DGIST Professor Jong-min Choi Selected for 'POSCO Science Fellow'
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DGIST Professor Jong-min Choi Selected for 'POSCO Science Fellow' - Professor Jong-min Choi in the Department of Energy Engineering selected as a new professor for the energy materials field
DGIST announced on Friday, September 27th that Professor Jong-min Choi in the Department of Energy Engineering was selected for the energy materials field in ‘11th POSCO Science Fellowship’ by POSCO TJ Park Foundation.
A researcher of energy materials, Dr. Choi has been selected as a new professor for energy materials with topics: ‘A Research on the Development of Ecofriendly Perovskite Quantum Dot Nano Particles and the Application of Photoelectric Device.’ Dr. Choi will receive funding of 100
million KRW from POSCO TJ Park Foundation to conduct the related research for 2 years.
Dr. Choi in the Department of Energy Engineering said “I’ve found a method to manufacture ecofriendly perovskite quantum dot nano particles that are highly functional and stable without using lead. Based on this, I will perform research to secure material source technology that can be applied in various fields such as solar battery cell, LED, and photocatalysis.”
Dr. Choi received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from POSTECH and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto. Since December 2018, he has been teaching students in the Department of Energy Engineering at DGIST Graduate School.
POSCO Science Fellowship began in 2009 by POSCO TJ Park Foundation to foster talents in 4 areas of science and technology including mathematics, physics, chemistry, and life sciences as well as 3 applied sciences including steel, new materials, and energy materials. The fellowship program provides research funding and grant to new professors, postdoctoral researchers, and Ph.D. students. A scienist fostering program, it is also evaluated as the ‘New Scientist Award.’
The 11th POSCO Science Fellowship had a competition rate of 12:1 and selected 27 fellows in total. The certification conferment ceremony is held in POSCO Center on Friday, September 27.