In new research published in Nature, Professors Nack J. Kim and Hansoo Kim and doctoral student Sang-Heon Kim at the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT) at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) have developed a new type of steel with improved tensile strength and lightness. There is a growing demand for lightweight structural materials as an alternative to conventional steels which are heavy and impractical in developing future energy efficient vehicles. Studies on lightweight steels have shed light on the effectiveness of aluminum alloying in increasing the streng..
POSTECH Professor Jong-Ram Lee (Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering) received the Inventor King of the Year Award (a Presidential Citation) from the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) at the 50th Anniversary Ceremony for Korea Invention Day on May 19th, 2015. Mr. Baekhee Lee, a Ph.D. student in the Dept. of Industrial Management & Engineering, also received the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning’s Citation at the ceremony. KIPO selected Prof. Jong-Ram Lee as the winner this year for his contribution to the commercialization of next-generation flexible ele..
Professor Kilwon Cho, Hyojin Bong, and Dr. Sae Byeok Jo of the Department of Chemical Engineeringhave developeda new synthetic method for high-throughput production of large-area conductinggraphenefilms. The research outcome was featured on the cover page of the renowned international journal Nanoscale. Grapheneis one of the core materials for the transparent electrodes in soft electronics due to its highelectricconductivity, flexibility, mechanical strength and transparency. The feasibility of the commercialization ofgraphenefilms depends on the efficient“scale-up” production of ..
Phytoplankton, commonly known as plant plankton that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis, are potentially a key driver of Arctic warming under greenhouse warming, a study reveals. Scientists with Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), and Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), presented on Monday, April 20, in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Online, the geophysical impact of phytoplankton that triggers positive feedbacks in the Arctic warming when the warming-induce..
A research team comprised of Prof. Dong Sung Kim and Sang Min Park from the Department of Mechanical Engineering has developed a novel fabrication technique, called electrolyte-assisted electrospinning (ELES), for a self-assembled, free-standing nanofiber membrane. The research outcome was featured on the Inside Cover of the renowned international journal Advanced Materials.Nanofiber membranes have attracted substantial interests in recent years due to their large surface area, high surface to volume ratio, and porosity. These advantages have expanded their applications to sensors, filtration,..
A research team consisting of Prof. Joon Hak Oh, Moo Yeol Lee (Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH), and Prof. Bumjoon J. Kim (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST) has developed highly sensitive and selective liquid-phase sensors based on a solvent-resistant organic semiconducting layer. The research outcome was highlighted as the cover article in Advanced Materials which is a renowned international journal in the field of materials.Sensors based on organic field-effect transistor (OFET) platform have attracted great interest due to their use as light-weight, low..
Prof. Bruno C. De Cooman of the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT) at POSTECH was appointed as a Distinguished Member and Fellow of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST). The AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow Award, established in 1975, is awarded to an AIST member who has made outstanding contributions to the iron and steel industry as well as to the activities of the association. Prof. De Cooman is the first scholar from a Korean research institution in the last 20 years to be named an AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow. Prof. De Cooman started his acade..
When several electronic devices are linked through fixed and mobile connections, time-delays inevitably occur due to the limitation of data transmission speed; it is known that systems with these types of aftereffects often experience instability or performance degradation. Substantial research efforts have been made to tackle this problem and POSTECH researchers are reported to have provided an important foundation for the related literature. An article published by Dr. PooGyeon Park, a professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at POSTECH, was selected as the most cited article in..
Professor Sung-Mo Jung of Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology received the Adrian Normanton Award from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). Newly established last year in recognition of the late Dr. Adrian Normanton, a renowned UK steel engineer, the award is given for the best technical paper on the topic of steelmaking or casting presented in Ironmaking & Steelmaking: Processes, Products and Applications published by IMO3. Professor Jung was named the Adrian Normanton Award winner for 2015 for his paper on the effect of surface roughness of MgO substrate on th..
POSTECH Professor Taihyun Chang (Dept. of Chemistry) was named the winner of the SPSJ International Award by the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ). Established in 1994, SPSJ International Award is the highest honor given by the society to international scientists for their contribution to the development of polymer science and related fields. In recognition of his significant impact on the field of polymer separation and analysis, Prof. Chang was presented with the award at the SPSJ Annual Conference on May 28th in Sapporo, Japan. Prof. Chang received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry..