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KAIST

Lee Sang-Soo

First President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science,Dr. Lee Sang-Soo

Term in Office: January 27, 1971~March 10, 1072
Educational Background
  • 1949

    Undergraduate degree in Physics from Seoul National University

  • 1956

    Master’s degree from the University of London

  • 1959

    Ph.D. from the University of London

Work Experience
  • 1953~1961

    Full-time lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor at Ewha Womans University

  • 1961~1967

    President of physics research at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

  • 1967~1970

    President of the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

  • 1970~1971

    3rd Director of Nuclear Energy

  • 1971~1972

    1st President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science

  • 1971~1991

    6th President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

  • 1989~1993

    President of the Optical Society of Korea, President of the Korean Society of Remote Sensing

  • 1991~2010

    Honorary professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Park Dal-jo

Second President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science, Dr. Joseph D. Park (Park Dal-jo)

Term in Office: March 11, 1972~May 19, 1974
Educational Background
  • 1929

    Graduated from the University of Dayton

  • 1937

    Ph.D. from The Ohio State University

Work Experience
  • 1947~1972

    Professor at the University of Colorado, USA

  • 1972~1974

    2nd President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science

조순탁

3rd and 4th President of Korea Advanced Institute of ScienceDr. Cho Soon-tak

Term in Office: May 20, 1974~May 25, 1980
Educational Background
  • 1947

    Undergraduate degree in Physics from Seoul National University

  • 1949

    Master’s degree from Seoul National University

  • 1958

    Ph.D. from the University of Michigan

Work Experience
  • 1954~1964

    Professor at Seoul National University

  • 1964~1974

    Professor at Sogang University

  • 1974~1980

    3rd and 4th President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science

Choi Hyung-Seop

5th President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science,Dr. Choi Hyung-Seop

Term in Office: May 26 1980~August 25 1980
Educational Background
  • 1944

    Graduated from Waseda University

  • 1955

    Master’s degree from Notre Dame University

  • 1958

    Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota

Work Experience
  • 1958~1959

    Appointed researcher for the US Ministry of Home Affairs

  • 1959~1961

    Vice-president of Automobile Company

  • 1962~1966

    President of the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

  • 1966~1971

    1st Director of Korea Institute of Science and Technology

  • 1971~1978

    2nd Minister of Science and Technology

  • 1977~1980

    Chairman of the National Science Foundation

  • 1980~1980

    5th President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science

Lee Chung-Oh

6th President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science,Dr. Lee Chung-Oh

Term in Office: August 26, 1980~January 4, 1981
Educational Background
  • 1961

    Undergraduate degree in hydraulic engineering from Seoul National University

  • 1964

    Master’s degree from Seoul National University

  • 1967

    Ph.D. from Tufts University

Work Experience
  • 1967~1971

    Associate professor at Korea Military Academy

  • 1971~1972

    Associate professor at Chung-Ang University

  • 1973~1975

    Associate professor at Korea Institute of Science

  • 1975~1996

    Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science

  • 1980~1981

    6th President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science

  • 1980~1985

    5th Minister of Science and Technology

  • 1986~1988

    4th President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science

  • 1987~1988

    2nd Dean of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology

  • 1997~2007

    Honorary Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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