Junsuk Rho

Junsuk Rho is a Mu-Eun-Jae Endowed Chair Associate Professor who joined the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) with a double appointment in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his PhD degree in mechanical engineering with designated emphasis in nanoscale science and engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (2013), an MS degree in mechanical science and engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2008), and a BS degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Seoul National University, Korea (2007). Prior joining POSTECH, he conducted postdoctoral research at the Materials Sciences Division & Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He also worked as a principal investigator (Ugo Fano Fellow) in the Nanoscience and Technology Division and the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory. He is also the recipients of several notable honors and awards, including the MRS Graduate Student Award (2011), SPIE scholarships in optics and photonics (2011, 2012), the OSA Incubic/Milton Chang Award (2013), Samsung Lee Kun-Hee Fellowship (2008-2013), DOE Argonne Named Fellowship (2014), the Edmund Optics Award (2015), the OSK Young Investigator Award (2016), the SPIE Rising Researcher Award (2017), a Korean Ministry of Science ICT and Future Planning Minister’s Commendation (2017), the Distinguished Teaching Award at POSTECH (2018), the Proud POSTECHIAN Award (2018), a Korean Ministry of Science and ICT Minister’s Commendation (2019), and the Korean Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2019).