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2020-08 13

[Alumni]Alumni Yoon Dong-chun, Inaugurated as the 33rd Commissioner of the Gyeongbuk Provisional Police Agency

Hanyang University alumni Yoon Dong-chun (School of Law) has been inaugurated as the 33rd Commissioner of the Gyeongbuk Provisional Police Agency. Mr. Yoon emphasized during his inauguration ceremony that with all of the Gyeongbuk police officers, he will "try [his] best so that the people can respect and love the Gyeongbuk police, making the region the safest area." He also mentioned that he will "become the Gyeongbuk police and will be the one to take the initiative and pursue fairness and impartiality when carrying out his tasks." ▲ Alumni Yoon Dong-chun (Contributed by: Gyeongbuk Provisional Police Agency) He chose visions and missions that Gyeongbuk police should pursue for the following years, some of which are △protecting socially disadvantaged citizens that need help from the police such as women, children, the disabled, and the elderly △changing the focus of work tasks to seek prevention such as preemptively eliminating crime possibilities and enthusiastically solving for dangerous factors △carrying out fair and consistent laws △creating an active atmosphere between the field and departments through communication. Mr. Yoon graduated from Dongguk University, Department of Korean Literature, and received a master's degree at Hanyang University's School of Law. He became a police officer by first entering the 7th Military Academy and then becoming the 41st Candidate for Police Executive. Afterwards, he served as the head of the Hwaseong Eastern Police Station in the Gyeonggi region, the head of the Gangseo Police Station of Seoul, the public order officer of the Seoul Metropolitan Agency, the security manager of Seoul Police Agency, and the director of the National Police Agency's security bureau. Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-08 11

[Alumni]Alumna Ko Kyung-soon Appointed the Director of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office… The Fourth Female Chief Prosecutor

On August 7, the Ministry of Justice announced through the chief prosecutor level high authority executive personnel affairs that Hanyang University alumna Ko Kyung-soon (Department of Law, Class of ’90) has been appointed as the director of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office. Ms. Ko made a name for herself as the fourth female prosecutor through regular prosecutor personnel affairs. The Ministry of Justice said that “we have promoted indiscriminate personnel recruitment through selecting a female prosecutor who possesses great abilities and potential, which is also an important position placement, and showed expectations for her future activities." Meanwhile, Ms. Ko graduated from Hanyang University's Department of Law, passed the 28th judicial examination in 1996, and completed the Judicial Research and Training Institute in 1999. Afterwards, she worked as a prosecutor in the Seongnam Branch of the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office in 2001, Changwon District Public Prosecutor’s Office in 2003, and at the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office in 2005. Starting in 2016, she successively worked as a director of the department of women’s and children’s rights in the Ministry of Justice, in 2018 at the Seoul Northern District Prosecutor’s Office as a chief prosecutor of the Criminal Division 2, and as an assistant prosecutor general in the Seoul Southern District Prosecutor Office in 2020. Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-07 29

[Alumni]Alumni Jeon Jun-hee Recruited as Executive Vice-President of Coupang's Rocket Delivery Development Department

▲Alumni Jeon Jun-hee (Department of Mathematics, Year 1990) Alumni Jeon Jun-hee (Department of Mathematics, 1990) was recruited as Coupang's Rocket Delivery Development Department's executive vice-president on the 20th of last month. Jeon is an expert in computer science and software engineering with global work experience at Silicon Valley startups, Google, and Uber. According to Coupang, Jeon is a first-hand witness to the rapid growth of the domestic software industry and has been working on developing innovative technologies for the past 25 years. When Jeon was still a student in the Department of Mathematics at Hanyang University in 1993, he co-founded Eastsoft, a leading Korean software company. After experiencing various startups at Silicon Valley in 1999, he joined Google as a founding member and chief engineer of the TV Advertisement Platform team in 2006. He established a Youtube TV team in 2014 and took charge of the development and showed stable but rapid growth. He moved to Uber in 2019 to design and read Uber's key projects such as "Micro Mobility," a means of single-person transportation like jump bicycles and kickboards, and "Uber Public Transportation Service" which links Uber and public transportation information in real-time. Jeon is planning to upgrade Coupang's rocket delivery service by focusing on the development of their strategies and systems for a faster and more efficient delivery process that will increase customer satisfaction. "In this pandemic, the whole world is paying attention to Coupang's fast and accurate innovative delivery system. I am pleased to be part of a company that does its utmost to make its customers' lives better," said Jeon. He added, "As one of Coupang's developers, I will continuously challenge myself to implement my vision of customer satisfaction." Global News Team Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-07 22

