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Jin-Ho Choy

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.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, 1970. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, 1972. Diploma in chemistry and chemical engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1975.

Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (honorary), Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University München, Germany, 1979.


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.


  • Achievements include patents for superconducting colloids and thin films.


  • 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

Young-Bin Choy

Sung-Mun Choy

Sonia Choy