Institute of Tissue Regeneration Enginnering (ITREN)
Prof. Jin-Ho Choy received his B.S. (1970) and M.S. degrees (1972) in Chemical Engineering from Yonsei University, his Ph.D. degree (1979) in Chemistry from University of München (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München), Germany and his second Ph.D in Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT), Japan.
He was a professor in the department of chemistry at Seoul National University (1981-2004), and a distinguished professor and director of the Center for Intelligent Nano-Bio Materials (CINBM) at Ewha Womans University (2004-2019), and is currently a chair professor at Dankook University (2019-present), and an appointed professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology (2019-present). He was also a visiting professor of Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide du CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux I, France (1985-1986), department of materials engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA (2003), department of applied chemistry, Kumamoto University, Japan (2008), and various laboratories in the world.
He was a member of the international editorial board (IEB) or an associate editor of the Journal of Material Chemistry (UK), and Materials Research Bulletine (USA), and is currently involved in various journals such as Chemistry of Materials (USA), Journal of Solid State Chemistry (USA), Solid State Sciences (USA), Chemistry–An Asian Journal (Germany), Scientific Report-Nature Publishing Group (UK) and etc., as a IEB member.
He received an Academic Award from the Korean Chemical Society (2000), a National Science Award in Chemistry from the Korean Government (2003), a Distinguished Service Knight Medal from the French Government (Palmes Academiques ; Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques (2003), a 1st Class National Science Medal (2006), a Korean Best Scientist Award from the President of Korea (2007), the Best Korea Award from Herald Business (2007), an Award of Role Models in Science from the Korean Government, an Award of Fellow from the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (2008), a Culture Award in Science from Seoul City (2010), an Academic Award from Ewha Womans University (2012), a Proud Yonsei Engineer Award from Yonsei University (2012), and an Academic Award (SungOk) from Korean Ceramic Society (2015), and also became an Academician elected from the World Academy of Ceramics (2017), and from the National Academy of Science in Korea (2018), and Fellow Emeritus, Korean Academy of Science and Technology (2018).
His research interests include inorganic solids and nanomaterials with various physicochemical properties, 2D heterostructured nanomaterials, such as inorganic-inorganic, organic-inorganic, and bio-inorganic hybrids with dual functions and various intercalation compounds, 2D drug delivery systems with imaging and theranostic functions, and he has published more than 630 papers and 35 patents registered.