- Development of protein-based functional nanostructures
- Living radical polymerization
- Design, synthesis and characterization of well-defined polymeric architectures (block, graft, brushes, star, polymers attached to surfaces and nanoparticles)
- Surface-initiated polymerization
- Enzymatic synthesis of biopolymers
- Polymerization kinetics and model study, and immobilization of catalysts
Ph.D., Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001
Thesis title: "Kinetic studies and applications of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization"
Advisor: Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
1.Enzymatic surface-initiated polymerization: A novel approach for the in situ solid phase synthesis of the biocompatible polymer, poly[3-hydroxybutyrate]. Kim, Y.-R.; Paik, H.-j.; Ober, C. K.; Coates, G. W.; Batt, C. A. Biomacromolecules, 2004, 5, 889.
2.Determination of activation and deactivation rate constants of model compounds in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Matyjaszewski, K.; Paik, H.-j.; Zhou, P.; Diamanti, S. J. Macromolecules 2001, 34, 5125.
3.Free-radical intermediates in Atom Transfer Radical Addition and Polymerization: study of racemization, halogen exchange, and trapping reactions. Matyjaszewski, K.; Paik, H.-j.; Shipp, D. A.; Isobe, Y.; Okamoto, Y. Macromolecules 2001, 34, 3127.
4. Block copolymerizations of vinyl acetate combining conventional and Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Paik, H.-j.; Teodorescu, M.; Xia, J.; Matyjaszewski, K. Macromolecules 1999, 32, 7023.
5. Synthesis and characterization of graft copolymers of poly(vinyl chloride) with styrene and (meth)acrylates by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Paik, H.-j.; Gaynor, S. G.; Matyjaszewski, K. Macromol. Chem. Rapid Commun. 1998, 19, 47. .
03.2003 present Assistant Professor, Pusan National University
02.2001 01.2003 Postdoctoral Associate, Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC), Cornell University
Mentors: Prof. Carl A. Batt (Food Science/Microbiology),
Prof. Christopher K. Ober (MS&E), Prof. Geoffrey W. Coates (Chemistry),
- Helped to mentor the thesis research of a Ph.D. student, Y.-R. Kim, Cornell University
- Supervised honors thesis research of an undergraduate student, S. J. Diamanti, Carnegie Mellon University
- Laboratory Instructor
- "Organic Synthesis and Analysis", Carnegie Mellon University (Spring, 1999)
- "Introduction to Experimental Chemistry" Carnegie Mellon University (Fall, 1998)
- "General Chemistry Experiment" Seoul National University (Spring, 1991- Fall 1992)
Professional Societies & Activities
- Member, American Chemical Society
- Member, Materials Research Society
- Member, Korean Chemical Society
- Member, Polymer Society of Korea
- Journal Reviewer: Macromolecules, Macromolecular Research, Bulletin of Korean Chemical Society
Honors and Awards
International Joint Research & Activities