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DirectorCHO Minhaeng

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Capturing the motion of a molecule by delveloping a new spectral imaging technology

Contact Info

Tel. +82-2-3290-4747

Address

IBS Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics,
145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu,
Seoul 136-701, Republic of Korea

Director
Director CHO Minhaeng

Director CHO Minhaeng

Professor Cho is the director of the Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics, established in Dec. 2014.
Director Cho received both his B.S. and M.S. from Seoul National University in 1987 and 1989 respectively before studying in the U.S. where he gained his Ph.D. in 1993 from the University of Chicago. He returned to Korea in 1996 as an Assistant Professor at the Korea University after a two-year post-doctoral research experience at MIT, Cambridge, USA. He was made a full Professor at Korea University in 2003 before his directorship with IBS in 2014.

Introduction
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Developing novel time- and space-resolved spectroscopy and imaging techniques to extend their applications to chemically reactive and biologically important molecular systems

  • - Studying time-resolved molecular spectroscopy
  • - Exploring molecular dynamics and computational chemistry
  • - Identifying the underlying principles of optical imaging and developing optical imaging technologies
  • - Developing molecular imaging technologies and applying those technologies to observe the three-dimensional structure of biomolecules
Main research activities

IBS Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics (CMSD), located in the Seoul campus of Korea University, emphasizes developments of novel time- and space-resolved spectroscopy techniques and their applications to chemically reactive and biologically important systems.

CMSD uses ultrashort duration pulses of light to generate stroboscopic movies of the molecular motions that lead to the chemical, biological, and physical transformations of condensed matter. We use a broad range of radiation sources to measure the dynamics of electronic and vibrational degrees of freedom in a wide range of systems, perform quantum chemical and molecular mechanical computations of dynamic systems in condensed phases, and develop novel linear and nonlinear optical imaging and microscopy technologies to monitor time-evolution of chemically and biologically reactive systems in real time.

Organization

Organization

Main research results
  • Spectral Graph Analyses of Water Hydrogen-Bonding Network and Osmolyte Aggregate Structures in Osmolyte-Water Solutions
    (J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015)
  • Quantum Beats and Phase Shifts in Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectra of Zinc Naphthalocyanine Monomer and Aggregate
    (J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015)
  • Skeletal Octahedral Nanoframe with Cartesian Coordinates via Geometrically Precise Nanoscale Phase Segregation in a Pt@Ni Core-Shell Nanocrystal
    (ACS Nano, 2015)
  • Imaging Deep within a Scattering Medium Using Collective Accumulation of Single-Scattered Waves
    (Nature Photonics, 2015)
Personnel
Personnel status
Total49
Gender39(Male), 10(Female)
Korean/ International41(Korean), 8(International)
Degree
Position

As of Dec. 2015

Research

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