Yong-Seog Kim received his B.S. degree in 1980 from Seoul National University and his M.S. degree in 1982 from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. During his Ph.D. program (1985–1989), he worked on the physics and modeling of arc discharge. In 1991, he returned to Korea to join Hongik University as a faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and worked at the university ever since.

His main areas of interest are researches on new materials and developments of their processes, especially for information display devices, which include barrier ribs, dielectric layers, and protective layers for PDPs and grapheme, nanowires, and encapsulation materials for flexible displays. Dr. Kim is regarded as one of leading researchers throughout the world in the materials development and processing for information displays. He has published more than 300 papers in periodical journals and conference proceedings and holds more than 80 patents. In addition, he has received thirteen different Awards for his work on information display, including Merck Award at IMID.

Dr. Yong-Seog Kim has been an active member of SID for the past 15 years, as the Korea Chapter Chair, as Asian Program Committee Chair, and member of program and publication committees. In addition, Dr. Kim served as an EMD Subcommittee Chair and its program committee member for the past seven years. He also helped in organizing IMID by serving as a Program Committee Chair and Executive Committee Chair for the conference. He has served the two-year term SID Secretary and is currently carrying out the Treasurer role of SID. As recognition for his dedication to SID, Dr. Kim received SID Certificate of Commendation in 2010 and 2011, respectively.  

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