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부산시민 대상 ‘바다 인문학’ 강좌 열린다- 부경대, 제8기 부경해역인문대학 개최 … 시민 대상 무료 진행 국립부경대학교(총장 장영수)가 부산시민을 대상으로 바다와 인문학을 접목한 ‘제8기 부경해역인문대학’을 연다. 부경대 인문한국플러스(HK+)사업단(단장 손동주) 지역인문학센터가 부산의 인문단체 나락한알과 공동으로 여는 이 프로그램은 7월 5일부터 10월 25일까지 동구 초량동 나락한알에서 매주 화요일 저녁 7시부터 9시까지 진행된다. 이번 프로그램에서는 ‘해역물어(海域物語): 바다를 건너온 물건들’이라는 주제로 바다와 인문학을 접목한 15개 이색 강좌가 대학생, 직장인, 주부 등 일반시민을 대상으로 무료로 제공된다. 부경대 교수 등 바다와 인문학 관련 분야 전문강사들이 나서 △1720년 조선 청년이 남긴 와인 시음기 △일본 화투의 문화화 경로 △주사위 놀이와 철도 △바이러스와 질병 △축구와 야구 △물 건너온 예술 영화들 △벽돌과 세라믹 △미술과 상장 △항해 실습선 △커피향 속에 문화와 세계 경제가 들어있다! △아편 △자동차의 여정 △책의 이동, 세상을 바꾸다 △차(茶), 향을 타고 바다를 넘다 △마법의 양념 ‘고추’의 역사 등 강좌를 통해 해로를 따라 이동한 물건들에 담긴 이야기를 들려줄 예정이다. 프로그램 신청은 6월 27일부터 7월 1일까지 부경대 HK+사업단 지역인문학센터 홈페이지(http://hkplusrhc.pknu.ac.kr)에서 할 수 있다. 문의는 051-629-7022로 하면 된다. 한편 부경대 HK+사업단은 부산지역의 특색인 바다와 인문학을 접목한 차별화된 인문학 강의인 부경해역인문대학 프로그램을 지난 2018년부터 무료로 제공해오고 있다. <부경투데이> △ 부경해역인문대학 포스터 이미지

SW 인재양성 위해 12개 기관 힘 합쳤다

부산 12개 기관 참여 ‘디지털 스마트 부산 아카데미’ 출범했다- 22일 부경대서 출범식 … 사업 추진계획 발표 등 본격 출범 알려△ (왼쪽 다섯 번째부터) 김선호 동의대 부총장, 백종헌 국회의원, 장영수 부경대 총장, 강대성 동아대 부총장, 이준승 부산시 디지털경제혁신실장 등 참석자들이 기념촬영하고 있다.  ⓒ사진 이성재(대외홍보팀)  부산 12개 기관이 참여해 지역의 현장 수요 맞춤형 SW 전문인재를 키우는 ‘디지털 스마트 부산 아카데미’가 본격 출범했다. 국립부경대학교 디지털 스마트 부산 아카데미 사업단(단장 노맹석·빅데이터융합전공 교수)은 6월 22일 오전 부경대 대학본부 2층 대회의실에서 ‘디지털 스마트 부산 아카데미 출범식’을 개최했다. ‘디지털 스마트 부산 아카데미’는 부산지역의 현장 수요 맞춤형 SW 전문인재를 키우기 위해 대학과 기업이 대규모 컨소시엄을 꾸려 교육과정을 공동 설계 및 운영하고, 채용까지 연계하는 사업이다. 부경대를 주관으로 대학, 기업 등 12개 기관으로 구성된 컨소시엄이 과학기술정보통신부와 정보통신기획평가원의 2022년 SW전문인재양성사업 공모에 선정돼 이 아카데미를 운영한다. 사업단은 이날 출범식을 시작으로 4년간 약 78억 원을 지원받아 부산시 선도산업의 스마트화를 위해 디지털금융, 스마트헬스케어, 빅데이터, 스마트선박·항만, 스마트팩토리 등 5개 교육 분야에서 파이썬, 딥러닝 등 SW 기초과목을 수강한 부경대, 동아대, 동의대 재학생 및 졸업생을 대상으로 16주 기술교육 집중훈련을 통해 4년간 670명 이상의 SW 전문인재를 양성할 계획이다. 이날 출범식에는 부경대를 비롯해 동아대, 동의대, ㈜신세계아이앤씨, ㈜BNK시스템, ㈜에스씨티, ㈜인타운, ㈜소나무정보기술, ㈜에스티리서치, ㈜투그램시스템즈, ㈜핀인사이트, 부산경제진흥원 등 참여기관을 비롯해 취업 추천 및 현장실습을 지원하는 부산소재 기업 관계자들이 참가했다. 출범식에서는 사업단장 노맹석 교수의 디지털 스마트 부산 아카데미 사업추진 계획 발표 등 △교육 △창업·취업지원 △인재양성사업 부문에 걸쳐 주제발표가 진행됐다. 사업단장 노맹석 교수는 이날 “지역대학과 지역기업이 우수한 SW 전문인재를 함께 키워내 부산 주력 산업의 첨단화, 스마트화를 위한 주역이 될 수 있도록 힘쓰겠다.”라고 밝혔다. <부경투데이> △ 출범식에서 장영수 총장이 인사말을 하고 있다.△ 행사 참석자들이 국민의례를 하고 있다.△ 출범식에서 교육분야 발표가 진행되고 있다.

