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PKNU undertakes a study on a domestic hydrogen supply chain

PKNU, develops a ‘Korean hydrogen supply chain designing platform’.- Professor Jay Liu's research team, selected for the basic research program under MSIT    Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) is attracting public attention for participating in the development of a Korean hydrogen supply chain designing platform based on artificial intelligence (AI).    Pukyong National University announced on the 20th that the university was selected as a home for a new task, the Basic Research Laboratory in the year 2021, by the Ministry of Science and ICT under the supervision of Professor Jay Liu's (Dept. of Chemical Engineering) research team.    Pukyong National University, in collaboration with Kyunghee University, Ewha Womans University, Ulsan Technopark, and the Korea Hydrogen Industry Association (KHIA), will receive 1.1 billion won by 2024 to promote the development of a 'Sustainable AI-based Real-Time Dynamic Korean Hydrogen Supply Chain Designing platform'.    The goal of this study is to develop a platform that designs an optimization model for the entire hydrogen supply chain, including production, storage, transportation, and supply management in real-time, which has been attracting attention as a next-generation fuel.    If this platform is developed, we can derive optimal results online (web) in real-time, it will use data from the entire hydrogen supply chain to determine where to produce and at what scale, how to build a hydrogen production base, how to produce it, what method and route it should be transported, and where the hydrogen charging station should be located.    Above all, the development of a web-based platform that utilizes a real-time artificial intelligence-based dynamic hydrogen supply chain design and analyzes supply chain business models is the first research attempted in Korea as well as in the world.    In this study, the Pukyong National University's research team plans to develop a Korean hydrogen supply network platform with high-level accuracy to the eup, myeon and dong (neighborhood administrative areas) regions using GIS (Geographical Information System) as a research target in South and North Gyeongsang Province.    Jay Liu, the chief professor responsible for the research said, "From the point of view of the revitalization of the hydrogen economy and national energy transition, I think that supply chain design, such as securing and operating the infrastructure for the entire hydrogen supply process, is very important," he added, "I expect that this research will be able to develop an efficient hydrogen technology nurturing policy and investment strategy, and ultimately contribute to the establishment of cost-effective energy conversion policies."

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Leading next-generation energy conversion devices technology

'Academic interest' in the development of a high-performance 2D thermoelectric thin-film that 'sticks to plastics and glass'- Prof. Hwang Jae-Yeol at PKNU, published in the international academic journal  A technology that can transfer a high-performance two-dimensional thermoelectric Membrane to semiconductor substrates (wafer), as well as plastic or glass, which is attracting attention as a next-generation energy conversion device, has been developed.    Professor Hwang Jae-Yeol (Dept. of Physics) at Pukyong National University, together with Professor Kim Sung-Wng (Department of Energy Science) at SungKyunKwan University, developed a technology that can separate and apply a high-performance two-dimensional thermoelectric thin film from a substrate, and recently published their findings in the world-renowned scientific journal (ACS Energy Letters, IF 23.101)>.    A Thermoelectric Membrane is a thin film made of thermoelectric material that converts heat into electrical energy. It is a next-generation device that can be applied to wearable devices, the Internet of Things, and smart sensors. Research related to this has been increasing since the recent discovery of excellent properties in 2D thin films.    Professor Hwang's research team has developed a technology that can achieve exceptional thermoelectric energy conversion efficiency by growing (forming) a thin film through an epitaxial process (vdWE: spontaneous van der Waals epitaxy), then separating the epitaxial thin-film from the growth substrate without damage and transferring it onto a curved surface or a flat surface.    The research team succeeded in transforming a pseudo-morphic Te (tellurium) monolayer on the surface of a sapphire substrate and grown as a BST membrane. At the same time, they made the substrate and the film weakly bond through an epitaxy process using the van der Waals force, an interaction between atoms, and selectively removed this bond using a solvent to maintain the crystal structure while minimizing the loss of physical properties.Professor Hwang said, "Through this research, high-performance two-dimensional thermoelectric thin-films, which could only be grown on limited substrates, can be transferred and utilized not only on the substrates but also on various types of materials such as plastics and glass. In this regard, this study suggested the development of a new concept device and the possibility of the new application of the 2D thin-film."    "As this research is based on the surface properties of sapphire substrates widely used in semiconductor and electronic fields, I am expecting that various applications of this technology can be applied in the future, and high-performance thin-film energy devices that can be used in wearable devices can be developed," he added.

