Dean Choongsik Bae of KAIST Co..
Professor Choongsik Bae, Dean of KAIST College of Engineering participated in the De-plastic Go Go Challenge. The Go Go Challenge is a social media campaign launched by the Ministry of Environment, where participants promise to take two actions to reduce plastic and single-use products in their daily lives and nominate others to take part in the challenge. Dean Bae began by introducing biodegradable masks being developed by professors Il-doo Kim (Materials Science and Engineering) and Jaewook Myung (Civil and Environmental Engineering) under the KAIST New Deal Project for responding to COVID-19, and reiterated the KAIST promise to lead the transition to eco-friendly materials. Biodegradable masks are made of materials that completely decompose in 45-180 days when composted. With disposable masks becoming an environmental issue in the pandemic, there arises the need to develop eco-friendly alternatives. Dean Bae promised that KAIST will continue research to provide global markets with a product that delivers both safety and comfort. Dean Bae was invited to participate in the campaign by Director Wonjun Choi of Konyang University Hospital, and in turn selected Dean Kookheon Cha of SNU College of Engineering, President Byoungwook Choi of Hanbat University, and President Sangjin Park of the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials to continue the challenge.
2021 College of Engineering In..
The 2021 College of Engineering Innovation Workshop was held at the KAIST College of Engineering on February 17th 1 p.m. to discuss pending issues and future strategies for the College. The College of Engineering Innovation Workshop began in 2019 and consists of progress and agenda reports from the four committees (External Cooperation, Planning, Public Relations, Space and Facility Allocation) of the college, accompanied by in-depth discussions. Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering called on the committee members to continue their good work in setting the direction for the College, saying “the Innovation Workshops have been an opportunity to unite the respective departments of the College of Engineering and make our voice heard within the KAIST community.”
3rd Readers’ Choice Award Cere..
< (From right) Dean Choongsik Bae, Professor Kyoungchul Kong (Mechanical Engineering), Hyun Myung (Electrical Engineering), Professor Jinah Park (Chair, Public Relations Committee), and Vice Dean Sungyool Choi> The 3rd Readers’ Choice Award Ceremony was held at the College of Engineering, with honors going to Associate Professor Kyoungchul Kong of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for Spring 2020 and Professor Hyun Myung of the Department of Electrical Engineering for Fall 2020. The award ceremony was held on February 17th at Conference Room 1 of the main building, as an introduction to the 2021 College of Engineering Innovation Workshop, raising awareness of the Readers’ Choice Award among members of key committees. The award ceremony was attended by Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering, Vice Dean Sungyool Choi, the heads of the respective departments, and the chair of the Steering Committee. They were joined virtually by around 30 professors. The Readers’ Choice Award is presented to researchers presenting noteworthy work on the College of Engineering’s KAIST Breakthroughs, a research webzine launched in 2014. The awards go to the research that readers found most interesting in each issue, and each recipient is presented with a plaque to honor their achievement.
College of Engineering Hosts A..
The AOTULE (Asia-Oceania Top University League on Engineering) 2020 Conference (hereinafter AOTULE) chaired by Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering was held in Conference Room 1 of the College of Engineering Main Building on November 10th (Tue). AOTULE is a consultative body among 13 leading engineering schools and faculties in the Asia and Oceania regions established in 2007 to enhance the quality of engineering education and promote international cooperation. Annual Deans’ Meetings and Student Conferences are organized under AOTULE. This year’s conference, the 15th in AOTULE’s history, was originally to be held at KAIST with the deans from the respective engineering schools and faculties attending the Deans’ Meeting and a Student Conference. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was changed to a virtual Deans’ Meeting. Thus, to reflect the special circumstances, this year’s Deans’ Meeting was held under the topic of Engineering Education & Global Collaboration in the Era of COVID-19 and the physical meeting was postponed to 2021.
Global Opinion of Semi-Centenn..
A Global Opinion of the Semi-Centennial of KAIST Presentation (hereinafter GO KAIST Presentations) event was held on October 27th (Tue) and 28th (Wed) at the Jeong Keun Mo Conference Hall. In a video opening speech and introduction to KAIST, KAIST President Sung-chul Shin thanked the 37 international scholars making up the panel of evaluators, saying “the opinions of the panel members will be invaluable to KAIST’s efforts to achieve its ‘Global Value-Creative Leading University’ vision, driving growth and development in the nation and for humanity, with its semi-centennial becoming an inflection point.“ This was followed by GO KAIST Presentations, organized into seven key academic fields and seven key research topics such as AI and bio-health. The respective colleges and research institutes aired videos produced prior to the event, while the respective departments gave in-person presentations followed by Q&A sessions. In the original plan for the event, the panel members would have been invited to KAIST to attend presentations by the respective departments and observe the education and research taking place on site. However, this was changed to a virtual evaluation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In his closing statement on the second day of the GO KAIST Presentations event, President Sung-chul Shin one again thanked the members of the panel, asking for “not just their positive messages on the achievements of KAIST, but candid and critical insights as well.” He went on to thank key personnel such as Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering for overseeing the organization of the event, as well as professors who participated in the presentations, calling the event “a good opportunity to affirm the developments and innovations achieved by KAIST since the first department evaluations held four years ago.” On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, KAIST organized the GO KAIST (Global Opinion on Semi-Centennial of KAIST) evaluation panel to receive feedback on its education and key research projects and establish its strategy for future development based on the evaluation. The panel was chaired by former president of ETH Zurich professor Ralph Eichler, with 36 other leading scholars from around the world serving as panel members.
