Biographical sketch - Dong-Kyun Seo


a.       Professional Preparation

  • Seoul National University Chemistry B.S. 1990
  • Seoul National University Chemistry M.S. 1992
  • North Carolina State University Chemistry Ph. D. 1997

b.      Area of Specialization: Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Science

c.       Appointments

  • 12/11 - Founder and CTO, Matteren Corporation, Arizona
  • 8/07- Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  • 8/01-8/07 Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  • 8/98-7/01 Postdoctoral Associate – Ames Laboratory - US DOE/Iowa State University (Prof. John D. Corbett)
  • 8/97-7/98 Postdoctoral Associate – Cornell University (Prof. Roald Hoffmann)

d.      Ten Recent Publications

  1. Volosin, Alex M.; Sharma, Sudhanshu; Traverse, Christopher; Newman, Nathan; Seo, Dong-Kyun “One-Pot Synthesis of Highly Mesoporous Antimony-Doped Tin Oxide from Interpenetrating Inorganic/Organic Networks”, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 13232-13240.
  2. Simmons, Chad R.; Schmitt, Dominik; Wei, Xixi; Han, Dongran; Volosin, Alex M.; Ladd, Danielle M.; Seo, Dong-Kyun; Liu, Yan; and Yan, Hao “Size Selective Incorporation of DNA Nanocages into Nanoporous Antimony-Doped Tin Oxide Materials”, ACS Nano, 2011, 5, 6060–6068.
  3. Patrick Kwan, Dominick Schmitt, Alex M. Volosin, Chelsea L. McIntosh, Dong-Kyun Seo, and Anne K. Jones “Spectroelectrochemistry of cytochrome c immobilized in nanoporous antimony tin oxide” Chem. Comm. 2011, Online publication on Oct 20, 2011.
  4. Hoertz, C.; Ladd, D. M.; Seo, D.-K. Preparation of Nanoporous MgAl2O4 by Combined Utilization Of Sol-Gel and Combustion of Biorenewable Oil, MRS Proceedings, 1306, mrsf10-1306-bb09-03 (2011) [10.1557/opl.2011.418].
  5. Danielle M. Ladd, Alex Volosin, Dong-Kyun Seo “Preparation of highly porous gamma-alumina via combustion of biorenewable oil” J. Mater. Chem. 2010, 20, 5923-5929.
  6. Dong-Kyun Seo, Alex Volosin, PCT Patent Application “Fabricating Porous Materials Using Intrepenetrating Inorganic-Organic Composite Gels”, 2011.
  7. Dong-Kyun Seo, Jungmin Seo, Dinesh Medpelli, PCT Patent Application (WO/2011/068830) “Porous Geopolymer Materials”, 2011.
  8. Dong-Kyun Seo, Alex Volosin, PCT Patent Application (Wo/2011/046910), “Fabricating Porous Materials Using Thixotropic Gels”, 2011.
  9. Dong-Kyun Seo, Danielle M. Ladd, Alex Volosin, PCT Patent Application (WO/2009/140030), “Porous Metal Oxide Particles”, 2009.
  10. Qiangbin Wang, Dong-Kyun Seo “Preparation of photostable quantum dot-polystyrene microbeads through covalent organosilane coupling of CdSe@Zns quantum dots.” J. Mater. Sci. 2009, 44, 816.

e.       Service to the Profession

1.      Educational activities:

  • Development of a new curriculum in inorganic materials chemistry for non-major students (CHM 472/572 Solid State Chemistry I);
  • Development of a pedagogical and unified view of magnetic exchange interactions in molecules and solids;
  • Leading planner for the establishment of a materials chemistry lab course in the department.

2.      Research projects:

  • Theoretical development of metallic magnetism;
  • Discovery of magnetoresistive and magnetocaloric materials;
  • Development of new synthetic methodologies for bulk hierarchical porous materials for applications in photovoltaics, hydrogen storage, catalysis and separation;
  • Development of surface functionalization methods for semiconducting quantum dots for their incorporation in solar electric components;
  • Development of new synthetic methodologies of nanostructured intermetallics for catalysis and novel chemical reactions.


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