Dr. Won Seok Ham

Won Seok was born in Anyang, South Korea, and received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University. At Columbia, he conducted research with Prof. Ron Breslow and Prof. Jim Leighton. Then he moved to Harvard University to pursue his doctoral studies under supervision by Prof. Tobias Ritter. After spending the last two years of the graduate program as a visiting student at the Max-Planck-Institut in Germany, Won Seok returned to South Korea to start his postdoctoral career in Prof. Sukbok Chang's group at KAIST/IBS.

Won Seok is interested in developing practical C–H functionalization reactions and single-electron transformations.