Dr. Nong-Moon Hwang is a professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Seoul National University. He graduated Seoul National University with a major in metallurgy in 1981. He got his Ph.d in Materials Science & Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1986. From 1986 he worked as a researcher and then as a principle investigator in Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science until he joined the faculty member in Seoul National University in 2003. He was a visiting researcher at National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA, from 1989 to 1990. He was a visiting researcher at National Research Institute of Metals, Japan in 1996.
His research interests are the microstructure evolution of thin films, nanomaterials and bulk materials. He suggested a theory of charged nanoparticles as a growth mechanism of films and nanostructure during chemical vapor deposition. He suggested a mechanism of the growth by 2-dimensional nucleation to explain abnormal grain growth of many ceramics systems such as alumina. He suggested a mechanism of sub-boundary enhanced solid state wetting to explain the Goss-selective recrystallization in Fe-3%Si steel. He published more than 200 SCI papers in international journals.