Cheolmin Park is currently a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the College of Engineering, Yonsei University, and an adjunct researcher at the Spin Convergence Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). He is also the director of the BK21 Education and Research Division for Futuristic Human-centric Materials and Center for Artificial Synesthesia Materials Discovery. He received his BS degree and MS degree from the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering from Seoul National University in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He received his PhD degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. Additionally, he was a research scientist at KIST. After a postdoctoral fellowship from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the Harvard University, he joined Yonsei University in 2002.
Cheolmin has been active in MRS throughout his professional career. He has presented his various research works more than 90 times at MRS and also served as a meeting chair of the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting. He is one of the delegates of Polymer Society of Korea (PSK) to facilitate the participation of PSK at the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting. His involvement in other societies includes ECS and SPIE, where he serves as a member-at-large for the Division of Photoelectronic Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering. Furthermore, he has been appointed to the Board of Directors of PSK, Korean Institute of Metals and Materials (KIMM), and Korea Flexible & Printed Electronics Society. Additionally, he serves as an associate editor of Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Macromolecular Research while being a board member of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Electronic Materials Letter, and Display and Imaging. He has authored over 200 SCI articles, 70 patents, and delivered over 100 invited seminars. He has been recognized eight times as the Yonsei outstanding professor in the last 10 years and was appointed the Underwood Distinguished Professor at Yonsei University in 2014.
His research focused on the development of self-assembled polymers and hybrid materials, where he utilized tailored nanostructures for a variety of photoelectronic applications, including non-volatile ferroelectric polymer memories, block copolymer structural color displays, and alternating current light-emitting sensing displays. He is the recipient of PSK-Wiley Young Scientist Award in 2002, PSK-Mid-career Researcher Award in 2014, PSK-KOPTRI Award in 2020, and KIMM-Information and Electronic Award in 2016. He also received a minister award from the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning in 2015. Furthermore, he has consulted technology transfers he developed for industries, such as Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix. He has successfully interacted with scientists, technologists, and executives from the Ministry of Science, relevant industries, and international universities and institutes.