Jeong Young Park is currently a professor in the Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea, and the Associate Director of the Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions, Institute for Basic Science. He received his B.S and Ph. D from the Department of Physics, Seoul National University in 1993 and 1999. After spending three years at the University of Maryland as a postdoctoral associate, he joined the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he worked as a physicist postdoctoral fellow (2002–2005), and then as a staff scientist (2006–2009). His research focuses on surface phenomena covering energy dissipation and conversion at surfaces, nanotribology, catalysis, and hot electron transport through metal–oxide interfaces. He has published 230 peer-reviewed articles and edited one book in the fields of surface science and catalysis.