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Academics : Toward the World Central University of East Asia Gyeongsang National University


Nano & Advanced Materials Engineering

Another world led by Nano Innovation
GNU’s Department of Polymer Science and Engineering is the first to achieve ABEEK accreditation among 16 university departments in Korea and Division of Nano & Advanced Materials Engineering has ranked number one in BK21 phase 2 (2008) yearly evaluation, following BK21 phase 1 (2007) 
GNU is the heartland to produce leading professionals who are driving forces to future Nano Industry Nano & Advanced Materials Engineering

GNU Nano & Advanced Materials Engineering ranked No 1 in the nation for BK21 phase 1 (2007) and phase 2 (2008)

Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development Brain Korea 21 project phase 2
I Cube materials/parts professional nurturing team http://nuri.gnu.ac.kr

  • GNU Division of Nano & Advanced Materials Engineering has formed the I Cube materials/parts professional nurturing team under the motto of innovation, interdisciplinary and industrial. It has operated the Ministry Regional Graduate School Project as a part of BK 21 phase 2
  • With the NURI project, both the graduate school and undergraduate school operate government funding projects and has nurtured human resources to lead Gyeongnam regional innovation
  • GNU Division of Nano & Advanced Materials Engineering will be funded with 1 billion KRW annually from local governments, universities and industries as well as national funds worth 540 million KRW per year. This operational fund will be used to support graduate school students, researchers and research activities based on international and academic-industrial collaborations.
  • I Cube team has set a goal to enter among the top 7 graduate schools in Korea in 7 years, and among the top 3 of 3 research teams in 3 years (777 and 333 plan) to foster world class research manpower for the next generation growth engine and to foster a high level of development manpower in Gyeongnam’s strategic industry
  • I Cube team ranked number one in BK21 phase 2 yearly evaluation for a large scale material engineering project for regional universities.

Brain Korea 21 (BK21) phase 2 evaluation: Ranked No. 1 in Chemistry

Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development Brain Korea 21 project phase 2
GNU Graduate School of Chemistry, Molecular Material and Nanochemistry http://chembk.or.kr

  • Selected as the best department in natural science in 2003 by the school, ranked number seven in Korea with the outcome of SCI thesis evaluation in 2004, appointed as one of the three socialization fields to lead GNU as a research oriented university in 2005, and selected as a large scale project team for BK21 phase 2 in 2006
  • BK21 molecular material and nanochemistry project has 12 participating professors, 1 research professor, 2 post-doctor researchers, 42 full time graduate school students, and 1 office assistant. The goals of BK21 project are 1) fostering research performance with masters and doctors with the level of the top 5 in Korea, 2) fostering the best research performance and masters and doctors with the best level in this region, 3) fostering research performance and masters and doctors with the level of top state universities in the US, 4) increasing systematic and continuous exchange between industry academy and research as well as with the local government and local innovation leaders, and 5) fostering professional manpower to lead local innovation and future growing industry through the realization of the goals.
  • This project is benchmarking University of Houston which is a high level US state university to accomplish success effectively. Our goal is to go beyond the research level of the University of Houston.

Nurtures Global Human Resources to lead future-oriented parts and materials

Selected for New Universities for Regional Innovation (NURI) of the Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development
Engineering education center for smart materials and parts industries for the innovation of strategic industries http://mugigai.gnu.ac.kr

  • Smart materials and parts project mainly supported by GNU's Division of Nano & Advanced Materials Engineering (Polymer Science and Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and Ceramic Engineering) fosters human resources. The seven principal participants, which are the universities, local governments, industries, civil organizations, research institutes, NGOs and students, will carry out seven main projects to educate leading engineers about smart materials and parts industries. It is an education project to foster core human resources that is needed in Gyeongnam regional strategy and future industry including the aerospace parts industry, robot industry, intelligent home network industry, and nano industry.
  • A total of 32 units including two schools focusing on advanced materials (GNU and Changwon National University), four local governments (Gyeongnam province, Changwon city, Jinju city, and Sacheon city), 17 industries and institutes (including Hyundai, HYSCO Co., Samsung Techwin Co., and the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials) and various organizations are participating in this project
  • A total of 3.5 billion KRW for 5 years is used to foster human resources for smart materials and parts industries which can be a basis for Gyeongnam strategic industries and future industries. With innovation programs such as foreign language education, computer education, ventures and corporation plan supporting, and field experience programs, engineering education center for smart materials and parts industries strengthens the competitiveness of regional universities and industries.

Developed core techniques for Flexible display, Display attachable to human body, Electronic Paper

Designated as a leading R & D center for the 21C Frontier R & D program (Next generation information display development center)

  • BK21 phase 2 evaluated 21c Frontier R & D project as the best research project (middle scale).
    Developed '3 stage Core material for active printing process display'
  • The Nano-information and materials R & D center of the department of Polymer Science and Engineering, which is under the Division of Nano & Advanced materials Engineering, was selected as the best research center for three consecutive years with ‘next generation information display development project’.
  • The center has been selected as a responsible research center in conducting‘ 3 stage Core material for active printing process display’
  • ‘Core material for active printing process display’has the potential to revolutionize the display industry. It can be used as a core material to shield electromagnetic waves and semiconductors. It is expected to lower manufacturing costs. It can be applied to produce ‘flexible display’, ‘display attachable to human body’and‘ electronic paper’.
  • GNU, a responsible research center, is collaborating with others including Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, DongJin Chemicam, IComponents Corp. to produce‘ insulating machine’,‘shield’, and others.
  • The research project is expected to continue to 2010 with a total of 10 billion KRW including annual government funding of 2 billion and financial support from private companies
  • Joint R & D activities are also planned to be launched with KAIST, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Seoul National University, Hiroshima University (Japan), Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, LG Philips LCD, and Samsung SDI.

Uniquely selected as a non-national capital region university among 200 projects

The research center develops Nano-battery attachable to human body and Electric power system with human energy

  • Develops new concept of electric power system which can be charged within the human body
  • Receives a total of 6 billion won for 6 years
  • Develops new technique with no world history
  • Fused electric power system can produce electricity within human body continuously and can be recharged within human body. It can reduce the size of battery and the operation to change batteries won’t be needed.
  • 40 participating researchers are involved in this project for 6 years and plan to publish research works and apply for a patent including domestic and international patents