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Hyoun Woo Kim

Division of Materials Science and Engineering, HANYANG UNIVERSITY
Room 403, Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Building

Research Interest

  • Gas Sensors
  • Nano Sensors
  • Carbon Materials
  • 2D Materials
  • Exploiting Beam Irradiation


  • Ph.D. of Electronic Materials, 1989-1994
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A
  • Master of Metallurgical Engineering, 1986-1988
    Seoul National University, Korea
  • Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering, 1982-1986
    Seoul National University, Korea

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Mar. 2011-Present
    Division of Materials Science and Engineering, HANYANG UNIVERSITY, Seoul, Korea
  • Adjunct Visiting Associate Professor, Apr. 2009-Feb. 2010
    Department of Chemistry, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, U.S.A
  • Research Scholar, Jan. 2009-Apr. 2009
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UNIVERSITY of MICHIGAN, U.S.A
  • Professor, Sep. 2000-Feb. 2011
    Division of Materials Science and Engineering, INHA UNIVERSITY, Korea
  • Senior Researcher, Aug. 1994-Aug. 2000
    Semiconductor Research Center, Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd.


  • Recipient of LS academic award, The Korean Institute of Metals and Materials, 2022
  • Recipient of HYU academic award, Hanyang University, 2021
  • Published numerous research articles including ~420 SCI-listed Journal papers
  • Received research projects from Korean government and industry, in the area of gas sensors, humidity sensors, nanostructures, thin films, and microsystem technologies.
  • Nominated and selected as an Inha Fellow Professor in the academic years of 2009-2011 (one of 10) and 2006-2008 (one of 6 recipients).
  • Recipient of a financial support for a sabbatical year of 2009, from LG Yonam Foundation, granted by the chairman of LG group in South Korea.
  • 2005 recipient of a Grand Outstanding Research Achievement Award for the most excellent accomplishments in research in Inha University, granted by the president of Inha University [1st among the whole faculty]
  • 2004 Recipient of an Outstanding Research Achievement award by the president of Inha University [2nd among the whole faculty]
  • Recipient of a Grand Prize for patents awarded in Semiconductor center of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (1997).
  • Recipient of special scholarship of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, for studying abroad (1989)
  • Recipient of a [Iron & Steel Prize] as a valedictorian of Dept. Metallurgical Engineering in Seoul National University, granted by the president of Pohang Steel Company (POSCO) in South Korea (1986).