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PKNU's secret to securing the highest research funding of 76.5 billion won?

Greatly expanded research support for PKNU, the largest amount for research grants everExternal research grants of 76.5 billion won in the first half … PKNU's efforts to establish a next-generation research support administration system.Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) has greatly expanded research projects, such as establishing a next-generation research support administration system, by securing the largest amount external research funds in the history of the school, attracting the public's attention.    Pukyong National University announced on the 14th that under the supervision of the Industry-University Cooperation Foundation (Director Oh Jeong-Hwan), the university will establish a comprehensive plan for this year's academic research promotion project to support research, academic activities, strengthen research competitiveness, and promote up to 30 research projects.    Pukyong National University has prepared a ‘firm banking service for the research project’ that supports research-related financial transactions, including the ‘next-generation integrated administration management system for research’ that administers the entire research support process. In addition, projects such as ‘Post-Doc Support’ and ‘thesis publication fee support,’ have been newly established this year to support young researchers.    In addition, among the existing research support projects, the fund for the project application fees, support for the challenging research, expenses for academic conferences, and prize money for excellent theses have been greatly expanded and improved so that researchers can feel the effect of the support.    Through these efforts, Pukyong National University secured research grants amounting to KRW 76.5 billion, an all-time high, in the first half of this year (January to June). This is a significant increase compared to 55.3 billion won in 2019 and 62.1 billion won in 2020 during the same period.    Particularly, when comparing the total research grants that reflect the characteristics of research projects conducted over several years, the increase was even greater, reaching 210 billion won this year, an increase over the 120.5 billion won in 2019 and 163.2 billion won in 2020.    Pukyong National University has achieved results not only securing 38 billion won in research funding, more than doubled from last year, in the national R&D project from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), but also has been selected for various large-scale government research projects hosted by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF), the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOITE).    Oh Jeong-Hwan, director of the Industry-University Cooperation Foundation at Pukyong National University, said, "The effects of Pukyong National University not only creating a foundation for researchers to focus on research, but also systematically supporting research project planning and recruitment, academic activities and follow-up management are now appearing. Through these efforts, Pukyong National University will make a leap forward as a research-oriented university and make more efforts to establish itself as a mecca for regional industry-university cooperation."

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25 hr. Pukyong Lab.| The Aquaculture Systems Laboratory

The Aquaculture Systems Laboratory under Prof. Park Jeong-Hwan, Dept. of Marine Bio-Materials and Aquaculture"Specializes in the commercialization of smart aquaculture that will lead the future of human-food""I would say, the field which can combine advanced transdisciplinary study such as engineering and environment is 'aquaculture'."    The research center of Pukyong National University, which is working to commercialize smart aquaculture, a key field in the era of the 4th industrial revolution to secure food resources for the future, is attracting public attention.    It is the ‘Aquaculture Systems Laboratory’ in Pukyong National University’s Fisheries Science College, led by Professor Park Jeong-Hwan (Dept. of Marine Bio-Materials and Aquaculture).    Professor Park's research team was recently selected for the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries' 'Projects to solve current issues in fisheries'. The project will bring in 1.78 billion won over 3 years.    As seen from the title of the project, the goal of this project is to develop technology that can be applied in the field. The research team, together with the Advanced Aquaculture Research Center of the National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS) and joint R&D institutes such as Aquapro Co., Ltd., embarked on 'Development of convergence technology to improve productivity and secure the safety of the Recirculating Aquaculture System'.    This research is to develop a convergence expansion system that applies the Aquaponics system, an eco-friendly hydroponic farming method that has recently been attracting attention from the world of aquaculture, to a water recirculating aquaculture system. The goal is to develop an eco-friendly convergence system that recycles water in eel farming to grow lettuce and then be reused for eel farming again.    Professor Park said, "I expect that by solving the water quality management problem in recirculating aquaculture systems in an eco-friendly way, the use of disinfectants and antibiotics will be greatly reduced to secure the safety of aquaculture products, and to help improve the profitability of fishermen and farmers by increasing the productivity of hydroponic crops."    In this way, the Aquaculture Systems Laboratory is researching the technology necessary to enhance design and apply it to various systems and devices that can breed industrially useful aquaculture organisms at high density based on mathematical theories.    Above all, it focuses research on Indoor shrimp production system (ISPS), such as environmentally friendly recirculating aquaculture systems and biofloc systems, and the development of appropriate farming management techniques.    Professor Park stressed, "Studying aquaculture systems is like building a house. Ultimately, it is necessary to create an environment in which fish can live well. For this, it is important to comprehensively combine various disciplines such as engineering, hydraulics, fluid mechanics, and water chemistry. For this reason, I am emphasizing a convergence and holistic approach to students in the lab when conducting research."The research object that the Aquaculture Systems Laboratory is focusing on is the recirculating aquaculture system. He said, "To enable high-density aquaculture in the indoor environment, it is necessary to optimize the environment using a wide variety of knowledge, such as ICT technologies as well as biological approaches. Currently, we are trying to integrate these technologies with industry to become a true smart form."    In order for research conducted in the laboratory to be commercialized, the first thing we should pay attention to is the establishment of a cooperative system with companies. It is essential for researchers and companies to closely cooperate in real time. Therefore, the Aquaculture Systems Laboratory is working in various ways to maximize the effects of research and industry-academic cooperation, such as by making an effort to build the Fisheries Science & Technology Center(FSTC) of Pukyong National University located in Goseong to become a mecca for industry-academic cooperation in the aquaculture field.    In addition, based on the material and energy kinetics in the system, the laboratory is also conducting research on water treatment development, water quality control technology, and water quality monitoring techniques to effectively design and operate systems that can produce environmentally friendly and high-density aquaculture systems.    After completing his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees at Pukyong National University, Professor Park worked as a researcher at Gangwon Provincial University and North Carolina State University, as a professor at Arkansas State University, and then as a professor at his alma mater, Pukyong National University. He is putting his knowledge and experience back into education and research at Pukyong National University, which has been researching fisheries and the marine field the longest in Korea.    In addition, he served as an industrialization advisor for the National Science Foundation's Membrane Science Engineering and Technology (MAST) Center in US, as well as aquaculture technology representative for Arkansas at the Southern Regional Aquaculture Center of the United States Department of Agriculture, and as a reviewer for a small and medium-sized business research project in the aquaculture sector. Since 2017, he has been recognized for his capabilities in the field of fisheries internationally, such as becoming the lead professor of the Department of Aquaculture Technology at Pukyong National University's Graduate School of Global Fisheries, which transfers Korea's advanced fishery technology to developing countries.    Professor Park said, "Fisheries, such as aquaculture, are emerging as a future food not only for Korea but also for the world now. Universities should actively cooperate by transferring excellent technology so that excellent companies in aquaculture, fishery processing, and distribution can grow into future companies. I will do my best to contribute to solving the food resource problems of mankind as well as creating quality jobs for the young."

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Pukyong students, grand winner of the architectural design contest!

Pukyong students won the grand prize in the ‘Modern Urban Architecture Design Contest’!- To a regeneration design of urban using old Ilshin Gwanju textile Square△ Commemorative photos of the grand prize winnersStudents at Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) won the grand prize (awarded by the Administrator of Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea) at the ‘Modern Urban Architecture Design Competition’ hosted by the Society of Korean Modern Architecture & Urbanism.    A student team (Advisory Prof. Oh Jang-Hwan) composed of Jang Young-Joon (5th grade), Lee Tae-Ryong (4th), and Jo Myeong-Hoon (4th) from the Department of Architecture at Pukyong National University participated in the competition with the theme of 'New Urban Regeneration of the Old Jeonnam & Ilshin Textile Industry Factory Site in Gwangju', and received the grand prize of 5 million won for their work called 'From the factory that made thread to the plaza that made culture= Ilshin Textile Square'.    The student team from Pukyong National University received the most excellent evaluation among participating teams for their urban regeneration architectural design project through the preservation and utilization of the Ilshin Spinning Mill Square in the contest in which 150 teams of public and university students from all over the country participated.    Their design preserves the historical value of the Ilshin Textile Square in Gwangju, Jeollanam-do, which was the mecca for the textile industry in Korea, and by reinterpreting it while at the same time transforming it into a complex cultural space for citizens in the city center.    Their suggested architectural design includes using the existing steam power plant in the factory as a concert and event hall, using the boiler room as a resting place for artists, using the raw material warehouse as a Larchiveum (combined of Library+Archive+Museum), and using the space of the thread factory as an art platform and workshop facility.    In order to organically connect the 3,306㎡ factory site and to create a unified look, the design that students made showed how to design and apply a new tunnel to link the buildings and use it as a space to display the machines from the existing factory.    The judges commented, "Their work is impressive in its diversity and creative proposals combined with the existing industrial heritage, and it is the most complete among the submitted works because they described their plans in detail so that anyone can imagine that the designs are feasible."    Jang Young-Joon, a student participant from Pukyong National University said, "Rather than preserving historical buildings as they are, it seems to have brought good results to our team by reinterpreting their meaning and applying them as a way to develop the location into a local cultural landmark."  △ The main image of Architectural design