VR로 미세먼지 전문가 키운다

부경대, 미세먼지 전문가 교육용 VR 시스템 첫 구축- 고가 장비 ‘스캐닝 라이다 시스템’ 가상 체험 가능해져△VR 교육 시스템을 체험하고 있는 대학원생 사진. 국립부경대학교(총장 장영수)는 미세먼지 전문가 양성을 위한 VR(가상현실) 교육 시스템을 국내에서 처음으로 구축했다고 밝혔다. 부경대 미세먼지관리 특성화대학원 사업단(단장 노영민·환경공학전공 교수)은 최근 충무관 2층에 VR 체험 강의실을 마련하고 전용 장비와 교육용 프로그램 등을 갖춘 VR 교육 시스템 운영에 들어갔다. 이 시스템은 레이저를 이용한 첨단 미세먼지 관측 장비인 ‘스캐닝 라이다 시스템’의 내부구조와 작동원리, 장비 운영방식을 가상현실로 체험할 수 있도록 해준다. 교육생이 VR 장비를 머리와 손에 착용하면 3D로 구현된 이미지와 영상 등을 통해 ‘스캐닝 라이다 시스템’을 가상으로 체험하는 방식이다.  ‘스캐닝 라이다 시스템’은 미세먼지 농도 분포를 반경 5km 영역에서 30m 단위의 고해상도로 표출할 수 있지만, 고가의 장비인데다 민감한 광학 센서를 탑재하고 있어 내부구조와 작동원리를 직접 확인하기는 어려웠다. 사업단은 올해 교육 혁신 프로그램의 일환으로 VR 교육 시스템을 구축한 데 이어, 내년에는 VR 강의 교육 프로그램 확대와 함께 VR 강의실도 확충할 계획이다. 사업단장 노영민 교수는 “VR 시스템을 활용해 현장에서 실제 사용되는 관측 장비에 대한 높은 이해도를 갖춘 미세먼지 전문가를 키워내고, 나날이 발전하는 첨단 장비에 대응한 맞춤형 교육을 통해 미세먼지 관련 연구가 발전할 수 있도록 힘쓰겠다.”라고 말했다. 한편 부경대 미세먼지관리 특성화대학원 사업단은 지난해 환경부와 한국환경산업기술원의 환경기술인력양성사업에 동남권역 주관대학으로 선정된 이후 미세먼지 전문가 양성 트랙을 운영해오고 있다. <부경투데이> △ VR 교육 시스템에 구현되는 ‘스캐닝 라이다 시스템’ 내부구조 이미지.

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영화의전당과 예술문화발전 위해 협력한다

부경대 MADEC연구단-영화의전당, 예술문화발전 업무협약 체결- ‘부산 예술문화 진흥 및 문화발전을 위한 업무협약’△ 조정형 교수(왼쪽)와 김진해 대표이사가 협약을 맺고 기념촬영하고 있다.국립부경대학교 BK21 MADEC 마린디자이니어링 교육연구단(단장 조정형)과 영화의전당(대표 김진해)은 6월 22일 부산 해운대 영화의전당 대표이사실에서 ‘부산 예술문화 진흥 및 문화발전을 위한 업무협약’을 체결했다. 양 기관은 이번 협약으로 K-신한류문화산업을 견인하고 영화의전당 인근지역에 연극·영화 관련 종사자들을 위한 선진문화도시 조성을 공동으로 추진하는데 협력하기로 했다. 이에 따라 양 기관은 K-신한류문화를 적극 홍보하고 확산하는 계기를 만들어 영화의전당 인근 수변지역의 경관을 활용한 연극·영화 예술인 스타트업(Start-up) 단지 조성을 시작으로 지역 우수성을 알리기 위해 협력할 예정이다. 부경대 조정형 교수는 “이번 협약으로 양 기관이 보유한 우수한 역량과 인프라를 활용해 해양산업 디자인 인재를 발굴, 육성하고 지역사회를 위한 기반을 구축해 해양디자인과 예술문화 발전의 새로운 원동력이 될 수 있도록 힘쓰겠다.”라고 말했다. 영화의전당 김진해 대표이사는 ”양 기관의 사업협력을 통해 부산의 예술문화발전이 해양 도시디자인 변화와의 시너지를 창출할 수 있도록 하고, 부산 예술문화 활성화에 실질적인 도움이 될 수 있도록 노력하겠다.”라고 밝혔다.

열린대학교육협의회 총장회의 열려

부경대, 제31차 열린대학교육협의회 총장회의 개최- 7개 대학 총장 등 참석 … 차별화 사이버 교과목 개설 등 협의△ 장영수 총장(가운데) 등 열린대학교육협의회 총장회의 참석자들이 기념사진을 촬영하고 있다. ⓒ사진 이성재(대외홍보팀) 국립부경대학교(총장 장영수)는 6월 22일 오후 대학본부 3층 회의실에서 제31차 열린대학교육협의회(OCU 컨소시엄) 총장회의를 개최했다. 이날 행사에는 협의회 회장교인 부경대를 비롯해 공주대, 부산외대, 순천향대, 인제대, 충북대, 한국열린사이버대학교(OCU) 등 주관대학의 총장과 위원들이 참석해 사이버 교육 관련 현안을 논의했다. 협의회 참석자들은 이날 대학 간 상생협력을 위해 소통 중심의 차별화된 사이버 교과목 개설 방안과 올해 협의회 정책연구 수행 계획 및 중점 사업계획 보고 등 안건을 협의했다. 열린대학교육협의회는 국내 최대 규모의 대학 간 사이버교육 학술교류 협의체다. 협의회에는 부경대를 비롯해 85개 대학이 참가하고 있으며, 총장회의에서 각종 정책을 결정한다. 협의회가 개설하는 연간 400여 개 사이버강좌는 12만 명이 수강하고 있다. △ 장영수 총장(왼쪽)이 전임 협의회장인 원성수 공주대 총장에게 공로패를 전달하고 있다.

부경대-동서대-한국거래소 산학협력 나서

부경대-동서대-한국거래소, 산학협력 협약 체결- 디지털금융·파생상품 교육 등 상호협력△ (왼쪽부터) 장영수 총장, 손병두 이사장, 장제국 총장이 협약을 맺고 기념촬영하고 있다. ⓒ사진 이성재(대외홍보팀)  국립부경대학교(총장 장영수)와 동서대학교(총장 장제국), 한국거래소(이사장 손병두)가 6월 15일 BIFC 51층 자본시장역사박물관에서 산학협력 협약을 체결했다. 이번 협약은 국제금융혁신도시인 부산의 특성을 반영해 금융 신산업 분야 인재 양성에 필요한 금융교육 인프라를 강화하기 위해 마련됐다. 이번 협약으로 세 기관은 디지털금융 및 파생상품에 관한 교육과 연구 분야에서 교류 확대 기반을 마련하는 등 상호협력을 강화해 나가기로 했다. 이에 따라 각 기관은 디지털금융공학 관련 부산 지역의 전문인력 육성을 비롯해 연구·협력과제 지원 및 공동 학술대회 개최, 대학교 내 혁신성장기업 대상 상장 설명회 및 맞춤형 컨설팅 제공, 산학 연계 교육과정 개발 및 운영 등을 통해 부산 지역발전과 금융 교육기반 강화를 위해 노력하기로 했다. 장영수 총장은 “이번 협약으로 각 기관의 특성화 역량과 인프라를 활용해 부산시가 국제금융혁신도시로 자리매김할 수 있도록 적극 지원하고, 지역발전과 지역인재 육성을 이끌기 위한 산학협력을 확대하는 등 노력하겠다.”라고 밝혔다. ▷ 협약식 현장 영상 보러가기(클릭!) △ 협약식 참석자들이 행사를 마치고 단체 기념촬영하고 있다.△ 협약 후 기념촬영하고 있는 장영수 총장, 손병두 이사장, 장제국 총장.△ 협약식에서 인사말을 하고 있는 장영수 총장.

