Honors and Awards for Prof. Junsuk Rho (at POSTECH)

  1. Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship (Mid-Career Research), Korean-American Education Commission (Fulbright Korea), USA, 2022-2023

  2. NAEK Young Engineers Award, the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK), Korea, 2022

  3. Associate Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (A-NAEK, Mechanical Engineering Division), the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK), Korea, 2022

  4. Distinguished Teaching Award (ME701A), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2021

  5. Proud POSTECHIAN Award (Education), POSTECH, Korea 2021

  6. Year's Top 100 National Research Award, the Ministry of Science and ICT of the Korean Government, Korea, 2021

  7. Year's Top 10 Nanotechnology Award, the Ministry of Science and ICT & the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Korean Government, Korea, 2021

  8. Next Generation Leader 100, SISA Journal, Korea, 2021

  9. Academic Award, Nano Convergence journal, Springer, Germany, 2021

  10. POSTECH Young Distinguished Professorship, POSTECH, Korea, 2021-2024

  11. Haerim (海林) Photonics Award, the Optical Society of Korea (OSK), Korea, 2021

  12. Member of Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology (Y-KAST, Engineering Division), the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), 2020

  13. Next Generation Leader 100, SISA Journal, Korea, 2020

  14. Micromachines Young Investigator Award, Micromachines Journal, MDPI, Switzerland, 2020

  15. MEE/MNE Young Investigator Award and Lectureship, Microelectronic Engineering (MEE) & Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE) Journals, Elsevier, Netherlands, 2020

  16. MINE Young Scientist Award, Microsystems and Nanoengineering (MINE) Journal, Springer-Nature, Germany, 2020

  17. Best Paper Award, Nano Convergence journal, Springer, Germany, 2020

  18. Miwon Young Researcher Award, the Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (KSIEC), Korea, 2020

  19. OSK Rising Stars 30, the Optical Society of Korea (OSK), Korea, 2020

  20. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (Engineering Group II - Mechanical/Aerospace/Materials Science/Industrial), the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) & the Ministry of the Interior and Safety of the Korean Government, Korea, 2019

  21. Rising Stars of Light Award, Light: Science and Applications Journal, Springer-Nature, Germany, 2019

  22. Excellence in Research Award, Nano Convergence Journal, Springer, Germany, 2019

  23. OSA Young Scientist Award, the 9th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Optofluidics (IMCO), Optical Society of America (OSA), USA, 2019

  24. Mu-Eun-Jae (无垠斋) Endowed Chair Professorship, POSTECH, Korea, 2019-2031

  25. MSIT Minister's Commendation, the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), Korea, 2019

  26. Distinguished Lectureship Award, the Chemical Society of Japan, Japan, 2019

  27. Distinguished Teaching Award (ME403), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2018

  28. Proud POSTECHIAN Award (Research), POSTECH, Korea 2018

  29. Year's Top 10 Nanotechnology Award, the Ministry of Science and ICT & the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Korean Government, Korea, 2018

  30. MSIP Minister's Commendation, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) of the Korean Government, Korea, 2017

  31. Rising Researcher Award, the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), USA, 2017

  32. Young Investigator Award, the Optical Society of Korea (OSK), Korea, 2016

  33. Young Investigator Award, the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME), Korea, 2015

  34. Silver Award, Edmund Optics Educational Award, Edmund Optics, USA, 2015

  35. Young Investigator Award, the Korean Society of Precision Engineering (KSPE), Korea, 2015

Honors and Awards for Rho's lab students

  1. MOE Minister's Commendation for the Excellence in BK21 Four, the Ministry of Education, Korea, 2021 (Minkyung Kim)

  2. BK21 Four Excellence Award (1st place), POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Younghwan Yang)

  3. BK21 Four Excellence Award (2nd place), POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Joohoon Kim)

  4. BK21 Four Excellence Award (2nd place), POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Minkyung Kim)

  5. BK21 Four Excellence Award (3rd place), POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Yeseul Kim)

  6. BK21 Four Excellence Award (3rd place), POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  7. BK21 Four Excellence Award (4th place), POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Gyeongtae Kim)

  8. BK21 Four Excellence Award (4th place), POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Sunae So)

  9. Best Poster Award, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, 2021 (Jeonghoon Park)

  10. Symposium Best Paper Award, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, 2021 (Trevon Badloe)

  11. Symposium Best Paper Award, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, 2021 (Sunae So)

  12. Symposium Best Paper Award, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, 2021 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  13. Symposium Best Paper Award, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, 2021 (Younghwan Yang)

