Professor Hyun-Kon Song in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering has been selected for the first-half of this year’s Samsung Research Funding Program for Future Technologies. Supported through Samsung’s future technology fostering scheme, Professor Song and his research team will be working a new organic electrolyte for Li-metal batteries for the next three to five years.
On April 5, Samsung announced that it selected a total of 27 research projects for the first half of 2022, which includes 12 projects in the Basic Science, 8 projects in Materials Technology, and 7 projects in the field of Creative ICT. The selected projects will be supported through a research funding of KRW 48.65 billion.
Started in 2013, this program has been promoted by the Samsung group in support of the cultivation of the core basic science technologies and the advancement of technology that requires national-level research with a committed grant of 1.5 trillion won in total. To date, the company has sponsored 1,600 researchers from 50 universities throughout the nation, and a total of 735 projects in basic science, materials, and ICT with KRW 973.8 billion.
UNIST researchers have been consistently chosen by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to develop innovative futuristic technologies in the past. This includes Professor Thomas Schultz (Basic Science), Professor Chol Park (Basic Science), and Professor Kyeong-Min Jeong (Materials Technology) in 2020, and Professor Jung-Min Kee (Basic Science) and Professor Kyoung-Duck (Basic Science) in 2021.