we are managing various projects such as NRL, advanced polyolefin R&D and excellent research center (ERC). Moreover, cozy atmosphere due to an attentive professor and pleasant students is one of the biggest merits of our lab.

Research topics

- Functional Single Macromolecules
- Advanced Polyolefin Materials
- Controlled Polymerization
- Self-assembled Organic Materials

Representative publications

1. "Particle and breath figure formation of triblock copolymers having self-complementary hydrogen-bonding units"
Nojin Park, Myungeun Seo and Sang Youl Kim J. Polym. Sci. A., Polym. Chem. 2012, 50, 4408-4414

2. "Dual-mode fluorescence switching induced by self-assembly of well-defined poly(arylene ether sulfone)s containing pyrene and amide moieties"
Jeyoung Park, Jisung Kim, Myungeun Seo, Jinhee Lee and Sang Youl Kim Chem. Comm. 2012,48, 10556-10558

3. "Self-assembly Driven by an Aromatic Primary Amide Motif" Myungeun Seo , Jeyoung Park and Sang Youl Kim Org. Biomol.Chem. 2012,10, 5332-5342

4. "Poly(arylene ether)s with low refractive indices: Poly(biphenylene oxide)s with trifluoromethyl pendant groups via a meta-activated nitro displacement Reaction"
Sun Dal Kim, Duyoun Ka, Im Sik Chung, and Sang Youl Kim Macromolecules 2012, 45, 3023-3031

5. "Photoinduced reversible transmittance modulation of rod–coil type diblock copolymers containing azobenzene in the main chain" Jaewon Heo , Yun Jun Kim , Myungeun Seo , Seonhee Shin and Sang Youl Kim
Chem. Comm. 2012, 48, 3351-3353

6. "Synthesis and physical gelation induced by self-assembly of well-defined poly(arylene ether sulfone)s with various numbers of arms"
Jeyoung Park, Myungeun Seo, Hyungsam Choi and Sang Youl Kim Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 1174-1179