Former Presidents

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  • 조무제The first and second Presidents of UNISTMoo Je Cho(2007 ~ 2015.9)
      • Education

        • 1976
          • Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, USA
          1970
          • M.S., Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
          1968
          • B.S., Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea
      • Major Activities

        • 2014-2015
          • Vice Chair, Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology, Korea
          2012-2015
          • Member, Board of Trustee, KISTEP, Korea
          2011-2014
          • Vice President, Korean Federation of Science & Technology Societies, Korea
          2011-2012
          • Chairman, Presidential Advisory Council on Education, Science & Technology
          2010-2011
          • Private Sector Member, National Science & Technology Commission, Korea
          • Chairman, Committee for Advancement of National Univ., MEST
          2008/2009
          • Chairman, Selection Committee for Woman’s Science Award, NRF
          2007
          • Chairman, Selection Committee for National Scientist in Life Science, KOSEF
          2007-2015
          • President, UNIST
          2003-2007
          • President, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
          1999
          • President, Korean Society for Molecular Biology
          1990-2003
          • Director, Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Research Center(Center of Excellence selected by KOSEF), Gyeongsang National University, Korea
          1988
          • Guest Professor, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
          1984
          • Guest Professor, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
          1982-1983
          • Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA
          1971-2003
          • Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
      • Academic Activities

        • 2003 – Present
          • Permanent Member, Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), Korea
          1999
          • President, Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Korea
      • Honors and Awards

        • 2005
          • Korea National Medal for Science & Technology, President, Korea
          2004
          • Distinguished Scientist Award, National Assembly of Korea
          2000
          • Korea Science Award, President, Korea
          1998
          • Kumho Science International Award, Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, Korea
      • Research Achievements

        • Publications : Paper, published in high-level journals, like Nature, Cell, and PNAS. The total number of journals, listed in Science Citation Index is 103.
          Supply of Manpower : Master’s Degree Holders (57), PhD Holders (27)

  • Mooyoung JungThe third President of UNISTMoo Young Jung(2015.9 ~ Present)
      • Education

        • Ph.D., 1984
          • Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University, USA
          M.S., 1981
          • Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University, USA
          B.S., 1972
          • Aeronautical Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea
      • Major Activities

        • 2009 – 2014
          • Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Academic Affairs, UNIST
          2013 – Present
          • Appraiser, Technology Valuation (TA1309-046), KTCA (Korea Technology Commercialization Association)
          2005 – Present
          • Appraiser, Industry Valuation (No. 04-16-034), KIV (Korea Institute of Valuation)
          1994 – Present
          • Editorial Board Member, Int’l J. of Computers & Ind. Engineering
          1995 – 2008
          • Professor, Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, POSTECH
          2001 – 2008
          • CEO, BioPlus Co., Ltd.
          2006 – 2007
          • Head, Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, POSTECH
          2001 – 2002
          • Associate Editor, J. of Design and Manufacturing Automation
          1998 – 2000
          • Dean of Research Affairs, POSTECH
          1987 – 1991
          • Chairman, Department of Industrial Engineering, POSTECH
          1987 – 1994
          • Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Dept. of Indutrial Engr., POSTECH
          1984 – 1986
          • Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin-Platteville, USA
          1984 – 1984
          • Instructor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University, USA
          1978 – 1983
          • GRA/GTA, Dept. of Indutrial Engr., Kansas State University, USA
          1976 – 1978
          • Research Scientist, Agency for Defense Development, Daejon, Korea
          1972 – 1976
          • Aircraft Maintenance Officer, ROKAF, Korea
      • Academic Activities

        • 2003 – Present
          • Permanent Member, Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), Korea
          1999
          • President, Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Korea
      • AWARD

        • 1992
          • Baek-Am Best Paper Award, KIIE (Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers)
          1997
          • Academic Achievement Award, KIIE
      • SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

          • IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers) – Senior Member
          • IIEA (International Industrial Engineers Association)
            – Founding Member /APIEMS (Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society) – Fellow
          • KIIE – Fellow, Served as Vice President (1992-1994)
          • KSPE (Korean Society of Precision Engineering) – Fellow
      • RESEARCH INTERESTS

          • Smart Factory Systems
          • Energy Management (Smart Grid) – Applications of Fractal Concept
          • Energy Storage System (ESS)