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chemist , educator , materials engineer

Jin-Ho Choy, Korean chemist, materials engineer, educator. Achievements include patents for superconducting colloids and thin films. Recipient National Science award, Government of Republic of Korea, 2000, Palmes Academiques, Government of France, 2004.


Choy, Jin-Ho was born on September 1, 1948 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Son of Jae-Duk Choy and Hak-Ye Park.


Choy received his B.S. (1970) and M.S. degrees (1972) in chemical engineering from Yonsei University in Seoul. Afterwards he received a diploma in 1975 from the UNESCO Post-Graduate Course in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Research Laboratory of Engineering Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He then moved to Germany, where he earned his PhD (1979) in inorganic chemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.


Professor Seoul National University, 1981—2004, head department, 1998—1999, vice dean, 1999—2000. Distinguished professor Ewha Woman's University, since 2004. Visiting professor Université de Bordeaux (France) I, 1985—1986.

International council visiting professor University Illinois, Urbanan-Champaign, 2003. Chairman organizing committee Korea-France Chemical Symposium, Seoul, 1993, Bordeaux, 95. Member international science advisory board Intercalation Symposium, Moscow, 2001.

Co-chair CIMTEC, Florence, Italy, 2002.


  • Korean Chemical Society (1997),\r\nNational science award in chemistry from the South Korean government (2000),\r\nDistinguished Service Knight Medal from the French Government (Palmes Academiques Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques: 2003)\r\n1st Class National Science Medal (2006)\r\nKorean Best Scientist Award from the President of South Korea (2007)\r\nRole Model in Science from the South Korean government\r\nAward of Fellow from the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (2008)\r\nCulture award in science from Seoul City (2010)\r\nAcademic award from Ewha Womans University (2012).\r\nPermanent member of Korean Academy of Science and Technology (2002).


  • Other Work

    • Author: Clay Surface, 2004. Member international advisory editorial board Journal Materials Chemistry, Chemistry Materials, Journal Solid State Chemistry, Materials Research Bulletin.


Council member Research and Development project Korean Ministry of Science and Technology, Seoul, 1999—2000. National representative Korea-France Government, since 2002. Member of International Union Pure and Applied Chemistry (national representative since 2000), Korean Academy of Sciences and Technology, Controlled Release Society, Korean Chemical Society (vice president since 1972, president solid state division 1994-1995, Academy award 1997).


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, reading, classical music, mountain climbing, travel.


Married Yun-Hi Cho; children: Young-Bin, Sung-Mun, Sonia.

Jae-Duk Choy

Hak-Ye Park

Yun-Hi Cho

Sonia Choy

Sung-Mun Choy

Young-Bin Choy