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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]



[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, and next generation scalable nanomanufacturing methodologies.

Prof. Rho is an Assistant Professor who joined Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), with a double appointment in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering with designated emphasis in Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (2013), M.S. degree in Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2008) and B.S. degree 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. He also worked as a principal investigator (Ugo Fano Fellow) in Nanoscience and Technology Division & the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne. 

Prof. Rho has authored and co-authored more than 20 high-impact journal papers including Science, Nature Materials, 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 Incubic/Milton Chang Award (2013), Samsung Lee Kun-Hee fellowship (2008-2013), DOE 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).

[Recent Group News]

2017.11
Trevon's metasurface work work is published in Journal of Nanomaterials [Link]

2017.10
Our group is awarded for the X-Project grant for broadband negative index metamaterials for visible-NIR wavelength (2017.11 - 2018.10)


2017.09
Minkyung's optical diode work is published in Advanced Optical Materials [Link] and is selected in the most downloaded articles in September, 2017

2017.09
Dr. Sajedian's two non-linear metamaterial works are published in Optics Communications [Paper1 Link][Paper2 Link] 

2017.09
Our group is awarded for Strategical Research grant for machine learning-assisted plasmonic nanostructures design funded by National Research Foundation, Korea (2017.09-2019.08)

2017.09
Dasol, Minkyung and Sunae's hyperlens work is published in Journal of Visualized Experiments [Link]

2017.09
Dr. Hosseini's phase change materials work is published in Materials [Link]

2017.08
Gwanho receives the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)-Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems/Global Research Award (Mitacs/GRA) fellowship for the exchange research at the University of Toronto (Host: Prof. Joyce Poon in Electrical Engineering), Canada (2018.01 - 2018.04)

2017.07
Sunae and Minkyung receive the prestigious Global Ph.D. Fellowships from National Research Foundation of Korea! (2017.03 - 2022.02)

2017.07
Dongwoo and Jaehyuck receives the prestigious Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Fellowship!  (2017.09-2022.08)

2017.07
Gwanho and Inki's e-beam lithography overlay work is published in Scientific Reports [Link]

2017.07
Prof. Rho serves the general chair with Prof. Said Zouhdi (University of Paris-Sud) and Dr. Hakjoo Lee (Center for Advanced Metamaterials) for the 8th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META'17) which will be held in Songdo Convensia, Seoul/Incheon, July, 2017

2017.07
Prof. Rho serves the general chair with Prof. Namkyoo Park (Seoul National University) and Dr. Hakjoo Lee (Center for Advanced Metamaterials) for the META pre-conference workshop in SNU campus, Seoul, July, 2017

2017.07
Prof. Rho receives the MSIP Minister's Commendation for the achievements in metamaterials and Jaehyuck receives the best poster award at Nano Korea 2017

2017.07
Prof. Rho attends the prestigious Gordon Research Conferences - Clusters/Nanostructures at the Moynt Holyoke College, South Hadley in Massachusetts, USA (2017.07.09-2017.07.14)

2017.07
Prof. Rho is introduced for the super-resolution microscope works in MK Business Newspaper

2017.06
Dasol visits University of California, San Diego (Host: Prof. Zhaowei Liu) for 2 weeks short-term research exchange supported by BK21+ program of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH

2017.06
Prof. Rho interviews about the future of invisibility cloaking and metamaterials in Electronics Newspaper

2017.06
Prof. Rho serves the technical program committee (TPC) in one of the prestigious conferences, CLEO 2018 which will be held in San Jose, May, 2018 

2017.06
Prof. Rho wins Korea-Thailand collaboration grant (co-PI: Dr. Nitipat Ong Pholchai, King Mongkut's University of Technology in North Bangkok) for single quantum dot controlling funded by National Research Foundation, Korea and National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) (2017.06 - 2017.11)

2017.06
Inki receives the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)-German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowship for the exchange research at the University of Heidelberg (Host: Prof. Laura Na Liu in Physics) in Germany (2017.07 - 2017.09)

2017.06
Dr. Nguyen's perfect absorber work is published in Scientific Reports [Link]

2017.05
Prof. Rho wins Korea-France collaboration grant (co-PI: Dr. Patrice Genevet, CNRS-CRHEA) for free-form metasurfaces funded by National Research Foundation, Korea and French National Research Agency (ANR) (2017.05 - 2018.04)

2017.05
Sunae, Minkyung and Dasol's super-resolution imaging work is published in Applied Spectroscopy Reviews (JCR 5% in Spectroscopy) [Link]

2017.04
Dasol receives the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)-Ministry of Science and Technology of China & China Science and Technology Exchange Center (MOST/CSTEC) fellowship for the exchange research at Peking University (Host: Prof. Renmin Ma in Physics) in China 

2017.04
Prof. Rho receives SPIE Rising Researcher Award in the recognition of seminal contribution to the super-resolution imaging.

