* Link : http://engage.washington.edu/site/PageNavigator/Bioengineering/Summer2012/Summer2012_KimAward.htmlPast BIOE Chair Yongmin Kim honored as UW Medicine Inventor of the YearYongmin Kim’s commitment to saving lives and focus on solving clinician’s real-world problems have driven his innovations for 30 years.Now, the man who worked with his research group to pioneer more than 85 inventions leading to 60 patents, put inventions into industry practice with 25 licenses, and helped commercialize the technologies, will be hailed as the 2012 Inventor of the Year by the UW School of Me..
* Link : http://khnews.kheraldm.com/kh/view.php?ud=20120828001045&md=20120829085525_9President Kim Yong-min emphasizes balance between education and researchPOHANG, Gyeonggi Province ― When Professor Kim Yong-min returned to Korea last year after nearly 30 years on the faculty of the University of Washington, he had a self-imposed mission: to build a truly world-leading university in Korea.In less than a year, the president of Pohang University of Science and Technology has already made strides toward that goal. The school topped Times Higher Education’s list of the world’s b..
Professor Suk Bong Hong(CE and School of Environmental Science and Engineering) and Hyung Ki Min(CE, Ph.D. candidate) succeeded in converting meta-xylene to para-xylene using zeolite catalyst based on gas chromatography-mass spectrometry-computer(GC-MS-CPU) and isotope exchange method. Para-xylene which is used to make polyester fibers, plastic bottles, and films is a basic petrochemical material made through isomerization of meta-xylene, whose mechanism has been merely a hypothesis. Unlike other technologies, this technology can now be realized ex hypothesi.The research team is receiving atte..
Baekhee Lee (IME Ph.D. candidate) and Jihyoung Lee (IME M.S. candidate) of the Ergonomic Design Technology Lab (advisor Professor Heecheon You) invented the “PC based glaucoma detector,” which can be easily installed on a PC to test one’s sight and development of glaucoma.The detachable, newly developed equipment effectively induces eye movements and allows for a self-vision test. The result is further used to analyze the progress of optic nerve damage, therefore the diagnosis of glaucoma.Glaucoma is an eye disorder in which the optic nerve is damaged, permanently impairing v..
Professor Kijung Yong (CE) and his research team succeeded in developing a nonvolatile memory cell which is waterproof and maintains information without power supply. Nonvolatile memory cells could be used in production of waterproof computers and smart phones by using nanotechnology.Memory cells currently used are vulnerable to water. To solve this problem, the research team synthesized the tungsten oxide semiconductor using natural effects called the Lotus Effect, an imitation of lotus leaves, which could wash the dust off the surface without wetting it. In addition, they developed resistive..
Professor Hyun M. Jang of the Department of Material Science and Engineering and a research team led by Jung-Hoon Lee, advised by Prof. Jang, recently discovered that Samarium ferrite (SmFeO3) is a multiferroics exhibiting connection between the order parameters. The result from Prof. Jang’s experiment was posted on Physical Review Letters, an authoritative paper in the physics area.Since SmFeO3 consists of orthorhombic structure, it has been known as material without magnetization; however, Prof. Jang and his research team found it actually has electrical polarization without any electr..
A new leaf-mustard kimchi season is here, stimulating appetites with the unique flavor and aroma of leaf mustard and ground red chili, plus the promise of enriched calcium.The joint research by Professor Youngsook Lee of the Department of Life Science. and Dr. Won-Yong Song and Prof. Martinoia of University of Zurich have created a way for producing the calcium-rich product.The research team found that the protein, BjPCR1, facilitates transportation to calcium absorbed from root hair of plants to inner cells. Prof. Lee’s research team demon-strated the fact that BjPCR controls the transp..