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

College of Natural Science

A Mecca of Hi-Tech Basic Science Gyeongsang National University
			Responding to the needs of globalization and localization, theCollege of Natural Sciences aims to foster human resources which can creatively resolve problems with professional knowledge and ones  who can perform with up-to date and hitech knowledge after being employed in a major field. The College of Natural Sciences provides high quality educational services to cultivate professionals with international level academic ability and applicability.


Prof. Lim, Dong-Hoon

Vice-Dean (Prof. Ro, Hyeon-Su)

Administrative Office
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    Bldg. 352 Rm. 221, College of Natural Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju City, Gyeong-Nam Province Korea 660-701

Division of life Science KOR

Life Science is a discipline that fosters the fundamental understanding of life

phenomena by exploring the complex and mysterious structure and function of living forms, and applies the acquired knowledge to human life, with an ultimate goal to contribute to the better of human welfare. The Division of Life Science at Gyeongsang National University is a specialized brand division that offers comprehensive research system as well as undergraduate and graduate programs in the cutting-edge fields of Life Science. Our division has more than 30 excellent faculty and staff members, and runs global collaborative academic programs such as student exchange programs, BS-MS joint programs, dual Ph.D. programs with Purdue University, Missouri University, Copenhagen University, Jember University and several Vietnamese national universities (VNUS, VNUA). Our division has been a leading research hub in Life Science establishing modern research facilities and top research power, and aims to be a leader in biological research and education worldwide. Indeed, our division has been selected for its outstanding research and education capacity to receive most major government research and education grants in the field of Life Science (Scientific Research Center, Brain Korea 21 Program, National Core Research Center, World Class University, Next-generation Biogreen 21 Program), and is currently supported by LINC (Leaders in Industry and University Cooperation), BK21 Plus and CK-I(University for Creative Korea) programs. Especially, Korean Government has granted our division an honorable title “Outstanding CK-I Program for Life Science Education” among all the selected CK-I teams.


  • Bahk, Jeong Dong (Biological Chemistry)

    Bahk, Jeong Dong
    (Biological Chemistry)

  • Cheong, Gang-Won (Structural Biology)

    Cheong, Gang-Won
    (Structural Biology)

  • Cho, Ju-Hyun (Innate defense signaling)

    Cho, Ju-Hyun
    (Innate defense signaling)

  • Chung, Myong-Gi (Plant Taxonomy)

    Chung, Myong-Gi
    (Plant Taxonomy)

  • Chung, Woo Sik (Plant Molecular Biology)

    Chung, Woo Sik
    (Plant Molecular Biology)

  • Chung, Young Ryun (Environmental microbiology)

    Chung, Young Ryun
    (Environmental microbiology)

  • Han, Chang-Deok (Genetics)

    Han, Chang-Deok

  • Hong, Jong Chan (Plant Biotechnology

    Hong, Jong Chan
    (Plant Biotechnology

  • Huh, Nam-Eung (Molecular Biology)

    Huh, Nam-Eung
    (Molecular Biology)

  • Kim, Jae Won (Biochemistry)

    Kim, Jae Won

  • Kim, Jae-Yean (Plant Cell Biology)

    Kim, Jae-Yean
    (Plant Cell Biology)

  • Kim, Kwang Dong (Immunology)

    Kim, Kwang Dong

  • Kim, Myeong-Ok (Neurobiology)

    Kim, Myeong-Ok

  • Kim, Seon-Won (Synthetic Biology)

    Kim, Seon-Won
    (Synthetic Biology)

  • Lee, Chang-Won (Microbial physiology)

    Lee, Chang-Won
    (Microbial physiology)

  • Lee, Hyun-Sook (Virology)

    Lee, Hyun-Sook

  • Lee, Keun Woo (Bioinformatics)

    Lee, Keun Woo

  • Lee, Kyun Oh (Glycobiology)

    Lee, Kyun Oh

  • Lee, Sang Yeol (Protein Biochemistry)

    Lee, Sang Yeol
    (Protein Biochemistry)

  • Lee, Sung-Ho (Plant Physiology)

    Lee, Sung-Ho
    (Plant Physiology)

  • Lim, Chae Oh (Plant Biochemistry)

    Lim, Chae Oh
    (Plant Biochemistry)

  • Oh, Yoon-Sik (Marine Biology)

    Oh, Yoon-Sik
    (Marine Biology)

  • Pak, Yunbae (Cell Biology)

    Pak, Yunbae
    (Cell Biology)

  • Ro, Hyeon-Su (Microbial genomics)

    Ro, Hyeon-Su
    (Microbial genomics)

  • Shin, Yong Chul (Biotechnology)

    Shin, Yong Chul

  • Yoo, Jiyun (Cancer biology)