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PKNU undertakes the Korea Meteorological Administration's Research Project

PKNU, builds urban weather forecasting application system- Selected for three projects on the 'Meteorology and Climate Convergence Technology for Smart City' by Korea Meteorological Administration   △ Professor Lee Dong-In and Kim Jae-Jin Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) is attracting public attention as all three weather forecasting projects developed by the university were selected for the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA)'s 'Meteorology and Climate Convergence Technology for Smart City, 2021' development project.    Pukyong National University announced on the 30th that the university has been selected to be the institute in charge of the research for two projects, and one project as a joint research institute in a contest by the Korea Meteorological Administration.    The Korea Meteorological Administration publicly invited interested parties to implement and spread integrated meteorological and climate technology to enhance the safety and convenience of city residents, and to produce and distribute high-resolution weather information in real time.    As Pukyong National University has been selected for this project, the university will start research on developing three-dimensional weather analysis and prediction technology centered on cities using advanced technologies, such as the IoT (Internet of Things), and establishing a meteorological observation utilization system with Professor Lee Dong-In and Professor Kim Jae-Jin of the Department of Environmental Atmospheric Sciences as head research professors.    Professor Lee Dong-In's research team was named as the leading institution for the 'Research on High-resolution Meteorological Prediction and Application System for Smart City', and the team will receive a total of 1 billion won by 2022 in collaboration with organizations such as Sejong University and The East Co., Ltd. to promote the development of an optimal method for using high-resolution three-dimensional urban weather grid observation data.    By proposing a construction scheme for a high-resolution urban weather observation network, the research team plans to increase the efficiency by building a weather observation network in urban areas in Korea and maximizing the utility of smart city meteorological information by standardizing the metadata, which is the IoT urban weather observation data.    Particularly, Professor Lee Dong-In's research team will participate in a joint research institute for the research project 'Development of Weather Information Service Technology for Safety and Road Risk of Smart City', the team will receive 360 million won by 2024 to conduct research on the ‘Development for IoT-based High-resolution Extreme Weather Calculating Prototype'.    Along with this, Professor Kim Jae-Jin's research team will be in charge of the 'Development of Manufacturing Technology for Meteorological Analysis Field and Forecasting Field for smart cities,' and will receive a total of 1.85 billion won by 2024 in cooperation with Mirae Climate Co., Ltd. and Kongju National University, to develop a high-resolution 3D meteorological analysis field (a combination of weather observations and background values) and forecast field production technology to provide meteorological and combined climate services for smart cities.    The research team plans to develop a technology for producing a high-resolution three-dimensional meteorological images on an urban scale and secure a technology to combine it with meteorological ground observation data. If such technology is developed, it is expected to be able to set up countermeasures against meteorological disasters such as strong winds and heat waves in urban areas, and to be used to collect basic data to aid in resolving urban environmental problems such as fine dust.

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Jang In-Hwa, Chairman of the Busan CCI has become a PKNU alumni

