Pusan National University
Professor Il Kim, polymer chemist, achieved PhD from chemical engineering department, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Engineering in 1990. He worked for University of Ulsan 1990-2000, Pusan National University (PNU), 2000 to date. Since 2018, he became a Vice President of the Korea Polymer Society and since 2013, he became the director of the Brain Korea (BK) 21 PLUS Center for Advanced Chemical Technology supported by the Ministry of Education and the chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering・Polymer Science and Engineering in PNU. From 1994-1995 and 2004-2005, he worked in University of Iowa and Cornell University, respectively, as a visiting scholar. Now he has published more than 400 peer-reviewed SCI papers and got more than 20 items of awards for the science and technology success including the Catalyst Award (Korean Institute of Chemical Engineering, 2005), the Science and Technology Award (Pusan City. 2011), and the Industry-Academy Cooperation Award (Korea Polymer Society, 2012).
Advanced materials, polymer bioconjugate hybrid materials, tissue engineering applications, therapeutic delivery, surgical sealants,antimicrobial polypeptides for treatment against infectious diseases.