Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Showing the way to a ”SMART & EASY“ World. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is dedicated to educating students in interdisciplinary studies that will serve our future society. Our mission is to contribute not only to Ulsan’s world-leading automotive, shipbuilding, and petroleum industries but also to industries and societies world-wide through the Division for Information/Communication Technology for Human Convenience, one of the UNIST multidisciplinary institutes. The school also provides enabling technologies for the future way of life through the convergence of electrical and computer engineering with new nano, bio, and environmental technologies.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering professor
Bien, Franklin Yang, Hyun Jong Kim, Jae Joon Han, Ki Jin Kim, Hyo il
Sim, Jae Young Yang, Seungjoon Kim, Jin Gook Choi, Jae Hyouk Jung, Jee Hoon
Chung, Jin-Ho Chun, Se Young Kim, Kyung Rok Kwon, Min Suk
Zeungnam Bien Katherine Ann Kim Kyung Rok Kim

Computer Engineering

Computer Architecture/Computer Systems/Embedded Systems / Computer Networks/Mobile Computing / Cryptography/Graphics / Visualization/Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Affiliated professor :

Computer Engineering professor
Nam, Beom Seok Jeong, Won Ki Choi, Young Ri Yun, Aa Ram Joo, Chang Hee
Lee, Jong Eun Lee, Kyung Han Au Tsz-Chiu Baek, Woong Ki Choi, Jae Sik
SungJu Hwang

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is the most essential discipline in engineering. It involves the analysis, design, manufacturing, and control of various systems through a solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials science, and energy. Mechanical engineers use the core principles as well as other knowledge in the field to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipments and machineries, heating and cooling systems, motor vehicles, aircrafts, watercrafts, robotics, medical devices and more.

Multiscale System and Materials / Bio & Intelligent Robots / Multiscale & Multiphysics Simulation / Smart Nano/Bio Mechanical Systems / Complex Systems Design / Smart Factory Affiliated professor :

Mechanical Engineering professor
Hyungson Ki Taesung Kim Young-Bin Park Heungjoo Shin Hyung Wook Park
Chun Sang Yoo Sung Youb Kim Jaesung Jang Hungsun Son Joonbum Bae
Hoon Eui Jeong Jaeseon Lee Wooseok Ji Jae Hwa Lee Jooha Kim
Gun-Ho Kim Hyondong Oh Joo Hwan Oh Chan Byon Duck Young KIM
Namhun Kim Daeil Kwon Seungchul Lee Sang Hoon Kang  

Department of Nuclear Engineering

Department of Nuclear Engineering provides educational and research opportunities for students who can advance nuclear engineering and technology. Nuclear energy deals with millions of times more energy per reaction than any other known reactions. Through education and research, in someday, we will change the current way to produce energy towards a safer, cleaner, and more secure one. For the goals, we are advancing an integrated nuclear system including reactor physics, nuclear thermal hydraulics and safety, nuclear materials, nuclear fuel, nuclear fuel cycle, radiation engineering, and liquid metal magnetohydrodynamics.

Nuclear System Engineering / Nuclear Science Affiliated professor :

Nuclear Engineering professor
Dong-Seong SOHN JI HYUN KIM In Cheol Bang Hee Reyoung Kim Deokjung Lee
Sangjoon Ahn Sungyeol Choi Seung Jun Lee

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Seeking innovative materials for advanced industry. Materials science and engineering is an interdisciplinary field which emphasizes the study of processing-structure-property relations in materials. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering covers the study of conventional materials as well as most advancedmaterials, including nano materials, and beyond and cultivates experts for those research areas.

