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Dean Choongsik Bae of KAIST College of Engineering oversees formation of joint council among industry, academia, research, hospital, government "COVID-19 crisis has led to a strong wave of localism··· we should turn this into an opportunity by gathering all the capacities of Daedeok" < Dean Choongsik Bae of the KAIST College of Engineering emphasized that the strength of science and technology should be demonstrated during the COVID-19 crisis. (Photo= Reporter Kim In-han) > "Although there had been discussions about the need for collaboration within Daedeok Innopolis, it wasn’t achieved because we could still get by without it. However, the COVID-19 crisis has made it impossible not to collaborate. The nanofiber filter mask developed at KAIST demonstrates a high level of technology. Such advanced technologies require collaboration among different fields. Nobody can work alone. Collaboration is inevitable. A consultative group has become necessary." Dean Choongsik Bae of KAIST College of Engineering stressed the need for collaboration in explaining why the council for COVID-19 response was formed. KAIST first devised a science and technology-based solution for overcoming the COVID-19 crisis, named the New Deal Policy for Science and Technology. In the New Deal, science and technology forms the core strategy for overcoming the COVID-19 crisis, by responding to demand in the medical and healthcare sector. Collaboration with enterprises, research institutes and hospitals are necessary for such a strategy, and Dean Bae played a central role in the formation of a multi-sector joint council to that end. Dean Bae explains that scientists have to present solutions to practical problems in the medical field in order for the COVID-19 response to be effective. "No matter how great scientists are in their fields of research, they should not be developing technologies that are not required in the practice of medicine and healthcare,” he said, adding, "Industrial actors have to listen to what the medical and healthcare community really needs, and develop technologies correspondingly. Thus, the council has to mesh all the different sectors together in collaboration." To this end, KAIST has organized the 'Council for Defeating the Virus and Building a Healthy Society', a joint council bringing together actors from industries, academia, research, hospital and the government. Think of it as the “Avengers” of Daedeok, bringing together institutions such as Chungnam National University Hospital, Konyang University Hospital, Solgent, Bioneer, Sugentech, Genomictree, Genofocus, PharmAbcine, E＆S Healthcare, Y-Biologics, LG Chem Research Park, Innopolis Foundation, Innopolis Institution Directors’ Council, ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute), Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Daejeon Metropolitan City, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon Business Agency, Daejeon Federation of Science and Technology Societies and Hanbat National University. ◆ "KAIST and Daedeok Growing Together" A large scale regional consultative body has been established to overcome the COVID-19 crisis. This has led to hopes that the culture of “to each his own” could be transformed into a culture of cooperation in Daedeok, unleashing the potential of the Innopolis. According to Dean Bae, "the COVID-19 crisis has created an environment in which it is impossible for anyone to work alone… through this collaboration, I hope we will experience small achievements coming together to create synergy, and ultimately build a sustainable system of collaboration." KAIST’s position on the COVID-19 pandemic is that it should bring the Daedeok Innopolis community together, to seize the opportunity to prove the power of K-science to the world. In other words, it aims to bring together the needs of the local medical and healthcare sector with the accumulated infrastructure and human resources of enterprises, research institutes and universities to spearhead the COVID-19 response. < Dean Choongsik Bae believes COVID-19 should be an opportunity to fully realize the potential of Daedeok. (Photo= Reporter Kim In-han) > "Just as Stanford has Silicon Valley and MIT has the Boston Bio-cluster, universities around the world are supported by a local innovation cluster," notes Dean Bae, "for KAIST to become a university of global caliber, Daedeok has to be further developed. This situation creates necessary and sufficient conditions for KAIST and Daedeok to grow together.” "The COVID-19 crisis has led to a growing trend of localization… the greatest challenge for Korea as an export-dependent economy is for local innovation entities to join forces to generate a new industry for global market entry,” says Dean Bae. Dean Bae concluded by saying, "the COVID-19 crisis has opened a new era that humanity has yet to experience, and localization has become the new paradigm… The time has come to unleash the unique potential of Daedeok for the greater good. It feels like this is our destiny.”
Dean’s Interview With Daedeokn..
< Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering answers questions from a Daedeoknet reporter in the Dean’s Office. > Daedeoknet conducted an interview with the Dean of the College of Engineering on April 9th. Based in Daejeon, Daedeoknet is an online news agency specializing in science and technology. It requested an interview with KAIST faculty in order to hear about their timely actions to find solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic. All the reporters at the interview entered the venue after disinfecting their hands and putting masks on. While answering their questions, Dean Choongsik Bae also wore a mask to prevent infection.
Visit by Vice President Kang G..
Vice President Kang Geon Yong of KIMM(Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials) visited the KAIST College of Engineering on February 11th.
Visit by Kyushu University
Kyushu University) visited the College of Engineering at KAIST on January 30th.
2nd Readers’ Choice Award Cere..
< (From left) Professor Changho Suh of the School of Electrical Engineering, Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering, Professor Hyunjoo Lee of the School of Electrical Engineering, Chair of Public Relations Professor Jinah Park > The Readers’ Choice Award Ceremony was held by the College of Engineering, with the honors going to Associate Professor Changho Suh of the School of Electrical Engineering for the 2019 Spring issue and Associate Professor Hyunjoo Lee of the School of Electrical Engineering for the 2019 Fall issue. The ceremony was held in the main conference room at the College of Engineering on January 15th. It was attended by Dean Choongsik Bae, Vice Dean Sungyool Choi, as well as the department heads and operations directors of the respective departments of the College of Engineering. The recipients were awarded with plaques. < Professor Changho Suh > < Professor Hyunjoo Lee > The Readers’ Choice Award is given to researchers who have made the college proud with outstanding research published in the College of Engineering’s research webzine KAIST Breakthroughs (est. 2014). This year’s award ceremony was the second, following the inaugural ceremony in 2019. The awards were given to the authors of the articles that generated the most interest among readers in the Spring and Fall issues.
College of Engineering Partici..
Dean Choong-sik Bae and Vice Dean Sungyool Choi of the KAIST College of Engineering participated in CES 2020, held in Las Vegas, U.S. from January 7th to 10th (local time). The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) organized by the U.S. Consumer Technology Association is the world’s largest showcase of consumer electronics and information technology, bringing the latest technologies and products under one roof. CES 2020 provided a peek into the near future with phone screens that fold and commuter planes dotting the skies with the development of personal air vehicles (PAVs). Professor Sang-min Bae from the KAIST Department of Industrial Design was given the CES Innovation Award in home electronics for his smart home IoT water sensor allowing anyone to check the water quality in their home. The product was developed through cooperation between The Wave Talk, a KAIST startup, and original KAIST research.
KAIST Advisors on Materials an..
Vice Dean Sungyool Choi of KAIST College of Engineering presented a briefing on the activities of the KAIST Advisors on Materials and Parts (Chairperson, Professor Sungyool Choi of the College of Engineering). The briefing for KAMP activities, which began in August 2019, was held on December 30th, 2PM at the Matrix Hall, KI Building, Daejeon Campus. Chairperson Choi explained the purpose of the briefing, by saying it was “to review KAMP activities over the past five months and seek ways to provide technological support and cooperation more actively.” The briefing began with an opening speech by KAIST President, Professor Sung-chul Shin, followed by an overview of the current status of KAMP, its achievements, as well as mid to long term strategy and plans. Three professors participating as advisors (Professor Youngmin Lee, Department of Chemistry, Honorary Professor Heungjin Kong, Department of Physics, Professor Youngjin Kim (Department of Mechanical Engineering) shared their technologies and outcomes of their consultations.
Visit by Professor Michael J. ..
Harvard Univ. Professor Michael J. AZIZ of Harvard University visited the KAIST College of Engineering on December 10th. A leading scholar in his field, Professor Michael Aziz received his appointment at Harvard University in 1986 and has 16,000 citations according to Google Scholar. Professor Aziz was at KAIST to give a lecture as part of the K-Materials Lectureship event organized by the Department of Material Science Engineering. After his lecture, Professor Aziz had a conversation with the Dean of the College of Engineering, Prof. Choongsik Bae.
Visit by Professor Kim Woo Soo..
Professor Kim Woo Soo of SFU (Simon Fraser University, British Columbia) visited the KAIST College of Engineering on December 9th.
