Dow Korea hosts 2015 Dow Korea Award and Dow Chemical Symposium

  • Nine winners selected; cash prize of 23 million won in total and research subsidy awarded
  • Ji-Hoon Kim, Ph.D. degree candidate at Chemistry Department, Pusan National University, wins first-place award for his paper:
    "Effect of π-conjugated bridges of TPD-based medium bandgap conjugated copolymers for efficient tandem organic photovoltaic cells"

Seoul - April 17, 2015


Dow Korea hosted a ceremony to present the ‘2015 Dow Korea Award’ in line with ‘Dow Chemical Symposium’ for research paper presentations during Korean Chemical Society’s Spring Conference held at KINTEX in Ilsan on April 17.

Dow Korea Award co-organized by Korean Chemical Society attracted 184 papers from master and doctoral degree candidates at Korean universities and post doc researchers. Nine papers were selected after a panel of five judges consisting of Dow Korea official and electronic materials professors.

Winners were awarded a cash prize, 3 million won to one first-place winner, 2 million won to three second-place winners and 1 million won to five third-place winners. A research grant of 1 million won was also awarded to the labs of each winner. All of the winners will receive bonus points if they join Dow Korea.

The first-place award went to Ji-Hoon Kim, a Ph.D. degree candidate at Chemistry Department, Pusan National University for his paper: "Effect of π-conjugated bridges of TPD-based medium bandgap conjugated copolymers for efficient tandem organic photovoltaic cells". “A high-efficiency bottom cell is expected to be a key technology that will improve the efficiency of a tandem organic solar cell. The research shows a reduction in efficiency in the course of heat processing can be overcome to some degree,” said the judging panel.

The second-place award went to In-Hyuk Park (Dept. of Chemistry, Gyeongsang National University, Combined Masters/PhD program): "Distortional Supramolecular Isomers of Polyrotaxane Coordination Polymers: Photoreactivity and Sensing of Nitro Compounds", Jae-Hyun Lee (Post doc researcher at Sungkyunkwan Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology, Sungkyunkwan University) "Wafer-Scale Growth of Single-Crystal Monolayer Graphene on Reusable Hydrogen-Terminated Germanium", Won Cho (Ph.D. degree candidate, Dept. of Chemistry, Yonsei University) "Dual Changes in Conformation and Optical Properties of Fluorophores within a Metal-Organic Framework during Framework Construction and Associated Sensing Event". The third-place award went to five other papers.

“Dow Chemical Symposium was designed as a platform to share the winning papers on electronic materials applied for the competition and to support academic advancement and active exchanges. We will continue to support research activities by science and engineering students in electronic materials,” said Dow Korea Country Manager Jae-Hoon Lee.

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