As there is greater pressure for sustainable development, the requirements from the built environment are becoming more demanding. There is broad agreement that densely populated urban areas should be more sustainable rural areas. However, whilst over half the planet’s population lives in cities, they account for more than 75% of the consumption of non-renewable resources, causing climate change.
Built Environment division will take a new perspective on sustainable built environment and strategical approaches responding to climate change. The sessions aim to bring together built environment professionals, climate and energy researchers, policy experts and government officials to discuss recent research and works. The sessions of the Built Environment will allow the delegate to increase their knowledge and skills related to sustainable development, building design and the performance of buildings and materials.
Five oral sessions are organised at EKC 2022.
1) Smart and Healthy buildings and urban environment
2) Indoor environmental quality
3) Urban spatial structure and urban regeneration
4) Historic preservation and sustainable development of cities and architectures in Europe
5) Towards a new architecture
Pyoung-Jik Lee is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Acoustics Research Unit, School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool since January 2014. He completed a PhD in Architectural Acoustics from the Hanyang University in Korea. He was then a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), University of Southampton and Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA). His research primarily focuses on the psychophysiological evaluations of sound and vibration in built environments.
Basic science aims at discovering new phenomena, understanding the microscopic principles and providing useful knowledge for future developments. For this, it is important to keep up-to-date with the latest progress, look at the problems from different perspectives, and establish international networks. To this end, Basic Science Group plans to bring together Korean and European Scientists and Engineers by organizing following sessions at EKC2022.
At first, in the Poster Session, delegates from all research area of Basic Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth science, etc.) are invited to present their own research works, learn each other's expertise, and develop collaborative networks. In the Talk Sessions, experts and key persons in the selected research area (listed below) will introduce the field and discuss current main issues and new developments.
Session 1. Climate Changes of the Oceans
Session 2. Experimental and theoretical studies on molecular electronic states, potential energy and properties
Session 3. Machine Learning based Disease Predictions and Industrial Problem Solving
BS/LH: Mathematical modeling and K-quarantine of novel and variant infectious diseases
CM/BS: 2D and Nanomaterials, their Fundamentals and Applications
In addition to these sessions, delegates are also encouraged to participate in the sessions of their own interests organized by other Science & Technology Groups. Through these events, organizers of EKC2022 wish to provide an unparalleled opportunity for Korean and European Scientists and Engineers to establish a valuable and prolonged network.
Dr. Yoojin Oh is a group leader at the Institute of Biophysics, Johannes Kepler University Linz. She got her doctorate in Physics from Ewha Womans University in 2009. Her research focuses on nano-metric properties of bio-materials that require the application of a whole portfolio of nanoscopic and microscopic techniques, especially using a scanning probe microscopy.
Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences are fundamental and challenging fields to study and acquire the knowledge to be understood. The fields have inspired and contributed to the emergence of various chemistry-based materials, such as, nanomaterials, biomaterials, electronic/optical/magnetic materials, ceramics, polymers, metal alloys, smart materials, semiconductor materials, and composite materials associating with design of complicated structures through the innovation of technology by the advancements in the study of fundamental science. The knowledge acquired from the studies will greatly impact on our society and coming life.
In the sessions of Chemical Engineering and Material Science at EKC 2022, the recent scientific issues that are considered for environment and human being will be discussed with various up-to-date results from studies in the fields.
- Session1. Clean Manufacturing of Steel and Alloys
- Session2. Computational Materials Science and Technology for Sustainable Energy
- Session3. 2D and Nanomaterials, their Fundamentals and Applications
- Session4. Organic Optoelectronic Materials for Sustainability
- Session5. Opportunities and Challenges in Materials Science for Renewable Power-to-X
Wonjae Kim received M.Sc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Aalto University (previously, Helsinki University of Technology) in 2007 and 2015. Before joining the academic programs, he worked at Samsung Electronics as Electrical R&D Engineer for about 5 years after his bachelor study. In the meantime, he also worked as a researcher at KITEC until 2008. After his PhD, we worked at VTT Technical Research Center of Finland as a research scientist by 2019, developing 2D material based technology for industrial applications. While he experienced the several research institutes, he had studied electronic devices such as transistors/sensors utilizing nanomaterials including graphene and 2D semiconductors over the years. After VTT, he moved to semiconductor industry, Murata Electronics, and is currently working for semiconductor process development and integration. His expertise is in nano-device fabrication and characterization.
