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2020-07 23

[Policy]Hanyang University Provides Admission Information for Visually-impaired Students

There have been many cases where students with serious and mild visual impairments have been marginalized due to the lack of braille or audio support resources on admission information. Especially this year, where the breakout of COVID-19 has caused all lectures to be held online, it has become harder for students with such disabilities to receive proper admission information. With this issue considered, Hanyang University has published the Talking Braille Admission Book for institutions such as schools and welfare centers for students with disabilities. The admission book is divided into two parts. One is the braille booklet that holds information such as Hanyang University's admission types, majors, and guide on the support services for disabled students. The other part is a USB with an audio file of the booklet. Hanyang University also conducts visiting 1 on 1 admissions consultation for students who are physically challenged by an admissions officer who has received education for the blind and students with disabilities. The visitations started on the 21st with the Seoul National School for the Blind,and individual consultations will be held both online and offline with the Hanbit School and the Areum School. The Head of the Office of Admissions, Lee Jea-jin mentioned that "Hanyang University does not limit the admission registration of students with disabilities from a certain major or admission type. This is to ensure that students with disabilities have a fair chance." There is also a special admission type for those in need of special education." He also added that "Hanyang University will work harder to create "The kinder admission" by maintaining communication with visually disabled students that have been marginalized and helping them receive admission information." Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-07 23

[Event]President Kim Woo-seung Joins the "Hope Campaign Handwriting Relay" to Overcome COVID-19... Crisis to Opportunity

The president of Hanyang University joined the Hope Campaign Handwriting Relay to help overcome COVID-19 on behalf of Hanyang students. President Kim released a photograph of himself holding a board on which he wrote a message of support. The Hope Campaign Handwriting Relay is a movement where people write handwritten messages and upload them online to show support for medical staff and quarantine officials suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic. President Kim was nominated to participate in this relay by Bae Choong-sik, the dean of KAIST's engineering department. ▲ President of Hanyang University, Kim Woo-seung holding a board with a handwritten message of support Along with the photo, President Kim introduced Hanyang University's efforts that have been made to keep the campus safe. In additition, President Kim gave some examples for the local community along with reassurance for the Hanyang Univerisity Hospital. He mentioned that "Korean have overcome difficult times with consideration and unity," and added "we need to understand and work together under these circumstances for a hopeful future." Global News Team Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-07 22 Important News

[Special]Visit the Writing Center When Writing Is Difficult

Writing is an effective means of communication, but one often feels difficulty in writing out one's thoughts clearly and logically. For that reason, students often decide to seek professional aid for their important writings. The Writing Center provides a free counseling program to help Hanyangians improve their writing skills. Last semester, the Writing Center was newly reorganized, combining services for graduate and undergraduate students to provide more effective and efficient assistance. A News H reporter applied for a feedback session to experience the Writing Center firsthand. Feedback is offered in Korean, English, Chinese, and Spanish on most forms of writing for undergraduate students, including essays, reports, and resumes. Graduate students can get help with journal articles, resumes, and abstracts for theses or dissertations. Students can receive feedback on completed pieces of writing as well as incomplete rough drafts or blueprints. Professors guide students to identify their problems, focusing on the topic, structure, logic, and composition strategy of their text. The couseling is offered both online and offline. In spite of COVID-19, offline counseling is in operation in Engineering Building Ⅱ, a huge space. Offline counseling is provided only in Korean and Spanish until August 27 for the summer session. Full services will resume for the fall semester. Students can apply through the Hanyang University portal. Click the Application tab, then Writing Center, and choose between Online counseling application or 1:1 offline interview application. Next, select the date, time, and instructor. To ensure an efficient counseling session, students are required to upload their writing on the application page. They should also input their goal for the consultation session. For online counseling, the feedback will arrive within five days of submitting an application. In the case of offline counseling, each session lasts for 50 minutes and there is no limitation to how many sessions a student can apply for. However, if cancellation on the day of or a no-show happens more than three times, the student will be restricted from the Writing Center for a semester. Hanyangians can easily apply for a writing counseling session through the Hanyang portal. The News H reporter applied for a counseling session to receive help with an essay written for a class. The sessions are not available on the date of application or on weekends (neither online nor offline), so having applied on Friday, the earliest session available was on Monday. The time slots in online counseling were less than offline counseling. In the screen capture, Professor Doug McIntosh was there but he was not doing this program. Therefore, Professor Adam Turner was only doing this program. Two days later, the feedback was posted in a Word document on the application site. The feedback from Professor Adam Turner. Comments were left to correct awkward sentences and weak word choices. Professor Turner did not correct the original writing as the center tries to focus on helping students improve their overall writing rather than proofreading for them. Instead he gave a detailed explanation on why and how the sentences should be fixed. A lot of the feedback focused on the coherence of the arguments, especially whether the sentence and keywords were closely related to the topic of the essay. There was feedback on the proper format of the particular type of writing as well. "One of the most informative pieces of feedback I received was about the concluding remark. The conclusion of my essay was simply a summary, but the professor advised that it would be better to finish with a remark that calls for the reader to think further about the topic or that asks them to take an action," said the reporter. "The counseling was definitely helpful. I was able to produce a higher quality essay and learn more about writing, thanks to the feedback." Kang Seung-hee, the manager of the Writing , recommended the writing counseling program to students as a great opportunity to improve their writing skills. She stressed that the center is an easily accessible place, and there is no pressure on students to prepare a well-written final writing for the counseling. "Many students feel such pressure and are reluctant to try out the program," said Kang. Hwang Hee-won

