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2020-04 01

[General][Photo] Spring's Arrival

Cherry blossoms and forsythia are blooming all over campus, despite the emptiness it around due to the COVID-19. More sceneries around the campus can be seen through the Google Album. ▶ https://hyu.ac/photo2020 Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 29

[Academics][Researcher of the Month] A Cause of Parkinson’s Disease Recently Discovered

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The cause of PD is still unknown, other than its suggested correlation with genetic and environmental factors. Professor Lee Sang-hun (College of Medicine) has recently come up with a model that supports the hereditary cause of disease. Professor Lee Sang-hun's (College of Medicine) research presents a new clue about the cause of Parkinson's disease (PD). PD is found to be associated with the degeneration of midbrain-type dopamine (mDA) neurons. Lee’s research team found out that the RNA-binding protein Lin28 plays a role in neuronal stem cell development, and that the gene mutation of Lin28 causes the degeneration of mDA neurons. Also, the experiment showed that when the Lin28 mutation was corrected, the symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease disappeared. Lee came up with an in vitro human embryonic stem cell/human induced pluripotent stem cell‐based disease model. The model proposes that the Lin28 R192G mutation leads to developmental defects and modification of Lin28 opens up the possibility of rescuing the patient from the disease. “People normally think that PD is deeply related to one’s age,” said Lee. “This research suggests that it is also highly likely to be a genetic defect. This finding will provide a more accurate diagnosis model.” Lee's team found out that an RNA-binding protein called Lin28 plays a role in the manifestation and treatment of PD. (Photo courtesy of Lee) Researchers spent four years trying to identify the distinct characteristics that two young PD patients shared with each other. The team conducted numerous biological trials to prove their findings. The model was a reward for their ceaseless efforts, taking them a step closer to finally identifying the cause of PD. However, there is still no cure for PD or for many other neurodegenerative diseases. Lee said he intends to develop a practical treatment during his last five years of tenure. “I am now working on projects with bio-venture companies,” explained Lee. “I hope my research enables a more pragmatic approach in overcoming neurodegenerative diseases.” Lee plans to work on pragmatic treatments during his last five years of tenure. Lee asked students to be more ambitious in deciding what they long to achieve. “He who works hard will get the chance to show himself,” advised the professor, leading by example for all young scholars. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 26

[Special][Photo] 8 Scenic Points of Hanyang

Hanyang Pal-kyung (漢陽八景, 8 Scenic Points of Hanyang) has connected 8 beautiful viewpoints within the campus. Hanyang members can take a walk around the Dulle-gil when they are tired from their work and studies, and those who are visiting the school for the first time can easily learn about Hanyang University. Let's learn about the viewpoints within the course, the "8 Scenic Points of Hanyang." View 1. The Lion's Rumble ▲Lion statue in front of the Administration Building is the starting point of the Dulle-gil. View 2. Memorial Stone's Reflection ▲The symbol of Hanyang's spirit of humanities can be seen in the middle of the 158 stairs. View 3. Namsan's Twilight ▲Located on the back terrace of the College of Humanities. The place is known for its beautiful night view. View 4. Riverside's Night Lights ▲A view of Jungnangcheon and Cheonggyechen being merged View 5. War Horse's Tracks ▲Trail in front of the Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library are grounds where the Majodan of the Joseon Dynasty used to be located. View 6. Haengwon Park Stroll ▲Conversations being made on the hill of Haengdangdong. Haengwon Park in front of the School of Business View 7. Outdoor Stadium's Youthful Energy ▲Photograph of Track and Field in March 2020. Due to the construction, the view cannot be seen yet. View 8. The Amphitheater's Cheers ▲The amphitheater in front of the Chung Mong-Koo Automotive Research Center is a place filled with the romance of campus life. Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 26

[Special][Photo] Same March 12th as Last Year, but With Different Lives...Campus Scene that Shows the Changes Caused by COVID-19

To prevent the spread of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), Hanyang University postponed the first day of school by two weeks and decided to conduct online lectures for the next two weeks. The main club recruitment exposition that was held on March 12th of 2019 did not reopen this year. Here is the comparison between last year and this year. ▲ March 12th of this year (left) and last year at Hanmadang. While the main club recruitment exposition is held every year at Hanmadang, the area was empty this year. ▲ Hanmadang, which was filled with club booths and people (right), is now empty. A COVID-19 related banner can be seen at the back of Hanmadang. ▲ Spring of 2019 where it was filled with club experience booths (right). The energetic spring is no longer to be seen, with only a few people hurrying through the area with their masks on. ▲ Space where club booths were installed is now empty. ▲ In front of the KB Kookmin Bank's 365 ATM Center, students' laughter used to be heard . Now, there is an announcement posted in front of the ATM that preventive measures are being taken every day (left). Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 26

