Prof. Seung Koo Shin

 skshin Professor, Department of Chemistry, POSTECH
Phone: +82-54-279-2123
Office: Chemistry Bldg, Room# 114


  • 1989: Ph. D., California Institute of Technology
  • 1984: M.S., Seoul National University
  • 1980: B.S., Seoul National University


  • 1989–1991: Research Fellow, Caltech
  • 1989–1991: Research Associate, University of Southern California, USA
  • 1991–1998: Assistant Professor, University of Californa, Santa Barbara, USA
  • 2010–2011: President, Korean Society for Mass Spectrometry
  • 1998–Now: Professor, Department of Chemistry, POSTECH, Korea
  • 2016–2017: Director, Bionanotechnology Center, POSTECH
  • 2016–2017: Director, Innovation Center for Education, POSTECH

Awards and Honors:

  • 1994: National Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, USA
  • 1994: Beckman Young Investigator Award, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, USA
  • 2007: Ipjae Physical Chemistry Award, Korean Chemical Society, Physical Chemistry Division, Korea

Research Interests:

  • Research in biophysical chemistry deals with (i) mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics using amine-reactive mass-balanced H/D-isotope dipeptide tags   for simultaneous identification and quantification of proteins and (ii) MS-based studies of the activities of DNA aptamers. Research in nanomaterials chemistry focuses on the synthesis, etching, photophysical and photochemical properties of fluorescent semiconductor nanocrystals and their application to biological   tagging and optoelectronic devices at the single molecular level.

Research Activities:

  • Isobaric H/D-isotope tags for multiplexed protein quantification
  • Chemical and photochemical etching of semiconductor nanocrystals
  • Mass spectrometric detection of nanomaterials
  • Near-field fluorescence detection of biomolecules using quantum dots