Professor Moohyun Cho

Professor, Department of Physics, POSTECH
77 Cheongam-Ro. Nam-Gu. Pohang Gyeongbuk.  Korea   37673

Tel: +82-(54)-279-2075,   Fax: +82-(54)-279-3099
Lab: Plasma Sheath Laboratory

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 Field of Interests

- Experimental study of basic plasma physics and plasma processing
- Particle accelerator technology:  Pulse modulator and High power-microwave system
- Industrial applications of plasma & accelerator technologies



Ph.D. (Oct. 1988):

Nuclear Eng. & Eng. Physics Dept, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.

M. S. (Feb. 1979):

Nuclear Engineering Dept., Graduate School, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

B. S. (Feb. 1977):

Nuclear Engineering Dept., Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


Technical and Job Experience

Mar. 2018 – (present):

Director of NINT (National Institute for Nanomaterils Technology)

Sep. 2015 – Aug. 2017:

Exec. Vice President of POSTECH

Sep. 2011 – Aug. 2015:

Director of Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, POSTECH

Dec. 2009 - Aug. 2011:

Dean of Research Affairs, POSTECH

Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2009:

Program Manager for Korea Plasma Fusion Research at NFR, KOREA

Dec. 2010 - Present:

Joint faculty member of the DANE (Department of Advance Nuclear Engineering)

Mar. 2009 - Jan. 2012:

MAC(Management Advisory Committee) member for ITER-Korea

Jan. 2009 - Dec. 2010:

Vice-president of KPS (Korean Physical Society)

Mar. 2000 - Feb. 2001:

Visiting Scientist at APS, Argonne National Lab, U.S.A. (sabbatical year)

Jan. 1997 - Present:

Joint faculty member in Environmental Engineering Program

Jan. 1997 - Sept. 1998:

Linac division head, PAL (Joint assignment)

Mar. 2001 - Present:

Professor, Physics Department, POSTECH

Jan. 1990 - Dec. 1996:

PLS-Linac construction for  2-GeV Pohang Light Source(PLS)

Aug. 1989 - Sept. 1993:

Assistant Professor, Physics Department, POSTECH, Korea

Oct. 1988 - Aug. 1989:

Post Doc., Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.

Jan. 1983 - Oct. 1988:

Research Assistant, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A

Jun. 1979 - Jun. 1982:

Full time Physics Instructor, The 3rd Military Academy, Korea


Major funded project list (Role: Principal Investigator)

Mar. 2004 - Feb. 2010:

Development of high power L-band e-linac (1 GHz, 30 kW beam power) for industrial application

Feb. 1995 - Mar. 1997:

Development of 100 MeV e-linac test facility & TOF (~10 m) neutron detector facility for white neutron cross-section measurement (partially funded by KAERI) - currently we support outside user experiment too.

Aug. 1995 – Jul 2007:

Development of super-conducting coil power supply system and RF Heating system [ECH (84 GHz-500 kW-2sec pulse), and LHCD (5GHz, 500 kW, CW)] for KSTAR Tokamak; funded by KBSI, Korea (construction period: 1995 - 2007).

May 1998 - Apr. 1999:

Development of a pulsed power system for the electrostatic dust precipitator for the iron ore sinter plant (-70 kV pulse with -40 kV dc bias, ESW 70 us, 200 pps, using Thyrister/MOSFET switch stack); funded by POSCO - completed including the process control S/W.




Professional Society

Korean Physical Society (KPS-DPP)
Korean Nuclear Society
Korea Accelerator & Plasma Research Association (KAPRA)
American Physical Society (DPP & DBP)


- CV (English, Hangul)
- Major Publication List
- List of Graduate students

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