[Academics]Hanyang University Professor Kim Jong-Ho, Developed a Nanocatalyst that Enhances the Performance of Metal-Air Batteries

Professor Kim Jong-ho Hanyang University announced on March 26th that Professor Kim Jong-ho's team in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering of Hanyang University ERICA campus has developed a new nanocatalyst that enhances the performance of metal-air batteries. A "metal-air battery" is a next-generation battery that is charged and discharged through oxygen in the air, which has bigger energy storage, a lower price, and no possibility of explosion compared to the Lithium-ion batteries, and therefore is attracting the attention of the electric vehicle industry. The performance of a metal-air battery that can be charged and discharged is determined by the oxygen's oxidation and deoxidation rate of reaction happening within the cathode. Up until now, expensive catalysts such as platinum (Pt) and ruthenium (Ru) have been used to catalyze the oxidation and deoxidation of the oxygen. However, these catalysts had the problem of reducing the lifespan of the battery, due to its high price and low stability. For this reason, the need for a carbon catalyst with a low price and great performance has been understood. Professor Kim's team coined the "Solvothermal Radical Synthesis," solving the problem through delicately adjusting the nanostructure and vitality of the carbon catalyst. Professor Kim's team attached cobalt atoms or cobalt nanoparticles to porous carbon nanostructures, in order to adjust the interaction between organic-inorganic molecules and precisely control the structure and vitality of the catalyst, thereby enhancing the performance and stability of the catalysts. The metal-air battery produced through the use of this carbon-nanocatalyst has a 30% lower price than the original catalyst, which maintains its stabilized performance above 100%, even after its long charging and discharging. Professor Kim mentioned that "when the carbon-nanocatalyst with a cheap price and high performance is applied to metal-air batteries, it will remarkably reduce the unit cost of electric vehicles," and added, "This research provides a new method to develop a next-generation nanocatalyst material with precisely adjusted structure and performance through molecular controlling." This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea and was conducted with Professor Lee Sang-uck's team from Hanyang University ERICA Departement of Chemical and Molecular Engineering, and the result of the research (Paper Title: Molecular engineering of nanostructures and activities on bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts for Zinc-air batteries) that was published online on one of the top internationally renowned academic journals within the field of chemical and environmental engineering, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, on March 9th. ▲ Synthesis of carbon-based nanocatalyst through effective molecule control <Reference> Related paper: 2020_3_Molecular engineering of nanostructures and activities on bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts for Zinc-air batteries 『Applied Catalysis B: Environmental』 Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 16

[Special]Publication 40-year History of ERICA Campus

The ERICA Campus celebrated their 40th anniversary last year. To commemorate the milestone, the External Affairs and Development Team published The 40-Year History of ERICA Campus, a book which details information about ERICA's growth. The book is not merely a documentation of the past, but the essence of ERICA Campus, capturing its 40-year history in four sections: Prologue, "40 Years of ERICA" (further divided into 1979 to 1989, 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009, and 2010 to 2019), "40 Years of ERICA's Education" and "40 years of ERICA as Viewed by the Media." To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ERICA Campus, Hanyang University published 40-Year History of ERICA Campus. (Photo courtesy of the External Affairs and Development Team) The prologue “40-Year of ERICA in photos” shows chronological changes to the campus since 1980 through photographs. It shows images of an ERICA we have never known. The captions add to our imagination, reading, for instance, “When it rained, the campus used to turn into a mud puddle because the roads were not paved. Then, students went to their lectures in a pair of boots.” Image of ERICA in 1980 in the prologue "40-Year of ERICA in Photos” (Photo courtesy of the External Affairs and Development Team) Student activities were also recorded as an important part of ERICA’s history. There is a list of all student councils since the opening of the school with a note on whether they were involved in student activism, as well as records on student movements that occurred at the time. The book also includes images of present-day ERICA, introducing the current student council, school clubs, school events, and press institutions. In the second section "student activity," information about various school activities is detailed. (Photo courtesy of the External Affairs and Development Team) Turning one page after another, we see the enormous growth of ERICA Campus over the past 10 years. Moon Mi-sun, chief of the External Affairs and Development Team said, “For us, the last 10 years have repeated brilliant growth and innovation, greater than that of any other university in Korea…I hope Hanyangians share a sense of pride by reading this book.” Moon also expressed gratitude toward the senior staffs, elder professors, and team staff who supported the making of the book. “It was difficult to collect old data and thus required a great deal of effort from the External Affairs and Development Team to successfully finish the book.” Hanyangians can get 40-Year History of ERICA Campus for free by inquiring at the External Affairs and Development Team (limited number available) or read online at 40-Year History of ERICA Campus. Hwang Hee-won whitewon99@hamyang.ac.kr

