The 7th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology June 10 (Sun) - 15 (Fri), 2018
Phoenix Jeju, Jeju, Korea
Keynote Speakers(Special Sessions)

Special Sessions

(in alphabetic order)

[S1. Advanced Electronics / Display Materials & Processing]

Texas A&M University, USA
*Title (Tentative): High Conductivity and Power Factor in Completely Organic Thermoelectric Nanocoatings for Flexible Films and Textiles
* Jaime C. GRUNLAN
(Texas A&M University, USA)

Dr. Jaime Grunlan is currently the Linda & Ralph Schmidt '68 Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on thermal and transport properties of polymer nanocomposites, with a focus on thermoelectric energy generation, gas barrier and fire prevention. His seminal work in environmentally-benign, flame retardant nanocoatings for foam and fibers is a new research avenue within the flame retardant treatment community. Dr. Grunlan is actively working with a number of companies to commercialize these technologies. He won the NSF CAREER and 3M Untenured Faculty awards in 2007, Dow 2009 Young Faculty Award, 2010 Carl A. Dahlquist Award, 2013 E. D. Brockett Professorship, 2014 Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Fellowship, 2014 Evonik Industries' ECRP (1st Place), 2015 Dean of Engineering Excellence Award and TEES Senior Faculty Fellow in 2016 for his work in these areas. He has published more than 140 journal papers, with more than 11,500 citations, and been granted several patents. Dr. Grunlan holds joint appointments in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering. He has graduated 20 PhD students at Texas A&M, with six more residing in his current research group. His work has been highlighted in Nature, Smithsonian Magazine and the New York Times. Dr. Grunlan also holds joint appointments in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering. He is an Editor of Journal of Materials Science, Associate Editor for Green Materials and serves on the International Advisory Board for Macromolecular Rapid Communications and Macromolecular Materials and Engineering.
Tzung-Fang GUO
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
*Title (Tentative): Interfaces and Boundaries for Efficient Lead Halide Perovskite-based Hybrid Light-Emitting Diodes
* Tzung-Fang GUO
(National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)

Professor Tzung-Fang Guo received Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from University of California Los Angeles in 2002. He became the faculty at Department of Photonics, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan in 2003 and served the Chairman since 2012. His research focuses on high-performance O/PLEDs, polymer PVs, n-type pentacene OTFTs, and the magnetic field effect of organic electronic devices. He firstly developed the perovskite-based hybrid solar cells of OPV (p-i-n) device configuration and applied p-type nickel oxide electrode interlayer in fabricating efficient perovskite solar cells and LEDs.
Tae-Woo LEE
Seoul National University, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Boosting the Efficiency in Perovskite Light-emitting Diodes
* Tae-Woo LEE
(Seoul National University, Korea)

Tae-Woo Lee is an associate professor in the department of materials science and engineering at Seoul National University, Korea. He received his Ph.D in chemical engineering from KAIST, Korea in February 2002. Then, he joined Bell Laboratories, USA as a postdoctoral researcher in 2002. From September 2003 to August 2008, he worked in Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Samsung Electronics as a member of research staff. From August 2008 to August 2016, he was an assistant and then an associate professor in the department of materials science and engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea. He received a prestigious Korea Young Scientist Award from the President of Korea in 2008 and The Scientist of the Month Award from the ministry of science, ICT and future planning in 2013. He is author and co-author of 174 papers including Science, Nature Photonics, Science Advances, Nature Communications, PNAS, Energy and Environmental Science, Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, and Advanced Functional Materials, as well as inventor and co-inventor of 353 patents (165 Korean patents and 188 international patents). His research focuses on organic, organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite, and carbon materials and their applications to flexible electronics, printed electronics, displays, solid-state lightings, solar energy conversion devices, and neuromorphic devices.
Cheolmin PARK
Yonsei University, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Self-assembled Polymer Nanocomposites for Stimuli-interactive Display
* Cheolmin PARK
(Yonsei University, Korea)

Cheolmin Park is an Underwood Distinguished Professor at Yonsei University, professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Yonsei University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degree in the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering from Seoul National University in 1992 and 1995, respectively and a PhD degree in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. He was a research scientist at Korea Institute of Science and Technology. After the postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, he joined at Yonsei University in 2002.
His research has focused on self assembled polymers and their applications to organic photo-electronics. He has published over 170 SCI articles, delivered over 75 invited seminars. He is the recipient of Polymer Society of Korea -Wiley Young Scientist Award in 2002, Polymer Society of Korea, Mid-career Researcher Academy Award in 2014 and Korean Institute of Metals and Materials, Information and electronic Award in 2016. He also received a minister citation of Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning in 2015. He was also selected as an Underwood Distinguished Professor in Yonsei University in 2014 with his excellent academic achievement. He is working as an associated editor of Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Macromolecular Research and a board member of Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Electronic Materials Letter and Display and Imaging. He has been elected as a meeting chair of 2018 MRS spring meeting.
Jonghyeok PARK
Yonsei University, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Oriented Grains with Preferred Low-angle Grain Boundaries in Halide Perovskite Films by Pressure-induced Crystallization
* Jonghyeok PARK
(Yonsei University, Korea)

Jong Hyeok Park is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from KAIST, Republic of Korea, in August, 2004. He then joined the University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA, as a postdoctoral researcher in 2004 (under Prof. Allen J. Bard). From 2008 to 2014, he was an associate professor at Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea. He is the author or co-author of 220 papers and 60 patents.

