Professor Youn-Bae Kang Receives the Yoon Dong Seok Award
POSTECH professor Youn-Bae Kang of the Graduate Institute of Ferrous & Energy Materials Technology (GIFT) was awarded the Yoon Dong Seok Award from the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials (KIM) on October 21, 2021.
Professor Kang completed his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering at POSTECH and worked at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in Canada before joining the faculty of POSTECH in 2009. Since then, he has worked as a researcher at the POSCO Technical Research Laboratories and was a visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.
Professor Kang, who has been actively conducting research on high temperature process metallurgy, was honored with the award in recognition of his outstanding research achievements, including the development of continuous casting of ultra clean steel using thermodynamics and phase diagram.
The Yoon Dong Seok Award is presented to a member of KIM who has made an outstanding academic and technical achievement in metal and material fields. The award is granted with the proceeds from the fund donated by Yoon Dong Seok, a former chairman of the KIM, and from other funds of the institute.