Mu-Eun-Jae Endowed Chair Professor
Prof. Rho is a Mu-Eun-Jae (无垠斋) Endowed Chair Associate Professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea, with a double appointment in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with designated emphasis in Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (2013), M.S. in Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2008) and B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea (2007). Prior joining POSTECH, he conducted postdoctoral research in Materials Sciences Division & Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, and also worked as a principal investigator (Ugo Fano Fellow) in Nanoscience and Technology Division & the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
Prof. Rho has authored and co-authored more than 150 high-impact journal papers including Science, Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Photonics and Nature Communications. He is also the recipients of several notable honors and awards such as MRS graduate student award (2011), SPIE scholarships in optics and photonics (2011,2012), OSA Incubic/Milton Chang Award (2013), Samsung Lee Kun-Hee fellowship (2008-2013), DOE Argonne Named fellowship (2014), Edmund Optics Award (2015), OSK Young Investigator Award (2016), SPIE Rising Researcher Award (2017), Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning Minister's Commendation (2017), Distinguished Teaching Award at POSTECH (2018), Proud POSTECHIAN Award (2018), Korean Ministry of Science and ICT Minister's Commendation (2019) and Korean Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2019).