국가중심 국·공립대 총장 한 자리에

부경대, 국가중심 국·공립대 총장협의회 개최- 10일 부경대 동원장보고관 … 전국 15개 국·공립대 총장 참석△ 국가중심 국·공립대학교 총장협의회 참석자 기념촬영 장면. ⓒ사진 이성재(대외홍보팀) 국립부경대학교(총장 장영수)는 6월 10일 오후 동원장보고관에서 ‘2022학년도 제2차 국가중심 국·공립대학교 총장협의회(회장 권순태 안동대 총장)’를 개최했다. 이날 행사주관 대학인 부경대를 비롯해 전국 15개 국·공립대 총장과 교육부 및 한국대학교육협의회 관계자 등이 참석해 대학 현안을 논의했다. 국가중심 국·공립대학교 총장협의회는 전국 18개 국·공립대 총장이 참여해 대학 정책 현안을 논의하고 교류하는 협의체다. 이날 협의회 참석자들은 대학과 지역사회의 상생 발전 방안을 비롯해 4차 산업혁명시대 고등교육의 역할과 대학 간 네트워크 강화 방안 등을 검토 및 논의하고, 대학 정책과 관련한 교육부와의 대화를 진행했다. 한편 국가중심 국·공립대학교 총장협의회는 기존 지역중심 국·공립대학교 총장협의회에서 이름이 바뀌었으며, 전국 국·공립대 중 거점 국·공립대와 교육대학을 제외한 18개 국·공립대가 회원으로 가입돼 있다. ▷ 협의회 현장 영상 보러가기(클릭!) △ 국가중심 국·공립대학교 총장협의회 전경△ 인사말을 하고 있는 장영수 총장.

2022년 부산과학기술상 수상

오정환 교수, 2022년 부산과학기술상 수상- 공학상 부문 선정 … 첨단 초음파 기법 연구 등 성과 인정 국립부경대학교 오정환 교수(의공학전공·산학협력단장)가 2022년 부산과학기술상을 수상했다. 부산과학기술상 심사위원회는 2022년 부산과학기술상 공학상 부문에 오정환 교수를 선정했다고 7일 밝혔다. 오정환 교수는 신체를 건드리지 않고 해부학적인 관찰이 가능한 첨단 초음파 기법 연구와 함께 초음파를 활용한 비파괴 검사 기술 분야에서도 탁월한 연구 성과를 거뒀다는 평가를 받았다. 오정환 교수는 “제 인생의 반 이상을 함께한 부산에서 연구개발 및 교육 업적과 기술 혁신성으로 부산과학기술상을 받게 되어 대단히 영광.”이라면서, “공학자로서 실용적인 연구를 해야 한다는 신념으로 의공학 및 첨단 검사장비 분야 연구에 몰입해왔다.”라고 밝혔다. 이어 “의미 깊은 부산과학기술상 수상자로서 지역사회 발전에 보답하기 위해 스마트 헬스케어 관련 첨단기술력 연구에 더 진전된 성과물을 내놓도록 하겠다.”라며, “우리 학계 큰 흐름인 다학제간 융합연구 발전에도 이바지하면서 학생 지도를 통한 인재 양성 및 산학연구 수행 등에도 한치의 소홀함이 없도록 전력을 다하겠다.”라고 말했다. 한편 부산시와 부산산업과학혁신원, 부산과학기술협의회는 지역 과학기술인의 연구의욕을 고취하기 위해 2002년부터 부산과학기술상을 시상하고 있다. 공학상 수상자는 상과 함께 상금 1000만 원을 받는다. 시상식은 오는 8월 27일 ‘2022년 부산과학축전’ 행사 때 진행된다.

Yang Min-Joon | Promotes a student dispatch program to the University of Iowa, US

PKNU selected for the 'IITP Global Human Resources' projectprofessor Yang Min-Joon Pukyong 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.

Oh Pil-Gun | 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 collectorProfessor Oh Pil-Gun 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.

Lee Bo-Ram | Leading exchanges between Korean and British researchers

PKNU, selected for 'BrainLink' project by the Ministry of Science and ICTProfessor Lee Bo-Ram Prof. Lee Bo-Ram (Dept. of Physics) of Pukyong National University was selected for the outstanding researcher exchange support project of 2022 (BrainLink) by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the National Research Foundation of Korea. This project was established for the first time this year to nurture human resources in the core technology field and to raise the international awareness of domestic researchers through dispatching and joint research by domestic research groups abroad, holding international exchange meetings for each technology field, and support for the spread of basic research results. Prof. Lee Bo-Ram of Pukyong National University was selected as the subject of 'Research on next-generation semiconductors and displays based on perovskite and nurture of excellent human resources' in the field of overseas research manpower exchange for this project and he will receive about 4.7 billion won in support for three years for promoting exchanges between research personnel, mainly in Korea and the UK. In this consortium, led by prof. Lee as the head of the research group, Cambridge University and Oxford University are participating as overseas research institutes, and Seoul National University, Hanyang University, UNIST, and SN Display are participating in the consortium in Korea. Prof. Richard H. Friend, director of the Cavendish laboratory and a member of the Royal society, participates as the research director at the University of Cambridge. Professor Friend, a world-renowned scholar, developed the world's first OLED and perovskite light emitting device, and has received 35 awards including the Faraday medal. The Oxford University research director is prof. Henry J. Snaith, a member of the Royal society of England, who has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of perovskite optoelectronic devices and has received a medal at the James Joule award. Together with them, prof. Henning Sirringhaus and prof. Samuel Stranks from the University of Cambridge, and prof, Iain McCulloch from Oxford University and prof. Stephen Morris from the University of Oxford, recognized as world-class scholars, also participate. Including prof. Park Seong-Heum and prof. Lee Bo-Ram from Pukyong National University, prof. Lee Tak-Hee and prof. Kang Ki-Hoon from Seoul National University, prof. Yim Won-Bin and prof. Choi Hyo-Seong from Hanyang University, prof. Song Myeong-Hoon from UNIST, and Lee Tae-Woo from SN Display participate the consortium in Korea, and the LG display and DS Neolux participate as demand companies. Prof. Lee Bo-Ram said, "Through this project, we plan to exchange excellent domestic and foreign researchers in the semiconductor and display fields, one of the 10 essential national strategic technologies that Korea must take the lead in and promote joint research and development of core technologies and fostering excellent researchers."

