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Hyuk Yu

Email address: yu@chem.wisc.edu

Room Number: 
2201C
Telephone Number: 
608-262-3082
Group Affiliation: 
Yu Group
Position Name: 
Professor Emeritus
Education: 

B.S. 1955, Seoul National University (Korea)
M.S. 1958, University of Southern California
M.A. 1960, Princeton University
Ph.D. 1962, Princeton University

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Research Description

Since Professor Yu's formal retirement in 2004, he has been engaged in scholarly activity in a limited scope, with no postdoctoral associates or graduate students. He has been writing up his unpublished work, writing a textbook, reviewing manuscripts for journals and proposals for granting agencies, consulting for industrial companies, participating in various advisory boards of research institutes and centers, attending technical conferences and making some contributions to activities of scientific societies. He has also been active in the Korean Studies Initiatives of the Center for East Asian Studies at UW-Madison.

Professor Yu's interest in research, however, remains at the same level as before his retirement. It consists of: 1) transport and dynamics of macromolecules in bulk, solution and gels; 2) interfacial equilibrium and dynamic phenomena of amphiphiles including polymeric amphiphiles ; 3) biomedical applications of surface functionalized polymeric materials; 4) organic-inorganic composites for biocompatible uses.

Awards and Honors

Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on Polymers 1993
U.S. Department of Commerce Merit Award at National Bureau of Standards 1966
Evan P. Helfaer Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1991
Fellow, American Physical Society 1988
Fellow, Korean Academy of Science & Technology, Seoul, Korea 1998