2017.04
Dasol and Minkyung's hyperlens work is published in Scientific Reports [Link]

2017.04
Dr. Niloufar Hosseini wins the prestigious Korea Research Fellowship (KRF) for tunable perfect absorber metadevices funded by National Research Foundation, Korea (2017.04 - 2020.03)

2017.03
Our group hosts the 3rd International Nanophotonics Workshop "Frontiers in Metamaterials and Plasmonics".


2017.01
Prof. Rho is elected to an expert committee member of Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology (PACST) "국가과학기술자문회의 제4기 전문위원" (2017.01.01 - 2017.12.31) [Link] 

2016.11
Minkyung and Sunae's hyperbolic metamaterials work is published in Scientific Reports [Link]

2016.11
Prof. Rho's total citation is over 1000 times in google citation!

2016.11
Dasol wins the best poster award in nanodevices and processing division in the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Nanotechnology (NANOPIA 2016)

2016.10
Prof. Rho is invited to prestigious the 47th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics (PQE-2017) holding in Snowbird, Utah, USA, January, 2017

2016.08
Our group is awarded for the X-Project grant for virus detectable spraying sensor development (2016.08 - 2018.07)

2016.08
Our group is awarded for Incubation grant phase III for HOPE display funded by LG Display (2016.08 - 2017.07)

2016.07
Our group joins the core-to-core research program for Advanced Nanophotonics supported by Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (PI: Dr. Takuo Tanaka, RIKEN)  (2016.12 - 2021.11)

2016.07
Inki receives the prestigious Global Ph.D. Fellowship from National Research Foundation of Korea! (2016.03 - 2021.02)

2016.07
Our group joins Global Frontier Research Center for Advanced Metamaterials (Director: Dr. Hakjoo Lee, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials) and is co-awarded for the research grant (PI: Prof. Namkyoo Park, Seoul National University) for metamaterials structural design (Phase II: 2016.07 - 2019.02, Phase III: 2019.03 - 2023.02)

2016.07
Prof. Rho wins Korea(NRF)-EU(ERC) collaboration grant (co-PI: Dr. Patrice Genevet, CNRS-CRHEA) as an extension grant of Young Investigator Award (2016.07 - 2018.06)

2016.07
Minkyung and Sunae visit Imperial College London (Host: Prof. Ortwin Hess in Physics) in United Kingdom for the exchange research (2016.07 - 2016.09)

2016.07
Prof. Rho, Minkyung and Jungho attend the prestigious Gordon Research Conference - Plasmonics and Nanophotonics at the Sunday River Resort in Maine, USA (2016.07.10-2016.07.15)

2016.07
Inki receives the best poster award at Nano Korea 2016 where Inki, Dasol, Gwanho, Sunae, Yongjoon present the posters (2016.07.13-2016.07.15)
















2016.07
Gwanho receives the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)-German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowship for the exchange research at the University of Tubingen (Host: Prof. Monika Fleischer in Physics) in Germany (2016.07 - 2016.09)

2016.06
Our group is awarded for the Leading Core Technology Development grant funded by Agency for Defense Development (ADD), Korea (2016.06 - 2018.05)

2016.06
Prof. Rho serves the technical program committee (TPC) in one of the prestigious conferences, CLEO 2017 which will be held in San Jose, May, 2017 

2016.02
Our group hosts the 2nd International Nanophotonics Workshop "Frontiers in Metamaterials and Plasmonics"

2016.03
Prof. Rho is invited to prestigious Gordon Research Conferences - Plasmonics/Nanophotonics (Maine, USA, July, 2016)

2016.03
Our group  is awarded for Incubation grant phase II for HOPE display funded by LG Display (2016.03 - 2017.02)

2016.03
Prof. Rho gives a public talk in Friday's Science Touch 

2016.01
Prof. Rho is introduced for his research achievements and vision in Electronics Newspaper

2016.01
Prof. Rho is selected for the prestigious Young Investigator Award from the Optical Society of Korea (OSK) which is annually given to the most promising young scientist under the age of 35

2015.12
Our group is awarded for the Green Science and Innovation grant for tunable light absorber funded by POSCO (2015.12 - 2016.11)

2015.12
Prof. Rho's switchable chiral metamaterial paper in Nature Communications has been cited 100 times!

2015.11
Our group is co-awarded for the initiative grant for the Creative Materials Discovery grant (PI: Jongkyu Kim in Materials Science, POSTECH) for 3D hybrid nanostructures funded by National Research Foundation, Korea (2015.11 - 2016.04)

2015.10
Our group participates in the 5th Advanced Optoelectronics and Micro/Nano-Optics (AOM 2015) in Hangzhou, China

2015.10
Prof. Rho comments about the realization of invisibility cloaking in MN Business Newspaper



2015.08
Our group is co-awarded for the Engineering Research Center for the optically-assisted ultrahigh-precision mechanical systems (Director: Prof. Shinil Kang, Yonsei University) funded by National Research Foundation, Korea (2015.08 - 2022.02)

2015.08
Our group hosts the 1st International Nanophotonics Workshop "Frontiers in Metamaterials and Plasmonics"

2015.08
Our group is awarded for Korea-Germany collaborational grant (co-PI: Prof. Thomas Zentgraf in Physics, University of Paderborn) for scalable metamaterials fabrication funded by National Research Foundation, Korea and Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany (2015.08-2017.07)

2015.07
Prof. Rho wins the Young Investigator grant for 3D metamaterials funded by National Research Foundation, Korea (2015.07-2018.06)

2015.07
Our group is awarded for Korea-China collaborational grant (co-PI: prof. Zhenggao Dong in Physics, Southeast University) for 3D metamaterials funded by National Research Foundation, Korea and National Natural Science Foundation, China (2015.07-2017.06)

2015.05
Our group is awarded for Korea-UK Focal Point program (co-PI: Prof. Shuang Zhang in Physics, University of Birmingham) for advanced materials funded by National Research Foundation, Korea and UK Embassy in Korea (2015.05-2017.04)

2015.03
Our group is awarded for Incubation grant for HOPE display funded by LG Display (2015.02-2016.02)

2015.05
Prof. Rho's non-linear metamaterials work is featured in Berkeley Research News

2015.02
Prof. Rho's recent work "Predicting nonlinear properties of metamaterials from the linear response" is published in Nature Materials