A research lab, led by Professor Kyung Hwa Cho in the School of Urban and Environmental Engineering at UNIST has two special occasions to celebrate.
Dr. Jongkwan Park, who served as a post-doctoral researcher under Professor Cho at UNIST, has recently been appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Changwon National University, beginning September 2, 2019. This was followed by the news of Jiyi Jang (School of Urban and Environmental Engineering, UNIST), winning a 2019 Global Ph.D. Fellowship by the Korean Ministry of Education and the Korean National Research Foundation (NRF).
Dr. Jongkwan Park, the first UNIST graduate with Convergence of Science and Arts major, is about to start a new career at Changwon National University.
Jongkwan Park, who currently serves as a postdoctoral research associate within the School of Urban and Environmental Engineering at UNIST, is about to begin his new career as an assistant professor at Changwon National University, beginning September 2, 2019.
Along with the growing number of UNIST graduates being appointed as professors in domestic and internationally well-known universities, it is also notable that Dr. Park is the first graduate with the Convergence of Science and Arts (CSA) major from the Graduate School of Urban and Environmental Engineering at UNIST.
The Convergence of Science and Arts (CSA) is one of four professional master’s degree programs, offered by the School of Urban and Environmental Engineering at UNIST. The program consists of various science-art convergence courses, as well as one “Science Walden” project.
fSM (Feces Standard Money) is an important theme pursued by the Science Walden Center. Through this alternative currency system, one can convert human feces into biogas, use that energy as a fuel for heating, and even receive a cash refund for that energy produced. At Science Walden Center, majors from various fields, such as environmental engineering, chemical engineering, humanities and arts gather to create new values.
“At Professor Kyung Hwa Cho’s lab, we conduct research on seawater desalination,” says Dr. Park. “Under the guidance of Professor Cho, I have gained useful experience on the management of water resources.”
Jiyi Jang plans to deveop technologies to combat new micropollutants.
The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) has recently awarded Jiyi Jang, a doctoral student in the School Urban and Environmental Engineering at UNIST, with a 2019 Global PhD Fellowship (GPF).
Jointly sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education and the Korean National Research Foundation (NRF), the fellowship is the biggest and most competitive nationwide education program for graduate students in South Korea. As one of the awardees, Jiyi Jang will receive funding up to KRW 90 million for the next three years.
Jiyi Jang’s research on the “Removal of Micropollutants in Water Environment, Using Deep Learning” is expected to gain momentum for development, as she has been awarded this year’s GPF scholarship to further support her work. She is currently working on the development of technologies aims to better detect, monitor, and predict micropollutants in the aquatic environment.
“The monitoring of micropollutants in the aquatic environment requires expensive standard reference,” says Jiyi Jang. “I hope to come up with a substitute for standard reference by acquiring large amount of analysis data for existing toxic substance and learning from them.”