On April 21, the second Board of Directors meeting was held at UNIST. At this meeting, the Board elected Dr. Hyun-Soon Lee, Vice Chairman of Doosan Infracore Co. Ltd. as the 6th Chairman of the UNIST Board of Directors. Dr. Lee will serve his first term of office as Chairman until January 2017.
Dr. Hyun Soon Lee is Vice Chairman of Doosan Infracore Co. Ltd. He has been in his current position since March 1, 2014. Immediately prior to his current role, he served as VIce Chairman of the R & D Division of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC).
During his career with HMC, Dr. Lee is Korea’s first mechanical engineer to develop the first engine produced by HMC (α-Engine) and the development of the β-Engine. His history with HMC includes responsibilities for Gasoline and Diesel Engine, Ulsan Vehicle R & D Center and Senior Executive Vice President of the Hyundai and Kia Powertrain Division. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and began his professional career at the General Motors Research Institute. He joined Hyundai Motor Company in 1984.
Dr. Lee is a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology. He has held the role of president of the Korean Society of Automotive Engineers and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering in Korea.