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Dr. Tae Joon Cho

Research Interests

  • Synthesis, Characterization, and Biological Applications Nanoparticles.
  • Fractionation of Nanoparticles by Asymmetric-Flow Field Flow Fractionation (A-FFF)
Left Figure: Dendron-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles; Right Figure: AFFF fractograms

Awards and Honors

  • Abroad Postdoctoral Fellowship from Korean Research Foundation, Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea

Selected Publications Prior to joining NIST:

T. J. Cho, C. D. Shreiner, S-H. Hwang, C. N. Moorefield, B. Courneya, G. R. Newkome; 5,10,15,20-tetrakis-[4'-(terpyridyl)phenyl]porphyrine and its Heteroleptic RuII Complexes: Synthesis and Photovoltaic Properties; Chem. Commun., 4456 (2007)

G. R. Newkome, P. Wang, C. N. Moorefield, T. J. Cho, P. P. Mohapatra, S. Li, S.-H. Hwang, O. Lukoyanova, L. Echegoyen, J. A. Palagallo, V. Iancu, S.-W. Hla; Nanoassembly of a Fractal Polymer: A Molecular ‘‘Sierpinski Hexagonal Gasket’’; Science, 312, 1782 (2006)

G. R. Newkome, T. J. Cho, C. N. Moorefield, P. P. Mohapatra, L. A. Godínez; Towards Ordered Architectures: Self-Assembly and Step-Wise Procedures to the Hexameric Metallomacrocycles [(Aryl-Bisterpyridinyl)6Fe(II)6-n-Ru(II)n] (n=0,2,3,5); Chem. Eur. J., 10, 1493 (2004)

G. R. Newkome, T. J. Cho, C. N. Moorefield, G. R. Baker, R. Cush, P. S. Russo; Self- and Directed-Assembly of Hexaruthenium Macrocycles; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 38, 3717 (1999)

A photo of Tae Joon Cho


Chemist, NIST Associate
Ceramics Division
Nanomechanical Properties Group

Employment History:

2006–Present: Faculty Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland
2006-Present: Associate, Ceramics Division, NIST
2003-2006: Visiting Scientist; Center for Molecular Design & Recognition, University of Akron
2001-2003: Senior Research Scientist; Research Institute of Chong Kun Dang-Bio Corporation, Korea
2000-2001: Associate Research Professor; Department of Molecular Science & Technology, Ajou University, Korea
1997-2000: Post-Doctoral Fellow; Center for Molecular Design & Recognition, University of South Florida
1994-1996: Research Associate; Engineering Research Institute, Ajou University, Korea


Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry, Ajou University, Korea, 1997
M.S., Polymer Chemistry, Ajou University, Korea, 1990
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Ajou University, Korea, 1988


Phone: 301-975-5736
Fax: 301-975-5334