Hyosung An

Assistant Professor of Petrochemical Materials Engineering
Chonnam National University
hyosungan@jnu.ac.kr Click here for CV

EDUCATION
Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2018
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University, 2012
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, Hanyang University, 2010

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS
2021 ACS PMSE (Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering) Future Faculty Scholar
2019 Hanwha Travel Award, AIChE Emerging Junior Investigator Innovation Forum
2017 BASF Symposium Oral Presentation Finalist
2016 Best Oral Presentation Winner, Inaugural Texas A&M Conference on Energy
2014 KANEKA Scholarship Award
2013 Kwanjeong Best Global Graduate Scholarship
2011 Kwanjeong Best Domestic Graduate Scholarship

BIOGRAPHY
Hyosung received a B.S. summa cum laude and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Hanyang University, South Korea, with the guidance of Professor Jong-man Kim. He was a Kwanjeong Educational Foundation Fellow pursuing his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University under the guidance of Professor Jodie L. Lutkenhaus. His doctoral research centers on multifunctional polymeric and composite materials to develop novel conductive polymer binder systems for lithium ion-batteries and highly flexible conductive composites for strain and health sensors. He received recognition as a winner of KANEKA Scholarship Award and BASF Symposium Oral Presentation Finalist. In his postdoc with Professor Qian Chen. at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he developed advanced 3D imaging-analysis platform by combining three advancements, electron tomography, quantitative morphometry, and machine-learning and elucidated a quantitative, instead of empirical, relationship between the synthesis conditions and performance of polyamide membranes, which has long been regarded unattainable due to their irregular morphology. He was recognized as ACS PMSE Future Faculty Scholar.

He has a strong commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion which is demonstrated by his many outreach and volunteer activities. When he is not in the lab, you can find him cooking in the kitchen, playing baseball and softball, and cheering for the Texas A&M Aggies.