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PKNU students becoming public official of grade 7 next year

Six PKNU students passed the Grade 7 public official test in 2022 by school recommendation and screening- 4 students in administrative position, 2 in technical positions△ President Jang Young-Soo (center) is taking a commemorative photo with those who passed the Grade 7 public official trainee test. ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR team)Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) announced that it has produced six final successful candidates in the Grade 7 public official trainee test of 2022. In the list of final selection of this year's Grade 7 public official trainee test recently announced by the Ministry of personnel management(MPM), Pukyong National University has listed Yim Jae-Seon (Dept. of public administration, enrolled in '14), Jo Hyeon-Seok (History, enrolled in '15), Kwon Deok-Yeon (Economics, enrolled in '16), Oh So-Jeong (English, enrolled in '17), and Lee Won-Beom (Information and communications engineering, enrolled in '16) and Hwa Ji-Hyeon (Aquaculture and applied life sciences, enrolled in '18) in technical position. The Grade 7 public official trainee examination was introduced in 2005 to evenly recruit talents by region, thereby strengthening the regional representation of public offices and diversifying recruitment routes. Those who graduate (or are expected to graduate) within the top 10% of the department's grades are recommended by the university president and selected through a written test (PSAT and constitution), document screening, and interview. In this year's exam, a total of 161 people, including 100 in the administrative official and 61 in the technical official, passed the final exam. Successful applicants will complete basic training in the first half of next year, undergo internship at a central administrative agency for one year, and then be appointed as grade 7 officers according to the outcome. Pukyong National University also operated a support program for test takers last year, such as producing six passers in the Grade 7 public official of by school recommendation and has produced a total of 60 passers so far.

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PKNU fostering experts in future resource development industry

PKNU selected for 'university manpower development program' hosted by the MOTIE- nurtures experts in resource development ... 600 million won of investmentsPukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) announced that it was selected for a 'University manpower development program for securing future resources' managed by the Ministry of trade, industry and energy (MOTIE). Pukyong National University was finally selected for the 'Smart mining university manpower development program for raw material mineral development (prof. Choi Yo-Soon, Dept. of energy resources engineering)' for this project, and will receive a project cost of 600 million won for two years and eight months. Through the overseas resource development association, the Ministry of trade, industry and energy supports the cultivation of eco-friendly resource development technical manpower who will lead the securing of key raw material resources for future industries in the global resource market based on AI IoT Cloud Big Data Mobile (AICBM). Pukyong National University’s 'Smart mining university manpower development program for raw material mineral development' will establish an AICBM convergence smart mining education system specialized in the field of raw material mineral development through this project, and nurture resource development technical experts who can flexibly cope with the rapidly changing industry cycle. To promote this, Pukyong National University plans to operate a smart mining specialized curriculum and extracurricular program, and develop a system for sharing and promoting extension of specialized education. Professor Choi Yo-Soon, who is in charge of this program, said, "Although the demand for future resources is rapidly increasing due to the energy transition and the development of new industries, the instability of the global supply chain is increasing due to resource nationalism, tightened regulations, and geopolitical risks," he continued, "Through this project, Pukyong National University, which is a resource development specialized university that leads the 4th industrial revolution in the resource development, will work on a new paradigm." For this project, three universities including Pukyong National University were selected in the field of raw material section, one university in raw material resource geological survey, and one university in energy material development.

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Manages technology development projects for leading nuclear fusion

