UNIST will hold a presidential inauguration ceremony on Monday, October 12, marking the beginning of the administration of Dr. Mooyoung Jung, UNIST’s third president. The ceremony, at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of Main Administration building, will be open to the UNIST students, faculty and staff, invited guests, and the media only.
The week’s schedule also includes several events on campus, including a commemorative tree-planting ceremony, as well as congratulatory remarks by Minister of of Science, ICT and Future Planning, government officials, and other committee members.
Dr. Jung takes over the position from Dr. Moo Je Cho, who served as the 1st and 2nd President of UNIST from September 2007 until the end of August 2015. He has started his term as of Monday, September 28th, 2015 and will remain in his position until the end of September 2019.
Prior to starting his term as the newly appointed President of UNIST, Dr. Jung already had close ties with UNIST. Since 2008, he has held a variety of executive positions, including Vice President for Academic Affairs to Dean of Research Affairs and to President of Academy-Industry Research Corporation, as well as the Director of the Institute for Mutidisciplinary Research at UNIST. Until recently, Dr. Jung has taken on the position of Vice President for Research Affairs, increasing the research capabilities of UNIST to conduct high quality research.
Biographical information about President Jung:
Ph.D., 1984 Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University, USA
M.S., 1981 Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University, USA
B.S., 1972 Aeronautical Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea
2009 – 2014 Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Academic Affairs, UNIST
2013 – Present Appraiser, Technology Valuation (TA1309-046), KTCA (Korea Technology Commercialization Association)
2005 – Present Appraiser, Industry Valuation (No. 04-16-034), KIV (Korea Institute of Valuation)
1994 – Present Editorial Board Member, Int’l J. of Computers & Ind. Engineering
1995 – 2008 Professor, Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, POSTECH
2001 – 2008 CEO, BioPlus Co., Ltd.
2006 – 2007 Head, Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, POSTECH
2001 – 2002 Associate Editor, J. of Design and Manufacturing Automation
1998 – 2000 Dean of Research Affairs, POSTECH
1992 – 1997 Director of Advanced Product & Production Technology Center, POSTECH
1994 – 1996 Dean of Research Affairs, POSTECH
1987 – 1991 Chairman, Department of Industrial Engineering, POSTECH
1987 – 1994 Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Dept. of Indutrial Engr., POSTECH
1984 – 1986 Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering,
Univ. of Wisconsin-Platteville, USA
1984 – 1984 Instructor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University, USA
1978 – 1983 GRA/GTA, Dept. of Indutrial Engr., Kansas State University, USA
1976 – 1978 Research Scientist, Agency for Defense Development, Daejon, Korea
1972 – 1976 Aircraft Maintenance Officer, ROKAF, Korea
Smart Factory Systems
Energy Management (Smart Grid) – Applications of Fractal Concept
Energy Storage System (ESS)
1992 Baek-Am Best Paper Award, KIIE (Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers)
1997 Academic Achievement Award, KIIE
IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers) – Senior Member
IIEA (International Industrial Engineers Association) – Founding Member
APIEMS (Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society) – Fellow
KIIE – Fellow, Served as Vice President (1992-1994)
KSPE (Korean Society of Precision Engineering) – Fellow