Dr. Ick Chan Kwon Mentioned As One of Sixteen Most Cited Korean Researchers in Korea Times
Department alumnus Ick Chan Kwon one of sixteen "Most Cited Researchers in Korea" as reported in the daily Korea Times newspaper.
Dr. Ick Chan Kwon is currently a tenured principal research scientist at the Biomedical Research Institute at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the College of Engineering at Seoul National University in 1982 and 1984, respectively.
He received his Ph.D. in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Utah, U.S.A., in 1993. After a postdoctoral training at the Center for Controlled Chemical Delivery at the University of Utah, he joined KIST in 1994.
He serves as an editor for Asia of the Journal of Controlled Release (Elsevier) and as a member of the editorial boards of Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Journal of Biomedical Engineering Research, and Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition. He served as a program co-chair of the 37th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release Society, “Personalized Medicines and Products for the Next Generation,” which was held at Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR, in 2010.
He also served as a vice president (2005–2008) and president (2008–2010) of the Korean Society of Molecular Imaging. His main research interest is targeted drug delivery with polymeric nanoparticles, expanding to the development of smart nano-probes for theragnostic imaging. He is a project leader of “Global RNAi Carrier Initiative at BRI” at KIST. He has published nearly 280 peer-reviewed articles and delivered over 100 invited lectures at international conferences.