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Dr. Young Min Song
Principal Investigator


 School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)

 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST),

 Links: Google Scholar/Research Gate

 Curriculum Vitae [CV_YMSong_2022]


Ph.D. Degree

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology(GIST), Korea 
School of Information and Mechatronics, Sept. 2006~ Feb. 2011 
Advisor: Prof. Yong Tak Lee

M.S. Degree

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology(GIST), Korea 
Department of Information and Communications, Mar. 2004~ Feb. 2006 
Advisor: Prof. Yong Tak Lee

B.S. Degree

Yonsei University, Korea 
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Mar 1999~ Feb. 2004


Professor (2021 – present), EECS, GIST, Korea
Adjunct Professor (2020 – present), AI graduate school, GIST, Korea
Adjunct Professor (2021 - present), MSE, Korea University, Korea
Affiliated Professor (2020 – present), Anti-Viral Research Center, GIST, Korea
Chief Executive Officer (2019 – present), FOEL Inc., Korea (


Co-founder (2018), The VELA Inc., Korea

Associate Professor (2018 – 2020), EECS, GIST, Korea 

Assistant Professor (2016 – 2018), EECS, GIST, Korea

Assistant Professor (2013 – 2016), EE, Pusan National University, Korea

Postdoctoral research associate (2011 – 2013), MSE, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

Advisor: Prof. John A. Rogers

Postdoctoral research associate (2011 – 2011), Ultrafast Fiber-Optic Networks Research Center, GIST, Korea

Advisor: Prof. Yong Tak Lee


Member of Y-KAST (2021)

Merit Award, Ministry of SMEs and Startups (MSS), Korea (2020)

Achievement Award, GIST (2020)

OSK Rising Star 30, Optical Society of Korea (2020)

2019 Top 10 Nano Technology in Korea, MSIT, Korea (2019)

Best poster award, ISGMA 2017 (2017)

2013 Top 10 leading Science in Korea, ‘insect’s eye camera’

Top 10 stories of 2013 in Nature, digital fly’s eye cameras

Golden Prize, the 17th Samsung HumanTech Thesis Award, Samsung Electronics, Korea (2011)

Bronze Prize, the 17th Samsung HumanTech Thesis Award, Samsung Electronics, Korea (2011)

Minister’s Award for outstanding graduate research by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), Korea (2011)

DASAN Scholarship from the GIST on DASAN project (2010)

National Graduate Science & Technology Scholarship by Korea Student Aid Foundation (KOSAF) (2009-2010)

Highest Honors Student in Yonsei University (2002, 2003)


Associate Editor for IEEE Photonics Journal (IEEE)

Editorial board member for Journal of Optical Microsystems (SPIE)

Editorial Advisory Board for Soft Science (OAE)

Editorial board member for Electronics (MDPI)

Editorial board member for Micromachines (MDPI)

Editorial board member for International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (Springer)

Guest Editor for Optical Materials Express (OSA)


Reviewer for

Science (AAAS), Sci. Adv. (AAAS)

Nat. Electron. (NPG), Nat. Comm. (NPG), Light Sci. & App. (NPG), Sci. Rep. (NPG)

Opt. Lett. (OSA), Opt. Exp. (OSA), Appl. Opt. (OSA)

Adv. Mater. (Wiley), Adv. Funct. Mater. (Wiley), Adv. Opt. Mater. (Wiley), Adv. Mater. Technol. (Wiley)

Nano Lett. (ACS), ACS Photonics (ACS), ACS Appl. Mat. & Inter. (ACS)

Opt. and Quant. Electron. (Springer), Appl. Phys. A (Springer), Appl. Phys. B (Springer)

Appl. Phys. Express (AIP)

Electron. Lett. (IET)

Photon. Technol. Lett. (IEEE)

Nano Energy (Elsevier), Sol. Energy Mat. & Sol. Cells (Elsevier), Thin Sol. Films (Elsevier)

Materials (MDPI), Sensors (MDPI), Micromachines (MDPI)

Opt. Eng. (SPIE)


Senior Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA)

Member of the IEEE Photonics Society

Member of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)

Member of the Materials Research Society (MRS)

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