Awards
▣ Prof. Hyoung Seop Kim: MMI-Springer Award at Fall Academic Conference of Korean Institute of Metals and Materials



 Prof. Hyoung Seop Kim of POSTECH Materials Science and Engineering and Prof. Chong Soo Lee of POSTECH Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology received MMI-Springer Award at the fall academic conference of Korean Institute of Metals and Materials. The award is presented by the Springer Publishing Company that publishes the SCI journal Metals and Materials International and is presented to three authors who have published excellent papers in the journal.

 

▣ Prof. Sung Hak Lee: Best Paper Award by Korean Institute of Metals and Materials



  Prof. Sung Hak Lee of POSTECH Materials Science and Engineering received Best Paper Award at the extraordinary general meeting and spring academic conference of Korea Institute of Metals and Materials held on April 24. The award was given to the author of the best academic paper that has been published in Metals and Materials International (MMI) or Electronic Materials Letters (EML) in the last two years.

▣ Dong-hyeon Ko, Ji-hyeon Moon, Seong-mi Baek: Bronze Prize at 2014 New Concept Invention Competition Held by POSTECH Department of Mechanical Engineering



 MSE students Dong-hyeon Ko, Ji-hyeon Moon, and Seong-mi Baek (juniors) won Bronze Prize with their invention titled ‘LCC Warning Light’ at the 2014 New Concept Invention Competition held by POSTECH Department of Mechanical Engineering and sponsored by POSCO.

▣ Jae-yeon Pyo: Best English Presentation Award at Fall Academic Conference of Polymer Society of Korea



 Ph.D student Jae-yeon Pyo (academic advisor: Prof. Jung Ho Je) of POSTECH Materials Science and Engineering won Best English Presentation Award at the 2014 fall academic conference of the Polymer Society of Korea on October 7. Her presentation was on nanowire photonics under the title of ‘Direct writing of polymer nanowires for nanoscale photonic integration,’ and it was selected based on the excellence in creativity, content, and presentation skills.

▣ Ji-yun Kang: Chang Sung Scholarship at Fall Academic Conference of Korean Institute of Metals and Materials



 Ph.D. student Ji-yun Kang (academic advisor: Prof. Hyoung Seop Kim) received Chang Sung Scholarship at the fall academic conference of Korean Institute of Metals and Engineering, as she was selected as a promising student who would contribute to the academic and technological development in metal materials. The Scholarship is established by the late Hyun-gyu Chang, the founder of Hanil Banking Investment Firm and Mutual Savings and Finance Company and is presented to select undergraduate and graduate students.

▣ Wu-yeol Kim, Dong-hyeon An: Chang Sung Talent Award from Korean Powder Metallurgy Institute


 

 Ph.D. students Dong-hyeon An and Wu-yeol Kim (academic advisor: Prof. Hyoung Seop Kim) were selected as recipients of Chang Sung Talent Award by Journal of Korea Powder Metallurgy Institute. They were selected as talents who are expected to contribute to the academic and technological development in powder metallurgy. The Award is given to a student or junior researcher who has earned his/her degree in the last three years and who has published quality papers in the journal as a lead author.

▣ Jung-gi Kim: Best Poster Award at NANOSPD6



 Jung-gi Kim in the MS-PhD integrated course (academic advisor: Prof. Hyoung-Seop Kim) of POSTECH Materials Science and Engineering won Best Poster Award at the 6th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation (NANOSPD6) held in Metz, France on July 3.

Mr. Kim received great attention from the audience with his presentation on numerical analysis of plastic deformation made by CST process, explaining the CST process that can produce uniform grain refinement in nano-metal materials.

The NANOSPD6 was held from June 30 to July 4 with 700 participants from 42 countries and presenters competed during the seven-day conference for Best Poster Award that is given to the researcher who has delivered the best presentation.

