Honorary Members

Chair Professor Jin-Ho Choy Honorary Director
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.


  • Inorganic Chemistry


  • 1993 Ph. D. in Materials Engineering, Research Laboratory of Engineering Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • 1976 – 1979 Ph. D. in Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.), Institute fuer Anorganische Chemie, Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
  • 1974 – 1975 Diploma, UNESCO Post-Graduate Course in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Research Laboratory of Engineering Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • 1970 – 1972 M. S. Department of Chemical Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea
  • 1966 – 1970 B. S. Department of Chemical Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea


  • Mar. 2019 - Present Chair Professor, ITREN, Dankook University, Korea
  • Jan. 2019 - Present Appointed Professor, Tokyo Tech World Research Hub Initiative (WRHI), Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Sep. 2019 - Present Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry and Nanoscience, Ewha Womans University, Korea
  • Jul. 2018 - Present Academician (Professional Member), The National Academy of Sciences, Korea
  • Jul. 2017 - Present Academician (Professional Member), Science, World Academy of Ceramics, Italy
  • Sep. 2018 - Present Fellow Emeritus, Korean Academy of Science & Technology (KAST), Korea
  • 1997 - Aug. 2018 Permanent Member, Korean Academy of Science & Technology (KAST), Korea
  • Aug. 2012 - Jul. 2014 Executive Vice-President, Ewha Womans University, Korea
  • Mar. 2005 - Feb. 2019 Director, Center for Intelligent Nano-Bio Materials (CINBM), National Research Foundation of Korea
  • Sep. 2004 - Feb. 2019 Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Nanoscience, Ewha Womans University, Korea
  • Mar. 1981 - Aug. 2004 Professor, Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University, Korea


  • Jul. 2018 Academician (Professional Member), The National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea
  • Jul. 2017 Academician (Professional Member), Science, World Academy of Ceramics, Italy
  • Nov. 2015 Sung-Ok Academic Award, Korean Ceramic Society, Republic of Korea
  • Feb. 2014 Achievement Award, The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Plannig, Republic of Korea
  • Dec. 2012 YONSEI Best Engineer Award, College of Engineering, Yonsei University Alumni Association, Republic of Korea
  • May. 2012 EWHA Academy Award, Ewha Womans University, Republic of Korea
  • Dec. 2010 Culture Award in Natural Science, Mayor of Seoul City, Republic of Korea
  • Mar. 2008 Award of Fellow (FRSC), Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
  • Oct. 2007 The Best Korea Award, The Herald Business, Republic of Korea
  • Aug. 2007 A Role Model Award in Science, The Ministry of Korea Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
  • Apr. 2007 Korea Best Scientist Award, President of Republic of Korea
  • Apr. 2006 1st Class National Science Medal (ChangJo-Jang), President of Republic of Korea
  • Oct. 2003 A Medal, Chevalier dans l'Order des Palmes Academique, Premier Ministre of the Republique Francaise
  • Mar. 2000 7th National Science Award in Chemistry, President of Republic of Korea
  • Apr. 1997 Academic Award, Korean Chemical Society
  • Oct. 1990 Scientific Progress Award, Korean Ceramic Society
  • Apr. 1990 Scientific Progress Award, Korean Chemical Society

