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News

17 Jun 2024
DGIST Professor Sang-yun Han Received Young Scientist Award at the PIERS 2024
17 Jun 2024
- Diverse experts in biomedical and future mobility from Purdue University to convene at DGIST - Facilitate discussions on research achievements, collaborative research, and student exchanges in related fields
17 Jun 2024
- Students from the joint research team of Professors Jae-Seok Yoo and Jeong-Ho Hyeon won the YIA Gold Award at an international congress of medical ultrasound societies for developing an innovative data reduction technique for ultra-fast brain ultrasound imaging - Solved the problem of large data transmission required by conventional ultrasound technology
17 Jun 2024
- Professor Kyung-In Jang’s team from DGIST, in collaboration with Professor Taeho Park’s team from POSTECH, has developed a stretchable electronic device based on hybrid polymers. - The device maintains high mechanical stability even when it is severely bent or impacted, making it applicable in various industries such as displays, healthcare, and wearables. - Research results published in ACS Nano, the prestigious nanoscience journal.
02 Jun 2024
- An amorphous TiO2/CdSe photocatalyst improves CO2 conversion performance and catalyst lifetime, with quadrupled regeneration efficiency over conventional photocatalysts - The results are published in the International Journal of Applied Catalysis B: Environment and Energy
02 Jun 2024
Expected to enable rapid and accurate verification of videos collected and distributed online. - Professor In-kyu Moon’s research team received about 4.8 billion KRW over 2 years and 9 months from the Ministry of Science and ICT, and the project commenced in April 2024.
29 May 2024
A flexible two-layer polymer membrane allows safe, steady, and targeted release of a drug over weeks and months.
29 May 2024
The potential of magnetically controlled microrobot technology in medicine has been recognized with five awards at a prominent international exhibition of inventions in Geneva.
29 May 2024
Joint research by DGIST Principal Researcher Jinhyo Yoon’s team and Seoul National University research team publishes research on finding signals of open innovation in companies’ financial data
20 May 2024
- First listing on the UK-based university ranking organization Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings - Ranked the highest among this year’s newly listed universities (33rd in the world), demonstrating its excellence in education and research worldwide
20 May 2024
DGIST-Yonsei University-Korea University Collaborative research team has developed a suture-type electronic component that can wirelessly monitor vital signs in the body This new technology is expected to be easily applicable in orthopedic/medical rehabilitation, including personalized rehabilitation
19 May 2024
- Replacing conventional long-time heat treatments with pulsed, instantaneous light to improve the electrical conductivity of next-generation PbS Quantum Dot solar cells while suppressing defect formation - Reduced build time and maximized efficiency with pulse-shaped fabrication - Published the research results in an online paper in the international journal, “Small” (IF: 13.3)
19 May 2024
- The DGIST·Kookmin University joint research team identifies triboelectricity as a source of soft mechanoluminescent complex and proposes a mechanism for light emission - Emits bright light even under light stress and is durable; increased expectation for new applications upon identifying the cause
19 May 2024
DGIST: Contribute to the creation of a self-sustaining digital innovation ecosystem by collaborating with Daegu Metropolitan City to successfully promote the "National Digital Innovation District" and foster local digital innovation companies and talents
19 May 2024
An oblong-shaped receiver significantly increases the amount of charge harvested from ultrasound-based wireless power transfer
19 May 2024
- Professor Sanghyun Park’s research team in the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering successfully developed a novel AI model that can effectively utilize medical images from multiple healthcare institutions with the knowledge distillation technique based on federated learning - Findings were published in Medical Image Analysis (MedIA), one of the top journals in medical AI
19 May 2024
- Ensure price competitiveness and reliability by using the phenomenon of dye reacting with beta rays instead of expensive semiconductors and carbon isotope treatment technology for anodes - Provide a power technology that has been available for decades without the need for recharging. It excels in the era of on-device and AI, being more cost-competitive and efficient than traditional betavoltaic cells - Published the findings in the Journal of Power Sources, one of the most prestigious international journals in the field of electrical and electronic engineering
06 May 2024
DGIST Received Prime Minister and Minister of Science and ICT Citations for Science Month in April
06 May 2024
- The introduction of dual-layer coating technology, incorporating both polymers and inorganic materials, has led to the development of stabilization technology for the anode of aqueous zinc batteries. - This technology significantly mitigates the core issues of aqueous zinc batteries, specifically addressing the growth of zinc dendrites and the hydrogen evolution reaction.
06 May 2024
- A research team led by DGIST Professor Sohee Kim has touted the electrodes’ potential for large-area retinal stimulation given that they closely adhere along the retinal curvature to ensure a wide field of view. - The electrodes are expected to be used in retinal implants to restore partial visual function to patients with blindness.
20 Apr 2024
- Launch of joint academic-industrial programs through a partnership agreement with K-Club, an association of KIST family companies, to enhance academic-industrial collaboration. - Expectations of joint research and spread of business achievements in promising technology fields through agreement with Samick THK.
11 Apr 2024
- Aiming to localize the development and manufacturing of sensing elements, currently sourced from overseas, to address global supply chain risks. - Expectations for local industry revitalization through the construction of an advanced sensor ecosystem.
11 Apr 2024
- Professor Jaeyoun Hwang’s team at DGIST, in collaboration with Dabeeo Inc., has developed a deep learning technology for object detection using aerial and satellite images. - The technology is anticipated to find applications in various fields, including defense, autonomous driving vehicles, and medical imaging.
11 Apr 2024
Trapping oxygen molecules adsorbed at defect sites in 2D semiconducting crystals offers greater control over the crystals’ electronic and photonic behaviour.
04 Apr 2024
- Indiscriminate deregulation could root out the possibility of growing new industries - The team suggested that transforming or setting regulations optimized for the emergence and growth of new industries is the key point for future government policies to nurture new industries
29 Mar 2024
Hosting of the WEEF-GEDC is expected to serve as a great opportunity to showcase the quality and achievements of engineering education in universities in Korea, including DGIST, on the global stage
25 Mar 2024
- The new photocatalyst is capable of generating methane production 51 times greater compared to commercial TiO2 photocatalysts by improving the surface and electrical properties with amorphous In2TiO5/MoSe2 photocatalysts - The research results were published in Chemical Engineering Journal, a prestigious international journal in the field of energy and environment.
24 Mar 2024
- Expectations to build a superior domestic and international research network through research excellence, leading global interdisciplinary research and enhancing global research capabilities.
24 Mar 2024
- Prof. Sang Hyun Park of the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering has developed a logical anomaly detection technology that utilizes segmentation results through artificial intelligence (AI). - The research results were published by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the premier AI conference, in February 2024.
24 Mar 2024
- DGIST startup company “SeaWith” recognized for its excellence in seaweed cultured meat production technology

