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Son, Young-Woo


Theory of Materials

Young-Woo Son has studied physical properties of various materials based on first-principles computational approach.

  • 2004 : Ph.D. in Physics at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2004−2006 : Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Physics, UC Berkeley and LBNL
  • 2007−Aug. 2008 : Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea
  • Sep. 2008− : Professor, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul, Korea
  • 2004, Excellent Thesis Award. Seoul National Univ. Dept. of Physics
  • 2012, IUPAP Young Scientist Award, C8 Commission, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)
  • 2013, Frontier Scientist, Korea Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)
  • 2013, Knowledge Creation Award (지식창조대상), Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (Korea Goverment)
  • 2014, Excellent Research Award (학술상), Korea Physical Society (KPS).
  • 2017, Young KAST Member, Korea Academy of Science and Technology (KAST).
  • 2018, POSCO TJ Park Award (청암상), POSCO TJ Park Foundation. 

Publications at KIAS


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  • School of Computational Sciences, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
  • 85 Hoegiro Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, Republic of Korea.