Jay Liu | Research directions for seaweed biomass are suggested

PKNU, an up-and-coming research on the energy production from seaweed biomassprofessor Jay Liu The research result of professor Jay Liu (chemical engineering)'s research team at Pukyong National University, which comprehensively evaluated the sustainability of biomass energy and chemical production technology of seaweed, is drawing the attention of the academic community. The reported on the 7th that the research results of professor Jay Liu's research team were published in (IF=14.982), an internationally renowned academic journal. This study was conducted jointly by researchers from Pukyong National University, such as the corresponding author Professor Jay Liu, Professor Woo Hee-Cheol (collaborating research professor), and Dr. Rofice Dickson, as well as overseas researchers such as Professor Christopher Saffron from Michigan State University and Dr. Peyman Fasahati from Honeywell-UOP from the United States. The reported on the results of this study stating that, 'the research team is attracting attention from academia, as they designed several processes that convert seaweed, one of the 3rd generation biomasses, into energy and chemicals using a biochemical conversion pathway, and evaluated the economics and presented environmental sustainability of each process as guidelines for future research directions'.Seaweed biomass refers to plants in the sea that can produce energy or high-value-added chemicals. Compared to grain-based biomass or wood-based biomass, it is evaluated to have advantages in growth rate, productivity, and carbon dioxide absorption capacity. Professor Jay Liu in the article from said, "I think that research on renewable energy in countries around the world should take into account the regional characteristics of that country and in Korea, as far as bioenergy is concerned, we have conducted research by judging that seaweed is the most suitable biomass."Professor Woo Hee-Cheol, the co-author of the thesis, emphasized in this article saying, "The main obstacle to the commercialization of biomass energy conversion research conducted in Korea so far was the impossibility of supplying enough raw materials for practical use in Korea. However, considering the world’s highest level of domestic seaweed culture technology and the area of 20-50 m deep in Korea’s territorial waters is 13,658 ㎢, which is more than 20 times the size of Seoul, seaweed biomass is the only domestic self-sufficient raw material at a practical level." The research by Professor Jay Liu was carried out with support from the National Research Foundation (NRF)'s Young Researcher Program & Engineering Mid-level Research Project. Meanwhile, Professor Jay Liu was selected for a new project by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT)'s basic laboratory last year for research on the 'development of a sustainable AI-based real-time dynamic Korean hydrogen supply chain platform'. Furthermore, he has been conducting research on the design of sustainable energy systems and economic and environmental evaluation together with domestic and foreign researchers.

Kim Su-Han | A notable non-powered membrane filtration water treatment technology developed by PKNU

A research team in Civil Engineering leads Advanced Water Treatment TechnologiesProffesor. Kim Su-Han△ A research team led by Prof. Kim Su-Han of Pukyong National University is posing for a commemorative photo in his laboratory. Prof. Kim Su-Han and Dr. Jeon Jong-Min from left to right and Kim Dong-Geun and Jo Jae-Young, graduate students, from the top left.  A research team at Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) is drawing public attention for developing a carbon-neutral non-powered membrane filtration water purifying technology.  This technology, developed by Professor Kim's research team of the Department of Civil Engineering at Pukyong National University, uses the altitude difference of the filtration plant to pass water through the membrane while flowing from top to bottom so that it can purify water without an electric power supply. Membrane filtration water treatment technology, which filters out fine substances by passing water through a fiber filter, can respond stably to sudden changes in water quality and has the advantage of removing viruses, bacteria, and pathogenic microorganisms that are difficult to remove with sand filtration. In Korea, membrane filtration water treatment technology started to be introduced in 2009, but it was difficult to expand and apply this technology due to the high energy and cost of operation of the water purification system. The research team of Pukyong National University has been researching since December 2019 with support from the Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water). The team has recently completed the development of the non-powered membrane filtration water treatment technology and has succeeded in verifying it to the practical stage of demonstration applicable to the scale of a water purification plant. This technology was selected as one of the 14 best projects for 2021 at the K-water Tech Conference recently held by the Korea Water Resources Corporation and gained recognition by winning the K-water Award given by the president. Professor Kim Su-Han from Pukyong National University said, "The method of purifying without power using the difference in altitude is a simple technique discovered through a change of perception like the 'Egg of Columbus', but it is the first time in this field that it has succeeded in verifying the demonstration stage," he added, "Starting with the joint application for a patent with the Korea Water Resources Corporation, we plan to continue to cooperate in introducing this technology to water purification plants."

Kang Hyun-Wook | Developed an endoscopic laser treatment of biliary stricture

PKNU newly developed an endoscopic laser treatment of biliary strictureProfessor Kang Hyun-Wook A research team from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) has developed a new endoscopic laser treatment that can shorten the recovery period and reduce costs in the treatment of biliary stricture, drawing attention from the academic community.    Pukyong National University has announced that Professor Kang Hyun-Wook of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Researcher Van Gia Truong, who completed a doctorate in the Department of Industry 4.0 Convergence Bionics Engineering, developed a new laser treatment technology based on an endoscope and conducted a clinical trial and it has been approved of a class 3 medical device trial plan (IND) by the Korea Food and Drug Administration. A Class 3 medical device is classified as a medical device that can be inserted into the human body for a certain period of time or has a high potential risk, therefore, the approval of the clinical trial plan for this device means that clinical trials for commercialization of medical devices will be accelerated, not at the laboratory level. This stricture of bile duct is a disease with a high risk of early death, with symptoms such as malnutrition and jaundice due to the biliary drainage inability. Currently, this is treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP), which is intubated with a stent, but there are limitations in that the stent needs to be replaced every 6 months, and the procedure is frequent and expensive due to problems with stent movement and blockages.    The laser treatment technology developed by the research team is an effective endoscopy-based local therapy using a light delivery device (BCDA) fused with an optical fiber and a catheter to uniformly deliver laser light to the inner wall of the bile duct to perform contact-free thermotherapy, while at the same time expanding the stenosed tissue with a catheter. As a result of preclinical testing, treatment efficacy has been confirmed with uniform tissue expansion treatment, and initial stability has been also secured by minimizing complications such as inflammatory reaction and perforation. The research team expects that by applying this technology, it will be possible to improve the quality patient's life and reduce socio-economic costs by shortening the recovery period. The research was carried out with support from the Health and Medical Technology R&D Project (hosted by Prof. Jeong Seok of Inha University Hospital) and the National Research Foundation's Key Research Center Support Project (hosted by Professor Jeong Won-Kyo, Pukyong National University). The research team received approval for a clinical test plan hosted by Bluecore Company Co., Ltd., a company specializing in medical device manufacturing, and plans to conduct clinical trials from next year based on this.  

