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Kyu Yong Choi, Professor


Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin—Madison (1984)

MS/BS, Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University (1978/1976)


1984-1989      Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Maryland

1989-1993      Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Maryland

1993-present  Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Univ. of Maryland

                    Member: University of Maryland NanoCenter

                                      University of Maryland Energy Center

2006          Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,

                       Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)


Honors and Awards


1984 DuPont Young Faculty Award

1986 Presidential Young Investigator Award (National Science Foundation)

1992 Engineering Achievement Award (Washington Academy of Sciences)

2000 Elected to Member (National Academy of Engineering of Korea)

2001 Elected to Member (Korean National Academy of Science and Technology)

2001 Contribution to Science Award (Sigma Xi, University of Maryland Chapter)

2001 Cooperative Research Award (LG Chemical Company)

2006 Elected to Fellow (Korean Academy of Science and Technology)


Professional Activities (selected)


Session Chairman (American Automatic Control Conference, 1985)/Session Chairman (10th Korea Symposium on Science and Technology, 1987)/Grant Proposal Review Panel (National Science Foundation, 1987-2001)/Session Chairman (AIChE Meeting)/National Organizing Committee (3rd IFAC Symposium DYCORD+92, 1992)/Organizing Committee (Polymer Reaction Engineering Confernce, 1994)/Review Panel (Korea-US Scholarship Fund, 1992-2001)/Grant Proposal Reviewer (Petroleum Research Fund, ACS)/Review Panel (National Research Council, 1993)/Columnisit (Korea Times, Washington, 1994)/Editorial Advisory Board (Korean J. of Chem. Eng. 1997-2000)/Conference Chairman (Engineering Foundation Conference on Polymer Reaction Engineering, 1997)/Scientific Organizing Committee (DECHEMA Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering, 2001)/Journal Reviewer for: AIChEJ, Ind. & Eng. Chem. Res., J. Appl. Polym. Sci., Chem. Eng. Sci., J. Korean Chem. Eng., Macromolecules, Makromolecular Chem. Chem. Phys., Polym. Eng. Sci., Canadian J. Chem. Eng., Computers and Chem. Eng., Macromol. Sci.—Pure and Appl. Chem., Polym. Reaction Eng., Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, Polymer Composites, IEEE Conferences, J. of Environmental Engineering/Journal Editorial Board for:

Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, Macromolecular Reaction Engineering



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