Young Seon Ko

Young Seon Ko


2016.01 – present 
 Postdoctoral Researcher, SAINT, Sungkyunkwan University 
(Supervisor: Prof. Yong Ho Kim (Biochemistry))

Research areas: Peptide-based assembly of nanoparticle superstructures with electrocatalytic activity

2013.08 – 2015.12
 Postdoctoral Researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
(Supervisor: Dr. Kyoungja Woo (Inorganic Chemistry)) 

Research areas: Synthesis of inorganic nanocomposite materials (Ag–SiO2, Au–SiO2, TiO2–Ag–SiO2) and their applications to biocidal materials for air and water filtration

2009.03 – 2013.08 
 Ph.D. Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University 
(Advisor: Prof. Young-Uk Kwon (Inorganic Chemistry)) 

Research areas: Synthesis and structural characterization of mesoporous thin films of metal oxides (ZrO2, TiO2, SiO2, SnO2, and Fe2O3) and electrochemical studies of their pore structures for electrochemical sensing

2007.03 – 2009.02 
 M.S. in Nano Science and Technology, Sungkyunkwan University
(Advisor: Prof. Young-Uk Kwon (Inorganic Chemistry)) 

Research areas: Surface modification of TiO2 electrodes and electrochemical fabrication of Pt electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells

2008.02 Visiting researcher, University of Namur, Belgium

2000.03 – 2007.03 B.E. in Materials Science and Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University


Yong-Tae Kim,† Young-Seon Ko,† Ji-Hun Kim,† Nathan H. Joh, Jiyoung Nam, Young Dok Kim, Wan Soo Yun, William F. DeGrado, Jaeyoung Lee, Young-Uk Kwon and Yong Ho Kim “Structure−Catalytic Activity Correlation in Peptide-Programmable Nanoparticle Superstructures” submitted, 2016 (†equal contribution)

Young-Seon Ko,† Yong-Tae Kim,† Ji-Hun Kim, Dae Han Kim, Kook-Han Kim, Young-Dok Kim, Janeyoung Lee and Yong Ho Kim “Peptide-based bimetallic nanostructures with tailored surface compositions and its oxygen electroreduction activity” CrystEngComm, 2016, under revision (†equal contribution)

The Son Le, Young-Seon Ko, Do Van Dung, Won Il Cho and Kyoungja Woo “Redox properties on the surfaces of silica networks encapsulating clusters of superparamagnetic magnetite nanoparticles” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2016, in press

Sang-Hee Park, Young-Seon Ko, Sung-Joon Park, Jong Suk Lee, Jinhan Cho, Kyung-Youl Baek, Kyoungja Woo and Jung-Hyun Lee “Immobilization of silver nanoparticle-coated silica particles on polyamide thin film composite membranes for improving antibacterial properties” J. Membr. Sci., 2016, 499, 80−91.

Young-Seon Ko, Yun Haeng Joe, Mihwa Seo, Kipil Lim, Jungho Hwang and Kyoungja Woo “Prompt and synergistic activity of silver nanoparticle-decorated silica hybrid particles on air filtration” J. Mater. Chem. B 2014, 2, 6714−6722. [Front Cover]

Jingling Liu, Muhammad Shahid, Young-Seon Ko, Eunchul Kim, Tae Kyu Ahn, Jong Hyeok Park and Young-Uk Kwon “Investigation of porosity and heterojunction effects of a mesoporous hematite electrode on photoelectrochemical water splitting” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15, 9775−9782.

Young-Seon Ko† and Young-Uk Kwon† “Mesoporous zirconia thin films with three-dimensional pore structures and their application to electrochemical glucose detection” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5, 3599−3606. (†equal contribution)

Yong-Tae Kim, Hee-Won Shin, Young-Seon Ko, Tae Kyu Ahn and Young-Uk Kwon “Synthesis of a CdSe−graphene hybrid composed of CdSe quantum dot arrays directly grown on CVD-graphene and its ultrafast carrier dynamics” Nanoscale 2013, 5, 1483−1488.

Young-Seon Ko, Chol-Won Koh, U-Hwang Lee and Young-Uk Kwon “Synthesis of mesoporous titania thin films with vertical pore channels and thick and crystalline walls” Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2011, 145, 141−145.

Young-Seon Ko and Young-Uk Kwon “Electrochemical deposition of platinum on fluorine-doped tin oxide: the nucleation mechanisms” Electrochim. Acta 2010, 55, 7276−7281.

Young-Seon Ko, Min-Hye Kim and Young-Uk Kwon “Method to increase the surface area of titania films and its effects on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells” Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2008, 29, 463−466.