Dong-Joo (Daniel) Kim, assistant professor in materials engineering, has received an industrial grant from LG Electronics, a global leader in innovative products and services. Kim's research will evaluate the application of plasma ion technology to the biological disinfection of air conditioners and purifiers. The budget for the first year is $50,000. Read full story.
Oh Cheon Kwon, principal researcher and team manager with the Telematics Service Convergence Research team at the Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) of South Korea, has begun a one-year visit with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. ETRI is Korea's largest government funded research institution in information and communication technologies. It has nearly 1,600 researchers, 32 percent of whom hold doctoral degrees. With a 2005 budget of $362 million, ETRI collaborates with 43 research organizations in 17 countries around the world. Read full story.