“Despite its short history, UNIST has rapidly grown into one of South Korea’s most highly respected universities,” says Dr. Bartosz A. Grzybowski who is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at UNIST.
For future students considering a degree at UNIST, Dr. Grzybowski gives his top reasons why they should choose UNIST.
Dr. Grzybowski states, “UNIST has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of science and technology.” He continues by saying, “We have such a strong Chemistry department, here at UNIST and I believe that our faculty of Chemistry has been bringing cutting-edge research into the classroom. ”
Moreover, Dr. Grzybowski believes that “UNIST consists of talented young students who strive to achieve scientific excellence.” According to him, “UNIST’s innovative research facilities, along with its outstanding students and a diverse group of world-renowned faculty give UNIST a very good reason to be one of the world’s top research institutions.”
“When I first visited UNIST, I couldn’t believe that an institute that is this dynamic has only 6 years of history,” says Dr. Grzybowski. He adds, “I love the ambition of this place, aiming to take its place among the world’s top 10 universities by 2030.”
When asked what advice he would give to aspiring young scientists, Dr. Grzybowski responded: “As scientists and engineers, it is our duty to conribute the progress of science, thereby fulfilling our duties to the society at large. However, this can not be achieved by merely doing research. This also entails evaluation of scientific work and education of future generations of researchers.”
In 2014, Dr. Bartosz A. Grzybowski joined the faculty of UNIST as a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry with research and teaching focus in various areas of applied chemistry. Dr. Grzybowski graduated summa cum laude from Yale and with a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard. From 2003 to 2015 he was a professor at Northwestern University.
Dr. Bartosz A. Grzybowski wears many academic hats. Recently, he has achieved Fellow status in the Royal Society of Chemisty (RSC). Fellows must have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the chemical sciences. As a Fellow, Dr. Grzybowski is entitled to use the designatory letters FRSC after his name. In addition to this new honor, Dr. Grzybowski is the recipient of many ACS, AICHE, RSC, DChG awards and also of the worldwide 2013 Nanoscience Prize, as well as a founder of a few biotechnological companies with total capital estimated at half a billion dollars. He is also the author of over 200 publications in chemistry, physics, and biology, including 20 articles in Science and Nature with nearly 10,000 citatations.