[S2. Advanced Energy Materials & Processing]

Youngjong KANG
Hanyang University, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Fabrication of Perovskite Nanoparticle Composite Films and Their Applications
* Youngjong KANG
(Hanyang University, Korea)

Youngjong Kang is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Hanyang University, Korea. He is also a faculty affiliated with the Department of Convergence Nanoscience. He received his B.S (1996) and M.S. (1998) degrees from Hanyang University and his Ph.D. (2005) from the Department of Chemistry at University of Minnesota. He was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT (2005-2007) before he joined Hanyang University as a faculty in 2007.
His research interests span both polymers and nanoscience. Much of his work has been on understanding the structure-dependent optical and electronic properties of colloidal and polymeric nanomaterials. Especially, he is interested in how bulk optical and electronic properties vary as the structure organized into a certain regular or meso-structure in the regime of molecule to several hundred nanometer scale.
Jung-Yong LEE
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
*Title (Tentative): Morphological Control of Polymeric Films on Liquid Substrates
* Jung-Yong LEE
(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea)

Dr. Jung-Yong Lee is an Associate Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and his research interests include highly efficient flexible photovoltaic cells and various renewable energy conversion technologies.
He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University and received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Prof. Lee is an expert in light management of thin-film optoelectronic devices. He focuses on developing highly efficient and flexible photovoltaic cells through structural and optical engineering. He is also interested in improving the performance of photovoltaic cells by incorporating plasmonic nanomaterials into the organic materials. A deeper understanding of optical and physical interactions among such nanomaterials will lead to highly efficient photovoltaic cells.
Biwu MA
Florida State University, USA
*Title (Tentative): Polymer-Halide Perovskite Composites for Light Emitting Diodes
* Biwu MA
(Florida State University, USA)

Dr. Biwu Ma is currently an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering with courtesy appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Florida State University. He is also a faculty affiliated with the Materials Science and Engineering Program. He received his B.S. in Composites from Beijing University of Chemical Technology China, in 2001, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science from University of Southern California in 2006 with research work in OLEDs under the guidance of Professor Mark Thompson. He then performed postdoctoral research in Plastic Electronics with Professor Jean Fréchet at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for two and a half years. He began his independent career in June 2008 as a Staff Scientist at the Molecular Foundry at LBNL, and joined the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in August 2013 through the FSU Energy and Materials Initiative.
Dr. Ma's research focuses on the development of new functional materials with controlled chemical and physical properties for applications in a range of technological areas from energy to environmental and information technologies. Of particular interest are light emitting devices, solar energy conversion devices, energy storage devices, transistors, and sensors. Current efforts are mainly on three topics: organic-inorganic metal halide hybrids with controlled dimensionalities, photophysics and photochemistry of multi-excited-state molecules, and organic electronic materials and devices. He has authored and co-authored more than 65 peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals with a total of citations of more than 5200 and an H-index of 33 as of today.
Taiho PARK
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea
*Title (Tentative): New Materials for ETLs and HTLs and Understanding of their Roles in Charge Extraction at the Perovskite Solar Cells
* Taiho PARK
(Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea)

Prof. Dr. Taiho Park is a Mueunjae Chair Professor of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) and his research interests do not include only designing and synthesizing new smart functional materials as an organic chemist, but also developing stretchable/flexible optoelectronics devices such as various solar cells, OLED, sensors etc. He received the B.S. from Sogang University, the M.S. degrees from POSTECH, and the Ph.D. degree in the Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. Prof. Park is also an expert in the photophysical study of the optoelectronics devices using a home-made transient absorption / mobility spectrophotometer (TAS/TMS). He also further extends the research subjects on modulating the interfaces to construct well-defined nanostructures via self-assembly processes, giving us a better theoretical description of our experimental findings. His findings and research efforts in this direction will contribute to the advances in material, electrochemical, and chemical engineering research societies.
Han Young WOO
Korea University, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Organic Photovoltaic Materials for Next Generation Green Energy Sources
* Han Young WOO
(Korea University, Korea)

Prof. Han Young Woo received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea in 1999. After postdoctoral training at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in USA, he joined the Pusan National University as an assistant professor. In 2015, he moved to Korea University and he is currently a professor in the Department of Chemistry, Korea University. His current researches focus on conjugated polymers and polyelectrolytes for applications in organic optoelectronic devices, fluorescence chemo-and biosensors.

