On January 22, UNIST and the Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) have embarked on an innovative partnership to help improve UNIST’s research capability.
Dr. MiSoon Mah, the head of AOARD has met with several researchers at UNIST, including Prof. Jong-Beom Baek (Interdisciplinary School of Green Energy and Advanced Materials & Devices) and Prof. Christopher W. Bielawski (School of Natural Science) to promote quality science and scientific interchange.
“UNIST exemplifies the very best of what science can achieve in this country,” says Dr. Mah after taking a guided tour of the UNIST Central Research Facilities (UCRF). She then adds, “This visit provides me a moment to realize how the rapid expansion, continued growth of the UNIST campus has captured the attention of scientists worldwide. We look forward to a future visit and hope to have the opportunity in the near future to work with some of the outstanding excellent young researchers here at UNIST.”
As a part of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the primary mission of AOARD is to facilitate the discovery of world-class fundamental research relevant to Air Force needs.
The AFOSR International Offices manage the entire basic research investment for the Air Force. AOARD, located in Tokyo, Japan supports the research projects of scientists in Asia, India, and Pacific Rim countries, including Australia and New Zealand.