The Department of New Materials Engineering at UNIST started fusion medical engineering research together with College of Medicine of Kosin University.
The official MOU Signing Ceremony between UNIST and the College of Medicine of Kosin University was held at Kosin University on March 24. The ceremony was attended by Prof. Kyoung Jin Choi (School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNIST) and ZongHoon Lee (Dean of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNIST), Rim Hark (President of College of Medicine of Kosin University), JeongHoon Heo (Director, College of Medicine, Kosin Unviersity), WooMi Kim (Vice-Dean of Research and Development Fund, Kosin University) and other administrators of related departments.
The primary purpose of this MOU ceremony was to pledge mutual support for one another in the pursuit of excellence in research and education between the Department of New Materials Engineering of UNIST and the Division of Health and Medical Sciences of Kosin University.
Prior to the signing of MoU, both parties discussed and agreed on some possible collaborative activities, such as student and teacher exchanges, staff conferences, and cultural programs. In addition, the creation of joint academic and research projects and the research cooperation for the developmenf of biocompatible materials have been discussed. Through these activities, UNIST and Kosin University hope to actively develop their relationships in the educational and research activity.
Describing the importance of this MOU, the Dean of the Department of New Materials Science and Engineering at UNIST stated that “Both UNIST and Kosin University will closely collaborate in areas of education, training, collaborative research projects, and student exchange programs.” He adds, “This agreement will open new opportunities for bionanotechnology (BNT) enterprises as the next generation growth engine.”
This agreement builds on UNIST’s existing relationship with Kosin University, as Prof. Choi (School of Materials Science and Engineering) has been collaboratively working with Dr. SangHo Lee at College of Medicine of Kosin University to develop novel material-based biosensors.
This ceremony has been arranged as a part of the Future Prospective Fusion Technology Pioneer Program under the direction of Prof. Chil-Min Kim (DGIST, Korea). This research will be also supported by the MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning), Korea.