PKNU develops a structural material evaluation system for Korean fusion reactors- selected for a 'nuclear fusion leading technology development project' by the Ministry of Science and ICT with KRW 5.7 billion budget△ Professor Noh Sang-Hoon's team (from left to right, Lee Joo-Wook, Kwon Do-Gyun, Noh Sang-Hoon, Lee Soo-Min, and Bae Jae-Yoon) are taking a commemorative photo ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR team)Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) is drawing attention from the public as it begins to develop a core performance verification and evaluation system for structural materials for Korean nuclear fusion reactors. Pukyong National University announced that it is selected for the nuclear fusion leading technology development project of 2022 supervised by the Ministry of science and ICT to carry out the research task of 'developing an ion irradiation test and evaluation system for nuclear fusion materials'.Including Pukyong National University (research led by prof. Noh Sang-Hoon), which oversees and supervises research, the university of Ulsan, the Korea atomic energy research institute, Kookmin university, Hanyang university, etc. individually manages R&D tasks. From this month to December 2026, a government grants of 5.7 billion won will be invested in this research project. The goal of this study is to build a neutron and ion-irradiation test system for reduce activation ferritic martensitic (RAFM) steels, which is a structural material of key parts in a fusion reactor used for fusion power generation, with our own technology Currently, Korean ferritic martensitic steel for fusion reactor design has been developed in Korea and various characteristics are being evaluated, and especially, neutron and ion-irradiation tests and the development for material property database are essential. Accordingly, including Pukyong National University began to develop ion irradiation test technology for reduced activation structural materials and welding joint materials and to build a test evaluation system, the university of Ulsan develops a test method for changes in microstructure and mechanical properties by neutron and ion irradiation of nuclear fusion structural materials. The Korea atomic energy research institute will upgrade the high energy ion beam irradiation room based on heavy ion accelerators for testing and evaluating nuclear fusion structural materials and secure operational stability, accordingly, Kookmin university and Hanyang university plan to develop multidimensional simulations of damage caused by ion beam irradiation of fusion structural materials, and analysis and prediction technology for defect generation. Professor Noh Sang-Hoon said, "Through this research project, I expect that our university will be able to secure advanced testing facilities and systems and directly use them for research and development of fusion materials and contribute to the development of domestic fusion materials technology and securing international competitiveness in the field of extreme environment materials."

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PKNU gets attention as the ideal spot for the Campus innovation park

PKNU receives attention as a candidate for the first 'Campus innovation park' in Busan-Ulsan-Gyeongnam- Industrial cooperative Yongdang Campus ... in news reports△ A view of Yongdang Campus.Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) is receiving public attention as a candidate for the first 'Campus innovation park' in Bu(san), Ul(san), and Gyeong(nam). The campus innovation park project, jointly supervised by the Ministry of education, the Ministry of land, transport and maritime affairs, and the Ministry of SMEs and startups, is being promoted to create a high-tech industrial complex on the site of a university campus with easy accessibility. Five universities, including Hanyang university, Kyungpook national university, and Chonnam national university, are currently selected as a project to create corporate space, start-up support facilities, housing, and cultural and welfare facilities on campus by investing several tens of billion won. For this project, the Yongdang campus, which is a specialized campus for industrial-educational cooperation at Pukyong National University, has emerged as the ideal spot. On May 24th, KBS news reported with the title ‘High-tech industrial complex on empty land of university… Busan's first review on the proposed site?', "The first ‘Campus innovation park’ in Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam is highly likely to be built in Busan," and added, "It was decided to select two additional universities for the project, and Pukyong National University is included in the final six candidates." The Yongdang campus of Pukyong National University has been managed as a mecca for industry-university cooperation, where all college departments moved to Daeyeon campus in 2019, and more than 260 companies including start-ups have moved in. KBS news reported, "(If selected for the project) Competition is fierce with Changwon national university, the final candidate in Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam for the first time," added, "If the campus is selected as the Campus innovation park, 19 billion won from the government and 50 billion won from the city government will be invested and will get supports from LH at the same time." In an interview with Choi Hee-Rak, vice president for External affairs and development, "I want to build an infrastructure for industrial-educational cooperation throughout the campus and make it an opportunity for the community, companies, and universities to grow together."If selected for the project, Pukyong National University plans to build a high-tech industrial complex in four professional fields, including marine, robot, and smart health, on a land of 20,000㎡ in the first stage, and expand it to the entire campus.Especially, as national research institutes such as the Oceans and fisheries HRD institute branch and the Korea institute of robotics & technology convergence are also located in Yongdang campus, a synergistic effect is expected if it is selected as a campus innovation park. The final selection for the Campus innovation park project will be released around June after going through on-site inspections and presentation by the evaluation group.

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Interview | Heize "I love you, I love you!"

