Samsung Ventures Joins the NanoPhotonica Board of Directors

CEO Chris Morton has announced that Hyuk-Jeen Suh of Samsung Ventures has joined the NanoPhotonica Board of Directors.

“We are pleased that Samsung has invested in NanoPhotonica and our QLED technology. And I’m equally pleased that someone of Hyuk-Jeen’s background and capability will be available to support our growth,” said Morton.

Hyuk-Jeen Suh is the head of the Samsung Ventures East Coast office. He is responsible for identifying, closing, and managing Samsung Ventures’ investments in companies located within the Eastern United States.

Before joining Samsung Ventures 2012, he worked at J.P. Morgan investment banking in the Technology, Media, and Telecom group. Prior to J.P. Morgan, he was the global senior business development and marketing manager at MEMSIC, a semiconductor startup with clients in the automobile and consumer electronics industry. He led the global marketing strategy which contributed to the successful IPO of MEMSIC in 2007. Prior to joining MEMSIC, Hyuk-Jeen was a senior research engineer at Sequenom, a biotech start-up, where he conducted research on DNA biochips and led joint venture projects with Hitachi and Samsung to design high-throughput bio instruments.

Hyuk-Jeen earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering, focusing on Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his MBA from Yale School of Management.