2020-03 13

[General][Photo] Distance Learning Lecture, "How Should It Be Conducted?"

With the university's decision to conduct 2 weeks of online lectures due to COVID-19, Education Innovation Team held a seminar on informing how to utilize online platforms that support lecturers to conduct the smooth operation of the classes, on the 5th at the Great Conference Room of HIT. Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 09

[General][Photo] 'From 1979 to 2019' Summarizing ERICA Campus’ History

A record of ERICA Campus’ 40-year history has been officially published in a single book, with the title ’40 Years of History.’ The ERICA Campus was established in 1979 and recently welcomed its 40-year anniversary in 2019. This 700 page book was published to commemorate the ERICA Campus’ 40-year anniversary with records of some of the most iconic moments of its history during this time period as well as other important yearly records and photos. <ERICA’s 40 Years of History> Read it as an E-Book: http://book.hanyang.ac.kr/Viewer/erica40th View The Table of Contents from Hanyang Wiki: http://wiki.hanyang.ac.kr/ERICA40년사 *only in Korean

2020-03 02

[HOT Issue][Photo] 'Empty Campus' on March 2nd

With the first day of school delayed to two weeks later due to COVID-19, the campus that should have been crowded with students is nothing more than an empty scene (March 2nd).

2020-02 28

[Faculty][HY's Excellence] Pioneering precision medicine using the largest cohort of SLE and RA combining clinical and genetic epidemiologic research

