The university explained that professor Cheon has produced outstanding outcomes in the field of nanoparticle chemistry and explored a new research area by converging nanoscience and nanomedicine. The recipients were honored in the award ceremony at the university on April 4. Alumni, including chancellor Robert J. Jones of UI, president Jennifer Neubauer of UI Alumni Association, vice chancellor Andreas Cangellaris of UI, and interim vice chancellor for research Susan Martinis of UI, attended the ceremony to congratulate the awardees.
Dr. Cheon received his PhD at University of Illinois in 1993. He currently teaches as a distinguished professor at Yonsei University and is also the director of the Center for Nanomedicine at the Institute for Basic Science. Through multidisciplinary studies, he connected nanoscience to engineering and medicine, and is now leading a research group to pioneer a new research area and achieve team science.