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Nam Chang hee

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Nationality  South Korean
Fields  Physics

Doctoral advisor  S. Suckewer
Name  Nam Chang-hee
Nam Chang-hee
Institutions  Institute for Basic Science Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
Alma mater  Seoul National University KAIST Princeton University

Nam Chang-hee (Hangul: 남창희; born February 14, 1957) is a South Korean plasma physicist. Nam is specializing in the exploration of relativistic laser-matter interactions using femtosecond PW lasers. Currently he is professor of physics at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology and director of the Center for Relativistic Laser Science as a part of its Institute for Basic Science(IBS).


Nam Chang-hee Nam Changhee


Nam Chang-hee Nam Changhee

Nam studied nuclear engineering at Seoul National University, where he obtained his B.Sc. in 1977. After that he received a M.Sc. in physics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science in 1979. Then he moved to the states and studied at Princeton University, where he received a Ph.D. in plasma physics in 1988.

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From 1979 to 1982 he was an instructor at Pusan National University and from 1988-1989 a Staff Research Physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. In 1989 he was appointed assistant professor at the department of physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science. He promoted to associate professor in 1992 and to full professor in 1998. From 1999 to 2012 he was also director of the Coherent X-ray Research Center. In 2012 he became professor at the department of physics and photon science at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, and director at the Center for Relativistic Laser Science, Institute for Basic Science.

Academic work

Nam has published more than 120 journal papers and gave over 80 invited talks in international conferences. He served as a steering committee member of OECD Global Science Forum on Compact High-Intensity Short-Pulse Lasers (2001-2003) that eventually became ICUIL (Int. Comm. on Ultra-high Intensity Lasers) - a working group of IUPAP, and is a scientific advisory committee member of ELI - ALPS (Extreme Light Infrastructure/ Attosecond Light Pulse Source) – the EU program for the PW laser facility in Hungary started from 2011.

He has served as conference chairs (ICXRL in 2010, ISUILS in 2012), organizing chairs (APLS in 2008, 2010, 2012) or program chairs (CLEO-Pacific Rim in 2007, 2009), He is on the editorial boards of J. Phys. B as an international advisory committee member since 2007 and as a guest editor in 2012; IEEE Photonics Journal as an associate editor from 2009 to 2011). He has represented Korea in international committees (ICQE from 2005 to 2012; CLEO-PR from 2012; Commission on Quantum Electronics of IUPAP since 2008). He has been instrumental in launching the Asian Intense Laser Network in 2004, serving as the first secretary


  • 2011 Sungdo Optical Science Award of the Optical Society Korea
  • 2010 Award from the National Academy of Science, Korea
  • 2009 Fellow of the Optical Society of America
  • 2008 Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • References

    Nam Chang-hee Wikipedia