[Alumni][Attention! Hanyang-in] Tenor Yoo Chae-hoon, Alumni of Phantom Singer 3, Turns the Tables and Wins

Korea's first crossover vocal audition program, Phantom Singer 3 ended on the 3rd. The program came to a successful end with about 500,000 text messages received during the live broadcast of the finale. Team "La Poem, which included alumnus Yoo Chae-hoon (Dept. of Voice, '07), won the title by creating a reversal in the live audience vote. Yoo, a graduate from Hanyang University's Department of Voice, canceled plans to study abroad and attending several audition programs such as Mnet's Trot X but did not stand out. He then decided to give himself one last shot and attended Phantom Singer 3, which welcomed him with a great response. His popularity increased after a perfect performance of "Il Mondo" from the movie About Time. After every round, participants queued up and begged to go on stage with Yoo. La Poem: Yoo Chae-hoon, Park Ki-hoon, Choi Sung-hoon, and Jung Min-sung (Source: JTBC) La Poem was made up of tenor Yoo Chae-hoon, tenor Park Ki-hoon, countertenor Choi Sung-hoon, and baritone Jung Min-sung. Leader Yoo played an essential role in this group's forming. Yoo showed amazing responsibility to the point where he mumbled his worries about the finals in his sleep, and his team members depended on Yoo mentally as well as for his musical parts. Before his last performance, Yoo said, "I want to be a good brother in the group who can create positive synergy both musically and mentally," showing his responsibility. The last performance focused on showing great teamwork and individual skills. Various genres such as pop and K-pop were tried out on stage. The first song, "Nelle Toe Mani" highlighted the grandeur of four people while the song "Shining" by Ja woo-rim highlighted the delicate expressions. They focused more on their individual musical colors rather than harmony in their third song "Madmoadzel Hyde," and for the last song, they chose "The Rose" with a message of "returning the love you have received." As a result, La Poem received the most audience votes out of the three groups in the first round, creating a reversal. La Poem consists of two tenors, one countertenor and one baritone. The biggest advantage is the stability that comes from the voices of the members, as it is a composition that can cover the full male vocal range. The combination of the high-pitched countertenor, two melodic tenors and the bass-like baritone allows this group to sing in any musical genres perfectly. In fact, they have proven that they are able to sing in various genres from K-pop to EDM, increasing the audience's expectations. In an interview with Seoul Newspaper on the 13th, La Poem revealed their future ambition. Their dream is to present the music people are willing to search for and listen to. They also mentioned that they want to be ranked on crossover album charts. and also perform on big stages with good intentions like "Live Aid." La Poem said, " We listen not only to classical music, but also to the latest pop music like Dua Lippa as well as old pop," and added that "in the way that some vocalists don't confine themselves to certain genres, we also want to avoid boxing ourselves in to fixed genres. We want to do music where we become the genre." Global News Team Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-05 22

[Alumni][Attention, Hanyangians!] Alumni Lee Young-kyu Chairman of Welcron Group Becomes a K-Quarantine Leader

