Seoul National Univ. DMSE


Kwak, Seung-Yeop
  • 1992

    Ph. D : The University of Akron, Department of Polymer Engineering

  • 1989

    M.S : The University of Akron, Department of Polymer Engineering

  • 1987

    B.S : Seoul National University, Department of Textile Engineering

  • 2007-2011

    Associate Dean(Planning &Strategy), College of Engineering, Seoul National University

  • 2007-2008

    Director of General Affairs, The Korean Society for Composite Materials

  • 2005-2008

    Operations Director, Hyperstructured Organic Materials Research Center (HOMRC)

  • 2005-2007

    Editor, College of Engineering Magazine, Seoul National University

  • 2005

    Director of Operations, The Polymer Society of Korea

  • 2003-2004

    General Manager of Business Management, Industry Foundation, Seoul National University

  • 2001-2002

    Head of Management, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University

  • 1996-Present

    Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University

  • 1993-1996

    Senior Researcher, Korea Institute of Science Technology (KIST)

Research Interests
1. Eco-Materials1) Water filtration membrane technology
* Ultra-filtration and nano-filtration membranes to prevent hazardous substance
* Low-energy forward osmosis (FO) desalination technology
* Application: Water tank, Water purifier filter
2) Functional textile with nanoparticles
* Metal nanoparticle surface treatment textile for antimicrobial and aesthetics purpose
* Organic/Inorganic implanted textile for preventing hazardous chemicals (i.e. VOC)
* Application: Antimicrobial textile, Fashion material, Filtration material for hazardous chemicals (i.e. filters and masks)
3) Nanoparticle-encapsulating organic/inorganic hybrid materials free of dioxins emission
* Organic molecular nanotube for sensing and eliminating radionuclide
* Hyperbranched polymers for replacement of endocrine disruptor plasticizer
* Application: Polymer with weak environmental load, Soft PVC without endocrine disruptors
4) Porous ferrite for high decomposition of CO2
* Mesoporous anoxia ferrite for high decomposition of CO2
* Application: Large/Small sized Incinerator, Exhaust pipe from automobiles2. Clean Energy Materials1) Development of hybrid gel-solid polymer electrolytes for rechargeable lithium batteries
* Viscous impregnated porous polymer electrolyte oligomer: excellent ionic conductivity and electrochemical safety
* Application: Lithium batteries (Laptop, Cell phone, Electronic Vehicle, etc.)
2) Nanoparticle induced membrane for methanol fuel cell
* Organic/Inorganic hybrid membrane: Improving proton conductivity and methanol crossover
* Application: Fuel cell driven automobiles, Portable minute sized electronics (Laptop, Cell phone, PDA, MP3, etc.)
3) Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell multi-layer TiO2 electrode
* Mesoporous TiO2 layer: Improving efficiency of energy transformation by increasing the absorbed dye amount
* Thin film TiO2 blocking layer: Clogging electrolyte penetration to TCO
Selected Publications
1. Patents* Preparation Method of Antimicrobial Fiber with Chemical Bond of Metal Nanoparticles and Antimicrobial Fiber Formed Therefrom, KR10-1046694 (2011) [32 International / 36 Domestic Patents]2. Papers* TiO2-Encapsulating PVC Capable of Catalytic Self-Suppression of Dioxin Emission in Waste Incineration as an
Eco-Friendly Alternative to Conventional PVC , Appl. Catal. B-Environ., 104, 193 (2011)
[Total of 87 publications]