[S3. Honorary Session for Prof. Seung Jong LEE]

Kyung Hyun AHN
Seoul National University, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Flow of particulate fluids
* Kyung Hyun AHN
(Seoul National University, Korea)

Professor Kyung Hyun Ahn is a professor in the school of chemical and biological engineering in Seoul National University, Korea. He has broad experiences in both academic and industrial arena. He has initiated many new research programs at Seoul National University, all centered around introducing rheology and rheometric techniques to industry. As a result, he has had a major impact on the development of innovative processes and products in industry. He also has strong collaborations with many leading academic research laboratories worldwide. He is a very active, well-balanced and well respected academic with a strong interface with industry. He is now serving as the president of the Korean Society of Rheology and the director of the center for nano-structured polymer processing technology.
Stanford University, USA
*Title (Tentative): Rheology and Adhesion of Human Cell Monolayers
* Gerald FULLER
(Stanford University, USA)

Gerald Fuller is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. He joined Stanford in 1980 following his graduate work at Caltech where he acquired his MS and PhD degrees. His undergraduate education was obtained at the University of Calgary, Canada. Professor Fuller's interests lie in studies of rheology and interfacial fluid mechanics. His work has been recognized by receipt of the Bingham Medal of The Society of Rheology, membership in the National Academy of Engineering, election to the American Academy of Arts and Science, and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Crete, Greece, and Leuven, Belgium. He presently serves as the Secretary to the ICR.
Jae Chun HYUN
Korea University, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Recent Developments in Nonlinear Dynamics and Stability in the Film Blowing Processes of Various Polyethylenes
* Jae Chun HYUN
(Korea University, Korea)

Dr. Jae Chun Hyun is now Emeritus Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Korea Univ. He received his B.S. degree from Seoul National Univ. in 1967 and completed his Ph.D. degree from Univ. of Minnesota in 1971. He was a postdoc at Northwestern Univ. and UC-Berkeley, Research specialist in Monsanto company, President in Tong-Yang Cement company, and visiting scholar in UC-Berkeley before joining Korea Univ. in 1987 as Professor. He was also named director of the Applied Rheology Center (ARC), Dean of Graduate School at Korea Univ., Consulting Professor and Adjunct Professor at Stanford Univ., Organizing Committee Chairman for International Congress on Rheology in 2004, and President of International Committee on Rheology. Prof. Hyun has made pioneering and landmark contributions to extensional rheology and nonlinear dynamics/stability of polymer extensional deformation processes and coatings. He has received a variety of awards and recognitions for his achievements in research, education, and professional activities. These include Best Article Award by Ministry of Science and Technology (1997), Best Lecture Award by Korea Univ. (2005, 2008), Foundation Award by Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers (2005), Distinguished Service Award by Korean Society of Rheology (2009), Sudang Prize by the Sudang Foundation (2009), and Distinguished Kyunggi Alumni Award by the Kyunggi High School, the most prestigious high school in Korea (2009).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
*Title (Tentative): LAOS, Failure and Fractional Calculus of Food Gels
* Gareth H. MCKINLEY
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Gareth H. McKinley is the School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He received his BA (1985) and M.Eng (1986) degrees from the University of Cambridge and his Ph.D (1991) from the Chemical Engineering department at MIT. He taught in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard from 1991-1997 and was an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow from 1995-1997. He won the Annual Award of the British Society of Rheology in 1995 and the Frenkiel Award (with J. P. Rothstein) from the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics in 2001. He served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics from 1999 to 2009 and as Associate Editor of Journal of Fluid Mechanics from 2007-2009. He is presently a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Rheology, Rheologica Acta and Applied Rheology. He most recently served as the Associate Dept. Head for Research of the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT from 2008-2013. He is also a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of Cambridge Polymer Group. His current research interests include extensional rheology of complex fluids, non-Newtonian fluid dynamics, microrheology & microfluidics, field-responsive fluids, super-hydrophobicity, wetting of nanostructured surfaces and the development of nanocomposite materials.
He is the author of over 250 technical publications and was one of the winners of the 2007 Publication Award of the Society of Rheology. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and President of the US National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM). He was the recipient of the 2013 Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology and the 2014 Gold Medal of the British Society of Rheology. He presently serves as the President of the Society of Rheology.
Kyoto University, Japan
*Title (Tentative): Use of Dielectric Method in Rheological Investigation of Softmatters
* Hiroshi WATANABE
(Kyoto University, Japan)

Hiroshi Watanabe is currently a full professor of the Institute for Chemical Research (ICR), Kyoto University. He received his degree (Dr. Sci.) in 1985 from the Department of Macromolecular Science, Osaka University, and joined that department as an assistant professor in 1983 before he received his degree. He moved to the current institute (ICR) in 1994 as an associate professor, and became a full professor of ICR in 2003. He has been interested in rheology and dynamics of softmatters such as polymers, suspensions, and emulsions, and has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers/book chapters. He is a member of the Society of Rheology (SOR), the Society of Rheology Japan (SRJ), the Korean Society of Rheology (KSR), the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Physical Society (APS). He was elected a Fellow of APS (2005), and is the winner of the Research Award of SRJ (2012) and the Bingham Award of SOR (2015). He has been serving to the international community of rheology through several roles that include an international advisory board member of Korea-Australia Rheology Journal (2002-present), an editorial board member of Rheologica Acta (2002-present) and of Journal of Rheology (2012-present), a member-at-large of SOR (2009-2011), an associate editor of Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics (2008-2010), an associate editor of Macromolecules (2011-present), and the chair of the International Committee on Rheology (2016-2020).

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