Dr. Kwangjin An

Kwangjin An received his BS (2003) in the  School of Chemical Engineering from Chungnam National University and his PhD (2009) in the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering from Seoul National University. During his PhD course under the direction of professor Taeghwan Hyeon, he had conducted research on the synthesis and characterization of monodisperse metal-oxide nanocrystals. Since he joined UC Berkeley, his research interests have been focused surface science and catalysis using nanoparticle-based catalysts.

Professional Experience

  • Present2015.5

    Assistant Professor

    UNIST, School of Engergy and Chemical Eningeering

  • 2015.42010.9

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley (Advisor: Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai)

  • 2010.82009.2

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Institute of Chemical Process, Seoul National University (Advisor: Prof. Taeghwan Hyeon)


  • Ph.D. 2009.2

    M.S & Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Seoul National University (Advisor: Prof. Taeghwan Hyeon)

  • B.A. 2003.2

    Bachelor in Chemical Engineering (Fine Chemical Engineering Major)

    Chungnam National University

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2009
    Student Travel Award
    1st Nano Today Conference at Singapore
  • 2006
    Outstanding Research Award
    2006 Asian Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • 2005
    Seoul Science Fellowship
    Awarded by a Mayor of Seoul, Seoul Metropolitan Government