Lee Young-kyu, chairman of Welcron Group, a medium-sized company that maintains technical skills in functional material fields such as microfiber, is a matchmaker. He transformed the crises which others said were difficult, the 1997 and 2008 financial crises, into opportunities by making aggressive investments. As a result, Welcron, which started as an industrial textile company, now has Welcron Healthcare and Welcron Hantec under its wing, with last year’s sales reaching 391.9 billion won. ▲ Alumni Lee Young-kyu poses in an interview with Maeil Business Newspaper (Photo by:Maeil Business Newspaper) Lee graduated from Hanyang University's Department of Organic and Nano Engineering in 1992 and started his business. While he was working at his second job at Yakjin Trading Corporation after the Tong Yang Nylon Corporation, his participation at the Japanese textile product exhibition served as momentum. Seeing that microfiber was only being used to create high-end textiles, he proposed using it as a cleaning cloth. He thought “the added value would be great if I make cleaning tools such as mops and dishcloths with microfiber.” Lee focused on the added value of the commercial microfiber field from the start of his business and devoted on developing microfiber post-processing technology. As a consequence, he created a highly absorbent composite material that has better absorption and cleaning power than ordinary fabrics, and which has become acknowledged as an environmentally friendly product across Europe. However, all of a sudden, the IMF financial crisis broke out. Lee went to the bank before the financial crisis . “We decided to export the microfiber cleaner to Germany and Sweden” and asked the bank to “lend us money to build factories and buy machines as we wanted to handle all of our customers' orders.” Even the company faculties said it wouldn’t work, but after persistent persuasion, they were able to borrow 350 million won. Thanks to the money to buy factories and handling all the orders from foreign countries, their sales tripled from 2.8 billion won in 1997 to 8.8 billion won in 1998. The second crisis came along with the 2008 global financial crisis. As the global economy stagnated and exports decline, Lee turned his eyes to domestic markets and concentrated on developing bedding products using microfiber. In his interview on May 17 with Maeil Business Newspaper, he said that “60% of current sales of Welcron is from the bedding and living industry sectors” and that “We would have stayed at as a small and medium-sized company if we hadn’t taken on new challenges at the time.” Also, he added that “Our company has grown during the two crises” and showed confidence that “We also see a possibility in COVID-19.” Verifying his statement, Welcron’s living business sector has been slowing down due to the aftermath of COVID-19, but the meltblown felt, which is the core material for mask filters, and their masks are playing an important role. The amount of production of the meltblown felt rose to 50t per month. In the past, Welcron has had a history of success in developing a KF94 level mask filter that was accredited by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety by developing a HEPA filter through the meltblown complex radiation construction method in 2008. Lee said that “The mask factory production line located in Bucheon is now producing 1.2 million masks per month, and we are planning to add one more production line by the end of this month” and that “If we have a chance, I would like to export masks around the world and play a role in promoting the "K-Quarantine." Currently, Lee is focusing on expanding the business scope by using the material business as the next growh engine, including the high-efficiency filter projects using the meltblown method and defense projects using composite materials. Lee showed his will by saying that “the defense industry is growing five times the size of its plant located in Gimhae,” and that “We will start various material industries such as multi-material applied products and PTFE artificial vascular tubes in the coming future.” Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-05 19

[Alumni][Attention, Hanyangians!] Having Applied for 1,000 Patents over 23 Years, Kim Dong-won's Inventions Continue

▲ Kim Dong-won Alumnus Kim Dong-won, Hanyang alumnus and Director of the H&A Based Research Lab of LG Electronics has applied for 1,000 patents over the past 23 years. He is also the person who developed the clothing quality caring appliance, the Styler, and a laundry machine called the Twin Wash that has a combination of a drum washer and a top-loader washer. Kim received the Invention King of the Year award in 2019, which is the highest honor among all engineers, for the achievements that he has made in developing industrial competency. Kim graduated from Hanyang University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, finished his masters and doctorate at KAIST, and entered LG Electronics in 1996. Rather than studying pure academics, he wanted to use the knowledge that he acquired and provide an easier life for people through the creation of new products. The first team that he was assigned to was a group that was developing clothing equipment such as washing machines and dryers, which allowed him to focus on clothing-related home appliances for the next 20 years. The Styler that he developed came from a thought about how to make fewer visits to the cleaners. Considering that people could reduce the daily inconvenience of going to the cleaners and then having to return to pick up their clothing, he researched at least 5~6 times a day, and sometimes up to 10 times. After 9 years of research, the Styler was released in 2011. While in the beginning, its selling profit was not very high, in the end, it created a new market called "clothing quality caring appliances" and reached its highest selling volume in February. Moreover, Kim is also the developer of the Twin Wash, a laundry machine that has a combination of both drum washer and top-loader washer. The Twin Wash was a great success, recording 10 thousand sales within just 12 weeks. There have been more than 1,000 patents including the Styler and the Twin Wash, both of which he applied for after entering LG Electronics. On average, Kim has applied for a new patent every week. His numerous inventions led him to receive the the Invention King of the Year award. This award is only given once a year to one inventor that has highly contributed to industrial development and national competency through technology development, and is considered the greatest honor among all engineers. Then, what is the secret to his inventing skills? At an interview with the Seoul Press on May 5th, Kim mentioned that "every time I want to give up, I ask myself whether the product that I am working on truly holds value from the perspective of customers." He added that "while asking myself this question over and over, I come up with the confidence that I can provide customers with better benefits and values." He also mentioned that "I also tell my younger co-workers that if they are confident that a product will be valuable to customers, then they should not give up on it despite the difficult process." Kim still does not know the word "pause." "Washing and drying clothing is one of the most tedious house chores," Kim continued, "but I want to persist in developing clothing-related appliances so that they can help reduce the working hours inside the house and make the chores more convenient so that customers can use their time more valuably." He also mentioned that he is "planning to create an appliance that can create a brand new field of demand in kitchen appliances, which can be called 'the 2nd Styler.'" Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-04 07