Jung Sung-Chul | Paper on Journal of RSC

PKNU researchers have found a way to improve the efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteriesProfessor Jung Sung-Chul    A research team led by Professor Jung Sung-Chul (Dept. of Physics) at Pukyong National University succeeded in discovering the ion transport mechanism of a metal organic framework that can increase the efficiency of lithium-sulfur secondary batteries. Professor Jung and researcher Jeon Tae -Gon (Department of Physics · Research Center for Nano Science and Technology) have identified the mechanism at the atomic-level by which the HKUST-1 metal-organic framework-based separator blocks the movement of lithium polysulfide while effectively allowing only lithium ions to pass through. The metal-organic framework is a microporous material used in the fields of secondary batteries, hydrogen storage, catalysts, sensors, and drug delivery. Lithium-sulfur secondary batteries have a chronic shuttle phenomenon in which lithium polysulfide passes through the separator and repeatedly reciprocates between the positive and negative electrodes.Professor Jung's research team identified the fact that not only the size of the pores of the metal-organic framework, but also the solvation structure of ions or molecules passing through the metal-organic framework are important factors that can pass through the separation membrane through the first principle calculation simulation study. The presence or absence of chemical bonds between active sites and ions or molecules of the metal-organic framework was also found to be an important factor. Professor Jung said, "The results of this study can be very useful information not only to solve the shuttle phenomenon of lithium polysulfide, but also to design a metal-organic framework separator for a general liquid electrolyte-based metal-ion battery," he added, "I expect that it will also be helpful in the process of controlling the selective movement and blocking of only the target material in general microporous materials." This research was conducted with the support of the Ministry of Science and ICT (middle-level research), and has been recently published online by the Royal Society of Chemistry, (Citation Index = 12.732).

Lee Song-Yi | Paper on an international journal

PKNU, published a review paper 'Recent Strategies to Develop Innovative Photosensitizers for Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy' in this journalProfessor Lee Song-Yi A research team led by Professor Lee Song-Yi of Pukyong National University (Dept. of Chemistry, Dept. of Industry 4.0 Convergence Bionics Engineering) is attracting public attention by publishing a review paper in 'Chemical Reviews (IF=60.62)', the top international academic journal in the field of basic science. Professor Lee, Thanh Chung Pham (completed doctoral), and Choi Young-Hwan (2 years in master's program), and other research teams recently published a review paper 'Recent Strategies to Develop Innovative Photosensitizers for Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy' in this journal. ‘Chemical Reviews’ published by the Journal of the American Chemical Society (ACS Publications) is an academic journal that summarizes research trends and prospects in the field of chemistry, and is recognized as having the greatest influence among researchers in this field. In this paper, Professor Lee's research team presented a strategy to develop photosensitizers, a photoactive chemical used in photodynamic therapy, which is one of the photochemical-based treatments for diseases such as cancer and infectious diseases.The research team gained attraction by unvailing research strategy and development and application research trends and research strategies for photosensitizers, which are currently being actively conducted in relation to photodynamic therapy, which removes target tissues with light of a specific wavelength after injection of a photosensitizer for non-invasive treatment of diseases such as cancer. The research team pointed out that most of the existing papers on the development of photosensitizers focus only on nanomaterials and nanotechnology. Instead, they presented intuitive and specific insights for the development of innovative organic photosensitizers by presenting research results related to the structural design and development of organic photosensitizers for effective and improved photodynamic therapy. Professor Lee is actively conducting research on the development of Polydiacetylenes, PDAs, CDr (Continuous Depolymerization after a Reaction-based detection) and research on the design and synthesis of organic functional materials under the theme of ‘research on intelligent functional materials for signal amplification’.

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영화의전당과 예술문화발전 위해 협력한다

부경대 MADEC연구단-영화의전당, 예술문화발전 업무협약 체결- ‘부산 예술문화 진흥 및 문화발전을 위한 업무협약’△ 조정형 교수(왼쪽)와 김진해 대표이사가 협약을 맺고 기념촬영하고 있다.국립부경대학교 BK21 MADEC 마린디자이니어링 교육연구단(단장 조정형)과 영화의전당(대표 김진해)은 6월 22일 부산 해운대 영화의전당 대표이사실에서 ‘부산 예술문화 진흥 및 문화발전을 위한 업무협약’을 체결했다. 양 기관은 이번 협약으로 K-신한류문화산업을 견인하고 영화의전당 인근지역에 연극·영화 관련 종사자들을 위한 선진문화도시 조성을 공동으로 추진하는데 협력하기로 했다. 이에 따라 양 기관은 K-신한류문화를 적극 홍보하고 확산하는 계기를 만들어 영화의전당 인근 수변지역의 경관을 활용한 연극·영화 예술인 스타트업(Start-up) 단지 조성을 시작으로 지역 우수성을 알리기 위해 협력할 예정이다. 부경대 조정형 교수는 “이번 협약으로 양 기관이 보유한 우수한 역량과 인프라를 활용해 해양산업 디자인 인재를 발굴, 육성하고 지역사회를 위한 기반을 구축해 해양디자인과 예술문화 발전의 새로운 원동력이 될 수 있도록 힘쓰겠다.”라고 말했다. 영화의전당 김진해 대표이사는 ”양 기관의 사업협력을 통해 부산의 예술문화발전이 해양 도시디자인 변화와의 시너지를 창출할 수 있도록 하고, 부산 예술문화 활성화에 실질적인 도움이 될 수 있도록 노력하겠다.”라고 밝혔다.