PKNU conferred an honorary doctorate in business administration to Jang In-Hwa, the Chairman of Busan CCI- At the commencement on the 29th ... he was recognized for his contributions to economic development; spreading advanced managerial culture△ Chairman Jang In-Hwa (center), University President Jang Young-Soo (left), and the Dean of Graduate School are taking a commemorative photo after the commencement ceremony. ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR Team)Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) conferred an honorary doctorate degree in Business Administration to Mr. Jang In-Hwa (age 58), the Chairman of the Busan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, on June 29th.    He received the degree from the university for his contribution to the economic development of Korea, such as greatly improving the competitiveness of the domestic shipbuilding industry through the local acquisition of shape steel products for shipbuilding, as well as job creation and advancing business culture.    After being appointed as the CEO of Dongil Steel Co., Ltd. in 1993, Mr. Jang succeeded in developing steel products for shipbuilding, which had only been available through imports. He also pioneered selling in overseas market. After that, he established Fine International Corporations in 1996 and Fine Besteel Co., Ltd. in 2007, and has been recognized as a respected entrepreneur and manager who has created a comprehensive steel company through innovative management.    While serving as the president of the Busan Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Busan Metropolitan City Sports Council, he has been leading the resolution of major local issues such as the construction of new Gadeok Airport, attracting Busan World Expo 2030, and the Busan North Port Redevelopment Project. He is contributing to national development, by doing such things as playing an active role as the head of the Tokyo Olympic Athletic Team for Korea.    Recently, he took over Daesun Shipbuilding & Engineering Co.,Ltd., a local representative company in the region, and contributed to job creation as well as the development of the local shipbuilding industry through business normalization, and he is actively participating in the local community though activities such as participating in the Honor Society.    President Jang Young-Soo said during a meal for the ceremony for the honorary doctorate at Pukyong National University this morning, "Mr. Jang is the most respected entrepreneur and social leader, and is a role model for our young people," he added, "I am pleased to confer an honorary doctorate to him, someone who is leading economic development and community development."    In his thank-you speech, Mr. Jang said, "Today, I am very honored to be a new member of Pukyong. As local universities are having a lot of difficulties due to the reduction in the number of students recently, I will do my best to help young people in Busan to create jobs and to help youth who are willing to start a business through active industry-university cooperation." △ Mr. Jang In-Hwa is making a thank-you speech.△ President Jang Young-Soo is giving a speech at the commencement ceremony.△ A view of the ceremony.△ Attendees of the event are showing respect to the flag.△ President Jang Young-Soo is putting a hooded uniform on Mr. Jang.△ Mr. Jang In-Hwa and his wife are receiving bouquets of flowers.△ President Jang Young-Soo, Mr. Jang, and officials of the world of business and sports are taking a commemorative photo.△ Attendees of the graduation ceremony is taking a group photo in front of the campus headquarters after the ceremony.

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PKNU received 38 billion won, a doubled↑ research grant

PKNU's achievement in the first half year, won an R&D project of 38 billion won sponsored by the NRF- The newly supported project cost alone is 38 billion won … 21.6 billion won increased y-o-y        △ A view of the 'Maker Space', a research and experimental laboratory room in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR Team)Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) is drawing attention from the public as it secured 38 billion won of research grant in the national R&D project hosted by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) in the first half of 2021.    Pukyong National University announced on June 21 that it reached 38 billion won as a result of counting the R&D project deals received by the National Research Foundation of Korea in the first half of this year. This is a 130% (21.6 billion won) increase from the number of new project orders received by the National Research Foundation of Korea (16.4 billion won) in the first half of last year, which is an increase of 25.6 billion won compared to 2019 (12.4 billion won).    As a major project, Professor Jeong Won-Kyo (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering) has been selected for the 'Research Center for Marine Integrated Bionics Technology' for the support project of university-centered research institute in the science and engineering field, and will receive up to 8 billion won in support by 2030. For the program, 'Nano and Material Technology Development-Future Technology Lab', a research consortium led by Professor Park Sung-Heum (Dept. of Physics) as the chief professor has been selected and will receive up to approximately 4.7 billion won, and Professor Liu Jay (Dept. of Chemical Engineering) has been selected for the ‘Basic Research in Science & Engineering’ program and will receive follow-up support of 1.1 billion won by 2024.    Above all, Pukyong National University was generally stronger in the field of individual research programs of the National Research Foundation of Korea. Pukyong National University has been selected for a total of 29 programs in the ‘Individual Basic Research in Science & Engineering’, recording a high selection rate (85.3%). It ranks fifth among national and public universities after Seoul National University and Pusan National University.    Pukyong National University announced on the achievement of Pukyong National University's academic promotion business, which encouraged active participation in research, as the cause of the trending upward in an accelerating degree in the number of programs for national R&D projects this year.    Pukyong National University is operating various research support programs, such as 'free publication charges for excellent thesis' and 'free English services for excellent thesis' for researchers to actively participate in research. Above all, the university is operating the ‘Academic Support Program for New Professors’ to increase the motivation of new researchers for research and to promote a pleasant research environment.    Pukyong National University attracts excellent researchers through the 'Post-Doc. Support Program' and promotes research performance improvement in connection with new faculty. To stimulate researchers' active application for research projects, the univeristy operates the 'Support Program for Project Application Reserves' and intensively supports university-specialized research fields through the 'Support Program for Challenge Research Group'.    It is highly evaluated that the effect of differentiated administrative support such as the ‘R&D Smart Service’, which enables real-time communication with researchers using the messenger application introduced by the university to provide researcher-centered administrative services.    Pukyong National University President Jang Young-Soo said, "Using these achievements as a stepping stone, we will make efforts to prepare a system that enables Pukyong National University to become a research-oriented university through cooperation among the members."