"I spent my day in reading room section 1 at the old library."- A full-length interview on 'Heize', our alumna singer invited to the spring festival△ Heize performing passionately on the stage of the grass square where the Pukyong National University spring festival was held ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR team)Our alumna, singer Heize visited Pukyong National University, her alma mater, and shouted "I love you, I love you guys!" out.Heize took the stage as a guest singer on May 18, the second day of the Daedongje, Pukyong National University spring festival of 2022, which was finally held in 3 years with a bang. Debuting in 2014, she appeared on 's audition program in 2015 and is a singer-songwriter who caught public hearts. She, who is receiving a lot of attention every time she releases a regular and a single album and is recognized as a powerful music source in the music industry, expressed her excitement like her school friends who are attending Pukyong National University when she heard the news that she would be invited to a festival at her alma mater. The day before the concert, Heize left a comment on her Instagram saying, "I can’t sleep at the thought of meeting my sweeties." She even tagged the Pukyong National University's official Instagram account. The countless comments from school friends who wanted to see her were also commented on this post. Heize is famous for expressing her love for her alma mater and her school friends. It is said that she participated in this festival of Pukyong National University while adjusting other busy schedules. The student council and university headquarters moved swiftly on the day of the performance to see and hear a story about her that anyone couldn't see or hear in the performance. The performance started at 8:30 pm. To Heize, who said that she would arrive a little earlier than scheduled, the interview team requested a short interview before the performance. Heize said okay without hesitation.Throughout the interview, Heize seemed to try to express her overflowing affection for her alma mater as best she could. Heize's real name is Jang Da-Hye, and she enrolled in Dept. of business administration in 2010. When asked how she felt about performing at her alma mater, she said, "In fact, it's always a pleasant alma mater, and I'm so happy to be able to communicate with you through good performance by being invited again like this," she added, "I even get invited to Pukyong National University, and I feel like I've grown up a lot, and feel like I returned home in glory? Haha.. I was really happy and excited." When asked about her memories of university, she said, "I really liked the road from the building of the College of humanities and social sciences·business administration (now the Architecture bldg.) across the lawn to the old library (now the Cheongun center)," she added, "I almost lived in the reading room section 1 at the old library, and I still vividly remember the scenery I saw there." "I really liked the professors' lectures, so the memories of the classes are vivid and all of them remain as beautiful memories," She did not forget to talk about the department. (The story of how she studied hard to convince her parents, earning a perfect score (4.5) and being a top in the department, and a famous episode that she thought she would be scolded by professor Seong Deok-Hyeon while she was writing lyrics instead of her studies in the class, but rather than that, the professor gave her advice saying, 'Then, why don't you do that instead?') Finally, when asked what she would like to say to her school friends, Heize asked back, "Is it the last? Already?" and added, "It's the first time I'm experiencing how much love I have for you just by the fact that we're in a relationship of school friends. I am rooting for you, I hope that you do your best for these precious moments that will never come back again, I hope you do your duty, study hard, and make many memories." Then she added, "I love you so much, and if anything happens, contact me, alright? I love you, I love you!” △ Heize singing on stage.△ Heize taking a commemorative photo in front of a painting of the Daeyeon campus.

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A warmhearted professor's 50 million won donation

Veteran prof. Jang Dong-Seok of food science & technology at PKNU made a big donation of 50 million won to his alma mater- the donation made for the development of talents in food engineering and the academic development△ Emeritus Professor Jang Dong-Seok (left) is taking a commemorative photo after delivering the college development fund to President Jang Young-Soo (right) ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR Team)Jang Dong-Seok (age 82), an emeritus professor at Pukyong National University, a veteran in the food engineering in Korea, donated 50 million won at his own expense to nurture talents in this field and to use it for the development of Pukyong National University. In the morning of the 23rd, Pukyong National University held a development fund delivery ceremony in the president's office on the 3rd floor of the administration building with professor Jang Dong-Seok and President Jang Young-Soo. Professor Jang delivered 50 million won to President Jang Young-Soo on the same day and said, "I would be happy if my donation could be of even a small contribution to Pukyong National University, the cradle of nurturing food engineering talents in Korea, in nurturing talented people for the future."After graduating from the National fisheries university of Busan, the former of Pukyong National University, Professor Jang worked at the National institute of fisheries science before being appointed as a professor in the Department of food science and technology at his alma mater. Professor Jang has served as the president of the Korean society of food hygiene and safety, the president of the Korean society of fisheries and aquatic science, the president of the institute of marine science & technology promotion, and the president of the Korean HACCP Research Society, as a member of the Korean academy of science and technology and a lifetime member of the National academy of sciences, he is recognized as a representative scholar in the field of seafood hygiene in Korea. Professor Jang said, "Even after retirement, whenever I heard the news about the good news on my alma mater, my love and pride for the school grew and I thought about donating, and I am happy that I finally made it," he added, "It would be great if my donation could be a small help to the development of Pukyong National University as a university that represents the region and the country." President Jang Young-Soo said, "I will do my best to inherit the school spirit of professor Jang, who is the professor of all of us, and to develop the university further by gathering the strength of all members including myself." △ Participants of the development fund delivery ceremony taking a group photo.