열린대학교육협의회 총장회의 열려

부경대, 제31차 열린대학교육협의회 총장회의 개최- 7개 대학 총장 등 참석 … 차별화 사이버 교과목 개설 등 협의△ 장영수 총장(가운데) 등 열린대학교육협의회 총장회의 참석자들이 기념사진을 촬영하고 있다. ⓒ사진 이성재(대외홍보팀) 국립부경대학교(총장 장영수)는 6월 22일 오후 대학본부 3층 회의실에서 제31차 열린대학교육협의회(OCU 컨소시엄) 총장회의를 개최했다. 이날 행사에는 협의회 회장교인 부경대를 비롯해 공주대, 부산외대, 순천향대, 인제대, 충북대, 한국열린사이버대학교(OCU) 등 주관대학의 총장과 위원들이 참석해 사이버 교육 관련 현안을 논의했다. 협의회 참석자들은 이날 대학 간 상생협력을 위해 소통 중심의 차별화된 사이버 교과목 개설 방안과 올해 협의회 정책연구 수행 계획 및 중점 사업계획 보고 등 안건을 협의했다. 열린대학교육협의회는 국내 최대 규모의 대학 간 사이버교육 학술교류 협의체다. 협의회에는 부경대를 비롯해 85개 대학이 참가하고 있으며, 총장회의에서 각종 정책을 결정한다. 협의회가 개설하는 연간 400여 개 사이버강좌는 12만 명이 수강하고 있다. △ 장영수 총장(왼쪽)이 전임 협의회장인 원성수 공주대 총장에게 공로패를 전달하고 있다.

부경대-동서대-한국거래소 산학협력 나서

부경대-동서대-한국거래소, 산학협력 협약 체결- 디지털금융·파생상품 교육 등 상호협력△ (왼쪽부터) 장영수 총장, 손병두 이사장, 장제국 총장이 협약을 맺고 기념촬영하고 있다. ⓒ사진 이성재(대외홍보팀)  국립부경대학교(총장 장영수)와 동서대학교(총장 장제국), 한국거래소(이사장 손병두)가 6월 15일 BIFC 51층 자본시장역사박물관에서 산학협력 협약을 체결했다. 이번 협약은 국제금융혁신도시인 부산의 특성을 반영해 금융 신산업 분야 인재 양성에 필요한 금융교육 인프라를 강화하기 위해 마련됐다. 이번 협약으로 세 기관은 디지털금융 및 파생상품에 관한 교육과 연구 분야에서 교류 확대 기반을 마련하는 등 상호협력을 강화해 나가기로 했다. 이에 따라 각 기관은 디지털금융공학 관련 부산 지역의 전문인력 육성을 비롯해 연구·협력과제 지원 및 공동 학술대회 개최, 대학교 내 혁신성장기업 대상 상장 설명회 및 맞춤형 컨설팅 제공, 산학 연계 교육과정 개발 및 운영 등을 통해 부산 지역발전과 금융 교육기반 강화를 위해 노력하기로 했다. 장영수 총장은 “이번 협약으로 각 기관의 특성화 역량과 인프라를 활용해 부산시가 국제금융혁신도시로 자리매김할 수 있도록 적극 지원하고, 지역발전과 지역인재 육성을 이끌기 위한 산학협력을 확대하는 등 노력하겠다.”라고 밝혔다. ▷ 협약식 현장 영상 보러가기(클릭!) △ 협약식 참석자들이 행사를 마치고 단체 기념촬영하고 있다.△ 협약 후 기념촬영하고 있는 장영수 총장, 손병두 이사장, 장제국 총장.△ 협약식에서 인사말을 하고 있는 장영수 총장.

국가중심 국·공립대 총장 한 자리에

부경대, 국가중심 국·공립대 총장협의회 개최- 10일 부경대 동원장보고관 … 전국 15개 국·공립대 총장 참석△ 국가중심 국·공립대학교 총장협의회 참석자 기념촬영 장면. ⓒ사진 이성재(대외홍보팀) 국립부경대학교(총장 장영수)는 6월 10일 오후 동원장보고관에서 ‘2022학년도 제2차 국가중심 국·공립대학교 총장협의회(회장 권순태 안동대 총장)’를 개최했다. 이날 행사주관 대학인 부경대를 비롯해 전국 15개 국·공립대 총장과 교육부 및 한국대학교육협의회 관계자 등이 참석해 대학 현안을 논의했다. 국가중심 국·공립대학교 총장협의회는 전국 18개 국·공립대 총장이 참여해 대학 정책 현안을 논의하고 교류하는 협의체다. 이날 협의회 참석자들은 대학과 지역사회의 상생 발전 방안을 비롯해 4차 산업혁명시대 고등교육의 역할과 대학 간 네트워크 강화 방안 등을 검토 및 논의하고, 대학 정책과 관련한 교육부와의 대화를 진행했다. 한편 국가중심 국·공립대학교 총장협의회는 기존 지역중심 국·공립대학교 총장협의회에서 이름이 바뀌었으며, 전국 국·공립대 중 거점 국·공립대와 교육대학을 제외한 18개 국·공립대가 회원으로 가입돼 있다. ▷ 협의회 현장 영상 보러가기(클릭!) △ 국가중심 국·공립대학교 총장협의회 전경△ 인사말을 하고 있는 장영수 총장.

2022년 부산과학기술상 수상

오정환 교수, 2022년 부산과학기술상 수상- 공학상 부문 선정 … 첨단 초음파 기법 연구 등 성과 인정 국립부경대학교 오정환 교수(의공학전공·산학협력단장)가 2022년 부산과학기술상을 수상했다. 부산과학기술상 심사위원회는 2022년 부산과학기술상 공학상 부문에 오정환 교수를 선정했다고 7일 밝혔다. 오정환 교수는 신체를 건드리지 않고 해부학적인 관찰이 가능한 첨단 초음파 기법 연구와 함께 초음파를 활용한 비파괴 검사 기술 분야에서도 탁월한 연구 성과를 거뒀다는 평가를 받았다. 오정환 교수는 “제 인생의 반 이상을 함께한 부산에서 연구개발 및 교육 업적과 기술 혁신성으로 부산과학기술상을 받게 되어 대단히 영광.”이라면서, “공학자로서 실용적인 연구를 해야 한다는 신념으로 의공학 및 첨단 검사장비 분야 연구에 몰입해왔다.”라고 밝혔다. 이어 “의미 깊은 부산과학기술상 수상자로서 지역사회 발전에 보답하기 위해 스마트 헬스케어 관련 첨단기술력 연구에 더 진전된 성과물을 내놓도록 하겠다.”라며, “우리 학계 큰 흐름인 다학제간 융합연구 발전에도 이바지하면서 학생 지도를 통한 인재 양성 및 산학연구 수행 등에도 한치의 소홀함이 없도록 전력을 다하겠다.”라고 말했다. 한편 부산시와 부산산업과학혁신원, 부산과학기술협의회는 지역 과학기술인의 연구의욕을 고취하기 위해 2002년부터 부산과학기술상을 시상하고 있다. 공학상 수상자는 상과 함께 상금 1000만 원을 받는다. 시상식은 오는 8월 27일 ‘2022년 부산과학축전’ 행사 때 진행된다.

