Welcome

We are hiring highly motivated graduate students (Ph.D. or M.S/Ph.D. program), postdoctoral scholars and visiting scholars with the solid scientific background in one of the following areas: engineering (mechanical, chemical, electrical, optical preferred), physics, chemistry, materials science and biological science. Application through either Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering program is available, please send a full CV via e-mail to Prof. Rho (jsrho@postech.ac.kr[Detailed information / 학생모집공고 (교내 연구참여 포함)]

[Laboratory Introduction and Brief Biography]

Rho's research group is not only developing a new concept of novel optical nanomaterials having extraordinary and unprecedented eletromagnetic properties based on fundamental physics and experimental studies of deep sub-wavelength light-matter interaction, but also realizing engineering device applications including, but not limited to, super-resolution imaging, negative index materials, tunable high refractive index metasurface, highly efficient light trapping device, ultra-sensitive biomedical sensor, nanoscale laser, next generation scalable nanomanufacturing methods and deep-learning-based design methodologies.

Prof. Rho is a Mu-Eun-Jae (无垠斋) Endowed Chair Associate Professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea, with a double appointment in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with designated emphasis in Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (2013), M.S. in Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2008) and B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea (2007). Prior joining POSTECH, he conducted postdoctoral research in Materials Sciences Division & Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, and also worked as a principal investigator (Ugo Fano Fellow) in Nanoscience and Technology Division & the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory, USA. 

Prof. Rho has authored and co-authored more than 150 high-impact journal papers including Science, Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics and Nature Communications. He is also the recipients of several notable honors and awards such as MRS graduate student award (2011), SPIE scholarships in optics and photonics (2011,2012), OSA CLEO Incubic/Milton Chang Award (2013), Samsung Lee Kun-Hee fellowship (2008-2013), US Department of Energy Argonne Named fellowship (2014), Edmund Optics Award (2015), OSK Young Investigator Award (2016), SPIE Rising Researcher Award (2017), Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning Minister's Commendation (2017), Distinguished Teaching Award at POSTECH (2018), Proud POSTECHIAN Award (2018), Korean Ministry of Science and ICT Minister's Commendation (2019), OSA IMCO Young Scientist Award (2019), Korean Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2019), OSK Rising Stars 30 (2020), Springer-Nature MINE Young Scientist Award (2020), Elsevier MEE/MNE Young Investigator Award and Lectureship (2020), MDPI Micromachines Young Investigator Award (2020), Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology (Y-KAST) Member (2020).



[Recent Group News]

2021.04
Our metaholographic gas sensor work in collaboration with POSTECH (Prof. Young-Ki Kim) is published in Science Advances [Link]


2021.03
Our metahologram research is featured for the "Iron Man" technology

2021.03
Dongwoo's acoustic and flexural metasurface works are published in Journal of Applied Physics and Physical Review Applied [Link][Link]

2021.03
Inki receives the prestigious presidential Sejong Science fellowship (2021-2026) from the Ministry of Science and ICT of the Korean government 

2021.03
Dasol receives the prestigious PIURI (POSTECH Initiative for fostering Unicorn of Research & Innovation) fellowship (2021-2023) [Link]

2021.02
Dongwoo receives the 27th Samsung Humantech Award in Mechanical Engineering

2021.02
Rho lab's first Ph.D., Dr. Gwanho Yoon is appointed as an assistant professor in Manufacturing Systems and Design Engineering at Seoul National University of Science and Technology

2021.02
Prof. Rho gives a comment for the future of basic science and applied technology

2021.02

2021.02
Minkyung and Dasol's spin Hall effect work in collaboration with KAIST (Prof. Bumki Min) is published in Laser and Photonics Reviews [Link]

2021.02
Inki receives the most prestigious Chang Keun-Soo Memorial Award from POSTECH and Minister's Commendation for BK21+ Excellence from the Ministry of Education of the Korean government


2021.01
Jeonghyun's 3D metamaterials work in collaboration with CNRS-CRHEA (Dr. Patrice Genevet) is published in Physical Review Letters [Link]


2021.01
Jaehyuck and Gyeongtae receive the best paper awards in Nano Convergence Conference 2021 [Link]

2021.01

2021.01
A "labcumentary" introduces our Nanoscale Photonics and Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory [Link]

2021.01
Gwanho's metalens work in collaboration with Samsung (Dr. Seunghoon Han) and Korea University (Prof. Heon Lee) is published in ACS Nano [Link]

2021.01
Dasol's radiative cooling work in collaboration with POSTECH (Prof. Jin Kon Kim) and Korea University (Prof. Heon Lee) is published in Nano Energy [Link]

2020.12
Prof. Rho is elected for a member of Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology (Y-KAST)



2020.11
Inki receives the best paper award (2nd place) in the 2020 Next Generation Lithography Conference

2020.11
Minkyung receives Iksung thesis award, and Inki, Younghwan, Sunae receive the best paper award for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, respectively, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH

