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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Sei Kwang Hahn

Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, South Korea

Sei Kwang Hahn obtained his Ph.D. in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at KAIST in 1996. After working at the LG Chemical group for 5 years, he did his post-doctoral research with Prof. Allan Hoffman at the University of Washington. After that, he worked at the Hoffman-La Roche group, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. in Japan for more than 3 years. Since 2005, he has worked as a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering at POSTECH. He worked as a consultant for Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey and made a collaboration project contract with Hoffman-La Roche. He worked as a SeAh Young Chair Professor at POSTECH for 2012-2015, and a visiting professor at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital for 2012-2013. He won the Minister of Health and Welfare Award in 2017, the Korean President Award in 2015 and the Korean Minister of Education Award in 2013. He published more than 120 SCI journal papers including Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, Progress in Polymer Science, Advanced Materials, and ACS Nano, and filed more than 120 Korean and international patents. He is an editorial board member of ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Biomacromolecules, ACS Applied Bio Materials, and Biomaterials Research. He is the founder of PHI BIOMED Co., and one of the Samsung Future Technology Committee Members and the National Science and Technology Councils.

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