  14. Symposium Best Poster Award, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, 2021 (Jeonghoon Park)

  15. Iksung Memorial Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Sunae So)

  16. BK21 Four Best Paper Award (2nd place), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Younghwan Yang)

  17. BK21 Four Best Paper Award (3rd place), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Minkyung Kim)

  18. BK21 Four Best Paper Award (the Highest Impact Factor), Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  19. BK21 Four Best Paper Award (2nd place), Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Chunghwan Jung)

  20. KIDS Award (Gold), the 21st International Meeting on Information Displays (IMID 2021), Korea, 2021 (Inki Kim)

  21. Best Paper Award (Bronze), the 21st International Meeting on Information Displays (IMID 2021), Korea, 2021 (Gyeongtae Kim)

  22. Best Poster Award, the 21st International Meeting on Information Displays (IMID 2021), Korea, 2021 (Joohoon Kim)

  23. SPIE Optics and Photonics Scholarship, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), USA, 2021 (Sunae So)

  24. SPIE Optics and Photonics Scholarship, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), USA, 2021 (Minkyung Kim)

  25. NRF Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, 2021-2022 (Jungho Mun)

  26. PIURI Postdoctoral Fellowship, POSTECH, Korea, 2021-2024 (Jungho Mun)

  27. Outstanding Presentation Award, the International Symposium on Precision Engineering and Sustainable Manufacturing (PRESM), Korea, 2021 (Younghwan Yang)

  28. Outstanding Presentation Award, the International Symposium on Precision Engineering and Sustainable Manufacturing (PRESM), Korea, 2021 (Jeonghoon Park)

  29. Best Paper Award (Gold), the 20th International Nanotech Symposium (Nano Korea), Korea, 2021 (Yeseul Kim)

  30. POSTECH Alchemist Fellowship, POSTECH, Korea, 2021-2022 (Joohoon Kim)

  31. POSTECH Alchemist Fellowship, POSTECH, Korea, 2021-2022 (Hongyoon Kim)

  32. Global Excellence Fellowship, Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation, Korea, 2021 (Yeseul Kim)

  33. Global Excellence Fellowship, Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation, Korea, 2021 (Younghwan Yang)

  34. Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Award, Optical Design and Fabrication Congress, Optical Society of America (OSA), USA, 2021 (Inki Kim)

  35. Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Fellowship, Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation, Korea, 2021-2026 (Geon Lee)

  36. Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Fellowship, Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation, Korea, 2021-2026 (Dong Kyo Oh)

  37. Best Paper Award, KSME Spring Meeting, Korea, 2021 (Joohoon Kim)

  38. NRF Ph.D. Candidate Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, 2021-2023 (Younghwan Yang)

  39. POSTECHIAN Fellowship, POSTECH, Korea, 2021-2022 (Yeseul Kim)

  40. Presidential Sejong Science Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, 2021-2026 (Inki Kim)

  41. PIURI Postdoctoral Fellowship, POSTECH, Korea, 2021-2024 (Dasol Lee)

  42. BK21 Four Excellence Award (2nd place), POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  43. BK21 Four Excellence Award (2nd place), POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Gwanho Yoon)

  44. BK21 Four Excellence Award (4th place), POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Minkyung Kim)

  45. Chang Keun-Soo Memorial Award, POSTECH, Korea, 2021 (Inki Kim)

  46. Encouragement Award (4th place), the 27th Samsung Humantech Paper Award, Samsung Electronics, Korea, 2021 (Dongwoo Lee)

  47. Best Paper Award, Nano Convergence Conference (NCC), Korea, 2021 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  48. Best Paper Award, Nano Convergence Conference (NCC), Korea, 2021 (Gyeongtae Kim)

  49. MOE Minister's Commendation for the Excellence in BK21+, the Ministry of Education, Korea, 2020 (Inki Kim)

  50. Symposium Best Paper Award, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, 2020 (Inki Kim)

  51. Symposium Best Paper Award, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, 2020 (Younghwan Yang)

  52. Symposium Best Poster Award, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, 2020 (Yeseul Kim)

  53. Best Paper Award (2nd place), Next Generation Lithography (NGL) Conference, Korea, 2020 (Inki Kim)

  54. Iksung Memorial Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2020 (Minkyung Kim)

  55. BK21+ Best Paper Award (1st place), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2020 (Inki Kim)

  56. BK21+ Best Paper Award (2nd place), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2020 (Younghwan Yang)

  57. BK21+ Best Paper Award (3rd place), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2020 (Sunae So)

  58. Excellence Award for Female Graduate Students, Korean Physical Society, Korea, 2020 (Minkyung Kim)

  59. Excellent Paper Presentation Award, KSIEC Fall Meeting, Korea, 2020 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  60. Global Excellence Fellowship, Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation, Korea, 2020 (Younghwan Yang)

