Member POSTECH MAGIC LAB

Professor

Hyung Joon CHA, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer Nature Gluetech Co., Ltd Seoul, KOREA
  • SeAH Chair Professor, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
  • Professor and Head, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Director, Education Program for Innovative Chemical Engineering Leaders (BK21 FOUR)
  • Director, Biomaterials Research Center
  • Director, National Research Laboratory of Molecular Biotechnology Pohang, KOREA
Education
3/1992 – 2/1995

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (Molecular Biotechnology)
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

3/1986 – 2/1990

B.S. in Chemical Engineering (with honors)
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1/2019 – present

General Member, The National Academy of Engineering of Korea

10/2018 – present

Adjunct Professor, Yonsei University

6/2018 – present

Outside Director, Lemon Co., Ltd.

3/2017 – 2/2033

SeAH Chair Professor, POSTECH

3/2016 – present

Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH

9/2015 – present

Chief Technology Officer, Nature Gluetech Co., Ltd.

1/2014 – present

Associate Member, The Korean Academy of Science and Technology

4/2012 – 3/2015

SeAH Young Chair Professor, POSTECH

1/2013 – 12/2014

Committee Member, Faculty Senate, POSTECH

12/2010 – present

Director, Biomaterials Research Center
(former, Marine BioMaterials Research Center)

5/2010 – 5/2012

Reviewer Board Member, Korea Research Foundation (KRF)

7/2009 – present

Member, National Policy Council for Marine Biotechnology

1/2018 – present

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Institute for Fiber Engineering, Shinshu University, Japan

3/2008 – present

Adjunct Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Biosceince and Bioengineering, POSTECH

8/2006 – 2/2008

Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, USA

3/2002 – present

Adjunct Professor, Division of Environmental Science and Engineering, POSTECH

8/1999 – present

Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH

5/1998 – 7/1999

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

4/1996 – 4/1998

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

3/1995 – 3/1996

Postdoctoral Researcher, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), Daejon, Korea

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES
1/2019 - present

Section Editor, BMC Biotechnology (SCI journal)

1/2018 - present

Editor, Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering (SCI journal)

5/2017 - present

Editorial board, Biotechnology Journal (SCI journal)

11/2010 – 12/2018

Associate Editor, BMC Biotechnology (SCI journal)

6/2010 – 12/2013

Associate Editor, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (SCI journal)

1/2009 – 12/2020

Associate Editor, Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering (SCI journal)

4/2007 - present

Editorial board, Enzyme and Microbial Technology (SCI journal)

9/2005 - 5/2010

Editorial board, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (SCI journal)

3/2005 - present

Editorial board, Process Biochemistry (SCI journal)

1/2004 - 12/2010

Editor, Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (SCIE journal)

1/2004 - present

Editorial board, Microbial Cell Factories (SCI journal)

AWARDS AND HONORS
0/2019

CGBIO Mid-career Researcher Award, The Korean Society for Biomaterials (KSBM)

10/2018

Seok-Myung Outstanding Chemical Engineer Award, Korea Institute of Chemical Engineering (KIChE)

12/2017

Korea Engineering Award, the Korea President

6/2017

Inventor of The Year, Minister of Knowledge Economy Department

5/2016

KOFST Award

12/2015

Minister Citation, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

10/2014

Biotechnology Research Award, Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (KSBB)

12/2013

2020 Future 100 Best Technologies and Researchers, National Academy of Engineering of Korea

12/2013

Postechian Award, POSTECH

11/2012

National R&D 100 Best Researches in 2012, Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology

8/2011

Nomination on Rising Star, POSTECH

10/2010

Kyungbuk Science and Technology Award, Kyungbuk Province, Korea

5/2010

Prime Minister Citation for Marine Day, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs

2/2010

Song-Gok Science and Technology Award, Korea Institute of Science and Technology

10/2008

Beom-Seok Research Award, KIChE

9/2008

National R&D 100 Best Researches in 2007, Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology

5/2008

Invention Day Award, Minister of Knowledge Economy Department

11 /2007

Samil Cultural Award, Samil Culture Foundation

10/2007

Dam-Yeon Research Award, KSBB

10/2005

Young Researcher Award, KSBB