Main fields: Nano-device fabrication and characterization, Graphene & 2D material applications in electronics
The European Union and Korea have recently pledged carbon neutrality so-called “net zero” by 2050. Without such immediate action by cutting carbon emissions, the lives and livelihoods of people worldwide can be threatened by the climate change problem. Scientific findings and research are considered as the fastest technical approach to net zero. Since Korea is a key player in state-of-art technologies and the EU has led energy transition and sustainable development, the collaboration between Korea and Europe can benefit each other. Therefore, this division facilitates diverse collaboration opportunities in the environment & energy fields by sharing their knowledge, insight, and ideas.
The following specific sessions are focused on the division of “Environment & Energy” at EKC 2022:
- Photovoltaic technologies
- Sustainable and circular economy on inorganic material processes
- Korea-EU Technology Cooperation on Carbon Neutrality and Regional Innovation
- Intelligent monitoring of urbain rain/wastewater management
- Resource Circulation Strategy for Achieving Carbon Neutrality Organized by the Korea Environment Institute (KEI) and the Korea Society of Waste Management (KSWM)
- Ship air emission estimation method and impact assessment method in port city area
Dr. Minkyu Paek is a scientist of pyrometallurgy in Umicore, Belgium. He got his doctorate at Hanyang University, Korea in 2014. For his postdoctoral research, he has joined the FactSage thermochemistry software developers' groups at McGill University, Canada, Seoul National University, Korea, and Aalto University, Finland from 2014 to 2021. He developed the thermodynamic database implemented in the software for the calculation of thermodynamic properties and phase diagrams in various steel and alloy systems. Then, as a research professor at Hanyang University, he was involved in a project on valued element extraction from EV battery scraps. Now in Umicore, he manages and optimizes the process flowsheet of non-ferrous alloy production and recycling processes by developing simulation models.
The recent evolution of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science has built a strong foundation and stepping stones for emerging modern technologies. Especially, the advancement in computing hardware and communication infrastructure boosts the pace of technology innovation and thus changes human life in each and every possible aspect. The speed of technology development is yet accelerating since the market demand for innovation is growing faster than ever before.
The Electronic Engineering and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) division embraces four sessions that discuss emerging technologies in distinct topic areas such as sensor, display, semiconductor devices, circuits, and model-based learning framework. Besides, this division offers a session that focuses on generic Computer Science and ICT topics.
The following four sessions are waiting for your participation:
1. Sensor, Imaging, and Display Systems for Our Future Life
2. Semiconductor device technologies and circuits for industrial applications
3. Intelligent robots and human models for health and medicine
4. Theory and practice of computer science and innovative information technology
Juhoon Kim is working at Deutsche Telekom AG in Germany. Within the company, he is mainly responsible for the analysis of the technology impact and for the management of hardware standardization project. He is also working on several EU-funded projects which focus on new networking paradigms such as Software-defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualiztion (NFV), and Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN/5G).
Previously, he received Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from TU Berlin.
Life science is a field of understanding the basic principles of sustaining life and seeks and provides application methods based on it. Life science is positioned not only as a basic field of study, but also as an important field that can overcome global issues. The search for sustainability in order to overcome hazards to mankind such as climate change, environmental pollution, and the human diseases, such as coronavirus pandemic is emerging as a major task in life science research.
The Life science and Health division embraces six sessions that discuss topics in the area of emerging technologies in biomedical science, agriculture, cancer, environments
Six sessions are organised at EKC 2022.
1. Sustainable Development in Biomedical Science and Technology
2. Emerging technologies to address agricultural issues with sustainability
3. Lifestyle Exposures and Cancer Prevention and Survival
4. Cutting edge techniques in molecular biology research
5. Our changing environment: Its molecular/cellular impact on biological systems and processes
6. Precision Medicine in Oncology: An Update
In 2015, Heyrhyoung Lyoo moved to the Netherlands and started working as a Ph.D. student in the virology division at Utrecht University under the supervision of prof. dr. Frank van Kuppeveld. As a Marie-Curie fellow of the European Training Network ANTIVIRALS, she worked on the identification of important host factor(s) for enteroviruses, which can be further developed as a target of a broad-spectrum antiviral drug.
