Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

M.A., Chemistry Education
Dissertation: Photosyntheses and physical properties of acenaphthelene derivatives as potent materials for the solar energy storaging

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

B.S., Chemistry Education


  1. Yoon, J. A.; Chakicherla, G.; Gil, R .G.; Kowalewski, T.; Matyjaszewski, K. "Comparison of the Thermoresponsive Deswelling Kinetics of Poly(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl methacrylate) Hydrogels Prepared by ATRP and FRP" Macromolecules, ASAP.
  2. Nese, A,; Mosnacek, J.; Juhari, A.; Yoon, J. A.; Koynov, K.; Kowalewski, T.; Matyjaszewski, K. "Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Star-Like PBA-b-PMMA Block Copolymers" Macromolecules2010, 43, 1227.
  3. Mosnacek, J.; Yoon, J. A.; Juhari, A.; Koynov, K.; Matyjaszewski, K., "Synthesis, morphology and mechanical properties of linear triblock copolymers based on poly(alpha-methylene-gamma-butyrolactone)" Polymer 2009, 50, 2087.
  4. Min, K.; Gao, H.; Yoon, J. A.; Wu, W.; Kowalewski, T.; Matyjaszewski, K., "One-Pot Synthesis of Hairy Nanoparticles by Emulsion ATRP" Macromolecules 2009, 42, 1597.
  5. Dong, H. C.; Zhu, M. Z.; Yoon, J. A.; Gao, H. F.; Jin, R. C.; Matyjaszewski, K., "One-pot synthesis of robust core/shell gold nanoparticles" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 12852.
  6. Matyjaszewski, K.; Tsarevsky, N. V.; Braunecker, W. A.; Dong, H.; Huang, J.; Jakubowski, W.; Kwak, Y.; Nicolay, R.; Tang, W.; Yoon, J. A., "Role of Cu-0 in controlled/"living" radical polymerization" Macromolecules 2007, 40, 7795.
  7. Noh, T.; Yoon, J.; Lee, Y.; Cha, J. H., [2+2] "Cyclodimers of 1-cyanoacenaphthylene and benzene" Bull. Kor. Chem. Soc. 2001, 22, 445-446.
  8. Noh, T.; Jeon, K.; Yoon, J.; Jeong, Y., "Photocycloaddition of cyclo-1,3-dienes to 9-cyanophenanthrene" Bull. Kor. Chem. Soc. 1999, 20, 1351-1354.


IR52 Jang Yong Sil Award, Korean industrial research associate (2006)
LG Group research award, LG (2006 (Grand Prix), 2005, 2004)
LG Chem research award, LG Chem (2006, 2005, 2004, 2001)
Alumni award, Seoul national university (1998)



  • The 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA. August 17-21, 2008.


  • Organic synthesis, polymer synthesis, photosynthesis.
  • Instrumentation and analysis: NMR, AFM, SEM and several others.