“What really attracted me to UNIST was the world-class intellectual environment,” says Dr. Christopher W. Bielawski who is a Distinguished Professor of Natural Science and the Coordinator for the Department of Chemistry at UNIST.
For future students considering a degree at UNIST, Prof. Bielawski gives his top reasons why they should choose UNIST.
Prof. Bielawski believes that “UNIST has the right combination of talented people working together to create a welcoming leaning environment for all students.” According to him, UNIST’s top-notch education and research opportunities with world-renowned chemistry faculty give UNIST a very good reason to be one of the world’s top research institutions.
Moreover, Prof. Bielawki is confident that “UNIST has an outstanding Chemistry department that is comprised of talented scientists who are at the forefront of their fields.” He believes that UNIST’s innovative research facilities, outstanding students, and world-class faculty provide strong synergy effect, which benefit to both faculty and enrolled students at UNIST.
Prof. Bielawski is a world-leading scientist in synthetic polymer chemistry. Moreover, he is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as the Director of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), one of the IBS research groups at the UNIST Campus. In addition to being a World-leading pioneer in graphene and other carbon materials, in 2007, he has been ranked as the world’s 16th top materials scientists by Thomson Reuters.
Prof. Bielawski’s research interests are multi-disciplinary, and include the synthesis and study of novel polymeric materials, carbon-based nanomaterials and their applications in energy storage devices and heterogeneous catalysis, carbenes, stimulus-switchable systems, molecular electronics, electrochemistry, and photochemistry.
He has published more than 200 papers and given more than 150 presentations on his research efforts. Collectively, his contributions to research and education have been recognized with numerous awards, such as a Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, Young Investigator Awards from the Beckman Foundation and the Office of Naval Research, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, a Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award, and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).