Notice & News
Prof. Jun-Bo Yoon’s honorable mentor, Prof. Choong-Ki Kim, was selected as one of the 12 Distinguished Contributor of Korea’s Science and Technology in 2019.
Prof. Choong-Ki Kim was credited for laying the foundation of the semiconductor industry by fostering 1st and 2nd – generation leaders of Korean technology, who established the basis of the advanced semiconductor research.
Recently, a journal entitled “Transfer of ‘Engineer’s Mind’: Kim Choong-Ki and the Semiconductor Industry in South Korea”, by Prof. Dong-Won Choi from Harvard University, was published. This paper represents Prof. Choong-Ki Kim as the ‘godfather’ and an ‘influencer’ to the development and success of the semiconductor industry.
As demonstrated in the journal, we can truly learn the importance of leadership, persistence, curiosity, and openness for new knowledge from Prof. Choong-Ki Kim’s life and work. These characteristics define qualities of becoming a true engineer for those dreaming to become the future leaders of Korean semiconductor industry.
Thank you and Congratulations, Prof. Choong-Ki Kim!