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

2020-07 22

[Academics]Professor Lee Young-moon Creates an Application that Prevents Smartphones Shutting Down in Cold Weather

Professor Lee Young-moon's team of professors from the department of Robotics at Hanyang University created a technology that prevents smartphones from turning off in cold weather, reported Hanyang Univerisity on the 15th. Older smartphones turn off in cold weather more frequently causing extreme inconvenience to the users. The solution to this problem has become a big interest in the mobile industry. Professor Lee Young-moon Initially, the system in smartphones minimizes the usage of electricity at high temperatures while maximizing electricity usage at low temperatures to prevent heating issues. However, at low temperatures, the internal resistance of the battery increases rapidly. This, along with an increase in electricity usage, causes the battery supply to drop quickly. This results in the smartphone turning off. Professor Lee Young-moon's team from the department of Robotics created an application called Battery-Aware Power Management (BPM), together in collaboration with Professor Shin Kang-Gun of Michigan University in the United States, which solves this problem. The joint research team improved operational stability with a smartphone application by analyzing battery capacity and controlling the decrease in battery voltage in cold environments without the use of additional equipment. After various tests by the OEM, the joint research team found out that the battery availability increased by 38%, and the operating time improved by 30% at a temperature of minus 5 degrees Celcius. This research was supported by Hanyang University (Task name: Embedded System Battery and Power Management) and the American Science Foundation. The results of the study (Paper name: Causes and Fixes of Unexpected Phone Shutoffs) was published at ACM MobuSys 2020, the most prestigious academic conference in the field of mobile systems, and presented at on open online conference ( last month. For more information, visit [[HYUwiki]]에서 자세히 보기 :스마트폰꺼짐방지앱 Global News Team Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-07 22

[Policy]Hanyang University Will Appoint 100 Start-up Mentors and Help 'Scale-up'

