Seoul National Univ. DMSE


Seo, Yongsok
  • 1987

    Ph. D : University of Texas (Austin), Department of Chemical Engineering

  • 1984

    M.S : University of Texas (Austin), Department of Chemical Engineering

  • 1977

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

  • 2010

    Kyushu University (Japan) JSPS Fellow

  • 2007

    University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Visiting scholar

  • 2004-present

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

  • 1997-1998

    University of Wisconsin(Madison), Visiting scholar

  • 1990-2003

    Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Senior Research Scientist

  • 1987-1989

    University of Texas (Austin), Post Doc

Research Interests
Fabrication of functional polymer composites and exploring their applications, with an emphasis on surface
phenomena and analysis based on the physical chemistry of polymers1. Organo electronic materials and their nano thin films* Synthesis of Organo Photoelectronic Materials for dye-sensitized solar cell application.
* Fabrication of sub-nano scale Langmuir-Blodgett films2. Dielectric polymers and its composites* Development of polymers that experience a large change in geometry according to external electric field and
applications as actuators3. Liquid crystal polymer applications* Fabrication of novel thermotropic liquid crystal polymers and synthesis of nano-composites based on knowledge
acquired on the surface phenomena of these materials4. Surface treatment and polymer nano-composite materials* Surface modification of polymer materials using ion beams and plasma5. Polymer processing and Rheology* Research on the fluid dynamics of polymers and Electrorheological fluids development
Selected Publications
1. Patents1) "Morphologically Controlled Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymer-Blended High Selective Gas Separation
Membranes" ((US341293))
2) "Polymeric Composite Separation Membranes" ((US 10591057))
[Total of 16 Korean and international patents]
2. Papers* Nonisothermal Crystallization Behaviors of Nanocomposites Prepared by In Situ Polymerization of High-
Density Polyethylene on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes , Macromolecules, 43, 10545 (2010)
Overcoming the "Upper Bound" in Polymeric Gas-Separation Membranes , Angew. Chem. Int. Edit., 42, 1145 (2003)
Piezoelectric properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride) and carbon nanotube blends: -phase development , Phys.
Chem. Chem. Phys., 11, 10506 (2009)
Electrospray Preparation of Hierarchically-structured Mesoporous TiO2 Spheres for Use in Highly Efficient
Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells , ACS APPL. Mater. Inter., 3, 2719 (2011)
Physical properties of nanocomposites prepared by in situ polymerization of high-density polyethylene on
multiwalled carbon nanotubes , Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 11, 10851 (2009)
[Total of 107 papers in SCI journals]