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Dr. Doh-Yeon Kim became the 7th President of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in September 2015. He received his B.E. from Seoul National University, M.S. from KAIST, and Ph.D. from Blaise Pascal University in France in Materials Science and Engineering. Before joining POSTECH, Dr. Kim held various academic positions such as Director of the Creative Research Center for Microstructure Science of Materials, Dean of the College of Engineering at Seoul National University, and President of the University of Ulsan. As a renowned MSE scholar, Dr. Kim has earned a reputation as a pioneer in the field of microstructure science of materials. He was the first Korean MSE researcher to publish a special feature article in the Journal of American Ceramic Society. Widely known for his research on the effect of interface structure on the microstructural evolution of ceramics, Dr. Kim is currently a fellow of the American Ceramic Society and has also led the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK) as its president. Dr. Kim has been a leader in Korea’s policy-making goals to advance science and technology as the Minister of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology and as the Chairman of the National Science & Technology Council. Admired as a distinguished scholar and devoted leader, he was awarded the Order of Science and Technological Merit from the Korean Government and the NAEK Young Engineer Award.

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