Plenary Speaker

Rodney S. Ruoff, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea


Rodney S. Ruoff UNIST Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and the School of  Materials Science and Engineering, is director of the Center for  Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), an IBS Center located at the Ulsan  National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) campus. Prior to joining  UNIST he was the Cockrell Family Regents Endowed Chair Professor at the University  of Texas at Austin from September, 2007. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical  Physics from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1988, and he was a Fulbright  Fellow in 1988-89 at the Max Planck Institute für Strömungsforschung in Göttingen,  Germany. He was at Northwestern University from January 2000 to August 2007, where  he was the John Evans Professor of Nanoengineering and director of NU’s Biologically Inspired Materials Institute.  He has co-authored over 440 peer-reviewed publications related to chemistry,  physics, materials science, mechanics, and biomedical science, and is a Fellow  of the Materials Research Society, the American Physical Society, and the American  Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the recipient of the 2014 Turnbull  Prize from the MRS.

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