UNIST is the type of a place “Where a big breakthroughs in science can happen,” says Dr. Rodney S. Ruoff who is Distinguished Professor in the School of Natural Science at UNIST.
For future students considering a degree at UNIST, Dr. Ruoff explains why they should choose UNIST.
Dr. Ruoff says “It is important to me that UNIST aspires to be an international university.” He adds, “UNIST is comprised of talented young professionals from all over the world, which further build its national and global reputation as an educational, scientific and technological center of excellence. And this was the reason why I was drawn to UNIST.”
According to Dr. Ruoff, UNIST is comprised of talented young sciensitsts who are at the forefront of their fields. “[I am excited to] see young scientists grow and become global leaders [in their own field of expertise]. [In turn,] I will lead a strong research at the IBS Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials,” says Dr. Ruoff.
Moreover, Dr. Ruoff believes that developing an eco-friendly campus is a great way to attract more students. He says, “UNIST is nestled in a beautiful area of green hills and farmland, [and this is another reason why I was drawn to UNIST]. In the future, more cafes and restaurants will be added on campus, so that the campus will be more interesting.”
Dr. Rodney S. Ruoff wears many hats. He is the recipient of the MRS’s 2014 David Turnbull Lectureship Award. Moreover, he is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as a Fellow of the Materials Research Society. He is also the Director of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), one of the IBS research groups at the UNIST Campus. In addition to being a World-leading pioneer in graphene and other carbon materials, in 2007, he has been ranked as the world’s 16th top materials scientists by Thomson Reuters.
The David Turnbull Lectureship recognizes the career of a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to understanding materials phenomena and properties through research, writing, and lecturing, as exemplified by the late David Turnbull of Harvard University.