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PKNU undertakes 14 billion won MOF project

PKNU works on the localization of 'functional marine ingredients listed by MFDS', the core of functional food- takes on the 14 billion won-project for 'seafood industry customized technology' by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries△ Pukyong National University takes on the project promoted by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries based on research capabilities, such as research on sleep & health products. Domestic universities and companies jointly promote large-scale R&D projects to localize functional raw materials for fisheries, which are highly dependent on imports, is attracting public attention. Pukyong National University has been selected for the development project for seafood industry customized technology, 2022 by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, and announced on the 19th that it will promote the 'Development of functional health foods derived from seafoods listed by MFDS and development of functionally labeled foods' (Chief Professor Cho Seung-Mock, food science and technology, from the photo). This project is to develop functional raw materials for various healthy functional foods from marine products, such as fish, shellfish, and crustaceans, to replace functional raw materials for fishery with domestic ones, which depends on overseas imports for more than 70%, and to lead the development of the domestic seafood industry. 14 billion won, including 13.5 billion won in government subsidies, will be invested in this project by 2026. Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Jeju National University, the Korea Food Research Institute, Dong-Eui University, Gyeongsang National University, the Korea Health Supplements Association, S&D, Novarex, and Bobsnu, including Pukyong National University as the leading institution, will participate as joint R&D institutions. Each institution plans to register at least 3 functional marine ingredients listed by MFDS with various functions such as sleep health, immunity, intestinal health, blood sugar control, antioxidant, and skin health, and they plan to develop more than 15 healthy functional foods and functional labeled food products using them. Functional marine ingredients listed by MFDS are the core of creating an ecosystem of related industries because anyone can produce a product to which it is applied if it meets the specifications and standards. Accordingly, each institution decided to systematically conduct research on the production of seafood products-derived extracts and functional evaluations, derivation of promising materials, functional evaluation of promising materials and verification of action mechanisms, functional comparisons, process development, standardization and safety studies, and economic evaluations. Professor Cho Seung-Mock, the chief professor for this research from Pukyong National University, said, "Functional marine ingredients listed by MFDS derived from seafood have a very low specific gravity, accounting for only 16% of agricultural products. Through this research project, I expect that it will be able to help increase the income of fishermen and revitalize aquatic food companies by developing functional raw materials listed by MFDS that anyone can use."

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PKNU promotes a student dispatch program to the University of Iowa, US

PKNU selected for the 'IITP Global Human Resources' project- sending 9 graduate students to the University of Iowa, US to carry out tasks and joint researchPukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) announced that it was selected for the Global Human Resources Project by the Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP) under the supervision of the major of environmental geosciences. This is a project that supports the improvement of global research capabilities by sending domestic master’s and doctoral students abroad and by promoting joint research and internships in the fields of promising ICT and innovative growth leading technologies related to the 4th industrial revolution with overseas universities, research institutes, and companies, to build a global cooperative network. The research leading professor, Yang Min-Joon (from the photo) in the major of environmental geosciences, and professors and researchers from three majors, including atmospheric environmental science and spatial information system engineering, participated in this project, with Pukyong National University receiving 800 million won in support for the project. Accordingly, Pukyong National University plans to develop excellent professionals for global environmental disaster prevention and countermeasures by dispatching 9 students of master's and doctoral courses in this major to the University of Iowa in the United States, which has strengths in environmental, artificial intelligence, and atmospheric physics field for 6 months to conduct joint research. Their specific research topics include △tracking fine dust pollutants for human risk assessment and the development of an artificial intelligence-based fine dust concentration estimation model, △developing algorithms to evaluate the vulnerability of marine pollution due to seawater infiltration in coastal areas and outflow of seabed groundwater based on big data and AI technology, and △developing algorithms to evaluate the vulnerability of pollutants in the geospatial system based on artificial intelligence and predict their behavior. Professor Yang Min-Joon said, "Through this project, we will develop algorithms that can evaluate the vulnerability of global environmental disasters and risks to humans based on intelligent information technology by combining advanced research technologies in the fields of big data and artificial intelligence, and we will strive to nurture talented people in this field." Pukyong National University was also selected for this project last year and is taking the lead in nurturing talents in high-tech ICT technology and innovative growth leading technologies, such as dispatching seven graduate students to Dalhousie University in Canada.

