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"If you experience various things, you can know your potential that you did not even know about yourself"- Kim Soo-Hyeon, a senior in the dept. of business administration, ranked 2nd in the Miss Busan beauty contest△ Kim Soo-Hyeon during the interview.A Pukyong National University student took second place in the 'Miss Busan contest for Miss Korea regional preliminary'. The story is about Kim Soo-Hyeon, a senior at the department of business administration at Pukyong National University. Kim Soo-Hyeon participated in this competition held at hotel Nongshim in Busan on April 18, hosted by GLOBAL E&B and supervised by the Hankook Ilbo, and was recognized for her various charms for intelligence, dignity, and talent. The Blue, the public relations ambassador, met and interviewed Kim Soo-Hyeon, a student who experienced an unusual challenge. When asked about her motivation, she said, "While serving as an admission ambassador, I gained confidence through my experience holding a microphone and speaking out in front of people. Through this, I learned how to naturally reveal myself to people, and I was encouraged to participate in the competition." Kim Soo-Hyeon served as the 18th Pukyung Narae for a year, the public relations ambassador for admissions last year. After being a public relations ambassador, she even challenged the Miss Korea contest, guess, is she a person who has an outgoing personality? "It was difficult because I was a bit introverted," she confessed and added, "It was difficult to overcome the pressure and tension of having to show myself in a very short time." There were other difficulties too. She said, "I realized that I did not have enough muscle to walk and pose on high heels. I worked hard while receiving personal training. I also took care of my mentality with the thought of having fun." What was the reason she took on a new challenge despite these difficulties? Kim Soo-Hyeon said, "You can learn a lot in the process of taking on challenges. You can make time to get to know yourself in the process of preparing", and talked about impressions, "I was really happy when my number was called on stage (announcement of the results)." Having been recognized for her beauty in the Miss Korea contest, isn't she a popular girl at campus? The answer was ‘no’. "I was just an ordinary student who study at college quietly. I think I became somewhat popular among high school students while serving as a public relations ambassador," she said with a laugh. She said, "When I just entered the university, I did not even know that I would become a public relations ambassador and compete in the Miss Korea contest. I am trying to find opportunities on my own, and as a result, I am experiencing and learning that much," added, "If you go through various experiences, you will be able to discover potentials that you do not even know about, and you will be able to create your own value. I recommend that you also actively participate in various programs of Pukyong National University." Kim Soo-Hyeon will work as a tourism ambassador for Busan for a year and will participate in the Miss Korea contest of 2023 to be held on October 10th as a representative of Busan. When asked about her future goals, she said, "These days, my priority goal is the Miss Korea contest (finals). I will try to make up for what I lacked in the preliminaries."
PKNU, PharmCADD, Busan city selected for business project 'quantum gain challenge research through quantum computing basis'- a consortium formed by companies, universities, and local government invests 3 billion won for developing innovative quantum computing technologyA consortium formed by universities, companies, and local government, including Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo), PharmCADD (ceo Woo Sang-Wook, founder ceo Kwon Tae-Hyung) and Busan metropolitan city (mayor Park Heong-Joon), was selected for the 'quantum computing-based quantum gain research 2023' project by the ministry of science and ICT and the national research foundation of Korea. The project aims to create a quantum ecosystem and preoccupy the market by creating an innovative case of using quantum computing with a large industrial ripple effect. A total of five tasks were selected for this public contest. The consortium with Pukyong National University selected the research project 'quantum gaining in the development of innovative anticancer drugs: development of quantum software technology for prediction of atypical protein structure', and a total of 3.05 billion won, including 2.75 billion won from the government and 300 million won from municipal funds will be invested by 2025 to promote the business. Professor Woo Sang-Wook (dept. of physics) from Pukyong National University is in charge of research, and under the supervision of PharmCADD, an artificial intelligence drug development company run by professor Woo and co-ceo Kwon Tae-Hyung, universities, companies, and local government such as Pukyong National University, KAIST, Busan metropolitan city, and the Busan IT industry promotion agency participate in the consortium to develop innovative technologies through the use of quantum computing. Quantum computing is a technology that is expected to have a great impact on innovation in various fields such as artificial intelligence as it can greatly increase the speed of computation processing by using quantum bits (qubits) with overlapping characteristics rather than bits, which are the basic units of conventional computers. As selected for this project, PharmCADD, a company in Busan, oversees verification and commercialization of atypical structure protein data for the development of new anticancer drugs, and Pukyong National University plans to provide an optimized quantum computer compiler environment to improve the performance of quantum circuits, led by professor Han Young-Sun (major of software and artificial intelligence). Along with this, KAIST oversees identifying and demonstrating quantum computer software and algorithm development and quantum gain principles, while Busan city and the Busan IT industry promotion agency play a role in securing a budget for funding and continuously discovering and spreading quantum technology companies to provide support. Woo Sang-Wook, the ceo of PharmCADD, also a professor at Pukyong National University, said, "Through a close cooperation system based on the region, we will develop quantum software technology optimized for industrial demand, and strive to gain a competitive edge in areas where quantum computing can be used."