Selected Papers

  • [30] Recent Trends in Nano Photo-Chemo Therapy Approaches and Future Scopes, Coord. Chem. Rev. 411 (2020) 213252.
  • [29] Doxorubicin Encapsulated in TPGS-modified 2d-nanodisks Overcomes Multidrug Resistance, Chem. -Eur. J. 26 (2020) 2470.
  • [28] Geopolymer Template Route to Microporous Carbon, RSC Adv. 10 (2020) 6814.
  • [27] 2-Dimensional Nanomaterials with Imaging and Diagnostic Functions for Nanomedicine; A Review, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 93 (2020) 1.
  • [26] Atomic and Electronic Structures of Graphene-decorated Graphitic Carbon Nitride (g-C3N4) as a Metal-free Photocatalyst under Visible-light, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 256 (2019) 117850.
  • [25] Implantable Multi-reservoir Device with Stimulus-responsive Membrane for On-demand and Pulsatile Delivery of Growth Hormone, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116 (2019) 11664.
  • [24] A Novel Geopolymer Route to Porous Carbon: High CO2 Adsorption Capacity, Chem. Commun. 55 (2019) 3266.
  • [23] Highly Condensed Boron Cage Cluster Anions in 2D Carrier and its Enhanced Antitumor Efficiency for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, Adv. Funct. Mater. 28 (2018) 1704470.
  • [22] Emerging Nanomaterials with Advanced Drug Delivery Functions; Focused on Methotrexate Delivery, Coord. Chem. Rev. 359 (2018) 32.
  • [21] 2D Nanostructured Metal Hydroxides with Gene Delivery and Theranostic Functions; A Comprehensive Review, Chem. Rec. 18 (2018) 1.
  • [20] Layered Double Hydroxide and Polypeptide Thermogel Nanocomposite System for Chondrogenic Differentiation of Stem Cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9 (2017) 42668.
  • [19] Mesoporous Carbon Nitrides: Synthesis, Functionalization, and Applications, Chem. Soc. Rev. 46 (2017) 72.
  • [18] Biodegradable Inorganic Nanovector: Passive vs. Active Tumor Targeting in siRNA Transportation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55 (2016) 4582.
  • [17] Anionic Clay as the Drug Delivery Vehicle: Tumor Targeting Function of LDH-MTX Nanohybrid in C33A Orthotopic Cervical Cancer Model, Int. J. Nanomed. 11 (2016) 337.
  • [16] Theranostic Bioabsorbable Bone Fixation Plate with Drug-Layered Double Hydroxide Nanohybrids, Adv. Healthc. Mater. 5 (2016) 2765.
  • [15] Influence of Anionic Surface Modifiers on the Thermal Stability and Mechanical Properties of Layered Double Hydroxide/Polypropylene Nanocomposites, J. Mater. Chem. A 3 (2015) 22730.
  • [14] 2D Inorganic-Antimalaria Drug-Polymer Hybrid with pH-responsive Solubility, Chem. -Asian J. 10 (2015) 2264.
  • [13] Inorganic Nanovehicle Targets Tumor in an Orthotopic Breast Cancer Model, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 4430.
  • [12] Avatar DNA Nanohybrid System in Chip-on-a-Phone, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 4879.
  • [11] Aripiprazole-Montmorillonite: A New Organic–Inorganic Nanohybrid Material for Biomedical Applications, Chem. -Eur. J. 19 (2013) 4869.
  • [10] Polymer-Inorganic Supramolecular Nanohybrids for Red, White, Green, and Blue Applications, Prog. Polym. Sci. 38 (2013) 1142.
  • [9] Porous SnO2/Layered Titanate Nanohybrid with Enhanced Electrochemical Performance for Reversible Lithium Storage, Chem. Commun. 48 (2012) 458.
  • [8] Layered Double Hydroxide Nanoparticles as Target-Specific Delivery Carriers: Uptake Mechanism and Toxicity, Nanomedicine 6 (2011) 803.
  • [7] Integrated Bio-Inorganic Hybrid Systems for Nano-Forensics, Chem. Soc. Rev. 40 (2011) 583.
  • [6] DNA Core@Inorganic Shell, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132 (2010) 16735.
  • [5] Inorganic Drug-Delivery Nanovehicle Conjugated with Cancer-Cell-Specific Ligand, Adv. Funct. Mater. 19 (2009) 1617.
  • [4] Bifunctional Heterogeneous Catalysts for Selective Epoxidation and Visible Light Driven Photolysis: Nickel Oxide-Containing Porous Nanocomposite, Adv. Mater. 20 (2008) 539.
  • [3] Inorganic Layered Double Hydroxides as Nonviral Vectors, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 39 (2000) 4041.
  • [2] Intercalative Nanohybrids of Nucleoside Monophosphates and DNA in Layered Metal Hydroxide, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 121 (1999) 1399.
  • [1] High-Tc Superconductors in the Two-Dimensional Limit:
  • [(Py-CnH2n+1)2HgI4]-Bi2Sr2Cam-1CumOy (m=1 and 2), Science 280 (1998) 1589.

Selected Papers (ORCID) LINK