Opto-Electronics Convergence Technology Group / Emerging Functional Materials Research Group / Design-Building-Characterization Group for Low-Dimensional Materials / Extreme Environment Materials / Fusion Energy Conversion Materials and Devices/Materials Reliability / Wearable Electronics Affiliated professor :

Materials Science Engineering professor
Kwon Min Sang Kwon Soon-Yong Kim Ju-Young Kim Ji Yun Park Sung-Soo
Park Leesoon Park Jang-Ung Baik Jeong-Min Son Jae Sung Song Myoung-Hoon
Shin Hyung-Joon Yoo Jung-Woo Lee Ki-Suk Lee Sukbin Lee Zonghoon
Jun Young Chul Cho Seungho Jo Wook Cha Chaenyung Chae Han Gi
Choi Kyoung-Jin Feng Ding

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Researches at UNIST Biomedical Engineering track focus on the application of engineering principles to design and manipulate biological systems as well as to analyze and understand biological phenomena contributing to the leading-edge technologies, such as the develoments of new biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics, green energy and bioremediation.

Biomedical Devices and Regenerative Medicine / Physical Biology / Imaging / Genomics / Tissue Engineering / 3D Printing Affiliated professor :

Biomedical Engineering professor
Cheol-Min Ghim Francois Amblard Jong Bhak Yoon-Kyoung Cho Woonggyu Jung
Hyung Joon Cho Sung Chul Bae Jeong Beom Kim Hajin Kim Hyun-Wook Kang
Taejoon Kwon Joo Hun Kang Jung-Hoon Park Semin Lee

Department of Biological Sciences

The graduate department of Biological Sciences offers interdisciplinary research training based on fundamental understandings on living organisms and applied knowledge to medical science in order to improve quality of life. The department provides a world-class research environment for biological and medical sciences, such as a state-of-art animal research center, Olympus biomed imaging center, stem cell research center, and cancer research center. This department aims to produce young, brilliant, and creative scientific minds, with world-class renown, by educating them so they are fully equipped and familiar with the basic knowledge of biological and medical sciences as well as cutting-edge research technologies in the state-of-the-art facilities provided by UNIST.

Regenerative medical science / Chronic Diseases Affiliated professor :

Biological Sciences professor
Hyug Moo Kwon Kyungjae Myung Orlando D. Scharer Pann-Ghill Suh Kyung-Tai Min
Sebyung Kang Robert J. Mitchell Dougu Nam Byoung Heon Kang Jang Hyun Choi
Chan Young Park Changwook Lee Tae Joo Park Chunghun Lim Jiyoung Park
Myunggon Ko Eunhee Kim Jayil Lee Jae-Ick Kim Young Chan Chae

Department of Human Factors Engineering

The department of Human Factors Engineering (HFE) focuses on understanding human capabilities, limitations, and behaviors and how this can be applied to the design and development of innovative products, processes and systems. The curriculum of HFE is structured to provide students with deep knowledge and practical skills in human factors engineering and applied statistics. Specific foci include: physical/cognitive ergonomics, human-computer interaction (HCI), human behavior modeling, and human centered design. The knowledge and skills gained through studying Human Factors Engineering can be applied to a wide range of products and systems including human-machine interfaces, healthcare products/systems, and transportation systems.

* Major Research Fields of HFE

Physical/Cognitive Ergonomics / Human-Computer Interaction / Human Behavior Modeling / Human Centered Design Affiliated professor :

Human and Systems Engineering professor
Myun W. Lee Youngshin Kwak Gyouhyung Kyung Gwanseob Shin Ian Oakley
Sung-Phil Kim Oh-Sang Kwon Doo Young Jung

Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering

Dreaming about natural friendly cities. Environmental pollution and climate change caused by industrialization are directly related to the survival of human beings. Therefore, the School of Urban and Environmental Engineering focuses on environmental protection, sustainable development, and improvement of human welfare. The School of Urban and Environmental Engineering is committed to developing innovative technologies in the fields of urban and environmental engineering and educating leaders who will have a large impact on our profession and society.