Professor Sang-Cheol Bae a Full Professor (1993~) and Distinguished Professor (2012~) of the Hanyang University; the former Director of the Hanyang University Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (2005-2019); and Director of Hanyang University Institute for Rheumatology Research (2019~), Seoul, Korea. He is known to have an authority in the medical community who won the Wunsch Medical Award in 2018 and the Paiknam Great Scholar Award in 2020 which are the most prestigious awards. He has been acknowledged for his diagnosis and treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus [SLE] and Rheumatoid Arthritis [RA] in addition to other various clinical and translational research. His illustrious career shows excellent leadership as a medical service provider. And he is taking on the roles of a full member of SLICC (Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics) (1998~), a full member of National Academy of Medicine of Korea (2011~), the president of Korean Society of SLE Research (2016~), a full member of APLC (Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration) (2016~), Vice president of Korean Academy of Medical Sciences (2018~), a full member of Korean Academy of Science and Technology (2018~) and the elected president of 15th International Congress on SLE (2023). Based on clinical and genetic epidemiologic research with his largest SLE and RA cohorts, he is currently preparing to develop new therapeutics and personalized treatment of SLE and RA according to the causes of the disease. In 2016, Professor Bae produced significant results related to lupus through research that was a joint effort with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) of the U.S. with the involvement of a large number of national and international university hospitals. With Koreans mainly constituting the research subjects, the genetic variant of the immune genes of a total of 17,000 patients in East Asia and those of healthy people were analyzed with high density through Immunochip platform technology, coming up with the result of identifying 10 new genes that cause lupus and specifying functional genetic variants that directly result in causing the disease. Through the research, it was confirmed that many lupus genes become genetically modified to engage in various immune mechanisms due to genetic variants. They also discovered 56 therapeutics that affect the activity of the 10 genes which can be used in the customized treatment of lupus. These drugs have been applied to the “drug repositioning concept” which means an approach to accelerate the drug discovery process through the identification of a novel clinical use for an existing drug approved for a different indication. The large-scale SLE cohort research of Korea, China, and Japan organized by Professor Bae is still being conducted. “There are still too few research projects that focus on Asians as the subject of study. The current cohort study of Korea, China, and Japan is 13 times larger (about 220,000 people) than the previous study (about 17,000 people), and it is expected to show some notable results by the middle of this year.” He added that there is another joint international research project that he is a part of. “It is still too early to describe the research in detail, but we are planning to go beyond genetics and conduct thorough integrated analyses with epigenetics, transcriptomics, proteomics and more, hoping to perform precise assessment of patients’ prognosis, drug response, and reasons for worsening conditions.” Professor Bae is currently focusing on ensuring that SLE and RA treatment advances to the level of precise medical treatment. He explained that he is striving to realize a future medical service which can predict and prevent the occurrence of rheumatic diseases, along with targeted treatment of the disease which would be used for patients that show signs of improvement with the correct and proper amounts of medicines. As a medical person, Professor Bae chose a path that many doctors do not take “the path of a rheumatologist” in Korea about 30 years ago. Since committing to that path, he has pioneered in precision medicine through the cohort research in Korea, which was less common at that time, studying SLE and RA which are notorious for having unclear and various causes, finding out not only their causation but also targeting treatment methods and more. The faithful and diligent mind of one pioneer has shed light on the dark path of rheumatic diseases. 2019-present Director, Hanyang University Institute for Rheumatology Research, Seoul, Korea 2018-present Editorial Board, Annals of Rheumatic Diseases 2018-present Vice President, Korean Academy of Medical Sciences 2018-present Full member, Korean Academy of Science and Technology 2016-present Full member, APLC (Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration) 2016-present President, Korean Society of SLE Research 2012-present Hanyang University Distinguished Professor, Seoul, Korea 2011-present Full member, National Academy of Medicine of Korea 2008-2015 Clinical Research Center for Rheumatoid Arthritis by Ministry of Health and Welfare, Korea (PI, Director) 2006-2007 Presidential Medical R&D advisory committee member 2005-2019 Director, Hanyang University Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Seoul, Korea 1998-present Full member, SLICC (Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics) 1997-1998 Ad hoc Committee on Neuropsychiatric SLE nomenclature (co-chair) 1996-1998 Research Fellow and Instructor, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA 1993-present Professor in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea 