On March 1, three outstanding UNIST graduates have been appointed Assistant Professors after obtaining their doctorate in Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST. For those that are appointed Assistant Professors, it generally takes about three to four years to achieve the position after a doctorate. However, it only took less than two years for these newly-hired Assistant Professors.
“We feel very privileged to have been given the opportunity to study at UNIST. Having graduated from UNIST means so much to us and we are truly proud to be alumni of UNIST,” said Dr. HyoSung Choi (Hanyang University), Dr. JungSoo Lee (Chosun University), and Dr. SeungMin Yoo (Ulsan College).
Dr. HyoSung Choi received his Bachelor’s degree in the field of Chemical Engineering from Pusan National University and his Master of Science (M.S.) degree in the same field from GIST. Prior to joining the Department of Chemistry at Hanyang University in March, Dr. Choi was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) from January to December, 2014 shortly after earning his Ph.D. in 2013 at UNIST.
While pursuing his doctorate degree, Dr. Choi published a total of 23 articles. He states, “UNIST’s state-of-the-art research facilities not only enabled us to focus on world-class research projects, but also helped us to pursue the career of our dreams.” According to his former faculty advisor, Prof. JinYoung Kim (School of Nano-Bioscience and Chemical Engineering) Dr. Choi is one of the researchers who is proactive and taking initiative in applying his scientific and technical expertise to help drive better science and technology. He said, “I hope he becomes an excellent educator and scientist who will surpass me one day.” Prof. Byeong-Su Kim (Department of Chemistry) said, “Dr. Choi is a very hard working and diligent graduate student, as I recall.”
Dr. SeungMin Yoo received his Bachelor’s degree in the field of Chemical Engineering from Pusan National University and his Master of Science (M.S.) degree in the same field from POSTECH. His Ph.D. was done with Prof. SooJin Park in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST. Prior to joining Ulsan College in March, Dr. Yoo was a researcher at LG Chem Research Park. “Dr. Yoo has over seven years of industrial work experience and is good at handling reseach equipment. I am sure he will become a great teacher,” says his former faculty advisor. Dr.Yoo states, “I will work hard to help foster such high value-added industries in Ulsan as the renewable energy-related fields.”
Dr. JungSoo Lee received his Bachelor’s degree in the field of Chemical Engineering from the Chosun University and his Master of Science (M.S.) degree in the same field from Hanyang University. Prior to joining Chosun Unviersity in March, Dr. Lee was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) about six months after earning his Ph.D. in August, 2014 at UNIST. Dr. Lee said, “UNIST’s state-of-the-art research facilities, along with young teaching staffs spurred me on to succeed.” He adds, “UNIST’s research facilities are far better than MPI-P.” His former faculty advisor, Prof. JiHyun Jang (School of Energy and Chemical Engineering) states, “Dr. Lee is an all-round good graduate student. I am sure he would be an excellent educator.”