[Alumni]The World's First 'Bloodless needle' by Alumnus Shin Mi-kyung

Alumnus Shin Mi-kyung (Divison of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering,'07), who won the 2020 L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science for developing the world’s first 'bloodless needle,' was cheered on by her female juniors through a media interview. Shin developed the world’s first bloodless needle by using coating technology with mussel mimicry adhesive hemostatic polymers. Anyone who gets an injection will bleed, but it can be dangerous for patients with hemophilia or diabetes, and children whose bodies perform hemostasis poorly. If they use this needle, their bodies will be able to stop the bleeding effectively. While taking a Ph.D. course at KAIST, Shin thought of a substance that would stay on the needle when getting an injection but help to block the skin injury when taking out the needle. She coated the needle point with keto aid, which contains catecholamine in mussels, a bioadhesive agent. After repeated daily experiments, in 2016, she completed the world’s first bloodless needle by finding the optimal time for the polymer to properly coagulate and coat the needle. Subsequent research is currently underway for commercialization. Shin is a rising scholar in the medical materials field. In February, she won the 22nd L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science (International Rising Talent). It is an award given to 15 rising female scientists who have made outstanding research achievements or engaged in high-publicity activities. In 2018, she won the 17th Korean L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Sciences fellowship, which is a domestic award given by L’Oreal Korea and the UNESCO Korean Committee. Shin is paying attention to medical innovations using natural resources. She said that she wants to develop effective materials that can be used right away by doctors working in the field. She is currently striving to develop various adhesive biomaterials using plants. Tannin, an ingredient that produces bitter tastes in fruit peels and seeds, is one of them. In an interview with the Dong-a Daily, Shin recalled the fact that a female student from another major came to her and said that she realized that a woman can become a professor in the engineering department and thus had hope for herself. Shin said , "There aren’t many female experts in the science and engineering field yet," but that “I hope this will be a great motivational opportunity for my juniors at Hanyang." Global News Team

2020-03 19

[Alumni][COVID-19] Beating COVID-19 with a "Happy Virus" from the love of colleagues

While various activities are subsiding due to the impact of COVID-19, the Hanyang University class of ‘87 is delivering warmth through gift giving. On March 14th, a message was posted in the class of '87 Band (an online community) regarding the gift sharing event. The chairman of the alumni association, Han Ki-soo, would be sending presents to his colleagues. Healthy foods will be delivered to applicants who are going through hard times due to COVID-19. They also gave options such as a strawberry jam set, a Jeju hallabong set, and a Jeju natural herb set. The presents are more meaningful in that they are all products that are sold by alumni, and they are intended to help economic growth during the difficult situation. As of the 17th, three days after the notice was posted, the applicants exceeded 500. The announcement received grateful and inspiring comments such as “I think it will get rid of the stuffy and difficult feeling right away,” and “The class of ’87 organization is great.” ▲Han Ki-soo, the president of the alumni association of class of ‘87 Han Ki-soo, the chairman of the alumni association of class of ’87, who prepared this surprise gift said that “Because of COVID-19, planned alumni events have been reduced or canceled, and private gatherings of alumni intended to change the mood of the situation also have to be refrained from”, and added that “although it is not a fundamental solution, I hope that it will help us overcome the regrets and depression that the alumni can’t see often.” . Meanwhile, the alumni association of the class of ’87, sent masks by post three times to their colleagues who are residing in the Daegu and North Gyeongsang province, by launching a campaign to send masks around mid-February to February 29th. For this to happen, lots of alumni participated in the mission to supply and send masks and have been cited as an example of an active alumni association management using an online community to rapidly gather applicants. ▲ Masks were delivered to alumni in Daegu and Northern Gyeongsang province through the post office (photo by the class of ’87 alumni association). Global News Team

2020-03 17

[Alumni][COVID-19] Drive-Through virus test method suggested by Kim Jin-yong, alumnus of the Graduate School of Public Health