Yang Min-Joon | Promotes a student dispatch program to the University of Iowa, US

PKNU selected for the 'IITP Global Human Resources' projectprofessor Yang Min-Joon Pukyong 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.

Oh Pil-Gun | 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 collectorProfessor Oh Pil-Gun 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.

Lee Bo-Ram | Leading exchanges between Korean and British researchers

PKNU, selected for 'BrainLink' project by the Ministry of Science and ICTProfessor Lee Bo-Ram Prof. Lee Bo-Ram (Dept. of Physics) of Pukyong National University was selected for the outstanding researcher exchange support project of 2022 (BrainLink) by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the National Research Foundation of Korea. This project was established for the first time this year to nurture human resources in the core technology field and to raise the international awareness of domestic researchers through dispatching and joint research by domestic research groups abroad, holding international exchange meetings for each technology field, and support for the spread of basic research results. Prof. Lee Bo-Ram of Pukyong National University was selected as the subject of 'Research on next-generation semiconductors and displays based on perovskite and nurture of excellent human resources' in the field of overseas research manpower exchange for this project and he will receive about 4.7 billion won in support for three years for promoting exchanges between research personnel, mainly in Korea and the UK. In this consortium, led by prof. Lee as the head of the research group, Cambridge University and Oxford University are participating as overseas research institutes, and Seoul National University, Hanyang University, UNIST, and SN Display are participating in the consortium in Korea. Prof. Richard H. Friend, director of the Cavendish laboratory and a member of the Royal society, participates as the research director at the University of Cambridge. Professor Friend, a world-renowned scholar, developed the world's first OLED and perovskite light emitting device, and has received 35 awards including the Faraday medal. The Oxford University research director is prof. Henry J. Snaith, a member of the Royal society of England, who has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of perovskite optoelectronic devices and has received a medal at the James Joule award. Together with them, prof. Henning Sirringhaus and prof. Samuel Stranks from the University of Cambridge, and prof, Iain McCulloch from Oxford University and prof. Stephen Morris from the University of Oxford, recognized as world-class scholars, also participate. Including prof. Park Seong-Heum and prof. Lee Bo-Ram from Pukyong National University, prof. Lee Tak-Hee and prof. Kang Ki-Hoon from Seoul National University, prof. Yim Won-Bin and prof. Choi Hyo-Seong from Hanyang University, prof. Song Myeong-Hoon from UNIST, and Lee Tae-Woo from SN Display participate the consortium in Korea, and the LG display and DS Neolux participate as demand companies. Prof. Lee Bo-Ram said, "Through this project, we plan to exchange excellent domestic and foreign researchers in the semiconductor and display fields, one of the 10 essential national strategic technologies that Korea must take the lead in and promote joint research and development of core technologies and fostering excellent researchers."

Jay Liu | Research directions for seaweed biomass are suggested

PKNU, an up-and-coming research on the energy production from seaweed biomassprofessor Jay Liu The research result of professor Jay Liu (chemical engineering)'s research team at Pukyong National University, which comprehensively evaluated the sustainability of biomass energy and chemical production technology of seaweed, is drawing the attention of the academic community. The reported on the 7th that the research results of professor Jay Liu's research team were published in (IF=14.982), an internationally renowned academic journal. This study was conducted jointly by researchers from Pukyong National University, such as the corresponding author Professor Jay Liu, Professor Woo Hee-Cheol (collaborating research professor), and Dr. Rofice Dickson, as well as overseas researchers such as Professor Christopher Saffron from Michigan State University and Dr. Peyman Fasahati from Honeywell-UOP from the United States. The reported on the results of this study stating that, 'the research team is attracting attention from academia, as they designed several processes that convert seaweed, one of the 3rd generation biomasses, into energy and chemicals using a biochemical conversion pathway, and evaluated the economics and presented environmental sustainability of each process as guidelines for future research directions'.Seaweed biomass refers to plants in the sea that can produce energy or high-value-added chemicals. Compared to grain-based biomass or wood-based biomass, it is evaluated to have advantages in growth rate, productivity, and carbon dioxide absorption capacity. Professor Jay Liu in the article from said, "I think that research on renewable energy in countries around the world should take into account the regional characteristics of that country and in Korea, as far as bioenergy is concerned, we have conducted research by judging that seaweed is the most suitable biomass."Professor Woo Hee-Cheol, the co-author of the thesis, emphasized in this article saying, "The main obstacle to the commercialization of biomass energy conversion research conducted in Korea so far was the impossibility of supplying enough raw materials for practical use in Korea. However, considering the world’s highest level of domestic seaweed culture technology and the area of 20-50 m deep in Korea’s territorial waters is 13,658 ㎢, which is more than 20 times the size of Seoul, seaweed biomass is the only domestic self-sufficient raw material at a practical level." The research by Professor Jay Liu was carried out with support from the National Research Foundation (NRF)'s Young Researcher Program & Engineering Mid-level Research Project. Meanwhile, Professor Jay Liu was selected for a new project by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT)'s basic laboratory last year for research on the 'development of a sustainable AI-based real-time dynamic Korean hydrogen supply chain platform'. Furthermore, he has been conducting research on the design of sustainable energy systems and economic and environmental evaluation together with domestic and foreign researchers.

Kim Su-Han | A notable non-powered membrane filtration water treatment technology developed by PKNU

A research team in Civil Engineering leads Advanced Water Treatment TechnologiesProffesor. Kim Su-Han△ A research team led by Prof. Kim Su-Han of Pukyong National University is posing for a commemorative photo in his laboratory. Prof. Kim Su-Han and Dr. Jeon Jong-Min from left to right and Kim Dong-Geun and Jo Jae-Young, graduate students, from the top left.  A research team at Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) is drawing public attention for developing a carbon-neutral non-powered membrane filtration water purifying technology.  This technology, developed by Professor Kim's research team of the Department of Civil Engineering at Pukyong National University, uses the altitude difference of the filtration plant to pass water through the membrane while flowing from top to bottom so that it can purify water without an electric power supply. Membrane filtration water treatment technology, which filters out fine substances by passing water through a fiber filter, can respond stably to sudden changes in water quality and has the advantage of removing viruses, bacteria, and pathogenic microorganisms that are difficult to remove with sand filtration. In Korea, membrane filtration water treatment technology started to be introduced in 2009, but it was difficult to expand and apply this technology due to the high energy and cost of operation of the water purification system. The research team of Pukyong National University has been researching since December 2019 with support from the Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water). The team has recently completed the development of the non-powered membrane filtration water treatment technology and has succeeded in verifying it to the practical stage of demonstration applicable to the scale of a water purification plant. This technology was selected as one of the 14 best projects for 2021 at the K-water Tech Conference recently held by the Korea Water Resources Corporation and gained recognition by winning the K-water Award given by the president. Professor Kim Su-Han from Pukyong National University said, "The method of purifying without power using the difference in altitude is a simple technique discovered through a change of perception like the 'Egg of Columbus', but it is the first time in this field that it has succeeded in verifying the demonstration stage," he added, "Starting with the joint application for a patent with the Korea Water Resources Corporation, we plan to continue to cooperate in introducing this technology to water purification plants."