From 2020, upon the COVID-19 outbreak, she has been engaged in several coronavirus-related works including two main projects, SCORE and PanCoroNed, where she worked on the discovery of antivirals against SARS-CoV2 and other coronavirus infections.
Since June 2022, she is working as a Post doctoral researcher at Translational Platform Virology and Chemotherapy (TPVC), Rega Institute, KU Leuven.
Dr. Ryu is a Senior researcher at Korea Institute of Science and Technology Europe Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (KIST Europe), a branch institute of KIST in Seoul, located in Saarbruecken Germany. Dr. Ryu studied Pharmacy in undergraduate, followed by a Master and PhD degree in biological pharmacy (Toxicology/drug metabolism) in Chungnam National University in Daejeon Korea, supervised by Dr. Sang Kyum Kim. He then moved to IKP-stuttgart in 2015 Sep, he took postdoc training in Prof. Dr. Ulrich Zanger group. Major research area is in drug metabolism, especially drug induced toxicology, reactive metabolites profiling, and regulation and protein interaction to drug metabolizing enzymes. Also, his former focus is sulfur containing amino acid metabolism and its regulation in different patho/physiological condition (eg. diabetes,aging, high fat diet, drug resistant breast cancer) in various in vivo and in vitro models.
The EKAMA (European-Korean Association of Mechanics and Aerospace) was founded in 2018 on the occasion of EKC 2018 held in Glasgow, UK, to assemble all Korean scientists and engineers working in Europe on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the 9 associations matched to the country. One of our aims is to link all these members to buid up a Europewide network and to enhance specialized cooperations between Europe and Korea.
As the slogan of EKC 2022, Green Industry, we focus on on-going and novel green technologies for Transportations, in particular Automobiles. Moreover, the problem of noises is still reccurent, it is why we would like to treat this problem coupled with Accoustics, more generraly Vibrations.
Satellites are one of the thematics that we would like to underline, because the needs of telecommunication is exponentially growing. Korea has made an important development in this field during the last decades and EKAMA has prominent members working in this field. It could be a good opportunity to join both parts to establish strong ties.
Digital twin is one of the keypoints of Industry 4.0 combining design and manufacturing processes. All applications using numerical simulation are welcome to show today’s state of the art.
Therefore, we propose the following 6 sessions.
- Aeronautics and Mechatronics
- Numerical simulation (Digital twin)
- Future Mobility & Transportation for Zero Emission
- Machine’s noise, vibration, and acoustics
- Automotive powertrain systems
- Sustainable satellite technology and applications
PROF. HAN, Woo-suck (한우석)
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne (Mines Saint-Etienne)
Born in Seoul, South Korea. Entered to Mines Saint-Etienne in 1989, WS Han has been involved to teach the following subjects: Mechanics of composite materials, FE structural analysis, Non-linear structural analysis, Advanced design and CAD, Design methodology and optimization, Numerical methods and Adhesive joint of composite materials. WS Han was in charge of Design of products courses, and is in charge of Computational structures courses. WS Han involved to the following research projects: Capture and modelling of shod foot in motion (ANR project), Analysis and design of lumbar belts (CIFRE), FEA of dental implants, Biomechanical modelling of knee joint, working with industrial partners (CTC, Thuasne, Generic Implants, etc..).
Since 2012, WS Han is involved to carry out his research works on Biomechanics using numerical simulation tools. One of recent works will appear on CMBBE (2018), entitled “Soft Tissues’ Loadings on Healthy Knee at Different Physiological Flexions: A Coupled Experimental–Numerical Approach” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (2018) [Dousteyssier et al., 2018].
WS Han is strongly involved to develop partnerships with Korea and Japan since 1996 and made MOU with Seoul National University (SNU), KAIST, POSTECH in Korea, and Tohoku University, KYUTECH, Kumamoto University in Japan so as to promote exchange of academic staffs and students (more than 200 until 2017). These international actions also allowed 4 double-degrees and more than 20 master dual-degrees with SNU and KAIST.
WS Han is elected member of Education Committee since 2013. He participated to organize 3 national or international conferences and co-organized 6 French-Korean workshops on composite structures. He is member of 5 national or international scientific societies and associate editor of an international journal.
