“Ted” Jung Woo Seo

Project: Graphene-enhanced electrodes

Ted is currently devoted to the commercialization efforts of an advanced electrode fabrication technology, which provides a comprehensive and generalizable solution that affords high stability and electrochemical performance to conventional lithium-ion battery materials.

Ted holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University, where he focused on the interdisciplinary fields of nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing. For his thesis work, he studied various purification and composite fabrication processes for carbon-based nanomaterials. During the course of his dissertation, Ted contributed to numerous collaborative efforts with other universities, corporate research centers, and research institutions worldwide.

Ted has co-authored 18 publications in peer-reviewed journals, with more 1,000 total citations and three issued patents in the field of nanotechnology. Upon obtaining his Ph.D., Ted led a research project with industry partners to develop a scalable nano-encapsulation process for commercial agrochemical products, with the objective of minimizing the environmental impact of active ingredient chemicals while maintaining their efficacy.

More recently, Ted led a research project between Northwestern University and MilliporeSigma to develop and commercialize novel nanomaterial-based inks for printed electronics and battery applications. In addition to his technical training, Ted received a certificate from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management as part of its Management for Scientists and Engineers Program. He also is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.