1996-1998 MPH, School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA 1985-1993 PhD (Medicine), Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea 1978-1984 MD, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea Professor Sang-Cheol Bae acquired his MD in 1984, and subsequently a PhD in 1993, from the Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. From 1996 to 1998, he worked as a rheumatology research fellow and instructor at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. In 1998, he also obtained a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. Throughout his illustrious career, he has been honoured with numerous academic awards, including the 2008 Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award by the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology, 2010 Hanmi Proud Doctor Award by the Korean Medical Association, 2011 Korean Rheumatology Academic Award by the Korean College of Rheumatology, 2012 Hanyang University Distinguished Scholar Professor award, 2016 Minister of Health & Welfare Award, 2017 National R&D Excellence Award by Minister of Science and ICT, 2018 Wunsch Medical Award by the Korean Academy of Medical Sciences, and 2019 Paiknam Distinguished Scholar Professor award by Hanyang University. - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus [SLE] and Rheumatoid Arthritis [RA] - Clinical Epidemiology (including clinimetrics, clinical trials and innovative treatment development, clinical and pharmaco-economics, and outcomes research) - Genetic Epidemiology including drug discovery and repurposing - Precision Medicine Prof Bae’s research has the overall theme of understanding clinical, environmental & genetic factors associated with SLE and RA and their individual prognosis and drug response prediction for the precision medicine. For this purpose, as one of the most prominent clinician and researchers in Asia in this field, he has established largest Korean SLE & RA cohorts, solved clinically important questions, and identified clinical predictors and dozens of common genetic variants and epidemiologic factors conferring risk of the diseases using the advanced methodology like GWAS, NGS, immunochip, and HLA imputation for multiple ancestral populations. With these studies, he has also discovered novel biologic insights and therapeutic targets which implicate a potential guiding role of human SLE/RA genetics data in drug discovery and repurposing. In addition, he has already started to go beyond genetics and conduct thorough integrated analyses with epigenetics, transcriptomics, proteomics and more. He has successfully administered and participated in many multinational and multicenter projects as a principal investigator and co-investigator and he is always well aware of the factors needed for a successful research project which he will carry out. He has published ~700 articles on these topics in national and international peer-reviewed journals including, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature communications, American Journal of Human Genetics, PLoS genetics, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis and Rheumatology, Human Molecular Genetics, and Rheumatology, to name a few. Selected articles are as follows. “Trial Investigators. Trial of Anifrolumab in Active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus”, N Engl J Med., 2020 Find more “Deletion at 2q14.3 is associated with worse response to TNF-α blockers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis”, Arthritis Res Ther, 2019 Find more “Amino acid signatures of HLA Class-I and II molecules are strongly associated with SLE susceptibility and autoantibody production in Eastern Asians”, PLoS Genet, 2019 Find more “Biological function integrated prediction of severe radiographic progression in rheumatoid arthritis: a nested case control study”, Arthritis Res Ther, 2017 Find more “Influence of HLA-DRB1 Susceptibility alleles on the clinical subphenotypes of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Koreans”, Arthritis Rheumatol, 2016 Find more “Identification of a systemic lupus erythematosus risk locus spanning ATG16L2, FCHSD2, and P2RY2 in Koreans”, Arthritis Rheumatol, 2016 Find more “High-density genotyping of immune-related loci identifies new SLE risk variants in individuals with Asian ancestry”, Nat Genet, 2016 Find more “Interactions between amino-acid-defined MHC class II variants and smoking for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis“, Arthritis Rheumatol, 2015 Find more “High-density genotyping of immune loci in Koreans and Europeans identifies eight new rheumatoid arthritis risk loci”, Ann Rheum Dis., 2015 Find more “Genetics of rheumatoid arthritis contributes to biology and drug discovery”, Nature, 2014 Find more “The HLADRβ1 amino acid positions 11-13-26 explain the majority of SLE-MHC associations”, Nat Commun, 2014 Find more “Smoking, the HLA-DRB1 shared epitope and ACPA fine-specificity in Koreans with rheumatoid arthritis: evidence for more than one pathogenic pathway linking smoking to disease”, Ann Rheum Dis, 2014 Find more “Variation in the ICAM1-ICAM4-ICAM5 locus is associated with systemic lupus erythematosus susceptibility in multiple ancestries”, Ann Rheum Dis, 2012 Find more “Smoking increases rheumatoid arthritis susceptibility in individuals carrying the HLA-DRB1 shared epitope, regardless of rheumatoid factor or anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody status”, Arthritis Rheum, 2010 Find more “Increased Susceptibility to Rheumatoid Arthritis in Koreans Heterozygous for HLA-DRB1*0405 and *0901” Arthritis Rheum, 2004 Find more Go! Hanyang WIKI : http://wiki.hanyang.ac.kr/Sang-Cheol_Bae