WS Han graduated from SNU in Aeronautics (1981) and earned Master degree (1983) at SNU in South Korea and Ph.D. in mechanics at Institut Polythechnique de Lorraine in France (1989).
- Knight in the Order of the Academic Palms (2012)
The Marine and Ocean Division in EKC 2022 was motivated and proposed to introduce and exchange ideas and information in seeking the current issues and the challenges relative to the marine and ocean sectors. To achieve this goal, we wish to invite novel research which can offer meaningful insights into successful technologies for developing shipping greener and safer as well as to invite hot discussion on current policy and regulatory trends locally and internationally. The scope of this Division can be more extensive than what is stated in the title, ranging from addressing the global challenges toward zero-emission and autonomy to demonstrating the effectiveness of different state-of-the-art technologies. It is highly believed that your participation and contribution to the five academic sessions proposed with six prominent UK/Korean partners from research institutes, governmental agents, academic society in this Division will provide a rare opportunity to reach our goal of sustainability in the marine and ocean sectors through the improved strategies, plans and technologies.
The following five oral academic sessions are organised at EKC 2022.
1) Maritime safety and decarbonization with emerging technologies with energy transition I (SNAK-EKMOA Joint Session)
2) New challenges of maritime safety for a safer shipping industry (EKMOA-MSRC Joint Session)
3) Maritime policies (EKMOA-KMI Joint Session)
4) Maritime safety and decarbonization with emerging technologies with energy transition II (EKMOA-KOMSA-KMC Joint Session)
5) Autonomous and Sustainable Ship Technologies (EKMOA-KRISO joint session)
Note: Marine & Ocean Engineeing Session is sponsored by Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO)
Dr Byongug Jeong currently works as a Lecturer of Marine Engineering while teaching and researching various types of marine systems across technical, environmental and safety perspectives. Prior to this role, he worked at the Korean Register as a marine surveyor for over six and half years. During this time, he had the following commitments/responsibilities: Drawing approvals of cargo vessels and engine systems / Contribution to updating maritime rules and regulations for ships and engines / R&D on engine systems applicable to commercial vessels focusing on regulation, design and feasibility / Training junior staff and providing technical consultancy to clients for marine systems and regulations. He also worked at Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd, for over three years, as a marine engineer on board five merchant ships: an LNG carrier, two container ships and two bulk carriers. His experience, therefore, is wide-ranging from looking after on-board machinery to classification related work, which is an essential element to cultivating seagoing marine engineers. He presently serves as the president of Europe-Korea Marine and Ocean Engineers Association (EKMOA).
Research Scientist at SINTEF Ocean,
Specialist in the system modeling and simulation for marine energy system
Developer for an integrated solution for design and simulation tool for hybrid power / renewable fuel
Project manager for national / industry funded projects in Norway
PhD, MSc in marine engineering, NTNU
Sales Engineer for oil, LNG tankers, Samsung Heavy Industries
BSc in Naval architecture and ocean engineering, Seoul National University
General synopsis of this group will be announced soon
EKC 2022 is happy to invite poster contributions from all areas of science, engineering, technology and innovation. Each abstract submitted will be reviewed by the relevant Division Chair and/or Session Chairs.
For those who will be presenting posters, the Poster Session will be held 18:40 - 22:00 on Wed 20th July 2022. We encourage all to come and talk with presenters during this period, and at the end of the Session, six (6) of the best will be awarded special prizes.
PROF. MOK, K. Hun (목 헌)
Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Inst (TBSI)
Prof Mok is currently Associate Professor in Biochemistry (Trinity College Dublin), Technical Advisor and IP Holder (HAMLET Pharma AB), Director (ICMRBS), Editorial Board member (Protein Journal and BioMed Res Intl) and a member of the EUREKA IEP (Independent Evaluation Panel). His area of interest is in protein folding / misfolding and biomolecular NMR spectroscopy, and has published approx. 70 articles (in journals including Nature, Nature Communications, Nature Immunology, PNAS, and JACS) and is the inventor of more than 10 registered patents. Prof Mok’s expertise in using NMR spectroscopy to elucidate structurally-fluid protein-fatty acid complexes has led to the development of ‘Alpha1’ by start-up company HAMLET Pharma, which has concluded successful Phase I/II studies as a bladder cancer therapeutic (Brisuda A et al, Nature Commun 2021).