    Yoo, Jiyun
    (Cancer biology)

  • Yun, Dae-Jin (Molecular Biology)

    Yun, Dae-Jin
    (Molecular Biology)

Department of Chemistry KOR

Department of Chemistry takes on the tasks of training multi-level students such as postdoctoral fellows, doctors, postgraduates, and undergraduate students. The aims of education to the undergraduates are to train personnel with good scientific accomplishment, solid chemical fundamentals, and elementary ability in research. The undergraduates have to get 130 credits including 66 credits for the major before graduation. Among the major courses, there are 38 credits to be required and 28 credits to be elective. Every year there are more than 50% undergraduate students go further studying for Master or Ph. D degrees. During last 10 years or longer, the research activity in the Graduate School in Chemistry has been a successful model in the University. In this period, the whole department and some Department group members have been distinguished hosting most of the representative government-funded enterprises including BrainKorea(BK)21, World Class University (WCU), Basic Research Laboratory (BRL) programs and so on. Based on above activities, the Department of Chemistry has become one of the most important bases for the chemical research and education not only in the southeast area of the country but also in the whole area of S. Korea. She had already been one of the top-10 chemistry departments in South Korea.


  • Yoon, Yong-Jin (Organic Chemistry)

    Yoon, Yong-Jin
    (Organic Chemistry)

  • Kim, Jae Sang (Inorganic Chemistry)

    Kim, Jae Sang
    (Inorganic Chemistry)

  • Lee, Shim Sung (Supramolecular chemistry

    Lee, Shim Sung
    (Supramolecular chemistry

  • Shin, Sung Chul (Organic Chemistry)

    Shin, Sung Chul
    (Organic Chemistry)

  • Seo, Moo Lyong (Analytical Chemistry)

    Seo, Moo Lyong
    (Analytical Chemistry)

  • Kim, Jineun (Inorganic Chemistry

    Kim, Jineun
    (Inorganic Chemistry

  • Lee, Sang-Gyeong (Organic Chemistry

    Lee, Sang-Gyeong
    (Organic Chemistry

  • Jung, Jong Hwa (Material Chemistry

    Jung, Jong Hwa
    (Material Chemistry

  • Lee, Joon-Hwa (Biophysical Chemistry)

    Lee, Joon-Hwa
    (Biophysical Chemistry)

  • Kim, Yun-Hi (Organic Chemistry)

    Kim, Yun-Hi
    (Organic Chemistry)

  • Choi, Myong Yong (Physical Chemistry)

    Choi, Myong Yong
    (Physical Chemistry)

  • Kwon, Ki Young (Physical Chemistry)

    Kwon, Ki Young
    (Physical Chemistry)

Department of Clothing and Textiles KOR

The Department of Clothing and Textiles offers professional knowledge and competences in textile sciences, apparel production, clothing construction, fashion marketing, fashion design, and Korean traditional costume. Students can develop their careers as fashion designers, merchandisers, textile researchers, managers of textile companies, pattern makers, buyers, fashion editors, curators, or venture startups.


  • Lee, Jeong Sook (Fashion Material Planning)

    Lee, Jeong Sook
    (Fashion Material Planning)

  • Chu, Mi Seon (Clothing Environment Science)

    Chu, Mi Seon
    (Clothing Environment Science)

  • Kim, Ju Ae (Western Costume)

    Kim, Ju Ae
    (Western Costume)

  • Sung, Hee Won (Fashion Marketing)

    Sung, Hee Won
    (Fashion Marketing)

  • Lim, Ji Young (Fashion Design)

    Lim, Ji Young
    (Fashion Design)

  • Lee, Eunjin (Korean Costume)

    Lee, Eunjin
    (Korean Costume)

Department of Computer Science KOR

Department of Computer Science in GNU trains the students to be experts in global information technology. The department educates the core fields of up-to-date computer technology in information society, and operates the undergraduate and graduate programs to produce high quality human resources in information technology who have creative, pioneering and practical ability. The undergraduate course applies the engineering education accreditation program for computer information technology, and forces the students to acquire the practical business skills satisfying educational demand of industrial field. The graduate program based on innovational curriculum has the students discover new computer technologies changing quickly and endlessly, and then study to systematize it.