2020.11
Jaehyuck and Jungho receive the best paper awards (2nd place), each from the Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH


2020.11
Prof. Rho wins Korea-France collaboration grant (co-PI: Dr. Patrice Genevet, CNRS-CRHEA) for AI-based color filter design funded by National Research Foundation of Korea and Embassy of France in Korea (2020.12 - 2022.11)


2020.10
Prof. Rho gives a comment for a memorial article about science and technology development achievement by the former Samsung president Lee Kun-Hee


2020.10
Prof. Rho receives the Young Investigator Award from the Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry supported by Miwon Commercial

2020.10
Prof. Rho gives the MINE award talk in iCANX [Link][Direct Replay Link]

2020.09
Prof. Rho gives a public talk to children in Friday's Science Touch [YTN Science Link][Youtube Full Video Link]

2020.09
Jaehyuck's OAM metasurface work in collaboration with LMU (Prof. Stefan Maier and Dr. Haoran Ren) is published in Nature Nanotechnology [Link]

2020.09
Prof. Rho is elected for an area editor (associate editor) for the Elsevier Journal Micro and Nano Engineering

Prof. Rho is appointed as an adjunct professor in the Department of Creative IT Engineering at POSTECH

2020.09
Minkyung's topological metamaterials work is published in Nanophotonics [Link]


2020.09
Inki and Jungho's cascade domino lithography (CDL) and capillary-force-induced lithography (CCL) works are published in Materials Today & Microsystems and Nanoengineering [Link][Link]


2020.09
Gwanho receives the NRF domestic postdoctoral fellowship for large-scale metalenses funded by National Research Foundation of Korea (2020.09-2021.08)

2020.08


2020.07
Prof. Rho receives the MINE 2020 Young Scientist Award (in Advanced Micro & Nano Fabrication) supported by Microsystems and Nanoengineering, Springer-Nature [Link]

2020.07
Gwanho's electromagnetic wave simulation software MAXIM is registered in Korea Copyright Commission [Download Link]

2020.07
Prof. Rho receives the Excellence Research Award supported by Nano Convergence in Nano Korea 2020

2020.07
Minkyung and Dasol's spin Hall effect work is published in APL Photonics [Link]

2020.06
Prof. Rho and Dasol are featured in NRF Basic Science Researchers Interview [Link]

2020.06
Yeseul receives the prestigious Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Fellowship (2020.09-2025.08)


2020.05
Prof. Rho's "Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Engineering" class is online in STAR-MOOC [Link]
Nanoscience and Future Technology I: Fundamentals and Basic Principles (나노과학과 미래기술: 원리와 기초) [Link]
Nanoscience and Future Technology II: Fabrication and Applications (나노과학과 미래기술: 제작과 응용) [Link]

2020.05
Minkyung's topological metamaterials work is published in Physical Review B [Link]


2020.05

2020.04
Sunae receives Ruth L. Satter memorial award from POSTECH

Prof. Rho's interview about holograms is on a UK magazine The Face  


2020.03
Prof. Rho is appointed as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence at POSTECH



2020.02
Heonyeong, Younghwan and Hanlyun's metasurface work is published in Microelectronic Engineering [Link]

2020.01
Prof. Rho is selected for the top referees of Advanced Optical Materials in 2019 [Link]

2020.01
Jungho's chiral nanoparticle work in collaboration with SNU (Prof. Ki Tae Nam) is published in Nature Communications [Link]

2020.01
Prof. Rho is elected for an associate editor for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing

2019.12
Dongwoo's phononic crystals work is published in Physical Review E [Link]

2019.12
Prof. Rho receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (젊은과학자상(대통령상)) in the engineering group II - Mechanical, Materials, Aerospace, Naval and Industrial Engineering from the Korean Academy Science and Technology

2019.12
Our group hosts the 4th International Nanophotonics Workshop "Frontiers in Metamaterials and Plasmonics"

2019.12
Gwanho's metasurface zoneplate work is published in Communications Physics [Link]


2019.11
Our group is awarded for the Future Defense Technology grant for the electromagnetic and sonar cloaking funded by National Research Foundation of Korea (2019.12 - 2020.06)

2019.11
Our group is awarded for the Green Science and Innovation grant for radiative cooling materials funded by POSCO (2019.12 - 2020.11)

2019.10

2019.10
Gwanho and Jeonghyun's metasurface hologram work is published in Communications Physics [Link]

2019.10
Minkyung and Dasol's hyperbolic metamaterials work is published in ACS Photonics [Link]
2019.09
Inki's direction multiplexed metasurface hologram work in collaboration with Information Technology University (Prof. Muhammad Qasim Mehmood) is published in Nanoscale Horizons [Link]

2019.09
Prof. Rho participates in the 4th Korea-Australia cooperation meeting between the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science of each country [Link]

