Hyuk Yu

Email address: yu@chem.wisc.edu

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Professor Emeritus

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 He has been writing up his unpublished work, writing a textbook, reviewing manuscripts for journals and proposals for granting agencies, consulting for industrial companies, participating in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

M. E. K. Mees Medal, Eastman Kodak Company 1996
Maurice L. Huggins Memorial Award, Gordon Research Conference on Polymers 1997
NSF/SEED Award to Korea Institute of Science & Technology, Seoul, Korea 1973
Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, to reside at Koln, Germany 1992
Pharmacia Upjohn Award for Excellence Teaching of Chemistry 1998