Dr. Hyun-Joong Chung is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta. He received B.S. from KAIST and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, he worked for three years as a senior engineer at Samsung Display in Korea, where he contributed in developing prototype large-area OLED TVs, followed by a postdoctoral training on stretchable electronics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Currently, he leads an interdisciplinary research program on understanding physicochemical properties of gels and elastomers with or without functional additives and reinforcements, as well as on translating fundamental understanding to energy and biomedical device applications. His significant contributions include key studies on the role of jamming nanoparticles in phase-separating polymer blends; his works on oxide semiconductors and wearable devices which have been highly recognized by international information display and flexible electronics communities.
His 63 peer-reviewed papers and 11 patents were cited over 8,700 times (h-index 32). He is a recipient of the 2015 Hanwha Co. Non-Tenured Faculty Award. He has supervised 5 PhD students, 9 MSc students and 3 PDFs over 7 years of his professorship.