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25 Hours of Pukyong Lab. | Field Robotics Laboratory

FR Lab led by Prof. Suh Jin-Ho at Mechanical System Engineering Dept.Concentrating on the technology commercialization, such as the development of field robots△ Prof. Suh Jin-Ho ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR Team)A laboratory, which plays a key role in technology development related to robots, which is emerging as one of the core technologies in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is currently attracting public attention.It is the 'Field Robotics Lab' of Pukyong National University's Engineering College, led by Professor Suh Jin-Ho (Dept. of Mechanical System Engineering).    Professor Suh's research team recently drew attention as it was selected as the lead organization for the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries' 'Smart Technology Development Project for Distribution of Fresh Marine Products 2021'. The estimated cost of the project is up to 12.1 billion won over five years.Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are also a keyword in the 'Technology Development of a Smart Automated Production System’, a task being promoted by this project. It is to develop a smart automated production system by applying robots and AI to the field of seafood processing, a traditional labor-intensive industry.Accordingly, the research team of Professor Suh started to develop an automation system for production core processes △such as pretreatment, selection, processing, and packaging for marine products, △an intelligent information-based data management and smart inspection system, and △an autonomous recognition smart process control system especially for seaweed, oysters, and fish cakes.Professor Suh said, "I think commercialization is one of the most important purposes of research. I am focusing on research to make robots used in the field, not laboratory robots, thinking that technology that can become a product is the best, not the best technology becomes a product."    His will is clearly showed in his major and research field. His major is field (disaster/marine) robot development, focusing on various robot mechanisms and system integration control. Professor Suh's research areas include technology development of disaster robotics, autonomous underwater robotics and smart farming technologies, and source/core technology of field robots.    Field robots are robots in a wide range of the fields with a good future, excluding home and general service robots. The robots that can be mainly used in actual field environments in national defense, agriculture and social safety, etc. It is a robot that does things that people cannot or is difficult to do, and that works by itself in extreme environments such as disaster environments.    Professor Suh's work stands a giant in the field robotics sector. He served as the Directive Research Engineer and the Head of the Safety Robot Project at Korea Institute of Robotics & Technology Convergence (KIRO). He Currently serves as the Professor of Mechanical System Engineering Department at Pukyong National University. Prior to this, he was a research member in the team POSROBOT at POSCO and worked as an affiliated professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH), served Promoting Director of IT Robots at the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP).    Based on his capabilities, he not only developed the project related to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries as described above, but also pushing ahead with the △technology of the detective robots for investigating in narrow space (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy), △technology development for field use support of disaster safety robots (Ministry of the Interior and Safety), and △operation for the remote control mobile measuring robots and technology development (Ministry of Science and Technology) and △development of underwater glider launching/retrival apparatus (Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries) as major government projects related to robots.    Professor Suh said, "I think it is very important to bring support projects suitable for the lab in order to create an environment where students can develop their research capabilities and concentrate on their research. It seems to have achieved good results because everyone took a strategic approach, such as analyzing and supporting assignments as if analyzing the intention of the exam."    Professor Suh is brimming over with enthusiasm for managing laboratory and leading research results. As the slogan of his laboratory, he is applying with the slogan of 'Sail towards our goal with teamwork and passion'. In addition to providing research funding, the professor encourages students to attend conferences, seminars, and education as much as possible, regardless of domestic or overseas. As long as the students can develop their research skills, the professor will find a place and position so that the students can do research in other university labs.    He said, "I actually hope engineers to start their own business using ideas and technology rather than get a job in a company. Even in my lab, I always emphasize that students develop the ability to make products that can be used in the field."    Professor Suh has founded PaxTech, a teachers' start-up company, and serves as the CEO since last year. The company is a one-man company that manufactures and sells sensors used in the marine field. The main product is a sensor that attaches to fish and collects various information such as movement route, and marine-related research institutes are the main customers. While the existing products on the market are imported from abroad and are expensive, Professor Suh's products are showing excellent performance at half the price, as a result, demand is increasing. In the future, he is working hard to commercialize his products and commercialize the R&D results he has carried out and grow it into a professional service robot technology company in the flatform of ‘Made-to-order (Pre-order) production’.    Professor Suh is actively engaged in external activities as well as education and research at the university. There are many places that ask about his research capabilities, knowledge, and experience in the field of robotics.    He currently serves as a member of Disaster and Safety R&D Division at the Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOIS), the chief member of the Robot Subcommittee of the Industrial Technology Protection Committee under the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), a member of Subcommittee of Robots in the Committee of Technology Competitiveness Evaluation at the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), a member of Promotion Committee of Interagencies-led Correspondence Program against Hazard Gas at the Korean National Police Agency, a technical expert at the Korea Strategic Trade Institute including an expert in the ICT convergence expert committee of the Presidential Advisory Council on S&T at the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) which is an advisory body under direct presidential control.    He also stands out as a member of a large number of academies and research institutes as his careers show, he serves as a vice president of the Korean Society for Power System Engineering (KSPSE) as well as committees of government ministries currently, he is also a member of board of directors in Korean Marine Robot Technology Society (KMRTS) under the Korean Society of Ocean Engineers (KSOE), Chairman of Disaster and Safety Robots Research Society in the Korea Robotics Society (KROS), Chairman at Robot Control Automation Sector of the Korean Society for Precision Engineering (KSPE), a non-permanent member at the Korea Institute of Robotics & Technology Convergence (KIRO), a member of the Smart Robot Standards Forum under the Korea Association of Robot Industry.He said, "I am trying to develop technology that keeps pace with the times, and I plan to conduct research, support, and run this laboratory so that students working here can have confidence in a potential future of their research field. Through practical industry-university cooperation that can communicate with the field, I want to actively work on technology transfer and contribute to the development of the university."