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Put a new spin on 'carbon nanofibers' as anode material for future batteries

Development of anode electrode for high-performance lithium metal solid-state battery using a carbon nanofiber collector- Prof. Oh Pil-Gun from PKNU publishes research papers in renowned international scientific journals in the chemistry world. Prof. Oh Pil-Gun (Dept. of Nanotechnology Engineering) of Pukyong National University is gaining academic recognition by presenting 'carbon nanofiber' as a cathode material for next-generation future batteries.  Pukyong National University announced that a study on the improvement of the battery negative electrode to increase the energy density of sulfide-based all-solid-state batteries, jointly conducted by Professor Oh and Professor Jo Jae-Pil from UNIST, was published in (IF:15.336), a well-known international academic journal in chemistry of the German company 'Wiley'. Professor Oh's research team investigated the related research on cathode electrodes of sulfide-based solid-state batteries so far through the paper 'Development of high energy anodes for all-solid-state lithium batteries based on sulfide electrolytes' published in this journal, and they analyzed the limitations and improvements of the study and suggested the future research direction for the cathode electrode. Currently, the most widely used secondary battery is a lithium-ion battery, but due to a liquid electrolyte having volatility, thermal stability is insufficient, and studies are being conducted to overcome this problem. A solid-state battery that replaces the electrolyte with a sulfide-based solid electrolyte is emerging as an alternative, but it has a limitation in that it has a lower energy density in the electrode unit than that of a lithium-ion battery.  Accordingly, the research team reported that it is necessary to improve the energy density in the electrode unit rather than the system unit for the commercialization of the solid-state battery and presented the 'anode collector using carbon nanofibers' as the anode electrode of the solid-state battery.  Carbon nanofiber is used as a negative electrode and has excellent electrical conductivity, so it can replace the current copper collector, thereby improving battery energy density. At the same time, when lithium metal is oxidized and reduced due to sufficient voids, it can alleviate the change in the volume of the electrode, effectively solving the problem of the change in the volume of the electrode during the charging and discharging process that most lithium metal battery anode technologies currently have. Professor Oh's research team is researching materials as well as electrode fabrication and design technology for the adoption of electrodes of this material.  Professor Oh Pil-Gun's research team conducted this research with the support of the 'Basic Research Laboratory' project selected by the National Research Foundation of Korea in 2020 and has been conducting various research such as electrode design and electrode material development for the commercialization of all-solid-state batteries.

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Winning paper presentation award at the Korean meteorological society conference

A student at PKNU is the recipient of the best paper presentation award- Kim Min-Ji in major of environmental atmospheric sciences at the division of earth environmental system sciences Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) announced that Kim Min-Ji (2nd-year student in master's course) in major of environmental atmospheric sciences at the division of earth environmental system sciences won the best paper presentation award at the Korean meteorological society's (Director Ha Kyeong-Ja) spring conference of 2022. Kim received the best paper presentation award for her thesis, 'effect of building facades and atmospheric stability on the contaminant diffusion in urban areas' (advisory professor Kim Jae-Jin) at the 'Environment and applied meteorology' section of the 2022 spring academic conference of the Korean meteorological society recently held in BEXCO, Busan. She was praised for presenting the research results of analyzing the spatial distribution of hazardous air pollutants and airflow characteristics of building canyon for predicting and improving air quality in urban areas in this paper. She conducted a numerical experiment in which atmospheric stability parameters were applied using a computational fluid dynamics model on a building with a balcony, which is a typical residential building facade (front) shape. As a result of the study, it was found that the building facade had the effect of blocking the diffusion of air pollutants in the building canyon regionally and increasing the concentration of air pollutants in the lower layer of the building canyon. It was found that the change in atmospheric stability also affects the change in the distribution of air pollutant concentration in the building canyon. Kim succeeded in obtaining these research results by analyzing high-resolution microscale atmospheric flow in detail with a computational fluid dynamics model and simulating complex turbulence and flow in urban areas. Founded in 1963, the Korean meteorological society has contributed to the development, practical application, and dissemination of meteorology, and to contribute to national development through scientific and technological R&D and information exchange including academic events, conduct various activities with over 3,000 experts.