Hanyang University will appoint 100 start-up mentors both nationally and from abroad and provide all-areas-considered mentoring support for the Scale-up of start-up companies in their beginning stages. For this, the Hanyang University Startup Support Foundation will create a one-stop start-up consulting center where a start-up professor will reside, operating a scale-up incubator at Seongsu-dong, near the Seoul campus. Also, the university opened global start-up base offices in the three locations of Silicon Valley, Shanghai, and Hanoi with global mentor groups who can actively support the alumni's global reach. The start-up mentor group made up of around 100 people are from a total of 14 areas: △taxation·accounting △law·judicial affairs △intellectual property rights △marketing·markets △labor-management △investment △establishment fundraising △business modeling △prototype development △entering global marketplaces △campus technical advice (professors) △private technical advice (executives of conglomerates) △scale-up (KOSDAQ representative) △peer CEO. It is planning to provide customized mentoring that fits the level of startups, by having mentors such as a KOSDAQ CEO, an alumni of Hanyang University who has abundant experience with exits such as investment, M&As, IPOs, or a young CEO that has succeded in attracting large-scale investments. The one-stop start-up consulting center can be used by anyone that is preparing a start-up. They can register by calling the Startup Support Foundation or contacting the Kakaotalk Channel "Hanyang Startup Talktalk." Ryu Chang-wan, the Head of the Startup Support Foundation, commented that "this mentor group has been established with specialists from various fields that can provide help to start-ups that are in their beginning stages," and also added that "the foundation will actively support these start-ups scale-up through customized mentoring." Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-07 22

[Academics]Professor Jung Jin-wook's Work Selected as the 2020 Samsung Science & Technology Foundation Research Subject

Professor Jung Jin-wook’s (Division of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering) "1 nm damage-free atomic layer etching source technology using electrons" (Disruptive semiconductor structure and realization technology) has been selected as the 2020 Samsung Science & Technology Foundation’s specified support research subject. Samsung Electronics has been supporting and developing future science technology through the contribution of 1.5 trillion won over the last 8 years as a part of the Samsung Science & Technology Foundation. The foundation selects subjects in the ICT field of basic science to support in the first and second half of each year for national research in the field of future technology through the annual Designated Theme Task Contest. This year, 12.35 billion won will be provided to 12 research subjects across six fields. The six themes selected this time were ▲Disruptive semiconductor structure and realization technology ▲Next generation spontaneous emission displays ▲Cell therapy products for curing incurable diseases ▲Source technology for the practical use of quantum computing ▲Next generation realistic media devices and processing technology ▲B5G & 6G Communication. Professor Jung is a renowned authority in the field of etching technology, which is necessary for next generation semiconductor development. Professor Jung plans to develop etching technology using electrons that do not damage the semiconductor board and clips off a semiconductor wafer to 1 nm. His goal is to create technology that enables etching large-scale electrons without silicon board damage. It is expected to enhance semiconductor efficiency, which is currently maxed out, by 1,000~10,000 times when this technology becomes commercialized. Samsung Electronics has invested a total of 771.3 billion won through the Samsung Science & Technology Foundation across 601 fields including 201 fields in basic science, 199 fields in the materials sector, and 201 fields in ICT. There have been 1,241 supported research papers published in international journals. In particular, there have been 93 papers introduced in world-class international journals such as Science (5 papers), and Nature (2 papers). Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-07 22

[Student]Hanyang Student Jang Ji-ho, Launched a Medical Supply Delivery Service Application "Piltong"

Jang Ji-ho, a Hanyang University student who is currently enrolled in the Department of Medicine, recently established a startup called Dr. Guide and launched a medical supply delivery service application for pharmacies this June, called Piltong. The application provides an Online to Offline (O2O) platform service to local pharmacies that provides not only a delivery service but also a data analysis function for prescriptions. Jang decided to establish a startup after having gained experience while working part-time at a pharmacy. Not long ago, he caught the world's attention by creating a web service called CORONA Map during the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic, which provided real-time information on hospitals around the Daegu area that had remote medical services and were offering medicine delivery. Jang is creating a success story with startups related to his major and commented that the most important part in the start up market is "the assembly of organization members who have immediate execution skills and the creation of an innovation focused on the consumer." He also emphasized the need for "innovations that can convert existing services, tools, or make existing products more user-friendly." Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-07 22

[Policy]ERICA Students Take Action to Revitalize Gyeonggi-do Local Business Districts

