Chang Sukbok

Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Sukbok Chang received his B.S. in 1985 from Korea University, M.S. degree in 1987 from Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST, Prof. Sunggak Kim) and Ph.D. at Harvard University under the direction of Prof. Eric N. Jacobsen (1996).

After a postdoctoral work at Caltech with Prof. Robert H. Grubbs, he joined Ewha Womans University (Seoul) as an assistant professor (1998), and moved to KAIST in 2002.

Since 2013, he has also been appointed as a director at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) leading the “Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalizations”.

He received the Korean Science Prize Award from President of Korea (2013) and was selected as a Member of the Korean Academy of Science & Technology (2014).

He has served as an Associate Editor of ACS Catalysis since 2015. He was honored by Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) as ISI Highly Cited Researcher in 2015-2018.

His research interests reside in the development of transition metal catalysis with mechanistic understanding and synthetic applications.