2020-02 28

[Faculty][HY's Excellence] A Pioneer in the Field of Semiconductor Wet Cleaning and CMP, Leading Global Technology in the Korean Semiconductor Industry

Hydrofluoric acid, which was included in Japan’s trade regulation in 2019, is a well-known semiconductor-cleaning solution. Who is the leading researcher that studies ultra-high purity and high-performance semiconductor wet cleaning solutions? This individual is Professor Jin-Goo Park from the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at Hanyang University. Professor Park started his career by working at Texas Instruments, a US semiconductor company, as a wet cleaning and surface chemistry researcher after obtaining his Ph. D. from the University of Arizona. He joined Hanyang University in 1994, and he has been conducting research in the field of wafer wet cleaning and surface modification. Since CMP as a polishing process began to be applied to semiconductors at the end of the 1990s, Professor Park also had started to conduct research on CMP since the background foundations of cleaning and CMP are the same. Semiconductor cleaning and CMP studies are interdisciplinary company-centered industrial technologies. As this field of study began only recently, and the demands for it are specific, it is limited to only the semiconductor industries, making it a unique discipline that is difficult to study if one does not know the market demand from companies. Professor Park became a leader after founding facilities and equipment for semiconductor cleaning and CMP studies. Hanyang University is evaluated as the only university that has been studying semiconductor cleaning for more than 30years, thanks to his research capability. As the transistor feature size of semiconductors has decreased to less than 10 nm, and the materials and structures of the transistor have changed dramatically, the importance of cleaning and CMP technologies has become unimaginably important. His research on EUV cleaning is also ongoing as it has become an important technology recentl. The result of its importance is in large part due to Professor Park’s hard work, securing research facilities, and the supply of manpower that made Hanyang University stand at the center of this research. More than 70% of the research projects and fundings from Professor Park’s research lab are from industries including Samsung and SKhynix. Among them, approximately 30% of the project is from oversea major semconudctor industries. Understanding the needs of companies and producing research results in a given time frame are the lab’s strengths. Furthermore, it now provides a student internship program after making a strategic relationship with a Japanese CMP tool company. His recent paper and patent work on cleaning technology after CMP process gained a significant amount of interest from domestic and global companies. Many companies are requesting a lot of continuous industry-university cooperation with deep interest in the research content from Professor Park’s lab based on published results.. Technology transfers of his research, patents, and the industrial impact of his papers are expected to increase continuously. Professor Park created the first industry oriented research conference for the semiconductor industry. This was made possible because of his pioneering spirit and leadership in the domestic CMP and cleaning fields. He created the Korea CMPUGM with researchers from major semiconductor companies 20 years ago and turned it into the world’s best professional organization in the field of CMP. In addition, creating the ICPT (International Conference on Planarization/CMP Technology) and developing it into a best-known and only international conference in CMP field is another achievement obtained by Professor Park. Semiconductor cleaning began in the mid-1980s when the technological foundation was weak. There were few difficulties in cleaning technologies in the early phases when contaminants were in micron size. However, the importance of cleaning was emphasized when it became important to removee particles under 100nm, and its importance is being highlighted again due to the demand for technology that can clean particles under 10nm. Cleaning technology comes as a last technolgy in semiconductor process development and directly related to the device yield which affects the profit of semiconductor companies in a significant way. He founded Industry Collaboration Center for Cleaning Technology(ICC-CT) at Hanyang University to educate process engineers and reserachers from industry and conduct research, and consultations. Professor Park is leading the technology independence project of the Hanyang University Technology Independence Team against Japan’s trade regulation by presiding over the Industry-University Cooperation Committee. Professor Park is also conducting a global talent cultivation project between Korea and Belgium. Through an MOU with IMEC, the best research institute in the semiconductor field, and KU Leuven, a prestigious university, they will send both master’s and doctoral level students. Students sent to IMEC will work at the world’s best research institute, and its educational impact is impossible to be quantified in monetary terms. The technological difficulties in semiconductor cleaning and CMP are increasing and expanding. Optimum research results can only be obtained when joint research is conducted with professionals from different fields, as it needs an interdisciplinary understanding and interpretation. Professor Park is open to anyone to contact him whenever they need his help. He has been trying to define the very definition of personal happiness since entering his 50s. He wishes to be a researcher who is helpful to the world while also trying to live a happy life, for only through true happiness can an individual feel any sense of achievement in their research and educational endeavors. 2015 ~ present Member, The National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK) 2017 ~ present Director, Environmentally Benign Surface Cleaning ICC 2012 ~ 2014 Vice Dean of Graduate School 2012 ~ 2019 President, Society of International Planrarization/CMP Technology 2009 ~ 2012 Visiting Research Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 2006 ~ present Managing Director and Board Member of Korea Cleaning UGM 2004 ~ 2006 and 2011 ~ 2015 President of Korea CMPUGM 2003 ~ present Program Committee Member, SEMI Korea STS 2002 ~ 2003 Visiting Scholar, Department of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston,USA 1992 ~ 1994 Member Technical Staff, Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, USA - Wet Cleaning Processes/Chemicals in Semiconductor and Electronic Materials Fabrication - Chemical Mechanical Planrization, Post CMP Cleaning - Mask and EUV Cleaning - Wettability of Surfaces - Particle/Metallic Adhesion and Removal “Study on possible root causes of contamination from an incoming PVA brush during post-CMP cleaning”, Polymer Testing, 2019 Find more “Post-CMP Cleaning of InGaAs Surface for the Removal of Nanoparticle Contaminants for Sub-10nm Device Applications”, ECS J. Solid State Sci. Technol., 2019 Find more “Removal of EUV exposed hydrocarbon from Ru capping layer of EUV mask using the mixture of alkaline solutions and organic solvents”, Colloids and Surfaces A, 2018 Find more “Investigation of cu-BTA complex formation during Cu chemical mechanical planarization process”, Applied Surface Science, 2016 Find more “Fabrication of hydrophobic/hydrophilic switchable aluminum surfaceusing poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)”, Progress in Organic Coatings, 2016 Find more Develoments in surface contamination and cleaning, Volume 9: Methods for Surface Cleaning (2017) ISBN: 978-0-3234-3157-6, Chapter 5. Contamination Removal From UV and EUV Photomasks, 2017 Find more Handbook of Silicon Wafer Cleaning Technolgy, 3rd Ed., ISBN: 978-0-323-51084-4, Chapter 3. Particle Deposition and Adhesion and Chapter 10. Metal Surface Chemical Composition and Morphology, 2018 Find more Guest Editor, Focus Issue on Chemical Mechanical Planarization for Sub-10 nm Technologies, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 2019 Find more Ebara (Japan), Post CMP Cleaning Samsung Electronics (Korea), Backside particles contamination BASF-Chemetall (USA), Ceria particle removal SKhynix (Korea), IPA impurity control EUV mask cleansing solution and method of fabrication of the same Find more Cleaning method for PVA brush and that apparatus thereof Find more Go! Hanyang WIKI : http://wiki.hanyang.ac.kr/Jin-Goo_Park