2020-1 College of Engineering ..
The 2020-1 College of Engineering Innovation Workshop was held on August 12th at 1 pm in Conference Room 1 of the main building to discuss standing issues at the College and its development strategy. The College of Engineering Innovation Workshops began in 2019 and consist of activity progress reports from the four key committees (External Cooperation, Planning, Public Relations, Spatial Expansion), presentation of key items on the agenda, and in-depth discussions. Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering stressed the permanence of the College and expressed his hopes for the workshops, saying, "the Innovation Workshops will bring together the respective departments of the College of Engineering to generate momentum for further development.”
Inaugural Ceremony of the Coll..
< (From left) Award recipient Ph.D. student Jin Kim, Dean of the College of Engineering Choongsik Bae, Advisor Seokwoo Jeon> The inaugural ceremony of the College of Engineering Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award on August 12th in Conference Room 1 of the main building of KAIST College of Engineering (Dean Choongsik Bae). The College of Engineering Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award was created this year to boost the capacities of Ph.D. graduates. International experts in the respective fields were appointed to the dissertation review panel through the project to invite international expert Ph.D. dissertation panel members. To boost the international profile of KAIST graduates, these international experts worked with KAIST professors to review the dissertations. This year’s award went to Ph.D. student Jin Kim of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Advisor: Seokwoo Jeon). The dissertation was selected based on the review by invited international experts and deliberation by the College of Engineering Operating Committee.
Launching Ceremony of KAIST Ne..
The launching ceremony for the KAIST New Deal R&D initiative for the COVID-19 response project team was held on August 11th. The ceremony was attended by KAIST President Sung-chul Shin, Vice President for Research Hyun Wook Park, Vice President for Planning and Budget Suchan Chae, as well as Project Team Leader Choongsik Bae (Dean, College of Engineering) and 40 participating professors. The ceremony consisted of a signboard hanging ceremony for the KAIST New Deal R&D initiative project team, congratulatory speech, presentation on the progress of the project and greetings from the professors in charge of the respective sub-projects. KAIST President Sung-chul Shin expressed high hopes for the project, saying, “In 50 years, when the time comes to write the history of KAIST’s first century, the ‘KAIST New Deal R&D Initiative for COVID-19 Response’ will be recognized as an important achievement in the pages of our history,” and advised the participants to “work on this project with the determination to contribute to this historic achievement.”
Relay Campaign of Hope for Ove..
It is my honor to participate in this meaningful campaign thanks to the nomination from Professor Guk-Heon Cha, Dean of Seoul National University College of Engineering. I would like to begin by expressing gratitude to the staff at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as medical professionals for handling the COVID challenge with decisive action and dedication. KAIST College of Engineering is working on a New Deal of Technological Responses to COVID-19. We have organized the Council for Defeating the Virus and Building a Healthy Society to develop science and technology based solutions for national disasters and threats to safety and hygiene in our everyday lives such as infectious diseases through the MCM project for constructing mobile facilities for contagious diseases, with the vision to create a new industry and drive national economic growth in the post-corona world. The COVID-19 crisis will prove to be an opportunity for renewed economic development through the growth of anti-virus industries that contribute to the health and prosperity of humanity and propel Korea to leadership in the medical industry. I firmly believe that our scientists will come together to overcome this challenge with their combined efforts. #Stay strong Korea #Stay strong KAIST #Let’s go College of Engineering #Let’s go New Deal for Science and Technology I participate in the handwritten message campaign. Dean, College of Engineering, KAIST Choongsik Bae <How to Participate in the Campaign> Write a handwritten message of encouragement and post it on your social media, nominating the next person to continue the relay.
KAIST-Siemens MOU Ceremony for..
On June 25th, the College of Engineering at KAIST signed an MOU with Siemens Industry Software on cooperation in software engineering education.
2020-2 Meeting of Operating Co..
On June 2nd (Tue), Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering conducted the 2020-2 Meeting of the Operating Committee of the Council for Defeating the Virus and Building a Healthy Society (hereinafter “Council”) at Guleume, Seo-gu, Daejeon. Professor Sung-Chul Shin, president of KAIST and chairman of the Council, began the meeting with opening remarks, saying that the “Council which was formed to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, build new industries and contribute to creating a healthy society for all humanity was able to establish its direction and make great progress through the operating committee and general meetings.” He predicted that “the Council will be a platform for achieving cooperation between medicine and science and technology, with information sharing and collaboration between institutions in Daejeon, centered around Daedeok Innopolis, becoming a new national benchmark for collaboration,” and called on the operating committee to play its role in achieving this vision. In the discussions that ensued, the participants shared a summary of the 1st operating committee meeting held on April 29th, and considered the composition of working groups (5 working groups- diagnosis, protection, clinical support, treatment, vaccine), membership of institutions in the Council, website content, and future plans. 10 operating committee members were present at this meeting, which included KAIST president Sung-Chul Shin (chair), College of Engineering Dean Choongsik Bae (Administrator), Daejeon Science and Industry Bureau Chief Chang-yong Mun (representing Vice Mayor Yoon-gi Jung), Chungnam National University Hospital Director Hwan-jung Yoon, Bio-healthcare Association Chair Pil-jae Maeng, Bioneer CEO Han-o Park, Sugentech CEO Mijin Son, Innopolis Foundation Chairman Seong-gwang Yang, Hanbat National University president Byoung-Wook, Choi, and Daedeoknet CEO Lee Seok-bong.
Visit From Kolon Industries
Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering met with representatives of Kolon Industries in the Dean’s office on May 29th to discuss measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19.