  • Park, Jae-Heung (Software engineering)

    Park, Jae-Heung
    (Software engineering)

  • Kim Sang-Bok (Network communication and Security)

    Kim Sang-Bok
    (Network communication and Security)

  • Bae Jong-Min (Programming language)

    Bae Jong-Min
    (Programming language)

  • Kim Yong-Gi (Artificial intelligence)

    Kim Yong-Gi
    (Artificial intelligence)

  • Kang Hyun-syug (Database)

    Kang Hyun-syug

  • Nam Young-Ho (System software)

    Nam Young-Ho
    (System software)

  • Seo Yeong-Geon (Computer network)

    Seo Yeong-Geon
    (Computer network)

  • Kim Min-Ki (Computer vision)

    Kim Min-Ki
    (Computer vision)

Department of Food and Nutrition KOR

The Department of Food and Nutrition was established in 1973, the beginning of the College of Natural Sciences at GNU. From that time, we turned out more than 16 hundreds graduates. Many of them, work as experts in basic or clinical nutrition research, teaching, health promotion, nutrition counseling or community nutrition. Some graduates also find employments in the food and  food service industries as a manager, a dietitian or a food product developer. We offer a comprehensive educational system which consists of one undergraduate, one graduate and two Majors of the Nutrition Education and the Clinical Nutrition in two specialized graduate courses to foster Dietitian, Clinical nutritionist, Nutrition teacher. Our faculty members have specialty in functional food, food hygiene, cooking, nutrition education, and clinical nutrition


  • Sung, Nak-Ju (Food Hygiene)

    Sung, Nak-Ju
    (Food Hygiene)

  • Kim, Seok-Young (Nutrition Education)

    Kim, Seok-Young
    (Nutrition Education)

  • Lee, Joo-Hee (Food Biochemistry)

    Lee, Joo-Hee
    (Food Biochemistry)

  • Kim, Sung-Hee(Nutrition)

    Kim, Sung-Hee

  • Jeong, Bo-Young (Food Biochemistry)

    Jeong, Bo-Young
    (Food Biochemistry)

  • Moon, Soo-Kyung (Nutrition)

    Moon, Soo-Kyung

  • Kim, In-Soo (Food Chemistry)

    Kim, In-Soo
    (Food Chemistry)

  • Park, Mi-Yeon(Clinical Nutrition)

    Park, Mi-Yeon
    (Clinical Nutrition)

  • Heu, Min-Soo (Food Enzymology)

    Heu, Min-Soo
    (Food Enzymology)

Department of Geology KOR

The Earth is a complex system in which the solid planet, the oceans, the atmosphere, and life interact in various ways. In order to respond to the sustainability challenge of our time, it is necessary to understand these interactions and the relationships that transcend the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. The department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at GNU was established in 1989, has 7 full-time faculty members, and offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Geology and Geophysics. Our faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students pursue field, laboratory, and experimental studies of geological and environmental problems around the world. The department's excellent facilities support a range of methods including field studies, sedimentology, volcanology, seismology, environmental geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology. The department has been known for its strong field-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs. Undergraduate and graduate students are required to complete a thesis as part of their degree.


  • Kim, Woo-han (Geophysics)

    Kim, Woo-han

  • Kim, Young-ho (Mineral Physics)

    Kim, Young-ho
    (Mineral Physics)

  • Choi, Jin-beom (Crystallography)

    Choi, Jin-beom

  • Cho, Hyen-gu (Clay Mineral)

    Cho, Hyen-gu
    (Clay Mineral)

  • Jwa, Yong-joo (Igneous Petrology)

    Jwa, Yong-joo
    (Igneous Petrology)

  • Sohn, Young-kwan (Sedimentology)

    Sohn, Young-kwan

  • Kim, Soon-oh (Environmental Earth Sciences)

    Kim, Soon-oh
    (Environmental Earth Sciences)

Department of Informatics KOR

The Department of Informatics, Gyeongsang National University (GNU), has been intentionally established in the year 2005 to nurture excellent engineers specialized in the field of embedded systems software. Due to its short history, the first graduates were produced in February, 2008. The department has operated an undergraduate program conformed to ABEEK (Accreditation Board of Engineering Education of Korea) to settle down a highly-qualified program with global standards and competitiveness. In research and education for undergraduate to Ph.D. programs, the department has been cooperating with industries of ship construction and aerospace. Especially the sole industrial complex of aerospace in Korea is located in the vicinity of GNU and has been strongly supported by government.


  • Jun, Yong-Kee (Dependable System)

    Jun, Yong-Kee
    (Dependable System)

  • Ha, Seok Wun (Intelligent Signal Processing)

    Ha, Seok Wun
    (Intelligent Signal Processing)

  • Kim, Ki-Il (Networks & Avionics Software)

    Kim, Ki-Il
    (Networks & Avionics Software)

  • Moon, Yong-Ho (Image Processing & SoC)

    Moon, Yong-Ho
    (Image Processing & SoC)

  • Kim, Kyong Hoon (Real-Time Systems)

    Kim, Kyong Hoon
    (Real-Time Systems)

  • Susmit Bagchi (Distributed Systems)

    Susmit Bagchi
    (Distributed Systems)

Department of Information and Statistics KOR

The study of statistics has become more popular than ever over the past several decades. The increasing data and the availability of statistical software packages has enlarged the role of statistics as a tool for empirical research.