NGM co., ltd., a start-up by PKNU professor attracted mega-rounds from KOSME- a research institute founded by prof. Kwon Han-Sang... recognized for its technology for new heterocomplexed materials with lightweight and high heat dissipation Pukyong National University announced that NGM co., ltd. (ceo Kwon Hang-Sang, professor of materials system engineering), a research institute company, has succeeded in attracting large-scale investment from the Korea SMEs and startups agency (KOSME). 'Next generation materials' is the predecessor company of NGM, which was founded by ceo Kwon in 2014, is a company that develops new high-performance heterocomplexed materials. NGM co., ltd. was promised investment from KOSME in the form of acquiring RCPS (redeemable convertible preference shares) in recognition of its technological prowess in developing new materials that greatly improved functions compared to existing materials by combining nano-reinforced particles with materials such as powdered metals, non-metals, and ceramics. The investment of KOSME attracted this time is still unveiled, but it is known as a large level as a single research institute company that started from a university. NGM has already received 2 billion won from the Korea technology finance corporation's 'support platform for university technology commercialization' program in 2018, followed by a follow-up investment of 1.5 billion won. The corporate value was recognized at 26.5 billion won in 2021, it also attracted 1.5 billion won of common stock investment from a global auto parts company. Since the new materials developed by NGM have all the characteristics of each material or show more excellent properties when combined, they are evaluated by related industries that they will have a significant impact when applied as industrial hybrid materials. For example, when aluminum and copper are combined, a new material is created that has half the weight and price of copper, but twice the heat dissipation of aluminum. Unlike improving only the existing properties of alloy materials, making new materials with all the properties of each material is a unique technology that only NGM has. These new materials are recognized for their wide applicability to high value-added industries such as electric vehicle frames, automation and energy storage device material parts, semiconductor test sockets, and electronic device material parts, including lightweight and high heat dissipation materials. Accordingly, the company recently signed contracts with several global companies for the development of materials and parts and technology transfer contracts worth hundreds of millions of won and succeeded in exporting $100,000 in the first half of this year. It is also negotiating with domestic and foreign companies on contracts for the use of patents and intermediate goods production agreements for full-scale commercial product production.Ceo Kwon said, "Receiving great support in the initial growth through the industry-university-research cooperation complex development project and the LINC 3.0 project in the university, our company plans to start producing commercial products based on this investment attraction. Our company will do our best to create a high value-added industry with the technology developed at Pukyong National university and to play an active role as a material parts company in Korea that advances into the global market."
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PKNU students yelling "we support for the Busan expo 2030!"- approx.10,000 people incd. students, international students, and local resident joined campus spring festival held on May,16△ President Jang Young-Soo and students cheering for the expo during the opening ceremony of campus festival. ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR team) At the spring festival held by Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) on the lawn plaza on May 16, a cheering event was held to wish for the Busan world expo (EXPO) in 2030. This festival, which was organized by the Pukyong National University student council (chairman Lee Dong-Gyu, 4th-year student in materials system engineering) for three days from the 16th, was prepared with programs such as singer performances, song festivals, club performances, and golden bells, including a cheering match to wish for the expo.At the opening ceremony on the afternoon of the 16th, the first day of the festival, Pukyong students cheered for the hosting of the world expo 2030 in Busan by unfurling a large 25 meter-size banner with the phrase 'Pukyong National University cheering for the Busan world expo 2030'. On this day, about 10,000 people, including students and international students from Pukyong National University, as well as local youth and residents, participated in the festival and enjoyed various events such as performance programs and various events held at booths by colleges and departments. Pukyong National University, as a campus located at the center of the local cultural infrastructure, prepared this festival as a place to share with local resident, and placed safety guards consisting of staff and students to reinforce safety guidance and support the festival. Kim Tae-Gyu, dean of students at Pukyong National University, said, "I expect that the university festival will serve as an opportunity not only for university members to unite, but also for the university to contribute to regional development by providing local residents with opportunities to enjoy culture as a major regional cultural tourism infrastructure."
