On June 10, UNIST held the 2021 EcoPro Scholarship Award Ceremony to recognize and reward two graduate students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement in the field of secondary batteries.
The recipients of this year’s EcoPro Scholarship are MinHo Kim (Advisor: Professor Hyun-Wook Lee) and JeHee Park (Advisor: Professor Youngsik Kim) within the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST. Each student was presented with a scholarship worth 5 million won at the ceremony, which took place in the faculty conference room of UNIST Engineering Building #110.
The EcoPro Scholarship comes from a KRW 10 million endowment fund by EcoPro Co., Ltd., a company based in South Korea that principally engaged in the production and sales of secondary battery materials. Thus was born the EcoPro Scholarship. Established in 2020, the primary purpose of this scholarship endowment program is to support the growth and development of promising researchers in the field of secondary batteries.
The program selects two graduate students in the field of rechargeable batteries based on their academic and extracurricular achievements and provides 5 million KRW per year, respectively. Selection is conducted by evaluating the quality level, creativity, and conductivity of the research content. Last year’s recipients were TaeYong Lee (Advisor: Professor Jaephil Cho) and JaeHyun Park (Advisor: Professor Seok Ju Kang).
The ceremony has been attended by Dean Hyun-Kon Song, Professor Hyun-Wook Lee, Professor Seok Ju Kang, and Professor Youngsik Kim in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, and key representatives from EcoPro Co., Ltd. Because JeHee Park is on a visit to the United States, SeYoung Lee from the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering received the scholarship certificate on her behalf.