Joon Heo

Joon was born in Gumi and he spent his childhood in Cheonan, South Korea. He received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2018. During his undergraduate years, he experienced a variety of activities, including start-up, and found that he was interested in research among them. Later then, he joined Professor Mu-Hyun Baik laboratory (KAIST/IBS) to examine reaction mechanisms using applied quantum chemistry. Joon is now continuing his research at KAIST under the supervision of Professor Sukbok Chang (KAIST/IBS). His research interest mainly lies in developing C–H amination using electrochemistry and transition metal catalysis, along with mechanistic investigations by computational calculations.

He falls in love with Jordy, the world-cutest dinosaur from Niniz.