2019.09
Our group is co-awarded for the Regional Leading Research Center (RLRC) (Director: Prof. Sangwoo Joo, Yeungnam University) funded by National Research Foundation, Korea (2019.09 - 2026.02)

2019.09
Prof. Rho features holography technology article in Institute for Basic Science (IBS) Webzine

2019.09
Prof. Rho wins Korea-France collaboration grant (co-PI: Dr. Patrice Genevet, CNRS-CRHEA) for AI Photonics funded by National Research Foundation of Korea and Embassy of France in Korea (2019.09 - 2020.08)

2019.09
Taejoon receives the prestigious Global Ph.D. fellowship from National Research Foundation of Korea (2019.03 - 2024.02)

2019.09
Jaehyuck receives the prestigious Ph.D. candidate fellowship from National Research Foundation of Korea (2019.09 - 2021.08)

2019.08
Inki wins the best poster award in the 4th A3 (Korea-Japan-China) Metamaterials Forum, Sapporo, Japan

2019.08
Jeonghuyun, Sanghun and Aizhan receive a Master of Science degree for the first time in Prof. Rho's lab

2019.08
Gwanho receives the prestigious SPIE scholarship in Optics and Photonics and the award ceremony will hold in SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, USA (2019.08) [Link]

2019.08
Jaebum is selected as an educational exchange program for Artificial Intelligence at Carnegie Mellon University, USA (2019.09 - 2020.02) 

2019.08
Our deep learning work is featured in Donga Science Magazine

2019.07
Gwanho's TiO2 metasurface work is published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces [Link]

2019.07
Iman's deep learning work is published in Scientific Reports [Link]


2019.07
Sunae and Jungho's deep learning work is published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces [Link]

2019.07
Dasol's metasurfacse-based imaging  work is published in Optical Materials Express [Link]

2019.07
Sunae's deep learning work is published in Nanophotonics [Link]

2019.07
Prof. Rho receives the Rising Stars of Light Nomination Award in the Light Conference (Light 2019), Changchun, China, supported by Light: Science and Applications, Springer-Nature

2019.07
Prof. Rho receives the Excellence Research Award supported by Nano Convergence in Nano Korea 2020

2019.06
Our Nature cover article of chiral nanoparticle work is featured in Donga Science Magazine

2019.06
Dongwoo's acoustic phononic crystal work is published in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter [Link]

2019.06
Minkyung, Dongwoo and Dasol's topological metamaterial work is published in Physical Review B [Link]

2019.06
Iman and Jeonghyun's deep learning work is published in Microsystems and Nanoengineering [Link]

2019.06
Prof. Rho receives the OSA Young Scientist Award in the 9th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Optofluidics (IMCO 2019), Hong Kong

2019.06
Younghwan receives the prestigious Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Fellowship (2019.09-2024.08)

2019.06
Prof. Rho is appointed as a Mu-Eun-Jae (无垠斋 - the 1st POSTECH President, Ho-Gil Kim's nom de plume) Endowed Chair Associate Professor (2019.06 - 2021.05)

2019.06
Our group is awarded for the K-CLOUD grant for metamaterials for earthquakes prevention by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (2019.06 - 2021.05)


2019.05
Jungho's chirality work is published in Nanophotonics [Link]

2019.05
Inki receives the prestigious Carlsberg Foundation Scholarship in the 9th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics (SPP9), Copenhagen, Denmark [Link]

2019.05
Jungho, Dasol and Sunae's surface-enhanced spectroscopy work is published in Applied Spectroscopy Reviews [Link]

2019.04
Prof. Rho receives the Ministry of Science and ICT (과학기술정보통신부) Minister's Commendation for the achievements in nanostructures fabrication

2019.04

2019.04
Inki and Dasol's metasurface hologram work is published in Laser and Photonics Review [Link]

2019.04
Prof. Rho's nanofabrication work is published in Applied Physics Express [Link]

2019.04
Dongwoo's acoustic metamaterials work is published in Applied Physics Express [Link]

2019.04

2019.03
Prof. Rho receives the distinguished lectureship award from the Chemical Society of Japan, Kobe, Japan 

2019.03
Sunae's flat hyperlens work is published in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics [Link]

2019.02
Jaehyuck's structural color work is published in Advanced Optical Materials [Link] 

2019.02
Heonyeong wins the best poster award in the 8th nano-Imprint-Molding-Print Forum (nano-IMP 2019), Daejon, Korea

2019.02
Our group is awarded for the mid-career researcher grant (type II) for hyperbolic metamaterials by National Research Foundation, Korea (2019.03 - 2024.02)

2019.02
Iman's deep learning work is published in Optics Express [Link]

2019.01
Our group is awarded for the grant Phase III of Global Frontier Research Center for Advanced Metamaterials (Director: Dr. Hakjoo Lee, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials) for metasurface holograms by National Research Foundation, Korea (2019.01 - 2023.08)

2019.01
Byoungsu's radiative cooling work is published in Energies [Link]