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Three POSTECH Professors Inducted into the Y-KAST

2021-12-02 411

Three professors from POSTECH have been selected to be inducted into the Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology (Y-KAST) for the year 2022: They are Professor Gil-Ho Lee of the Department of Physics, Professor Dae Sung Chung of the Department of Chemical Engineering, and Professor Wonbin Hong of the Department of Electrical Engineering.

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Professor Gil-Ho Lee of the Department of Physics received his Ph.D. from POSTECH, and worked at the Center for Topological Matter and Harvard University before joining the POSTECH faculty in 2017.

Professor Lee has established a research focus of his own by conducting research on core quantum information technologies, including quantum device research based on graphene, superconductivity, and phase materials, and the development of cryogenic measurement technology.

Professor Dae Sung Chung of the Department of Chemical Engineering completed his Ph.D. at POSTECH. After working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago and teaching at Dong-A University, Chung-Ang University, and DGIST, Profess Chung joined the POSTECH faculty in March 2020.

Professor Chung leads the research on developing a water-based semiconductor manufacturing technology using surfactants, and has recently achieved much success in developing filter-free color image sensors.

Professor Wonbin Hong of the Department of Electrical Engineering completed his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (U.S.) and worked as a senior researcher at Samsung Electronics before joining the POSTECH faculty in February 2016.

Professor Hong, who is the first scholar on electromagnetic waves to be inducted into Y-KAST, was recognized for his achievement in electromagnetic and antenna engineering, especially for rewriting the history of small antennas for the first time in 70 years by developing the built-in antenna on display (AoD).

The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) selects researchers under the age of 43 with outstanding academic achievements in the field of science and technology to be inducted into the Y-KAST. The next-generation leaders who are highly likely to contribute to the advancement of science and technology in Korea are selected by assessing their achievement as an independent researcher in Korea.