▣ Jae-won Kim, Jae-yong Park, Yeong-jun Lee: 2014 Global Ph.D. Fellowship Program

 MSE students Jae-won Kim (academic advisor: Prof. Jong Kyu Kim), Jae-yong Park (academic advisor: Prof. Jong-Lam Lee), and Yeong-jun Lee (academic advisor: Prof. Tae-Woo Lee) were selected as the recipients of 2014 Global Ph.D. Fellowship Program. Among about 200 recipients, 13 students were from POSTECH and 3 students from MSE. The selected students will receive a fund of KRW 2.5 million per month, or 30 million per year for two years and based on performance evaluation, the initial period could be extended by one year for Ph.D. and three years for MS-PhD integrated course.

▣ Prizes at Invention Contests



  MSE undergraduate students achieved good results at invention contests.

Dong-hyeon Ko, Ji-hyeon Moon, and Seong-mi Baek (juniors) won a special prize in general section at the 2nd Artistic Genius Invention Competition of Korea, hosted by Cheongsong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do and organized by United Nations of Imagination corporation, with their invention of a warning light.

 

The warning light is fixed to existing reflectors and assists them on curved and uphill roads. In locations where views could be obstructed, the light acts as a warning signal about the oncoming vehicles.

Also, the team of Hyeon-seon Seo, Min-ji Jang, and Mi-so Lee (Juniors) was selected at an idea contest for reduction of fine particles held by Metropolitan Air Quality Management Office on June 2.

▣ Yeong-hun Kim, Yeong-jun Lee: Best Poster Award at IC-ME&D



 Ph.D students Yeong-hun Kim and Yeong-jun Lee (academic advisor: Prof. Tae-Woo Lee) won Best Poster Award at 2014 25th International Conference on Molecular Electronics and Devices held in Hanyang University. The title of Mr. Kim’s presentation was 'Development of Efficient Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes using Polyethylene imine Electron Injecting Interlayer,‘ and Mr. Lee conducted presentation under the title, ‘Large-area Printed Highly-aligned Cu Nanofiber Electrode Array.’

▣ Yeong-jun Lee: Poster Presentation Award at 2014 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit



 MSE Ph.D. candidate Yeong-jun Lee (academic adviser: Prof. Tae-Woo Lee) received Poster Presentation Award at 2014 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, held by the world’s largest academic society in materials science, Materials Research Society.

Mr. Lee delivered presentation on his research, ‘Highly Aligned Copper Nanofiber Electrode Array Printing’ in which he succeeded in large-scale aligned printing of copper nanowire electrodes in a width of several nanometer through E-nanowire printing technology and by applying them to transistor electrodes, proved their potential as electrodes for electronic devices.

The 2014 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit was held in San Francisco, California from April 21 to 25 for five days.

▣ Ji San Lee: Best Video Prize at the 1st International Conference on Micro & Nanofluidics



  MSE student Ji San Lee (academic advisor: Prof. Jung Ho Je) won Best Video Prize with his paper, ‘Ultrafast Air Evolution During Drop Impact on a Liquid Pool’ at the 1st International Conference on Micro & Nanofluidics, held at University of Twente in the Netherlands for four days from May 18 to 21. The paper was on identifying through x-ray imaging the ultrafast dynamics of a water drop when it falls to the surface of liquid.


Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtu4kEN2k3E

▣ Yeong-hun Kim, Gyeong-jun Baek: SK Hynix Fellowship Program

 MSE students Yeong-hun Kim (in the 1st semester of Ph.D. course, academic advisor: Prof. Tae-Woo Lee), Gyeong-jun Baek (in the 3rd semester of MS-PhD integrated course, academic advisor: Prof. Sang Ho Oh), and Niloufar (in the 2nd semester of Ph.D. course, academic advisor: Jang Sik Lee) were selected as the recipients of SK Hynix Fellowship Program.

SK Hynix Fellowship Program was created to develop mutual collaboration between SK Hynix and POSTECH for advancement of the semiconductor industry. The support fund donated by Sk Hynix is used for scholarship aid, and the recipient receives a support of KRW 10 million for a year.