While Korea’s response to the Corona virus is the focus of attention worldwide, it was confirmed that the medical faculty who proposed the drive-through method that enables virus testing inside cars is an alumnus of Hanyang University Graduate School of Public Health. Kim Jin-yong, director of infectious internal medicine at Incheon Medical Center, was in charge of treating the first confirmed patient of COVID-19. Director Kim is also from the first graduating class of the Hanyang University Graduate School of Public Health upon it’s opening. Kim's major is in the field of medical science and health statistics. According to an article by the Hankook Daily on February 27, Chilgok Gyeongbuk National University Hospital first installed the container on February 23 and introduced the drive-through screening clinic before other districts. This started from his proposal at a conference to "Create selective clinics in a wide playground to protect the safety of both patients and medical staff while increasing the speed of examination and medical care." The installation is known to have been set up after Kwon Ki-tae, a professor of infectious internal medicine at Chilgok Gyeongbuk National University Hospital, heard about the idea and proceeded an internal discussion. Meanwhile, the number of drive-through method screening clinics nationwide reached 70 as of March 16. Global News Team

2019-12 20

[Alumni]Alumni Lee Hong-gi and Hwang Young-woo received ‘Grand Prize’ by the School of Business Alumni Association

The Hanyang University School of Business alumni association is hosting an awards ceremony on the 19th. The Hanyang University School of Business hosts the School of Business alumni association's ‘Businessman’s Night’ event on December 19th, in commemoration of the 60 year anniversary. The School of Business rewards not only graduates from Hanyang University, but all innovative leaders who have contributed to the growth of domestic industries. At this event, Lee Hong-gi, the CEO of the Goldline Group and Hwang Young-woo, the CEO of On The River, received the businessmen award. The Goldline Group, which leads the global logistics and equipment industry, is the first company in Korea to win the Ministry of Knowledge Economy’s certification of logistics standard facilities for manufacturing various materials of logistics equipment products. It started its business in Yeosu, South Jeolla Province in 1989 and has now grown into an international company that produces products in 4 Korean cities and exports them to more than 20 countries. Lee Hong-gi, chairman of the Goldline Group, is also known for leading the Goldline Group and investing in culture. He won the "Korea Art Mecena Award" in 2017 and has provided support for artists by setting up galleries near the headquarters of the Goldline Group. He is also paying keen attention to the sports sector, taking the role as the head of the International Federation of Trade Unions. In addition, On The River, a corporation that started as a clothing shopping mall, stood out in the online commerce sector by entering as a large department store and being selected as an excellent company in the social commerce sector. It formally established a corporation in 2015 and has continued its big growth the following year by winning the premium brand grand prize chosen by female consumers and selling more than 10 billion won in sales. CEO Hwang Young-woo did not stop here and established ‘Allrego Soft,’ and he provided a solution to automatically manage out of stock products by connecting an automatic image fusion formation program and inventory that various shopping malls besides ‘On the river’ can utilize. He developed the B2B platform and cultivated a large platform that has attracted over 1,400 company memberships. The Hanyang University School of Business alumni association commented, “We always reward the Business grand award through the Hanyang University School of Business alumni association each year, but this year’s business grand award is more meaningful in that it is the 60 years anniversary of the School of Business.” They expressed their enthusiasm to present an exemplary business model and excavate excellent businessmen who graduated from the Hanyang University School of Business. Global News Team Translation by: Kim Hyun-soo

2019-12 19

[Alumni]ERICA 87 Graduates Classmates Host 2019 Year-end Party

ERICA 87 Graduate classmates hosted a 2019 year-end party. 87 graduates held the year-end party at Scalatium, Gangnam on the 14th of December.

2019-12 18

[Alumni]President Kim Visits Alumni in North America and the Hanyang International Foundation Assembly

President Kim Woo-seung attended the year-end party and the general assembly of the Hanyang International Foundation for four nights and five days from November 29th to December 3rd. The trip was accompanied by President Kim Woo-seung, Oh Seong-geun, the head of the Office of External Affairs and Development, and Kim Jong-hoon, the manager of the Office of External Affairs and Development. On Saturday, November 30th during an agreement ceremony, Min Hye-kyung (Food & Nutrition, Class of ‘72) donated 10,000 USD and Hwang Gyu-bin (Electrical Engineering, Class of ‘58) donated 2 million USD to Hanyang University. On December 1st, a time to talk and cheer international alumni was prepared at the year-end party. Meanwhile, during the trip, President Kim Woo-seung attended the annual meeting of the Hanyang International Foundation held in San Francisco to discuss ways to discover new alumni branches in the Americas and manage the foundation. ▲ Participants are taking a group photo at the ‘2019 North America Alumni Year-End Party.’ ▲ President Kim and the officials of the Hanyang International Foundation Global News Team