Hyuk Yu

Email address: yu@chem.wisc.edu

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Emeritus Professor

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 He has been writing up his unpublished work, writing a textbook, reviewing manuscripts for journals and proposals for granting agencies, consulting for industrial companies, participating in various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

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Fulbright-Hays Lecturer to Inha University, Inchon, Korea 1972
High Polymer Physics Prize, American Physical Society 1994
Ho-Am Basic Science Award, Samsung Corporation 1997
J. T. Majors Lecturer, University of Connecticut 1994
John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, in part at Institut fur Physikalische Chemie, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitat, Mainz, Germany 1984