Identifying the paradoxical 'quantum scar mode' that keeps stable even in unstable quantum chaos- joint research result of PKNU, Hanyang university, and the IBSA joint research team from Pukyong National University, Hanyang university, and the Institute for basic science (IBS) succeeded in identifying the paradoxical 'quantum scar mode', which states that a stable state exists in photonic crystal quantum chaos for the first time. The joint research team of professor Park Hee-Chul (Physics) from Pukyong National University, professor Park Moon-Jip (physics) from Hanyang university, and doctor Lee Chang-Hwan from the physics of complex systems group in IBS, recently published a thesis titled ‘Bloch theorem dictated wave chaos in microcavity crystals’ in an international journal in the field of optics. It is common knowledge in physics that an object with high potential energy falls to a more stable position, but it can be distinguished by two states: a stable fixed point where the object balances forces and does not move, and an unstable fixed point where force balance is broken even if it is slightly out of position. On the other hand, this common sense can be defied in quantum mechanics. It has been suggested that particles can be stably located even at unstable fixed points due to interference caused by the duality of particles and waves. Such an interesting quantum state is called the 'quantum scar mode'. If a stable quantum scar mode can be implemented in a complex quantum chaotic structure even with external interference, it can be widely used in quantum technology such as quantum sensing. For this reason, attempts to implement a quantum scar state by confining photons to an unstable fixed point inside a micro-resonator are continuing in the physics world. Pukyong National University and the research team theoretically identified the existence of a quantum scar mode in a photonic crystal in which several resonators are arranged in a lattice structure. Focusing on the fact that the movement of light can be effectively controlled using photonic crystals in which multiple resonators interact, the research team proposed a new platform that can control the dynamic localization of chaotic states in an array of resonators by combining chaos and periodicity. Although the quantum scar mode has been proposed in a single resonator in the academia, this is the first time that it has been proposed in a photonic crystal structure in which multiple resonators are connected. Professor Park Hee-Chul said, "The fusion of quantum chaos and spatial regularity, which is the core of this research, is a method to effectively control quantum chaos. Through this, I see that it can be a window to look into and control quantum in the classical world, and I expect that it will be a new quantum platform that is widely used in quantum technology."
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PKNU conferred an honorary doctorate degree on Seo Yeong-Ok, ceo of Fine technology- commencement ceremony held on the 9th… for her contributions to the development of the national economy and the creation of an advanced management culture△ Ms. Seo Young-Ok (center) receiving an honorary doctorate in business administration and taking a commemorative photo with President Jang Young-Soo (left) and Kim Young-Bok, graduate school dean. ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR team) Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) held a commencement ceremony in the conference room on the 2nd floor of the administration building on the morning of May 9 and conferred an honorary doctorate degree in business administration to Seo Young-Ok (age 68), ceo of Fine technology. Ms. Seo received this degree for her contributions to the development of the national economy and the creation of an advanced management culture through win-win management and dedicated social contribution activities, growing a global representative company equipped with unrivaled technological power in the field of industrial special tapes and playing an active role in the global market. Starting with the founding of Union chemicals in 1987, Ms. Seo has been active as the best global representative in this field with expertise and core technology in the field of industrial semiconductor tapes, since the establishment of Fine technology in 1998, she has been leading Korea's economic development, winning 10-million-dollar export tower award for her contributions to the global market. As the leader of the first-generation venture myth that started as a one-person startup and created a company that is active in the world, she is recognized as an opinion leader who leads the local community through her efforts for win-win development with numerous venture companies and dedicated social contribution activities. As a rare female engineer in the field of chemical engineering, she is currently leading the growth and development of female entrepreneurs by passing on her hard work, business management philosophy, and know-how to acquire innovative technology and expertise. President Jang Young-Soo said at the ceremony, "We are happy to present an honorary doctorate in business administration to Ms. Seo Young-Ok, a global entrepreneur who leads regional and national development with creative management philosophy and innovative leadership, and the president of our university's alumni association," he added, "We ask for Ms. Seo's greater support for the history of Pukyong National University, that is soaring into the future as the second beginning."
