Seminar:10:30 November 13 (Wednesday), 2nd floor conference room of South Building

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Title: Scalable Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Nanoprobes for Biomedical Applications

Time: 10:30, 2019-11-13

Venue: Conference Room  (2nd floor, South Building)

Speaker: Prof. Jwa-Min Nam (Seoul National University)

Biography of Jwa-Min Nam

Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University



-Hanyang University (Dept. of Chemistry): 1996 (B. S.) & 2000 (M. S.)

-Northwestern University (Dept. of Chemistry): 2004 (Ph. D. w/ Prof. Chad Mirkin & Mark Ratner) 

Professional Career

-Consultant, Nanosphere, Inc.: 2004

-Postdoc, Dept. of Chemistry, UC Berkeley & Lawrence Berkeley Nat’l Lab (w/ Prof. Jay Groves): 2004-2005

-Assistant Professor (2006-2010), Associate Professor (2010-2015) and Full Professor (2015-Current), Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University

-Director, Center for Innovative Nanomedical Technologies, Seoul National Univ.: 2016-Current

-Department Head, Department of Education, National Center for Inter-University Research Facilities, Seoul National University: 2018-Current

-Vice Chair, Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University: 2019-Current

-Vice Chair/Division Leader (Division of Science), Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology: 2017-2018

-Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley (2018), National University of Singapore (2013 & 2017), Peking University (2016), The University of Tokyo (2016), Nanyang Technological University (2015) & Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2014)

-Consultant, NB POSTECH: 2017-2019

-Committee Member, Samsung Electronics Future Technology Committee: 2019-Current  

Journal Editorial Services

-Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Central Science (ACS Publications): 2019-Current

-Editorial Advisory Board, Accounts of Chemical Research (ACS Publications): 2020-

-Guest Editor, Special Issue on ‘Plasmonics for Nanochemistry & Nanochemistry for Plasmonics’, Accounts of Chemical Research (ACS Publications): 2018-2019

-Editorial Board Member, ChemNanoMat (Wiley-VCH): 2014-Current

-Executive Advisory Board Member, Small Methods (Wiley-VCH): 2016-Current

-Editorial Advisory Board, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization (Wiley-VCH): 2018-Current  

Selected Honors and Awards

-Basic Research Award, the Minister, Ministry of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea: 2017

-Member & Division Leader, Division of Natural Sciences, Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology: 2017-Current

-Chinese Academy of Sciences Fellowship for International Scientists: 2014-2015

-Distinguished Lectureship Award, Chemical Society of Japan: 2013

-Presidential Young Scientist Award, President of the Republic of Korea: 2012

-Frontier Scientist, Korean Academy of Science and Technology: 2012-2016

-Member, Global Young Academy: 2012-Current

-Young Inorganic Chemist Award, Korean Chemical Society: 2012

-Outstanding Research Achievement Award, Ministry of Edu., Sci. & Tech., Republic of Korea: 2010

-Victor K. LaMer Award, American Chemical Society: 2006

-Collegiate Inventors Award, National Inventors Hall of Fame, USA & USPTO: 2004

>250 Plenary, Keynote and Invited Talks at Academic Conferences, Universities, Institutes and Companies. 


Designing, synthesizing and controlling plasmonic metal nanostructures with high precision and high yield are of paramount importance in optics, nanoscience, chemistry, materials science, energy and biotechnology. In particular, synthesizing and utilizing plasmonic nanostructures with ultrastrong, controllable and quantifiable signals is key to the wide and practical use of plasmonic enhancement-based spectroscopies including surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), but highly challenging. Here, I will introduce the design and synthetic strategies for molecularly tunable and structurally reproducible plasmonic nanogap structures with strong, controllable and quantifiable SERS or surface-enhanced fluorescence signals. I will also show their potentials in addressing some of important challenges in science, and discuss how these new plasmonic nanogap materials can lead us to new breakthroughs in biotechnologies including biosensing, bioimaging, theranostic and biocomputing applications.


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