Advanced Environmental Materials and Process Research Group / Research Group for Climate Change / Urban Infrastructure Systems / National Disaster Prevention Research Group Affiliated professor :

Urban and Environmental Engineering professor
Cho Jaeweon Kwon Youngnam Choi Sungdeuk Lee Changha Lee Myongin
Shin Myoungsu Oh Jaeeun Sim Sung han Kim Jaehong Kang Sarah
Cho Gihyoung Seo Yongwon Lee Changsoo Im Jungho Marco Torbol
Cha Donghyun Cho Kyunghwa Lee Youngjoo Kim Jeongseob Chung Jibum
Song Changkeun Kim Byungmin

* Major in Convergence of Science and Arts:
Educational and research-oriented convergence program is newly proposed with methodologies of science, engineering, and arts, to solve existing problems in modern society, including aftermath of scientific development, climate change, and individuality/alienation in liquified society. Even with already developed technologies, many different problems are still difficult to be solved, thus, there needs a new and alternative approach. Thus, convergence approach of science and arts, based on both pragmatism and Korean practical realism, is newly designed.

-UEE : Cho Jaeweon, Kwon Youngnam, Lee Changha, Lee Myongin, Cho Gihyoug, Seo Yongwon, Lee Changsoo

-DGS : Paek Kyong-Mi, Lee Hyun-Kyung, Yi Huiyuhl


Department of Energy Engineering

Department of Energy Engineering provides exciting and unique undergraduate and graduate programs that deal with energy production, energy conversion, energy storage, and energy efficiency, alternative energy technologies from a basic concept to practical technology. We combine courses from chemistry, electrochemistry, polymer, ceramics, physics, and materials engineering to create a strong knowledge base essential to success in energy-related areas. Students have the opportunity to take courses and research focused on specific energy research subjects that includes solar cell, fuel cell, battery, and other energy-related devices and materials. Along with research activities in our department, our students will be well-prepared for career focused on energy science and engineering and creatively apply their knowledge to confront the global challenges of energy supply and demand.

Battery Science and Technology / Electrochemistry/ Next Generation Solar Cells / Graphene/ Energy Conversion Materials Affiliated professor :

Energy Engineering·Battery Science and Technology professor
Sang Young Lee Sang Il Seok Jae Phil Cho Jong Beom Baek Kyeong Min Jeong
Jin Young Kim Soo Jin Park Chank Duk Yang Gun Tae Kim Ji Hyun Jang
Nam Soon Choi Young Sik Kim Yoon Seok Jung Jong Nam Park Hye Sung Park
Jung Ki Ryu Kwan Yong Seo Seok Ju Kang Jun Hee Lee Hyun Wook Lee

Department of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering provides its graduate students with a state-of-the-art research environment and facilities. We are focusing on the application of Chemical engineering to a variety of specific areas, including energy and the environment, catalysis, reaction engineering, systems and process design, nanotechnology, polymers and colloids and biotechnology. It is a multi-scale engineering department in which students can learn about the creative design of new Chemicals, materials, processes and systems by translating molecular level information into novel engineering principles. Faculty members are involved in cutting-edge research programs that encompass all areas of Chemical engineering: Nanoscience, Materials Science, Catalysis, Electronic Materials and Devices, Colloidal Science and Chemical Engineering. The graduate students and post doctoral researchers will have access to state-of-the-art facilities on campus, such as the UCRF and Chemical Sciences Facility.

Nano-Convergence Devices / Green Chemistry / Biomolecular and Metabolic Engineering Affiliated professor :

Chemical Engineering professor
Jae Sung Lee Sung Hoon Park Yong Hwan Kim Hyun Kon Song Hyun Hyub Ko
Ja Hun Kwak Sang Hoon Joo Sang Kyu Kwak Sung Kuk Lee Sung You Hong
Nam Soon Choi Young Sik Kim Yoon Seok Jung Jong Nam Park Hye Sung Park
Chang Young Lee Chung Gi Baig Ji Seok Lee Kwang Jin An So Youn Kim
Dong Woog Lee Ji Wook Jang

Department of Chemistry

Chemistry is a central natural science that shapes our understanding of the world and gives us the tools to change it. Through the rational understanding of atomic and molecular scale properties, chemistry allows us to create useful materials, to control and store many forms of energy, and to understand natural or biological processes occurring on earth and beyond.