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MOF announced 'Support project for resolving pending issues in fisheries'

Interest in research on the development of an eco-friendly system that can simultaneously cultivate eels and grow lettuce using Aquaponics- PKNU, selected for the 'Support project for resolving pending issues in fisheries' announced by the MOF ... 1.78 billion won project cost estimate△ Prof. Park Jeong-Hwan, who leads the business ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR Team) An eco-friendly convergence system will be developed that uses water which is used for eel farming to grow lettuce and reuse this water for eel farming.    On June 17, a research team (Chief Prof. Park Jeong-Hwan, Dept. of Marine Bio-materials & Aquaculture) led by Pukyong National University in Busan announced that it had been selected for the 'Support Project for Resolving Pending Issues in Fisheries' by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF).    Pukyong National University, together with joint R&D institutions such as the Advanced Aquaculture Research Center in National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS) and Auqa Pro Co., Ltd., will receive 1.78 billion won in support for three years until 2023 to conduct research on 'converging technology development to improve productivity and secure safety of inland water recycling culture'.    This research is to develop a fusion expended system that applies the Aquaponics system, an eco-friendly hydroponic farming system, which has recently been attracting attention, to the inland water recycling culture.    Aquaponics is a method of using various organic substances such as nitrogen and ammonia contained in water used for culturing fish such as eels as nutrients for hydroponic plants such as lettuce, purifying them, and then using the water as water for cultivating fish.    Through this research, the research team plans to develop an automated pre-processing and water quality monitoring and automatic control technology to prevent side effects that may occur when directly connecting the water recycling culture system and the aquaponics system.    Pukyong National University, which has been promoting the development of new technologies for key elements of the smart aquaculture system through a pilot study, produces system design and automatic control logic, and the Advanced Aquaculture Research Center in National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS) selects candidates for aquaponics and promotes optimization of the aquaponics system. Aqua Pro Co., Ltd. is in charge of system automation, application of the system in the field, and operation of living lab.    The Chief Professor Park Jeong-Hwan said, "Through this study, I expect to provide help by resolving the water quality management problem of the inland water recycling culture in an eco-friendly way, the use of disinfectants and antibiotics will be greatly reduced to secure the safety of aquaculture products, and it also helps to improve the profitability of fishermen and farmers by increasing the productivity of aquaponics."