New POSTECH president receives Morlock Award

2011-09-08 1,370

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Kim Yong-min, president-to-be of POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), has been honored with the 2011 William J. Morlock Award given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, the university said Tuesday.

Established in 1960 by the family of William J. Morlock, the award is given semi-annually to people who have made innovative applications of electronic techniques and concepts to solve biomedical problems.

Kim was recognized with his contribution in medical imaging, where he has successfully adapted the next-generation close-imaging technique to next-generation ultrasound clinical tests, above others.

He was awarded at the Society’s Annual International Conference in Boston on Tuesday, local time.

Kim graduated from Seoul National University and gained his master’s and doctorate degrees at the University of Wisconsin. Appointed as the sixth president of POSTECH by its board, Kim will begin his term on Sept. 1, which is to end Aug. 31, 2015.