The Statistics Department at GNU was established in 1988 in the College of Natural Sciences. Our Department was originally established in 1980 as the Statistics and Computer Science Department, but it was divided into the Statistics Department and Computer Science Department in 1988.

Our Department's goals are to acquaint statistics with the role played in science and technology by probabilistic and statistical ideas and methods, to provide instruction in the theory and application of techniques that have been found to be commonly useful, and to train research workers in statistics.


  • Kim, Soo Taek(Sampling Design & Time  Series Analysis)

    Kim, Soo Taek
    (Sampling Design & Time  Series Analysis)

  • Park, Joong Yang (Computer Oriented Statistics)

    Park, Joong Yang
    (Computer Oriented Statistics)

  • Suh, Euy Hoon (Applied Statistics)

    Suh, Euy Hoon
    (Applied Statistics)

  • Ahn, Sung Jin (Statistical Decision)

    Ahn, Sung Jin
    (Statistical Decision)

  • Lim, Dong Hoon (Digital Information Processing)

    Lim, Dong Hoon
    (Digital Information Processing)

  • Lee, Gye Min (Applied Stochastic Processing)

    Lee, Gye Min
    (Applied Stochastic Processing)

  • Shin Vladimir (Statistical Signal Processing)

    Shin Vladimir
    (Statistical Signal Processing)

Department of Mathematics KOR

The Department of Mathematics at GNU is devoted to educate the high level of mathematics to both undergraduate and graduate students. The aim of the education is to cultivate people with mathematical ability, including mathematicians,  middle and high school teachers. The Department offers the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

The faculty of the Department have interests in many areas of the mathematical sciences, including Algebra, Real and Complex Analysis, Algebraic and Differential Geometry, Probability Theory and Applied Mathematics. The Department's faculty conducts research that supports the on-going theoretical development of the mathematical sciences, and that simultaneously promotes the interdisciplinary use of mathematics in science, engineering and other fields.


  • Choi, Yong-Kab (Probability Theory)

    Choi, Yong-Kab
    (Probability Theory)

  • Kang, Shin Min (Analysis)

    Kang, Shin Min

  • Kim, Seon Jeong (Algebraic Geometry)

    Kim, Seon Jeong
    (Algebraic Geometry)

  • Kim, Hong Kee (Algebra)

    Kim, Hong Kee

  • Kim, Gwang Il (CAGD, Dynamical systems)

    Kim, Gwang Il
    (CAGD, Dynamical systems)

  • Lee, Sunhong (Several Complex Variables)

    Lee, Sunhong
    (Several Complex Variables)

  • Lee, Kang-Hyurk (Complex Geometry)

    Lee, Kang-Hyurk
    (Complex Geometry)

Department of Physics KOR

Physics is one of the natural sciences that studies the basic principles of nature by using theory and experiments and pursues scientific discovery and technological advancement. And it encompasses a variety of natural phenomena ranging from interactions between the elementary particles and the origin of the universe to the characteristics of the condensed matters, including the semiconductor and nanoscale materials.

The goal of the undergraduate course in physics is to educate students to be  qualified persons in various fields such as private industry companies and  research laboratories. The graduate program, on the other hand, aims to develop not only professional researcher required in pure physics research fields through the basic theories and experiments, but also high-quality persons qualified in convergence and integrated research fields of the current top concerns.

In recent days, the physical knowledge has been widely recognized as the most fundamental and an important academic field to apply the converging technologies and enhance the state-of-the-art technology. In this context, it should be noticed that the employment opportunities in the advanced industries are widely offered to the persons who major in physics.


  • Kim, Kun-Ho

    Kim, Kun-Ho
    (Surface Physics)

  • Chung, Ki-Soo

    Chung, Ki-Soo
    (Applied Physics)

  • Lee, Jeoung-Ju

    Lee, Jeoung-Ju
    (Semiconductor Physics)

  • Jeong, Soon Young

    Jeong, Soon Young
    (Magnetic Materials Physics)

  • Nam, Sang-Tack

    Nam, Sang-Tack
    (Low temperature Physics)

  • Choi, Soo-Kyung

    Choi, Soo-Kyung
    (Particle Physics)

  • Kim, Hyeon Soo

    Kim, Hyeon Soo
    (Semiconductor Physics)

  • Jeong, Weon-Sang

    Jeong, Weon-Sang
    (Theoretical Physics)

  • Jeong, Mi-Yun

    Jeong, Mi-Yun
    (Quantum Optics)