PKNU celebrated its 77th anniversary- presented academic awards at the administration building on the 9th△ A front view of the opening ceremony. President Jang Young-Soo is giving a greeting. ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR team) On the morning of May 9, Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) held a ceremony to commemorate the 77th school birthday in the conference room on the second floor of the administration building, attended by guests such as former president Kang Nam-Ju, chairperson Seo Young-Ok from the alumni association, president Jin Gil-Ho from the AMP alumni association, faculty members, and students. At the event held one day before May 10, which is the anniversary of the opening of Pukyong National University, President Jang Young-Soo explained, "The number of the 77th school birthday is calculated based on 1946 after liberation according to the national university establishment decree, but the real history of its long founding dates back to Pusan National University of Technology, which was established 99 years ago." "Pukyong National University, which was born through the innovative integration of Pusan National University of Technology and Pusan National University, which was established in 1941, has established itself as a specialized comprehensive national university that is advancing into the world today," he stressed. President Jang made a request for determination, saying "At this point where our university has taken the lead in innovation more than any other university and recognized as a leading innovation university by the region, the country and the world, let us take a step to get strong mind to leap forward even more." On this day, three professors, Kim Do-Hoon (major of the marine and fisheries business and economics), Choi Yo-Soon (dept. of energy resources engineering), and Kang Hyun-Wook (biomedical engineering) received the 27th Pukyong National University academic award for their contribution to academic development, as publishing excellent papers in domestic and international academic journals. Also, three professors including Heo Yoon (dept. of Korean language and literature), Ryu Jong-Sik (major of environmental geosciences), and Lim Sung-In (dept. of chemical engineering), received the research rookies award for their creative and passionate research activities. Six professors including Park Jong-Cheol (dept. of marine sports), Kim Do-Hyeong (dept. of aquatic life medicine), Chung Yeon-Ho (dept. of information and communications engineering), Kim Baek-Min (major of environmental atmospheric sciences), Kang Tae-Seop (major of environmental geosciences) and Noh Young-Min (environmental engineering) received the 15th Pukyong National University industry-university cooperation award for their active industry-university joint research and technology transfer. In addition, 23 faculty and staff members received the award for contributor to university development, professor Choi Hee-Rak (materials science and engineering) with 5 people received the alumni association presidential award. 34 students received special awards, and 31 long-serving faculty members and 18 long-serving faculty members with 20 years of service also received awards. On this day, Seo Yeong-Ok, the alumni association chairperson delivered a congratulatory speech by saying, "On behalf of the 220,000 alumni, I heartily congratulate our alma mater on its anniversary. We will do our best to support our alma mater develop into a global university active in the world." Kang Nam-Ju, the former president said, "Looking back at the long history of Pukyong National University, that has grown like a big forest, I feel it is priceless and grateful."
PKNU sets to fosters data science experts- selected for the 'fostering project for data science convergence human resources 2023' run by the Ministry of science and ICT Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) was selected for the 'fostering project for data science convergence human resources 2023' hosted by the Ministry of science and ICT, and started to nurture data science experts. As a member of the K-DS consortium (Korean data science consortium), Pukyong National University was newly selected for this project, which aims to foster convergence human resources to apply core knowledge in the data science field to various fields. This consortium consists of five national universities, Pukyong National University, Pusan national university, Kangwon national university, and Chonnam national university, including Kyungpook national university, and will receive about 5 billion won each year for the next seven years, a total of 33.7 billion won for training data science experts. It plans to establish a promotion system that combines departments of general graduate schools, cooperative courses, and professional graduate schools to nurture convergence-type regional talents that lead global data science innovation. Along with this, Pukyong National University plans to specialize in the course and establish a data science master's course centered on the College of information technology and convergence to provide subjects such as design of data-based processes that converge finance and smart logistics, analysis of medical biometric big data, and analysis of artificial intelligence and financial big data. In addition, by establishing a shared cooperation system among the consortium universities, Pukyong National University also operates a common curriculum including data science mathematics, data programming, data science statistics, data computing, data visualization, deep learning, machine learning, data science ethics and legislation. Especially, to encourage excellent students and to foster experts, Pukyong National University data science graduate school provides full tuition scholarships for 4 years, including tuition support for the 3rd and 4th years of undergraduate and 1st and 4th semesters of masters, to students who admitted to the bachelor & masters integrated program. In addition, students studying in the master's program will be provided with over 1 million won per month in research expenses during their enrollment period and are provided with opportunities for overseas training. Song Ha-Joo, dean of College of information technology and convergence in Pukyong National University, said, "With this selection of our university for this project, I expected that we will serve it as an opportunity to nurture outstanding talents in the data science field that can enhance the competitiveness of strategic industries in Busan, such as finance and smart logistics, and to enhance the data science capabilities of the entire community."