4th Alumnus of the Year Award ..
Lim Byung-yun, CEO of Lotte Chemical has been selected as alumnus of the year at the KAIST College of Engineering. This honor was in recognition of his success in leading his company’s overseas ventures, making it the first Korean petrochemical company to expand its operations to the U.S. The award ceremony was held on December 2nd at the Applied Engineering Building, KAIST Main Campus, and attended by Dean Bae Choongsik and Vice Dean Choi Sungyool of the College of Engineering, Professor Lee Jae Woo, Head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mr. Kang Kyungbo, Director of the Lotte Chemical R&D Center, and Lotte Chemical Directors Mr. Kim Kyujong and Kim Hwichan. Mr. Lim has donated his cash prize of KRW 3 mil. to the department’s development fund. Mr. Lim obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; he was appointed CEO of Lotte Chemical in January this year. In the Lotte Group, he is known as a key figure who shaped the vision and strategic direction of new projects at not just Lotte Chemical, but the Lotte Group in general. Under his leadership, Lotte Chemical established an ethane cracker plant to produce ethylene from shale gas ethane in Louisiana, U.S., creating a model of successful overseas expansion for the Korean petrochemical industry. After the award ceremony, Mr. Lim gave a commemoratory lecture titled “Trends in the Petrochemical Industry and Lotte Chemical’s Business Strategy”, followed by a question and answer session, engaging students at his alma mater in insightful conversation. The College of Engineering’s Alumnus of the Year award was established in 2014 to recognize alumni who bring honor to the school with significant contributions to industrial and technological development or academic achievements. The 1st Alumnus of the Year award in 2014 went to Mr. Yoo Taekyung, CEO of Lumens, the 2nd to Mr. Kim Jungju, founder of Nexon and CEO of NXC Corporation in 2015, and the 3rd to Mr. Lee Woojong, former President of Vehicle Components at LG Electronics in 2017.
AOTULE 2019 Conference
Prof. Choongsik Bae, the Head of the College of Engineering, participated in the AOTULE (Asia-Oceania Top University League on Engineering) 2019 Conference, a three-day event held on November 25-27. Marking its 14th anniversary, the AOTULE conference was attended by approximately 100 participants consisting of the heads of leading engineering colleges, staff and students from twelve countries. The participants from KAIST included Prof. Choongsik Bae, Prof. Seongyul Choi (vice-head), Prof. Sang Ouk Kim (chairperson of the international cooperation committee), and Prof. Youn Kyung Lim (member of the international cooperation committee), as well as four students. A welcome reception was held on November 25, and a presentation at the Dean’s Meeting and other discussions followed on November 26. To improve the quality of engineering education and research and enhance international cooperation, AOTULE was organized in 2007 for thirteen leading engineering colleges in Asia and Oceania. It offers an annual deans’ meeting, student conference, and summer student exchange program. The 14th conference in 2019 was hosted by the Tokyo Institute of Technology, which held the first conference in 2007. At the Dean’s Meeting on November 26, Prof. Bae gave a full description of the status, achievement and vision of KAIST and the College of Engineering. The KAIST College of Engineering said that it would like to hold AOTULE in 2020 and gave a presentation entitled “Proposal for 2020 AOTULE Conference” on November 27.
Participation in GEDC 2019
Dean Bae Choongsik of the College of Engineering took part in GEDC(Global Engineering Deans Council) 2019 held in Santiago, Chile from October 20th to 22nd. GEDC 2019 marked the second time that this prestigious conference was held in Latin America. The GEDC brings together the deans of major engineering colleges, heads of engineering education institutions and CEOs of global corporations from around the world to discuss the future of global engineering education. Dean Bae Choongsik participated in various sessions such as the plenary and panel discussion, as well as workshops through the duration of the event, exchanging opinions with deans of leading colleges and corporate leaders from around the world. - Plenary and Panel: Engineering & Sustainable Development - Workshop: Engineering & Sustainable Development Goals - Plenary and Panel: Courageous Entrepreneurial Engineer - Workshop: Courageous Entrepreneurial Engineers (Implementation and Experiences) - Plenary and Panel: The Engineering needs of industry in 2030