Dr. Jea-gun Park


MSMaterials Science and Engineering, 1994

Dr. Jea-gun Park has been a HYU distinguished professor (only 8 professors among 1,440 professors in Hanyang University) at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Hanyang University in Korea. He received Ph.D. degree in 1994 from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University. He had been worked at Semiconductor division, Samsung Electronics Co, between 1985 and 2002. His interests in defect engineering continued during a 17-year career at the Samsung Electronics Co., Semiconductor division and broadened beyond defect engineering to the development of “Pure Silicon Wafer” (free of agglomerated defects in CZ Si), used as a standard wafer for DRAM in the world, which was based on his Ph. D. thesis at NCSU state. Since coming to Hanyang University in 1999, his research interests have developed “Super Silicon Wafer” (pure silicon wafer containing extremely proximity gettering effect) which has used a standard wafer for NAND flash memory in the world, receiving a royalty of $ 30 million to Samsung Electronics Co. and that of $ 6 million to Hanyang University. In addition, he has been the director of the National R&D Program for developing the Next Generation of Terabit Non-volatile Memories such as 3-D ReRAM, and perpendicular STT-MRAM sponsored by Korea MKE (Ministry of Knowledge Economy) between 2004 and 2012. He has published 301 science papers. In addition, he has submitted 300 patents, and 143 patents have been registered worldwide. He has also presented 590 talks at worldwide conferences.

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