POSTECH Selected 6th President: Prof. Yongmin Kim of University of Washington
POSTECH Selected 6th President: Prof. Yongmin Kim of University of Washington
  • Reporter Jung Han-kyu
  • 승인 2011.05.04 13:00
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▲ Prof. Yongmin Kim of University of Washington is the newly appointed 6th President of POSTECH.

The Board of Directors of POSTECH has appointed Prof. Yongmin Kim of University of Washington as the 6th President of POSTECH. Upon the termination of the current President Sunggi Baik’s term, he will assume the positions for four years, starting on Sep. 1, 2011 to Aug. 31, 2015.

He has a very impressive resume; a joint professor of Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering, and adjunct with Radiology and Computer Science & Engineering to just name his current position at Univ. of Washington.

Aside from his multi-professorship, the Board of Directors of POSTECH chose him for sharing the common vision with POSTECH, which is aiming for industrial-academic collaboration in research as well as education.

While he was the dean of bioengineering department, he not only successfully raised the department’s national ratings to top 5, but also attracted over 90 billion USD in donation, including 70 billion USD from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also urged the faculty to excel in research and inter-departmental research. Under his leadership, his faculty attained 210 cases of intellectual property rights, 30 venture establishments, and 80 technology transfers.

The Board of Directors added that he has been a member of POSTECH advisory committee, and therefore has a profound understanding of POSTECH. They further praised him that “the new president is a global scholar and has already achieved success in the industrial-research model at the University of Washington. We are excited to have him to steer POSTECH towards progress.”


Prof. Kim’s profile
Seoul National University B.S. Electronics Engineering, 1975
University of Wisconsin-Madison M.S. Electronics Engineering, 1979
University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. Electronics Engineering, 1982
Professor at University of Washington since 1982
Fellow of IEEE, 1996
Hoam Engineering Prize, 2003
President of EMBS for two years, 2005

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