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Professor Suk Bong Hong Wins the Edith M. Flanigen Lecture Award

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Professor Suk Bong Hong of the Division of Environmental Engineering at POSTECH became the first Asian researcher to receive the Edith M. Flanigen Lecture Award from Honeywell UOP, the U.S. petrochemical company with more than 100 years of history.

Prof. Hong, who received his PhD degree from Virginia Tech and worked at Caltech and KIST before joining the POSTECH faculty in 2007. He is considered a global authority on nanoporous materials.

Prof. Hong was selected as the winner for his contribution to the development in materials science, establishing the concept of new zeolite structure expansion and reporting on the composition of nanoporous materials and 40 kinds of new structures over the past 30 years.

In particular, all six former winners were from North America and Europe and Prof. Hong is the first researcher from Asia to receive the award. He was selected as a winner in 2020 but the award ceremony has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic until this month. Prof. Hong gave a commemorative lecture at the Honeywell UOP research center on February 3, 2022.

Honeywell UOP, founded in 1914, selects and awards researchers who have achieved outstanding accomplishments globally in the fields of materials science every other year to commemorate the achievements of its distinguished researcher Edith M. Flanigen.