POSTECH Scientists Create Stronger and More Lightweight Steel Alternative
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..
Professor Hu-Jong Lee’s Realization of Dream Come True Supercurrent Junction on Graphene
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..
Professors Chulhong Kim and Geunbae Lim Develop High-speed Optical Resolution Photoacoustic Microscopy
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..
GIFT Professor Bruno C. De Cooman Appointed Distinguished Member and Fellow of the Association for Iron & Steel Tec..
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..
Revolutionizing Organ Development: POSTECH Researchers Develop Novel 3D Bioprinting Process
Professor Dong-Woo Cho’s team at POSTECH is engaged in the development of novel tissue and organ printing technology that can bridge that gap that currently exists between the supply and demand of tissues and organs for patients suffering from tissue loss or organ failure. This novel tissue printing technology could lead to the regeneration of healthy functional tissues or organs for patients, thus, eliminating the need for tissue grafts and mechanical devices. The POSETCH team made up of Falguni Pati, Jinah Jang, and Dong-Heon Ha, recently published their findings in an article entitle..
POSTECH Scientists Develop a New Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
A research team, led by Department of Materials Science and Engineering Associate Professor Sei Kwang Hahn and graduate student Hwiwon Lee, has published research on a new rheumatoid arthritis treatment. The article “Hyaluronate – Gold Nanoparticle/Tocilizumab Complex for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis” was published in the April 2014 edition of the ACS Nano, a monthly scientific journal published by the American Chemical Society. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory immune disease that affects 0.5 to 1 percent of the adult population worldwide and ..
Photoacoustic Tomography Can Safely Examine the Gut using Frozen Nanonaps
Using POSTECH Professor Chulhong Kim’s custom-built high-resolution photoacoustic imager, researchers were able to examine the combination of nanonaps and photoacoustic tomography illuminated inside the intestine of a mouse. (Credit: Chulhong Kim) Millions of people worldwide who suffer from digestive diseases may soon have a safer alternative to traditional radiological techniques when visiting the hospital for imaging of the gastrointestinal tract. Researchers from the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), the University at Buffalo, and University of Wisconsin&ndas..
New Research Shows How Cholesterol Can Lead to Cancer
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..
Prof. Yoon-Seok Chang Wins Korean Society of Environmental Engineers Academic Research Award
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 Scientists Research RNA Polymerase Contribution to Gene Expression, Published in Nature Communications
Noise plays a key role in important biological processes, such as bacterial antibiotics resistance, cancer development, and stem cell differentiation. Physics can explain much of this biological phenomenon. Professor Nam Ki Lee of the Department of Physics and the School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering with Department of Physics graduate students Sora Yang, Seunghyeon Kim, Cheolhee Kim, Hyeong Jeon An and Professor Jaeyoung Sung of Chung-Ang University studied how cells propagate noise using RNA polymerase. Their research was published in this month’s Nature Communica..