Prof. Seung-Joon Jeon                                   


Professor    Department of Chemistry , Korea University

Seongbuk-gu, Anam-dong 5, 1 ,Seoul 136-701, Korea

Phone : 82-2-3290-3130 (Off)  82-2-3290-3545 (Lab) 

Fax : 82-2-3290-3120      E-mail : sjjeon@korea.ac.kr




Welcome to Prof. Seung-Joon Jeon Homepage         Pablo Picasso’s   Don Quixote




Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA (1981.8-1987.1)

Ph.D. in Chemistry (Physical Chemistry Major)

Ph.D Thesis : New Experimental Studies of The Ammonium Radical

Research Adviser : Prof. Richard F. Porter 

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (1974.3-1978.2)

B.Sc in Dept. of Chemistry, College of Science



Korea University, Seoul, Korea (1989.3-present)

Department of Chemistry
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor


Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA, USA (1998.3-1999.2)

Dept. of Chemistry, Visiting Scholar   (with Prof. Paul Alivisatos)


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (1986.10-1988.12)

Department of Physics, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Subject : High Pressure Solid State Physics

Research Adviser : Prof. Issac F. Silvera

Army Military Service(1978.6-1980.10)


Research Interests

Materials Chemistry

Optical properties of organic & composite compound,

Properties of Nonlinear optical(NLO) organic materials & their application

Multi-Photon Absorption organic molecules & their application for imaging


High pressure phenomena

Diamond Anvil Cell(DAC) experiments,

High pressure study: phase transition & properties


Laser Spectroscopy

Multi-dimensional Spectroscopy with femto-second laser

Reaction dynamics with biological system



Society Activities

Korea University, College of Science, Dept. of Chemistry

General Chemistry Director (1992.2-1995.1)

Department Chairman (1995.2 - 1997.1)

Associate dean, College of Science (2003.9 – 2004.8)

Korean Chemical Society(KCS)

Editorial Board of "Chem World"(1992.1-1993.12)

Editorial Board of "Chemistry Education"(1994.1-1996.12)

Secretary of Planning(1994.1-1994.12)

Vice-president of Planning(2002.1-2002.12)

Active head for the project "Establishment of the KCS Website (http://www.kcsnet.or.kr) & 0n-line web journals" team (1995.5-1996.12)

Chairman, Committee for Chemical Information(2003.1-2006.12)


Korea Basic Research Institute(KBSI)

Director, Seoul Center (2004.9 - 2006.9)


National Science and Technology Council(NSTC)

Member   Steering Committee (2008.5 – 2010.5)

Member, Secretary   Committee for Science and Technology Policy(2010.3 - present)


National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF)

General Director  Center for Strategic Planning and Public Relation(2009.6 – present)



Selected Publication 

1."Femtosecond characterization of vibrational optical activity of chiral molecules" Hanju Rhee, Young-Gun June, Jang-Soo Lee, Kyung-Koo Lee, Jeong-Hyon Ha, Zee Hwan Kim, Seung-Joon Jeon, and Minhaeng Cho, Nature 2009, 458, 310-313


2. “Femtosecond spectral interferometry of optical activity : Theory” Hanju Rhee, Jeong-Hyon Ha, Seung-Joon Jeon, and Minhaeng Cho, J. Chem. Phys. 2008, 129, 094507-


3. “A Two-Photon Fluorescent Probe for Lipid Raft Imaging: C-Laurdan” Hwan Myung Kim, Hyo-Jung Choo, Soon-Young Jung, Young-Gyu Ko,Won-Hwa Park, Seung-Joon Jeon, Chul Hoon Kim, Taiha Joo, and Bong Rae Cho, ChemBioChem, 2007, 8, 553-559


4."First Hyperpolarizabilities of 1,3,5-Tricyanobenzene Derivatives. Origin of Larger for the Octupoles than Dipoles" Sang Hae Lee, Jo Ryoung Park, Mi-Yun Jeong, Hwan Myung Kim, Shaojun Li, Jongwon Song, Sihyun Ham, Seung-Joon Jeon, and Bong Rae Cho, ChemPhysChem, 2006, 7, 206-212




Publication (1996-present)