Founding President
1972 Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
2003 Ph.D. International Management Honoris Causa, The Institute of Finance and Economics, Mongolia
1967 M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla
1964 B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, Seoul National Univ.
Academic Experiences
1973 ~ 1974 Scientist, US Army Construction & Engineering Research Lab, Illinois, USA
1974 ~ 1976 Research Scientist, NASA Lewis Research Center
1976 ~ 194 Principal Investigator, INCO R&D Center, New York
1971, 1981 Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Honors and Awards
1982 NASA Tech Brief Awards
1986 Korean National Medal, Dongbaekjang
1987 King Se-Jong Award (Korean government)
1995 Chosen 'Scientist of the Year' by The Science Reporter in Korea
1998 Member, American Men and Women in Science(AMWS)
2003 Noted in Five Hundred Leaders of Influence, by American Biographical Institute
2003 Special Education Medal (Mongolian Goverment)
Public Experiences
2007 UNESCO Chair / UNITWIN Network
Oct. 2008 ~ Dec. 2010 Chairman of the committee on Science & Technology PACEST, Presidential Advisory
Council on Education, Science & Technology, Republic of Korea
Mar. 2009 ~ Mar. 2012 Chair of the Programme Committee on Education, Korean National Commission for UNESCO
2010~Present Advisory Committee of Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA)
2010.9 ~ Present Chairman of Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea(ABEEK)
Feb. 2011 KAIST honorary doctorate in Management Science
Aug. 2012 ~ Present Co-Chairman of UN Academic Impact Korea
Feb. 1955 ~ Jan. 2014 The 1st ~ 4th President of Handong Global University
Feb. 2014 ~ Present Chairman of Handong Global Foundation
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