  61. Global Excellence Fellowship, Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation, Korea, 2020 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  62. BK21+ Best Paper Award (2nd place), Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2019 (Jungho Mun)

  63. BK21+ Best Paper Award (2nd place), Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2019 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  64. NRF Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, 2020-2021 (Gwanho Yoon)

  65. Best Paper Award, KSME Spring Meeting, Korea, 2020 (Inki Kim)

  66. Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Fellowship, Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation, Korea, 2020-2025 (Yeseul Kim)

  67. SPIE Optics and Photonics Scholarship, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), USA, 2020 (Inki Kim)

  68. Incubic/Milton Chang Award, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Optical Society of America (OSA), USA, 2020 (Gwanho Yoon)

  69. Ruth L. Satter Memorial Award, POSTECH, Korea, 2020 (Sunae So)

  70. Iksung Memorial Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2019 (Inki Kim)

  71. BK21+ Best Paper Award (Encouragement), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2019 (Inki Kim)

  72. BK21+ Best Paper Award (2nd place), Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2019 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  73. Gold Award, the 15th Samsung Electro-Mechanics Paper Award, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Korea, 2019 (Gwanho Yoon)

  74. NRF Ph.D. Candidate Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, 2019-2021 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  75. Best Poster Award, the 4th A3 Metamaterials Forum, Japan, 2019 (Inki Kim)

  76. Global Ph.D. Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, 2019-2024 (Taejoon Lee)

  77. SPIE Optics and Photonics Scholarship, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), USA, 2019 (Gwanho Yoon)

  78. Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Fellowship, Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation, Korea, 2019-2024 (Younghwan Yang)

  79. NRF-DAAD Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, 2019 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  80. Carlsberg Foundation Scholarship, the 9th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics (SPP9), Denmark, 2019 (Inki Kim)

  81. Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia (Healthcare and Science), Forbes, USA, 2019 (Gwanho Yoon)

  82. Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia (Healthcare and Science), Forbes, USA, 2019 (Dasol Lee)

  83. Best Poster Award, the 8th Nano-Imprint-Molding-Print forum (Nano-IMP), Korea, 2019 (Heonyeong Jeong)

  84. Global Excellence Fellowship, Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation, Korea, 2018 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  85. Iksung Memorial Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2018 (Gwanho Yoon)

  86. BK21+ Best Paper Award (2nd place), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2018 (Gwanho Yoon)

  87. BK21+ Best Paper Award (Encouragement), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2018 (Dasol Lee)

  88. Best Student Presentation Award, the OSJ-OSA-OSK Joint Symposium on Optics, Japan, 2018 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  89. Best Poster Award, the 5th International Conference on Electronic Materials and Nanotechnology for Green Environment (ENGE), Korea, 2018 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  90. Global Ph.D. Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, 2018-2023 (Dongwoo Lee)

  91. Best Poster Award, the 17th International Nanotech Symposium (Nano Korea), Korea, 2018 (Iman Sajedian)

  92. Global Competence Enhancement Scholarship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, 2018 (Sunae So)

  93. Best Poster Award, Center for Advanced Meta-Materials Workshop, Korea, 2018 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  94. Global Competence Enhancement Scholarship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, 2018 (Inki Kim)

  95. BK21+ Best Paper Award (2nd place), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2018 (Inki Kim)

  96. BK21+ Best Paper Award (Encouragement), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2018 (Minkyung Kim)

  97. Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Fellowship, Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation, Korea, 2017-2018 (Dongwoo Lee)

  98. Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Fellowship, Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation, Korea, 2017-2022 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  99. KRF Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea, 2017-2020 (Niloufar Hosseini)

  100. NRF-Mitacs/GRC Exchange Fellowship, National Research Foundation, Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, 2017 (Gwanho Yoon)

  101. Global Ph.D. Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea, 2017-2022 (Sunae So)

  102. Global Ph.D. Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea, 2017-2022 (Minkyung Kim)

  103. Best Poster Award, the 16th International Nanotech Symposium (Nano Korea), Korea, 2017 (Jaehyuck Jang)

  104. NRF-DAAD Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea, 2017 (Inki Kim)

  105. NRF-MOSTC/CSTEC Exchange Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea, 2017 (Dasol Lee)

  106. Best Poster Award, the 3rd International Conference for Nanotechnology (Nanopia), Korea, 2016 (Dasol Lee)

  107. Best Poster Award, the 15th International Nanotech Symposium (Nano Korea), Korea, 2016 (Inki Kim)

  108. Global Ph.D. Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea, 2016-2021 (Inki Kim)

  109. NRF-DAAD Fellowship, National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea, 2016 (Gwanho Yoon)