Events

13 Aug 2024
The 13th Annual Biologics Manufacturing Korea (BMK) 2024 conference encompasses crucial themes such as upstream processing with a focus on high-throughput cell line development and cell culture, downstream processing involving product concentration and purification by chromatography, analytics and quality assurance, automation, Bioprocessing 4.0, and the digitalization landscape.
13 Aug 2024
Key themes from Vaccine World East Asia (VWEA) 2024 include the swift acceleration of research initiatives, the optimization of manufacturing capabilities, and the seamless integration of novel technologies poised to revolutionize vaccine development.
13 Aug 2024
The Korea Biopharma Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of biopharma experts/organizations in South Korea and East Asia who have made remarkable advancements in biologics, cell and gene therapy, and vaccine development throughout the years.
15 Oct 2020
The Science Walden Center of South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), in collaboration with Artist Jieun Gu exhibited an art work, along the Taehwa River in Ulsan, S. Korea.
27 Nov 2020
ACRLS 2020 aims to contribute to strengthening cooperation and relationship among members worldwide and forming a strong global network by providing various benefits to robotic clinics in rapidly growing nations throughout Asia.
01 Jun 2021
Prof. Kyung-Joon Park, the Department Chair of Information and Communication Engineering is to take the role as a Head of Joint Operation Committee at IEEE ISORC 2021
10 Sep 2019
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology is delighted to announce the HFE Labs’ Demonstration Day is scheduled to be held on September 10, 2019.
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has organized a grand celebration event in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its opening and 12th anniversary of its establishment on Tuesday, May 12, 2019.
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) held a ceremony to mark the official opening of Smart Port Logistics Data Center.
28 Aug 2019
The 2019 Genome Expo is scheduled to be held at UNIST from August 28 to 29, 2019.
09 Apr 2019
Science and the Sustainable Development Goals: The role of academies
09 Sep 2019
This conference brings together a focus on technology development as well as applications for biomarker analysis in cancer, cardiovascular disease and other disease classes.
12 Oct 2018
The 2018 International Explainable AI Symposium is scheduled to be held at Seoul COEX on Friday, October 12th, 2018.