2020-02 28

[Faculty][HY's Excellence] A Member of the Stockholm Convention on the POPs Review Committee, Protecting the Environment From Toxic Chemicals Delivered to the Next Generation

Hyo-Bang Moon, a professor in the Department of Marine Science and Convergence Engineering at Hanyang University, visited the Antartic after visiting the Arctic with the support of the Korea Polar Research Institute under the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. Why is he studying the polar environment when he needs to analyze harmful pollutants? The detection of contaminants in the polar region where human activity is limited indicates the possibility of long-range transport of pollutants which have traveled through the atmosphere and oceanic currents, suggesting the need for global regulation. Because these toxic substances can also be accumulated in wildlife and humans, demonstrating various toxicological effects, scientific management of these substances is essential. Starting from 2020, Professor Moon will discover new toxic substances from the poles and report them to the Stockholm Convention. The Stockholm Convention is one of the three international chemical conventions, which regulates the POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) that travel over long distances throughout the globe. POPs are toxic substances that accumulate in wildlife, disrupt the immune system, and damage the central nervous system of an organism. As a representative of the world, Professor Moon has taken the important responsibility of reporting and regulating the discovery of candidates (toxic substances) to the Stockholm Convention for the duration of 4 years. Professor Moon has appeared on the SBS Environment’s In-Depth-Documentary over 10 years, such as The Poisonous Family and Body Burden. The documentary demonstrates to people how endocrine-disrupting chemicals invade the lives of wildlife and humans. He creates a report informing their discoveries of toxic substances and describe them scientifically so that they can be reflected in the national policy. The field that Professor Moon is studying, Marine Science and Convergence Engineering, is a converged study of marine science and coastal engineering. Marine Science and Convergence Engineering deals with the topic of development and conservation. 70 percent of the world's population lives along the coast and has been using and developing the ocean throughout history. More than 20% of the Korean population gains essential and nutritional proteins from marine products, yet at the same time, the sea is being contaminated as a result of human activities that are not only toxic to marine habitats but also contaminate marine products which are consumed by humans and lead to diseases. Therefore, research is being conducted on conservation technologies that can preserve a healthy marine ecosystem as well as sustainable technologies that allow the industries to manage toxic substances in advance so that humans can safely consume marine products. Environmental issues that arise in our oceans require an integrated field of study that is based on physics, chemistry, biology, and geology because issues related to the environment cannot be solved simply through only one field of study. For instance, in order to solve the problem of radiation in the sea, the scope of the problem must first be measured by the marine chemistry sector, then the extent of the transport can then be calculated by the marine physics sector. Next, its effects on living organisms can be studied by the marine biology sector, and, lastly, the marine geology sector can then study where the radiation has accumulated in the sea. As these several academic disciplines coalesce, integrating various fields of scientific study is imperative in solving environmental issues related to marine ecosystems. While studying Atmospheric Science, Professor Moon discovered the issue of dioxin diffusion. He also studied coastal oceanography at the National Institute of Fisheries Science, becoming an expert in the field of oceanography in his late 20s. Professor Moon is now proposing the management of chemicals based on environmental fate of pollutants and its entire process into the human body while studying Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Toxicology at Hanyang University. In addition, he has many achievements in various fields of research. For example, he proposed a new standard for pollutants that cause harm when they are discharged from wastewater treatment plants, which was accepted by the Ministry of Environment, resulting in local governments upgrading their sewage treatment sites. Professor Moon also conducted research on the house dust problem, which resulted in the government controlling carcinogens included in plastic additives and in receipts which have the potential of causing harm even within our individual households. In conducting these important studies and reports, he used the term 'Whack-A-Mole Game.' When the use of bisphenol A (BPA) was restricted by the government, the industries then began to substitute with other analogues, such as BPS, BPF, BPB, and so forth. Due to this reason, Professor Moon is also promoting a movement to change the restriction paradigm by regulating an entire chemical group (as family), not just a single toxic substance. As an environmental toxicologist, Professor Moon referenced a serious incident in the use of disinfectants in humidifiers that had occurred a few years back. This incident was, in fact, a disaster in which chemicals were developed to kill microbes, and that these chemicals were allowed by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy for use in a liquid form, but which resulted