Department of Physics and Graduate School of Nanoscience & Technology,
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST),
KAIST 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea
Yong-Hoon Cho received his Ph.D. degree in Solid State Physics from Seoul National University, Korea in 1997. He worked on growth, fabrication, and various structural, electrical, and optical characterizations of III-V semconductor thin films and quantum device structures. In April 1997, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Center for Laser and Photonics Research, Oklahoma State University, OK (USA) and worked on the development and characterizations of wide bandgap III-nitride based optoelectronic structures. From October 1998, he worked at Department of Physics (Center for Near-field Atom-photon Technology) and Research Institute of Advanced Materials at Seoul National University as a Senior Researcher and worked on the nano-scale optical characterization of quantum nanostructures using the near-field scanning optical microscopy. From 2000 to 2008, he was an assistance and associate professor at Department of Physics in Chungbuk National University (Korea). In August 2008, he joined Department of Physics, KAIST (Korea) as a tenured associate professor. Since 2005, his laboratory has been designated as a National Research Laboratory supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Korea. Since 2010, he has been in charge of KAIST Center for LED Research as well as Educational Program for LED. His current research interests are growth, fabrication, and various structural, electrical, and optical characterizations of micro- and nano-scale III-V compound semiconductor quantum structures.He is currently the KAIST-Chair Professor, the Head of Department of Physics, the Director of KAIST Center for LED Research, and the Chief of Educational Program for LED. He has produced more than 227 refereed international publications (including 177 SCI(E) papers with ~3,700 citations, h-index 31, i10-index 74) and more than 300 international conferences presentations in the semiconductor physics, optoelectronics, optics, and material science area. He has served as a Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, and Associate Editor of AAPPS Bulletin.