Researchers

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
Robert Mitchell of UNIST
Dr. Mitchell is a professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). His primary research interest is the study of bacterial strains that attack and prey on other bacteria, including antimicrobial-resistant pathogens.
Dr. Soojin Jang
Dr. Soojin Jang heads the Antibacterial Resistance Research Laboratory at Institut Pasteur Korea, where her team focuses on discovering new antibacterial agents for “superbugs” or bacteria resistant to most antibiotics.
Prof. Jooyong Kim
Prof. Jooyong Kim's research interest includes the development of smart fashion products based on electronic textiles.
Dr. Chi Cuong Vu
Dr. Chi Cuong Vu is currently a research assistant at Soongsil University, Seoul, South Korea where he focuses on developing flexible wearable sensors and their applications in human activity monitoring or personal healthcare.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
Cho Jae-Weon
Prof. Cho Jae-Weon is a professor of environmental engineering at the National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in Ulsan, South Korea and has devised a way to convert human waste into power.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Greg Seong-Bae Suh is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
Associate Professor Hajin Kim is a biomedical engineer at the Single Molecule Biophysics Laboratory, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
Yoon-Kyoung Cho is currently a group leader in the Center for Soft and Living Matter at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and a full professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in the Republic of Korea.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
Koteeswara Reddy Nandanapalli is a researcher in the Bio-Harmonized Device Lab at the Department of Emerging Material Science, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST), South Korea.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
Sungwon Lee is a materials scientist and leads the Bio-Harmonized Device Lab at the Department of Emerging Material Science, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST), South Korea.
So Yeon Leem is a professor at Sookmyung Women’s University, South Korea, and an expert in Women in STEM and cosmetic surgery practices in the country.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Ordered Functional Materials, like, COFs, COPs, CTFs for membrane applications (soft actuators and energy storage & conversion)
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
Her current research focuses on design and synthesis of metal-organic frameworks and metal-organic polyhedra for sustainable energy and environment.

Giants in history

Hwang Hye-seong (5 July 1920 – 14 December 2006) was an expert on Korean royal court cuisine, the knowledge of which she dedicated her career to keeping alive. Formerly an assistant professor of nutritional science, Hwang met the last kitchen court lady in the Joseon Dynasty Han Hui-sun and, from her, learned about the culinary traditions of the royal court.
South Korean theoretical physicist Daniel Chonghan Hong (3 March 1956 – 6 July 2002) achieved fame in the public sphere through his research into the physics of popcorn.
Korean parasitologist Seung-Yull Cho (16 November 1943 – 27 January 2019) is remembered largely for his pioneering works to control infections caused by helminthic parasites and his contribution to journal publishing.
Woo Jang-choon (8 April 1898 – 10 August 1959) was a Korean-Japanese agricultural scientist and botanist.
Joo-myung Seok (November 13, 1908 – October 6, 1950) was a Korean butterfly entomologist who made important contributions to the taxonomy of the native butterfly species in Korea.
Esther Park (1877-1910), born Kim Jeom-dong, was the first female Korean physician to practise modern medicine in Korea and trained the first generation of Korean female doctors.