Natural Science Professors Awarded TJ Park Science Fellowship

Professors Kim Kwanpyo, Kee Jung-Min, and Choi Kyudong were recognized for their work in nanomaterials, synthetic chemistry and fluid dynamics respectively.

AsianScientist (Oct. 27, 2016) – Three natural science professors from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in Korea have been awarded with the 2016 Chung-Am (TJ Park) Science Fellowship. Professors Kim Kwanpyo, Kee Jung-Min, and Choi Kyudong are among 31 early career scientists and researchers from 12 organizations and universities chosen for the two-year fellowship.

The Chung-Am (TJ Park) Science Fellowship, now in its eighth year, selects and supports young scientists, including PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and new professors who study and research basic science in a university or institution in Korea. In keeping with its goal of recognizing potential groundbreaking researchers in their respective fields, this year’s Chung-Am (TJ Park) Science Fellowship program awards fellows KRW 70 million (~US$61,886) to pursue their choice of research topics and allows them flexibility in applying funds toward their research. Ultimately, the program works to foster and secure excellent researchers.

Kim, a professor of physics, studies the synthesis and various property characterizations of nanomaterials, especially emerging 2D materials beyond graphene. The fellowship will allow him to work on his latest project, entitled ‘Thin-film growth and control of electromechanical properties of black phosphorus.’

Kee, a professor of chemistry, investigates the complex biological systems at the molecular level using tools of synthetic chemistry. The fellowship has been awarded to Kee for his plans to develop new molecular tools for studying protein post-translational modifications.

As for Choi, a professor of mathematical sciences, he explores the mathematical analysis of partial differential equations in fluid dynamics and related equations. The fellowship has been awarded to Choi for his latest project, entitled ‘Singularities in fluid motions.’


Source: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology.
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