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Nine Professors Retired at Da Vinci Pavilion on September 3

SeoulTech held the retirement ceremony for nine full-time professors at Da Vinci Hall on September 3.

 

 

 

President Kim Jong-ho delivered a government award to the nine professors, and he also presented them with appreciation plaques. The ceremony was attended by students and faculty members who wished to congratulate the professors.

 

The nine professors retiring were Professors Kim Eon-gum, Kim Doo Hwan, and Kim Yeontae from the Civil Engineering Department; Professor Kim Chan-oh from the Safety Engineering Department; Professor Lee Sara from the Creative Writing Department;  Professor Ryu Chun Keun from the School of Liberal Arts; Professor Cho Hyunseok from the Public Administration Department Professor; Na Sung-sook from the Design Department; and Professor Anthony David Johnson from the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.
 

 

 

In his speech, President Kim said: “A famous proverb suggests that the scent of flowers goes miles, while the scent of man goes on for a century.” He added, “As such, our professors’ honor and passion will remain in SeoulTech and in our hearts for a long time. Our students and faculty members will continue to share the love and passion that the nine professors here have shown.”
 

 


▦ President's speech ▦

“I am honored to open the retirement ceremony for nine honorable professors.

 

First of all, I would like to congratulate the professors, who have made great achievements in our nation, in society, and within the university, and who are retiring honorably today after making priceless contributions to a lifelong approach to education and research: Professors Kim Eun-gum, Kim Doo Hwan, Kim Yeontae, Kim Chan-oh, Lee Sara, Ryu Chun Keun, Cho Hyunseok, Na Sung-sook, and Anthony David Johnson. Distinguished guests and dignitaries! Staff and students! I am especially grateful for your presence to celebrate the professors here.

 

The nine professors celebrated today have devoted themselves to the development of SeoulTech throughout the swirling changes the years have brought. They have participated in various academic activities and produced countless excellent research papers and publications. Through this, they have not only enhanced their respective fields of study, but they have also greatly contributed to the rise of our institution.

 

A famous proverb suggests that the scent of flowers goes miles, while the scent of man goes on for a century. As such, our professors' honor and passion will remain in SeoulTech and in our hearts for a long time. Our students and faculty members will continue to share the love and passion that the nine professors here have shown. I would like to congratulate you again today on your honorable retirement. I wish everyone attending today happiness and blessings. Thank you.

 

September 3, 2018.
Seoul National University of Science and Technology

▦ Biographies ▦

▲ Professor Kim Eun-gum, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering
[Education]
· March 1972 ~ February 1988- Sungkyunkwan University, Civil Engineering, BS, MS, Ph.D.
[Major Career]
· September 1979 ~ March 1980- Full-time lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Kyungnam National University
· April 1980 ~ August 2018- Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
[External Activities]
· Vice Chairman, Korea Concrete Institute
· Chairman, Korea Concrete Institute, Standard Specification for Concrete

 

▲ Professor Kim Doo Hwan, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering
[Education]
· Between 1971 and 1987- Hanyang University, Department of Civil Engineering,
[Major Career]
· April 1981 ~ August 2018- Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
· Aug 1988 ~ Feb 1990- Visiting professor, University of California at Irvine
[External Activities]
· Korean Society of Civil Engineers
· Korean Steel Structure Society lifetime membership
· Korean Society for Structural Diagnosis
· Korean City Urban Disaster Prevention Society lifetime member

 

▲ Professor Kim Chan-oh, Department of Safety Engineering, College of Engineering
[Education]
· Between March 1971 and February 1986- Hanyang University, Department. of Electrical Engineering, MS, Ph.D.
[Major Career]
· May 1978 ~ September 1981- Safety Manager, Hyundai Construction
· September 1985 ~ August 2018- Professor, Department of Safety Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
· April 2001 ~ April 2003- Academic Dean, Seoul National University of Technology
· Awarded patronage prize in November 2015 (safety culture recipient)
[External Activities]
· Invited by Korea Lift Association
· National Emergency Management Agency / National Security Affairs Policy Advisory Committee Chairperson (2013 ~ 2017)
· Head of the Central Evaluation Team for Korea Disaster Safety (2006 ~ 2018)
· Vice-President, Citizens' Alliance for Practicing Safe Living (2004 ~ 2018)
· Member of the Presidential Regulatory Reform Committee (2018 ~ 2020)

 