Hanyang University ERICA Campus, along with five other universities, is striving to revitalize local business districts in Gyeonggi-do. As a result of the Local Business District-University Cooperation Project selection council held by the Gyeonggi-do Market Commercial Promotion Agency on July 15, where participants included market development experts and professors of colleges of arts, it was announced that they will support the revitalization of local business districts with six universities in the province. The Local Business District-University Cooperation Project started last year along with the Local Business District Organization Service that the 7th local election in Gyeonggi-do is carrying out, and has the goal of developing a beautiful and unique local business district related to arts and design, in collaboration with universities. The universities selected for this project are Hanyang University ERICA Campus, Kyunghee University, Kaywon University of Art and Design, Kyungdong University, Daejin University, and Shinhan University, a total of six schools. Each university will be provided with 25 million won for business expenses to facilitate the self-perpetuating ability of local business districts. This year’s selected projects displayed unique ideas from students and were highly evaluated in terms of commercial district association, ripple effect, and feasibility. Hanyang University ERICA Campus will begin its cooperation hotline with Ansan's University Merchant Association and the ERICA Merchant Association, create a logo composite mark, and produce promotion video clips to revitalize business districts near the university as local community representative attractions. Gyeonggi-do intended funds to circulate within the local business districts by proving some of the student activity expenses in Gyeonggi local currency which is only allowed to use in Gyeonggi district. This year, the activity expenses have been doubled from last year to allow students to stay longer and work together in local business districts. Cho Jang-seok, director of the small business department said that “it is significant that local university students and merchants are coming together to identify the problems of local business districts and trying to solve them together,” and that “this project will be a stepping stone to gradually expanding the services of revitalized local business districts.” Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-07 20 Important News

[Academics][Excellent R&D] Building a System for Urban Ecosystems

When engineers did urban planning in the past, the feasibility and economic efficacy that it would bring were the top priorities. Recently, however, there has been increasing attention given to environmental factors, and the research on urban ecosystems has gained popularity within the field of urban planning. Professor Oh Kyushik (Department of Urban Planning and Engineering) is building up a spatial decision support system to maintain and manage urban ecosystem services. Professor Oh Kyushik (Department of Urban Planning and Engineering) is creating a platform for the maintenance and management of urban ecosystem services. Oh’s project aims to make a platform that assists with the decision-making process of the government. “What I am trying to do is to connect developmental and environmental issues in one framework,” explained Oh. The professor presented four standards in providing ecosystem services: resilience, buffer power, carbon storage capability, and heat stress mitigation capability. Considering these four standards, Oh collected research data provided by the collaborating labs and incorporated them in a readily accessible platform with an easy-to-use interface. Oh collected research data provided by collaborating labs and incorporated them into a readily accessible platform with an easy-to-use interface. Previously, Oh has been in charge of two national-level research and development projects conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport. However, this was his first time participating in a project conducted by the Ministry of Environment. "The two ministries have some common ground but see from different points of view,” said Oh. He said he was determined to learn and combine both standards through this project. Oh revealed his will to make his research beneficial by reflecting the views of both the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport and the Ministry of Environment. Oh reminded the members of Hanyang to look with eyes wide open at the past, but more importantly at the future. “I feel the world is changing at a rapid pace, especially after the coronavirus outbreak,” said Oh. The professor said that the field of urban planning is changing in parallel, as it is a discipline that is deeply related to the daily life of the public. Oh advised students to keep a broad vision and to build up extensive knowledge for the future. Oh Kyu-jin