Kang Hyun-Wook | Developed an endoscopic laser treatment of biliary stricture

PKNU newly developed an endoscopic laser treatment of biliary strictureProfessor Kang Hyun-Wook A research team from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) has developed a new endoscopic laser treatment that can shorten the recovery period and reduce costs in the treatment of biliary stricture, drawing attention from the academic community.    Pukyong National University has announced that Professor Kang Hyun-Wook of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Researcher Van Gia Truong, who completed a doctorate in the Department of Industry 4.0 Convergence Bionics Engineering, developed a new laser treatment technology based on an endoscope and conducted a clinical trial and it has been approved of a class 3 medical device trial plan (IND) by the Korea Food and Drug Administration. A Class 3 medical device is classified as a medical device that can be inserted into the human body for a certain period of time or has a high potential risk, therefore, the approval of the clinical trial plan for this device means that clinical trials for commercialization of medical devices will be accelerated, not at the laboratory level. This stricture of bile duct is a disease with a high risk of early death, with symptoms such as malnutrition and jaundice due to the biliary drainage inability. Currently, this is treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP), which is intubated with a stent, but there are limitations in that the stent needs to be replaced every 6 months, and the procedure is frequent and expensive due to problems with stent movement and blockages.    The laser treatment technology developed by the research team is an effective endoscopy-based local therapy using a light delivery device (BCDA) fused with an optical fiber and a catheter to uniformly deliver laser light to the inner wall of the bile duct to perform contact-free thermotherapy, while at the same time expanding the stenosed tissue with a catheter. As a result of preclinical testing, treatment efficacy has been confirmed with uniform tissue expansion treatment, and initial stability has been also secured by minimizing complications such as inflammatory reaction and perforation. The research team expects that by applying this technology, it will be possible to improve the quality patient's life and reduce socio-economic costs by shortening the recovery period. The research was carried out with support from the Health and Medical Technology R&D Project (hosted by Prof. Jeong Seok of Inha University Hospital) and the National Research Foundation's Key Research Center Support Project (hosted by Professor Jeong Won-Kyo, Pukyong National University). The research team received approval for a clinical test plan hosted by Bluecore Company Co., Ltd., a company specializing in medical device manufacturing, and plans to conduct clinical trials from next year based on this.  

Jung Sung-Chul | Paper on Journal of RSC

PKNU researchers have found a way to improve the efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteriesProfessor Jung Sung-Chul    A research team led by Professor Jung Sung-Chul (Dept. of Physics) at Pukyong National University succeeded in discovering the ion transport mechanism of a metal organic framework that can increase the efficiency of lithium-sulfur secondary batteries. Professor Jung and researcher Jeon Tae -Gon (Department of Physics · Research Center for Nano Science and Technology) have identified the mechanism at the atomic-level by which the HKUST-1 metal-organic framework-based separator blocks the movement of lithium polysulfide while effectively allowing only lithium ions to pass through. The metal-organic framework is a microporous material used in the fields of secondary batteries, hydrogen storage, catalysts, sensors, and drug delivery. Lithium-sulfur secondary batteries have a chronic shuttle phenomenon in which lithium polysulfide passes through the separator and repeatedly reciprocates between the positive and negative electrodes.Professor Jung's research team identified the fact that not only the size of the pores of the metal-organic framework, but also the solvation structure of ions or molecules passing through the metal-organic framework are important factors that can pass through the separation membrane through the first principle calculation simulation study. The presence or absence of chemical bonds between active sites and ions or molecules of the metal-organic framework was also found to be an important factor. Professor Jung said, "The results of this study can be very useful information not only to solve the shuttle phenomenon of lithium polysulfide, but also to design a metal-organic framework separator for a general liquid electrolyte-based metal-ion battery," he added, "I expect that it will also be helpful in the process of controlling the selective movement and blocking of only the target material in general microporous materials." This research was conducted with the support of the Ministry of Science and ICT (middle-level research), and has been recently published online by the Royal Society of Chemistry, (Citation Index = 12.732).

Lee Song-Yi | Paper on an international journal

PKNU, published a review paper 'Recent Strategies to Develop Innovative Photosensitizers for Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy' in this journalProfessor Lee Song-Yi A research team led by Professor Lee Song-Yi of Pukyong National University (Dept. of Chemistry, Dept. of Industry 4.0 Convergence Bionics Engineering) is attracting public attention by publishing a review paper in 'Chemical Reviews (IF=60.62)', the top international academic journal in the field of basic science. Professor Lee, Thanh Chung Pham (completed doctoral), and Choi Young-Hwan (2 years in master's program), and other research teams recently published a review paper 'Recent Strategies to Develop Innovative Photosensitizers for Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy' in this journal. ‘Chemical Reviews’ published by the Journal of the American Chemical Society (ACS Publications) is an academic journal that summarizes research trends and prospects in the field of chemistry, and is recognized as having the greatest influence among researchers in this field. In this paper, Professor Lee's research team presented a strategy to develop photosensitizers, a photoactive chemical used in photodynamic therapy, which is one of the photochemical-based treatments for diseases such as cancer and infectious diseases.The research team gained attraction by unvailing research strategy and development and application research trends and research strategies for photosensitizers, which are currently being actively conducted in relation to photodynamic therapy, which removes target tissues with light of a specific wavelength after injection of a photosensitizer for non-invasive treatment of diseases such as cancer. The research team pointed out that most of the existing papers on the development of photosensitizers focus only on nanomaterials and nanotechnology. Instead, they presented intuitive and specific insights for the development of innovative organic photosensitizers by presenting research results related to the structural design and development of organic photosensitizers for effective and improved photodynamic therapy. Professor Lee is actively conducting research on the development of Polydiacetylenes, PDAs, CDr (Continuous Depolymerization after a Reaction-based detection) and research on the design and synthesis of organic functional materials under the theme of ‘research on intelligent functional materials for signal amplification’.