after use in the gas phase, which resulted in paralyzing the function of the lungs in the human body. This incident was a tragedy caused by the use of licensed chemicals that took a different form from their intended use. As a result of this incident, a paradigm occurred in South Korea, leading to stricter chemical registration assessment laws that restricted all use of chemicals that have not acquired safety data. By citing this incident, Professor Moon is striving to establish a system that requires companies to conduct lectures that allow suitable understanding of the lifecycle of toxic substances so that chemical producing companies can manufacture products with more sensitivity to the toxic nature of certain materials while also giving consumers the choice of selecting products with the proper safety information provided. Professor Moon was also appointed as the associate editor of a renowned international academic journal, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety for five years. He is so highly recognized for his authority as a researcher who protects the environment that he has become the face of a global-leading journal. He has written more than 200 papers so far and handles 1,000 international papers as the associate editor within a single year. Students who have been taught by Professor Moon have also been praised for their ability to be able to understand the bigger picture of the chemical management process in leading companies and laboratories. The light in Professor Moon’s office stays on until late every night, due to the time that needs to be invested in the endless education, research, and reviews of international papers. 2020~2024: Review Committee, Stockholm Convention, UNEP 2018~ present: Executive Committee Member, Polar Environment and Ecosystem, Chinese Society for Environmental Science, Harbin Institute of Technology, China 2015~present, Associate Editor, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Elsevier 2015~ present, Editorial Board, Chemosphere(SCI), Emerging Contaminants, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Data in Brief 2010~Present, Professor of Hanyang University Department of Marine Science and Convergence Engineering 2005~2006, Visiting Scientist, U.S. Health Research, Inc. / State University of New York 2003, Doctor of Science, Pukyung National University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences 2002~2014, National Expert, NOWPAP, YSLME, PICES 1999~2010, Senior Researcher, Environment Research Department of National Institute of Fisheries Science 1. Environmental Pollution of POPs and EDCs - Environmental monitoring of POPs and EDCs - Environmental fate of emerging contaminants - Monitoring of emerging contaminants in Arctic and Antarctic environments 2. Ecological risk assessment (ERA) study: Wildlife Ecotoxicology - Biomonitoring of POPs and EDCs in wildlife (e.g., marine mammals & birds) - Biomagnification of POPs and EDCs in food-web ecosystem - Understanding the bioaccumulation process of emerging contaminants 3. Human risk assessment (HRA) study: Birth Cohort - Biomonitoring of POPs and EDCs in human fluids (e.g., urine & serum) - Exposure assessment of emerging contaminants via multiple exposure pathways - Development of new biomonitoring tool for human-derived matrices 4. Study on analytical method of emerging contaminants - Development of new analytical method of emerging contaminants - Non-target screening analysis (NTSA) using GC/Q-TOF - Prioritization of emerging contaminants in environment and humans “Accumulation and time trends (2003-2015) of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in blubber of finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) from Korean coastal waters”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2020 Find more “Organophosphate esters in indoor dust from 12 countries: Concentrations, composition profiles, and human exposure”, Environment International, 2019 Find more “Optimization of suspect and non-target analytical methods using GC/TOF for prioritization of emerging contaminants in the Arctic environment”, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2019 Find more “Tissue-specific accumulation and body burden of parabens and their metabolites in small cetaceans”, Environmental Science & Technology, 2019 Find more “Prenatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants and methylation of LINE-1 and imprinted genes in placenta: a CHECK cohort study”, Environment International, 2018 Find more “An optimized method for the analysis of cyclic and linear siloxanes and their distribution in surface and core sediments from industrialized bays of Korea”, Environmental Pollution, 2018 Find more “Historical trends of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in dated sediments from semi-enclosed bays of Korea”, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2018 Find more “Species-specific accumulation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and other emerging flame retardants in several species of birds from Korea”, Environmental Pollution, 2016 Find more “Occurrence and exposure assessment of organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) through the consumption of drinking water in Korea”, Water Research, 2016 Find more “Occurrence and prenatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants using meconium in Korea: Feasibility of meconium as a non-invasive human matrix”, Environmental Research, 2016 Find more “Synthetic musk compounds and benzotriazole ultraviolet stabilizers in breast milk: Occurrence, time-course variation and infant health risk”, Environmental Research, 2015 Find more Go! 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