Professor Myong-In Lee in the School of Urban and Environmental Engineering at UNIST has been elected 2016 Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), one of the highest professional distinction for a Korean researcher.
Estahlished in 1994, KAST promote the advancement of science and technology by utilizing the expertise of its members who are distinguished scholars in their respective scientific fields. Election to the KAST is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a Korean scientist. KAST fellows are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in science and technology for more than 20 years. A rigorous three-stage assessment is used to determine the membership in consideration of excellence and originality in research, academic reputation, and contribution to the advancement of science and technology.
Professor Lee has been given this honor in recognition of his pioneering contributions to climate change. Currently, there are two lifetime members of KAST at UNIST: Professor Pann-Ghill Suh (School of Life Sciences) and Distinguished Professor Kwang-Soo Kim (School of Natural Science). This makes Professor Lee the third UNIST faculty member to receive this honor.
Professor Lee’s career has spanned work in industry and academia. He is a pioneer in climate change research and served as the Journal Peer Reviewer for the highly accessed peer reviewed open access articles in Climate change. His long career has earned him many accolades including the Outstanding Performance Award from NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center in 2004.
“It is truly a great honour to be part of such an elite scientific group, and I am very touched by this recognition,” says Professor Lee.