* Link : http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110210000863Peter S. Kim, 53, president of Merck Research Laboratories, will become an honorary doctor of science at Pohang University of Science and Technology.POSTECH said Wednesday that it would award an honorary doctoral degree in science to Kim during the graduation ceremony on Friday. He will be the third honorary doctorate of science at the university.The second-generation Korean-American earned his B.A. at Cornell University in 1979 and Ph.D at Stanford University in 1985. He served as a member of the Whitehead Institu..
POSTECH Featured on The Chronicle of Higher EducationOn Jan. 6, POSTECH was featured on The Chronicle of Higher Education, an American newspaper specializing in higher education.The article covers POSTECH's developmental strategies through the reinforcement of research competitiveness and globalization of the university campus. http://chronicle.com/article/To-Raise-Its-Global-Profile-a/125806/To Raise Its Global Profile, a Korean U. Shakes Up Its CampusBy David McNeillPohang, South KoreaThe most important number at the Pohang University of Science and Technology is 28. In case there is any dou..
President Sunggi Baik has been appointed the Science & Technology Subcommittee Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council on Education, Science & Technology (PACEST). On January 5, PACEST, the board to advise President Lee Myung-bak on education & human resource policies and science & technology field policies, announced the members of the newly formed third committee.As the chair of the Science & Technology Subcommittee, President Baik will focus on the improvement of the government’s education, science and technology policies. He will also guide the direction of ..
Prof. Kimoon Kim’s (Dept. of Chemistry) Research Group Develops a New Method for Extracting Membrane Proteins Which Can Be Used for Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer and Analysis of Stem CellsA research group including Prof. Kimoon Kim (Dept. of Chemistry), Don-wook Lee (Ph.D. candidate), Prof. Sung Ho Ryu (Division of Molecular and Life Science), and NOVACELL Technology Inc. has succeeded in separating cell membrane proteins from a cell using a 'cucurbituril', a pumpkin-shaped coreless compound.The result was published in the latest online edition of Nature Chemistry.The study finds tha..
KISWIRE LTD, the company that has been growing into a leading global company that specializes in special steel wire participates in raising POSTECH's art and cultural awareness.On December 21, Hong Young-chul, CEO of KISWIRE signed an agreement with POSTECH to establish “Hongdeuk Arts & Culture Fund” which will support POSTECH’s art and cultural programs, and donated KRW 1.5 billion.'Hongdeuk Arts & Culture Fund', which is named after the pen name of Jong Yeol Hong, the Honorary President of KISWIRE, will be used to support hosting arts and cultural programs/events th..
Prof. Taihyun Chang has been elected as a Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS). Fellowship in the American Physical Society is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the entire membership. Election to APS Fellowship is a recognition by peers of outstanding contributions to physics. The fellowship citation will be published in the March 2011 issue of APS News and on the Fellowship page of the APS website. Prof. Chang performed in previously impossible detailed separations and characterizations of polymers using various techniques such as High Performance Liquid Chromatograp..
POSTECH President Sunggi Baik was selected as the recipient of the third Honorable Korean Alumnus of Cornell University Award.The Cornell Club of Korea, which is a Korean alumni association of Cornell University, announced that President Baik has been selected to receive the award this year and will be awarded at the year-end party that will take place at the Novotel Ambassador Gangnam in Seoul on December 11.Along with having performed influential research the field of ceramic materials, President Baik has also contributed tremendously to the advancement of POSTECH, including achievements suc..
Prof. Byeang Hyean Kim has been selected as a fellow member by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), which is a prominent academic association in Korea.Prof. Kim joined POSTECH in 1988 and has shown research accomplishments including a total synthesis of Nonactin, new synthetic methods of macrocyclic compounds, and development of Chiral capsules based on calixanen and novel dipeptide isosteres. In addition, Prof. Kim developed the world's first quencher-free molecular beacons (QF-MBs) applied to DNA sensors and designed an effective DNA sensor system that can control a fluoresce..
Prof. Jin-Woo Lee is selected as the first Dongkuk Endowed ProfessorDongkuk Steel Group, a company that has devoted itself to the steel industry since its establishment, will now support the advancement of humanities and social sciences of POSTECH.On December7, Sae-Joo Chang, the president of the Dongkuk Steel Group made an agreement with POSTECH to make financial contributions for the advancement of humanities and social sciences at POSTECH. According to the agreement, Dongkuk Steel is to make donations totaling KRW 1.5 billion by 2011, and Mr. Chang handed KRW 500 million to President Baik t..
* Link : http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2010/06/181_68158.htmlBy Baik Sung-giPOSTECH presidentThe 20th century was a time of tremendous changes and progresses, largely due to the technological breakthroughs in fields such as microelectronics, telecommunication, biotechnology, nanotechnology, manufacturing processes, logistics, etc. New businesses have been created and productivity has been increased dramatically, producing wealth and values contributing to the economic, social, and in some cases, even political development, spreading from the U.S., Europe, and Japan, to Asia and ..