One of the most basic yet important surgical skills to keep a patient alive and intact may be closing wounds. It seems that doctors will now get the job done with more ease thanks to new, nontoxic surgical glue that instantly seals a bleeding wound and helps it heal without a scar or inflammation. Inspired by nature’s wonders, Korean scientists at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) have developed a light-activated, mussel protein-based bioadhesive (LAMBA) that works on the same principles as mussels attaching to underwater surfaces and insects maintaining structural ..
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..
M.S.-Ph.D. Integrated CourseStudent Jingoo Kim Wins the 2015 Dow Korea Award Professor Joon Won Park of the Dept. of Chemistry at POSTECH was selected as the winner of the Academic Excellence Prize by the Korean Chemical Society. The Korean Chemical Society presented the Academic Excellence Prize to him in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of chemistry and great contribution toward advancement of chemical technology. He delivered a commemorative lecture to celebrate his prize-winning at the 115th General Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society. After receiving his P..
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..
A research team consisting of Dr. Gil-Ho Lee, Prof. Hu-Jong Lee, Sol Kim, and Prof. Seung-Hoon Jhi of Department of Physics, reported realization of “short and ballistic” Josephson junctions based on a monolayer graphene sheet. The paper was published in the February issue of Nature Communications. Josephson junction, a nanometer-scale hybrid superconducting device, consists of two superconducting (S) electrodes weakly coupled by a normal-conducting (N) insert. It supports a resistance-free junction supercurrent along with quantum interference effects and has been utilized for rea..
A team comprised of Profs. Chulhong Kim and Geunbae Lim, Jin Young Kim, Changho Lee, and Kyungjin Park, developed a high-speed optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy (OR-PAM) system using 2-axis waterproofing MEMS scanner, successfully monitored the flow of carbon particles in-vitro, and imaged microvascular networks of the mouse ear in vivo. Their research findings were published in Scientific Reports journal. Photoacoustic imaging technique is a hybrid biomedical imaging technique that combines the merits of ultrasonic and optical imaging modalities. When a pulsed light illuminates and..
Professor Yoon-Seok Chang (School of Environmental Science and Engineering), a worldwide authority on dioxin, has been selected as a first prize winner of the academic research award by the Korean Society of Environmental Engineers. An awards ceremony was held at the Kimdaejung Convention Center on August 21st. Over the past 30 years, Professor Chang has published nearly 200 SCI papers and studies which include analyses of toxic substances such as dioxins and other endocrine on human health. His study of the environmental risks of bio-nanomaterials has recently received academic attention.
POSTECH Department of Chemical Engineering Professor Hyung Joon Cha and his team’s research on bone graft material binder technology was published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B.Mussels stick to rocks because its protein has strong adhesive properties. This protein has been used as a binder for bodily wounds and surgery. An engineered mussel glue protein,a promising functional binder for the acceleration of bone substitute-assisted bone regeneration,has been developed by the joint research team of POSTECH and Korea University Anam Hospital, which can be used in teeth implants. ..
POSTECH researchers have found another reason to cut down on a high-fat and cholesterol diet. Their findings show that cholesterol is crucial for Wnt signaling pathway often linked to human birth defects, cancer, and other diseases. Research groups of Prof. Jin-Kwan Han in the Department of Life Sciences at POSTECH and Prof. Wonhwa Cho from the University of Illinois at Chicago performed this study. Their research was published in the July edition of Nature Communications. Wnt signaling processes biological functions through ‘canonical’ and ‘non-canonical’ pathways..
Despite having numerous advantages, clinical applications of 3D printed scaffolds for tissue regeneration are extremely rare. A team consisting of POSTECH Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dong-Woo Cho, Professor Jong Won Rhie of the Department of Plastic Surgery College of Medicine at the Catholic University of Korea, and Won-Soo Yun of T&R Biofab Co., have applied 3D printing technology for correcting an asymmetric face caused by the removal of a tumor in a patient about a decade ago.The patient had trauma in the right malar region and because of this his eyes were misaligned. In this ..