2020-07 20 Important News

[Academics][Researcher of the Month] Reducing Fine Dust From GDI Engines

The increasing amount of fine dust is threatening modern people’s daily lives. In response to the problem, Professor Park Sung-wook (Division of Mechanical Engineering) has been studying ways to decrease the amount of fine dust in the air while maintaining the efficiency of automobile engines. In his recent research paper titled “Effects of spray behavior and wall impingement on particulate matter emissions in a direct injection spark ignition engine equipped with a high pressure injection system,” Park presented a solution to lowering the amount of fine dust emitted by Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines of gasoline-powered cars. The research focuses on spray visualization, particle number (PN) measurement experiments, injection timing, and an engine load being varied to examine their effects on the way fuel sprays move when being injected inside a combustion chamber, hereinafter referred to as the spray behavior. The analysis was based on time-averaged spray images, spray variations between cycles, combustion, and PN emission characteristics. "The motivation behind this research was the prevalent misconception that diesel cars are the main source of fine dust, when in fact gasoline cars’ GDI engines emit just as substantial an amount of fine dust," said Park. Professor Park Sung-wook (Division of Mechanical Engineering) experimented in order to help automobiles emit less fine dust. (Photo courtesy of Park) What Park considered most important in the research was the PN emission characteristics. He endeavored to find new ways to decrease PN emission in the air instead of reducing the dust's total weight. “What matters the most in reducing fine dust is the size of each dust particle," explained Park. "The combined weight of the dispersed fine dust is secondary - for the size of the particle determines its harmfulness to the human body.” After 5 years’ cooperation with Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai KEFICO, the Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Industry, Park and his team have been able to conclude that when fuel is injected at a high pressure, the flow in the combustion chamber is strengthened, and the atomization of the fuel spray is propelled in action in order to decrease fine dust in the air. “This has been a significant research project during which we have found ways to decrease the amount of fine dust emitted by existing hybrid automobiles and internal combustion automobiles, without having to accelerate the commercialization of electric cars, which would be difficult to do for several more years.” Park said five great students have earned their doctorate degrees through this experiment and thanked his pupils for constantly helping him in times of distress and uncertainty. Park with his student. He thanked his students for helping him through times of uncertainty and distress. (Photo courtesy of Park) Lee Yoon-seo

2020-07 16

[Academics]Professor Ko Min-jae's Joint Research Team Has Developed the New Perovskite Quantum Dot Solar Battery

Hanyang University's Department of Chemical Engineering Professor Ko Min-jae's team announced on July 14 that together with DGIST Department of Energy Convergence Research Center's Professor Kim Young-hoon they have developed the New Perovskite Quantum Dot Solar Battery. This technology also holds light energy electroluminescence characteristics and is expected to contribute to the commercialization of optical technologies such as building-integrated solar energy generation, multi-functional photoelectric devices, and Li-Fi. Quantum dots have great light-absorbing capacities and are one of the key elements of next-generation solar batteries, which absorb light from large areas. The perovskite quantum dot solar battery has the ability to transfer light into electric energy and electricity into light, and is known to have the highest efficiency in the quantum dot solar battery field. In order to synthesize superior perovskite quantum dots, organic ligands, which have a long hydrocarbon chain, are used. Ligands adhere to small perovskite quantum dots of 10 nanometers (nm) on the surface and allow them to disperse in diverse nonpolar solvents. When these quantum dots are well-arranged on boards, quantum dot solar batteries are created. Here, as a long-chain ligand adheres to a quantum dot’s surface, it makes the charge transfer difficult between quantum dots, a process which degenerates solar battery functions and where transfering it to the ligand chain where hydrocarbon is required. The research team focused on the hydrophobicity (not easily combine with water molecules) of benzene group-based phenethylammonium (PEA) ligands. They then succeeded in applying this safely to the perovskite quantum dot's surface. Through this, they improved the efficiency of transforming solar energy into electric power to 14.1% and additionally tried to keep high photovoltaic efficiency stability of over 90% for 15 days in an environment with relative humidity of 20~25%, which is similar to external environments. Doctor Kim Young-hoon said that “we investigated and have discovered for the first time that by applying a ligand which holds both a short hydrocarbon chain and hydrophobicity, that both a quantum dot solar battery’s performance and safety can be improved at the same time,” and that “this will provide a new paradigm for developing and commercializing a next generation quantum solar battery”. In this research, Hanyang University's Department of Chemical Engineering's master’s and doctorate program student Kim Ji-gun and the DGIST Department of Energy Convergence Research Center's post-doc participated as the lead author and was published online in Nano Energy, a world-class journal in the energy science field, on June 15. A performance and safety evaluation of a perovskite quantum dot solar battery with a short hydrophobicity ligand. (photo by: DGIST) Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min