International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Prof. Aloysius Soon Ideas Activities
  • Assistant Professor, Yonsei University
    Seoul, South Korea
  • Email
    Tel +82221235839
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    Yonsei University
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
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My research focus is on first-principles investigations of the chemistry and physics of modern materials. First-principles electronic structure calculations are used in conjunction with high performance computing to probe chemical reactions at interfaces and explore the energetics, atomic, electronic, and magnetic properties of solid-state chemical systems.

I believe and hope that IYC2011 can be a platform and a sounding-board for promoting chemistry and chemistry-related disciplines in Korea via the English medium. Being a foreign faculty in this foreign land, I hope this international event will provide a gateway to promote globalization in science here in Korea.