Dr. Jung-Woo Park

Jung-Woo was born and grew up in Busan, South Korea. He graduated from Yonsei University where he majored in chemistry. He joined Prof. Chul-Ho Jun's group at Yonsei University for Ph.D. study and postdoc training. His Ph.D. thesis featured metal catalysis for organic-inorganic hybrid material synthesis. As a postdoctoral fellow, Jung-Woo pursued training in organometallic chemistry and enantioselective organic synthesis with Prof. Vy Dong at UC Irvine. After three years, he moved to IBS/KAIST as a young scientist fellow (YSF). His interest is focused on developing new base-metal catalyzed transformations featuring non-conventional mechanism, and metal-catalyzed hydrocarbon multifunctionalizations.