▲ Professor Lee Sara, Department of Creative Writing, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
[Education]
· March 1971 ~ August 1987- Ewha Womans University, MA, Ph.D.
[Major Career]
· September 1975 ~ February 1978- Korean Language Teacher, Seoul Mental Health High School
· 1981- Debut on "Literature & Thought"
· September 1987 ~ August 2018- Professor, Department of Creative Writing, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
· 1989 Korea Literary Award
· May 2003 ~ October 2004- Director, Library of Seoul National University of Science and Technology
· 2011- Wrote a school song of Seoul National University of Science and Technology
· January 2014 ~ December 2015- Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
[External Activities]
· President, Korea Creative Writing Society (2007 ~ 2011)
· Korean Studies Foundation Humanities (2009 ~ 2011)
· Director, Korean Studies Association (1999 ~ 2018)
· Korean Poetry Association Officer (1988 ~ 2018)

 

▲ Professor Cho Hyunseok, Department of Public Administration, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
[Education]
· Between March 1973 and February 1994- Seoul National University, Department of Political Science, Master's, Ph.D.
[Major Career]
· November 1987 ~ February 1992- Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
· From March 1992 to August 2018- Professor of Public Administration, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
· April 2003 ~ July 2004- Director of Academic Affairs, Seoul National University of Technology
· January 2012 ~ December 2013- College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
· March 2011 ~ February 2013- Director, IT Policy Research Center, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
[External Activities]
· February 2005 to February 2009- Member of the Information and Communication Promotion Fund Administrative Committee of the Ministry of Information and Communication
· Chairman of Conflict Management Review Committee (2009 ~ 2012)
· Editorial committee member of 'Science and Technology Research' of the Korean Society of Science and Technology (2007 ~ 2018)

 

▲ Professor Kim Yeontae, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering
[Education]
· March 1972 ~ August 1989- Yonsei University Civil Engineering, MS, Ph.D.
[Major Career]
· 1979 ~ 1988- Railway Authority
· 1988 ~ 1992- Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs
· December 1979- Commendation of Ministry of Transport
· September 1992 ~ August 2018- Professor, Department of Construction System Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
· August 2004 ~ April 2006- Director, Planning Division, Seoul National University of Technology
· August 2008 ~ July 2010- Director of Academic Affairs, Seoul National University of Technology
· June 2016 ~ November 2017- Vice President of Education, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
[Convention activities]
· Korean Society of Civil Engineers
· Korean Society of Steel Construction
· Korean Structural Diagnosis Society
· Earthquake Engineering Society of Korea

 

▲ Professor Na Sung-sook, Department of Design, College of Art and Design
[Education]
· Between March 1971 and February 1984- Bachelor of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Master of Landscape Architecture
· 1989 ~ March 1992 ~ August 1992- Doctor of Science, Kyung Hee University
· September 1998 ~ August 1999- Harvard University Niemann Fellow Affiliate
[Major Career]
· 1993 ~ 2018- Professor of Design, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
· 2007 ~ 2018- Chairman, Bukchon Art Center, Bukchon
[Projects]
· World Trade Expo International Pavilion (September 1976)
· Seoul C.I. Development Application System Development Project (October 1997)
· A study on the technology development of Korea's national image visualization system (October 1998)
[External Activities]
· President, Korean Women's Visual Designer (February 1995-January 1999)
· Vice President, Korean Art Association (February 2001)
· Korea Information Design Forum founding member(June 2004)
[Book]
· Pleasant rebellion (March 2003), North Korea (December 2005), reporter Lee Byung-gyu 24 years

 

▲ Professor Ryu Chun Keun, School of Liberal Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
[Education]
· March 1973 ~ February 1979- Chungju University Law School, Master of Law
· September 1985 ~ March 1989- Doctor of Education, United States International University
[Major Career]
· May 1979 ~ August 2008- Director of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Deputy Superintendent of Jeollanamdo, Deputy Superintendent of Jeju Island, Consul-General of the Russian Embassy
· September 2008 ~ August 2018- Professor, School of Liberal Arts, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
· September 2008 ~ January 2012- Director, International Exchange Section, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
[External Activities]
· Member of Korean Educational Administration Association
· Hankuk Teachers' Association
· Visiting professor at the Central Public Service Training Center
· Director, National Institute for International Education
· Member of the Administrative Disposal Committee of the Ministry of Education
· Advisor to the Graduate School of Public Security

 

▲ Professor Anthony David Johnson, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Business and Technology
[Education]
· 1981 ~ 1985- Huddersfield Polytechnic BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Honors Degree)
· 2011-2015- University of Huddersfield Ph.D. in Sustainability
[Major Career]
· 1986 ~ 2013- Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, University of Huddersfield
· 1969 ~ 2005- Chief Designer, Office Manager, etc., Total Engineering Solutions Ltd.
· 2015- Professor, Global Convergence Industry Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
 

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