Undergraduate and graduate students at UNIST obtain a excellent instruction in the core disciplines of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Theory/Modeling Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Materials/Polymer Chemistry Affiliated professor :

Chemical Engineering professor
Lim, Mi Hee Bielawski, Christopher W. Choe, Wonyoung Granick, Steve Grzybowski, Bartosz A.
Kee, Jung-Min Kim, Byeong-Su Kim, Kwang Soo Kim, Yung Sam Kwon, Oh-Hoon
Kwon, Tae-Hyuk Lah, Myoung Soo Lee, Geunsik Min, Seung Kyu Moon, Hoi Ri
Park, Cheol-Min Park, Young S. Rhee, Hyun-Woo Rohde, Jan-Uwe Ruoff, Rodney S
Ryu, Ja-Hyoung Schultz, Thomas Shin, Hyeon Suk Zhao, Bum Suk

Department of Physics

Physics and Applied Mathematics forms a fundamental knowledge system on nature and a framework of ‘thinking’ for almost every other contemporary science and technology. Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics aims to perform cutting-edge fundamental research in the field of Physical science and Mathematics and to provide ground basis for the development of nexter generation technologies. Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics opens PhD and master programs in the fields of experimental physics, theoretical physics, and applied/computational mathematics, and carries interdisciplinary researches of the fields.

Plasma/Beam/Astrophysics/ Quantum Material/Optical Physics/ Soft Matter/ Biological Physics Affiliated professor :

Physics professor
Dongsu Ryu Hyeon K. Park Hyuk Kyu Pak Tlusty, Tsvi EunMi Choi
Noejung Park Jaeup Kim Min Sup Hur Kibog Park Kwanpyo Kim
Kyujin Kwak Chae Un Kim Moses Chung Hosub Jin Joonwoo Jeong
Yoon Seok Oh

Department of Mathematical Science

Mathematics is the universal language of science, essential for clear understanding of nature. Our department’s vision is to become a wold’s leading department in interdisciplinary mathematical research and education in connection with various fields of science such as natural science, engineering, business administration, etc. and is to foster an innovative and interactive learning/working environment for mathematical productivity to attract not only mathematicians, but also scientists in other disciplines from around the world. Towards our vision, the faculty of mathematical sciences is devoted not only to their individual mathematical research, but also to teaming up to provide students with an exceptional level of mathematical education. Students majoring in mathematics will gain the fundamental knowledge of mathematical structures and the abstract reasoning skills necessary to solve mathematical and scientific problems and will learn how to interact with other disciplines. Virtually every core area of mathematics is strongly represented in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at UNIST.

Algebra, Analysis, Topology, Probablilty, Computational Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Mathematical Biology Affiliated professor :

Chemistry professor
Jung, Chang Yeol Jang, Bongsoo Lee, Chang Hyeong Kwon, Bongsuk Kim, Pilwon
Sun, Hae-Sang Kim, Yunho Bae, Hantaek Cho, Jaehyun Choi, Jin Hyuk
Choi, Kyudong

Department of Management Engineering

Management Engineering is designed to study and research complex managerial phenomena in all major functional areas by combining management/business knowledge and scientific/ engineering methodologies. The main areas of interest include accounting, economics, finance, management information systems, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior, data analysis and decision making, and general management such as entrepreneurship, international business, strategy, and technology management.

Management of Technology/Strategy/Entrepreneurship, Production management/Management Engineering, Management information systems, Marketing, Human Resource Management/Organizational Behavior, Finance/Accounting/Financial Engineering Affiliated professor :

Management professor
WoonKi Hong Yoonhyuk Jung Kooyul Jung Jinhyouk Im HyunJin Jang
Changyong Lee Keunsuk Chung BoReum Choi ByoungKi Seo Hyeongsop Shim
Eun Suh Lee Hankyun Woo DaeJin Kim Junyoup Lee Lu Zhang
Youngrok Choi Youngchoon Kim Jacob Chaeho Lee