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1 AKPA Eun-Suk Seo AKPA President University of Maryland

2 History Established in : Tong Nyung Lee, Retired from POSTECH : Ja Hyun Lee, Retired from NASA : Yung Keun Lee, Retired from Johns Hopkins : Yoon-Soo Park, Retired from ONR : Won Yong Lee, Retired from Columbia Univ : Ki-Hyon Kim, North Carolina Central University : Moo Young Han, Duke University : William Tong-Il Chu, LBNL (retired) : Kong Ki Min, Retired from RPI : Yeong Ell Kim, Purdue University : Chung-Wook Kim, Retired from both JHU and KIAS : Yong Wook Kim, Lehigh University : Suk Koo Yun, deceased : Hyo Gun Kim, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology : Nowhan Kwak, Retired from U of Kansas : Young Soo Oh, Retired from Penn State : Saeyoung Ahn, Retired from NRL : Yanglai Cho, ANL : Kyungsik Kang, Brown University, deceased : Yung Kee Yeo, Air Force Institute of Technology : Jin Joo Song, UC San Diego : Zang-Hee Cho, UC Irvine : Sungkwun Lyo, Sandia National Lab : Kwangje Kim, University of Chicago : Quiesup Kim, Retired from JPL : Ho Jung Paik, University of Maryland (retired) : Tail Bai, Stanford : Chueng-Ryong Ji, North Carolina State University : Eun-Suk Seo, University of Maryland : Jaehoon Yu, University of Texas at Arlington AKPA2

3 29 th AKPA Administration Organization Chart Preceding President (Prof. Chueng-Ryong Ji, NC State Univ.) Preceding President (Prof. Chueng-Ryong Ji, NC State Univ.) Vice President (Prof. Jaehoon Yu, Univ. of Texas, Arlington) Vice President (Prof. Jaehoon Yu, Univ. of Texas, Arlington) General Secretary (Prof. Yoonseok Lee, Univ. of Florida) General Secretary (Prof. Yoonseok Lee, Univ. of Florida) Auditor Web Management Secretary Publication Secretary Membership Secretary E-Link Secretary Treasury Secretary Auditor Web Management Secretary Publication Secretary Membership Secretary E-Link Secretary Treasury Secretary Award Committee Publicity and Editorial Committee Web Management Committee E-link Committee Election Committee Nomination Committee Task Force for International Cooperation Task Force for National Competition Award Committee Publicity and Editorial Committee Web Management Committee E-link Committee Election Committee Nomination Committee Task Force for International Cooperation Task Force for National Competition President (Prof. Eun-Suk Seo) More details at AKPA3

4 To serve the community to promote continued advancement in physics and related areas, and to promote close networking of Korean physicists. –Technical Excellence –US-Korea Cooperation –Professional Networking –Career Development –Community Service. –. – (, Canada ). – Mission & Vision AKPA 4

5 Activities and Programs Recognize and promote excellence in research –Outstanding Young Researcher Award Publish Newsletters regularly Promote and facilitate Korean Physicist Symposia at specialized conferences, e.g., –American Physical Society (APS) division meetings, American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Astronomical Society (AAS) meetings, etc. Organize various regional activities, e.g., public lectures for local Korean-American communities Collaborate with other Korean-American and Korean organizations, such as Korean Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) and Korean Physical Society (KPS) Collaborate with American Physical Society, e.g., Forum on International Physics AKPA5

6 Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA) AKPA recognizes outstanding young researchers early on in their careers through the OYRA. Awarded every year to one or two outstanding young (< 5 yr after Ph.D.) Korean physicists in North America since – in a rigorous selection process –$1,500 cash award Many OYRA awardees play important roles in Korea and the United States. Two winners of OYRA 2012 will be selected in January –The Korean Physical Society (KPS) will sponsor one of the two awards. AKPA6

7 AKPA Newsletters Newsletters help us stand closer to the community. Newsletters play an important role in building a strong organization. Currently published quarterly – Member News – Science and Technology News – Scholarship and Education News – 2 – 3 featured research articles – Awards and opportunities – Upcoming meeting announcements AKPA7

8 Korean Physicist Symposium at the 2011 APS April Meeting AKPA8

9 Cooperation with A merican P hysical S ociety AKPA9 Korean Physicist Symposium was held as a Satellite meeting of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics (DPP), Salt Lake City, Utah, November 15, 2011.

10 Cooperation with K orean P hysical S ociety AKPA10 KPS will sponsor one of the two OYRA 2012 awards. AKPA-KPS joint workshop, US-Korea Workshop: International Cooperation on Particle, Nuclear and Astrophysics Research, is being organized as part of the KPS 60 th Anniversary Celebration, which will be held in Daejeon, Korea, April , AKPA to help collaboration between KPS and APS. The APS President Bob Byer will meet the KPS President in Korea in February A photo from the AKPA-KPS meeting of May 24, 2011: from the left, a KPS VP Prof. J. W. Wu, the AKPA President, Prof. E. S. Seo, the KPS President Prof. S. C. Shin, and the AKPA VP Prof. J. Yu.

11 AKPA organized a Physics (Technical Group A of KSEA) Session and a forum on Rare Isotope Beam Accelerator for the US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2011), which was held in Park City, Utah, August 10-14, AKPA will launch the National High School Physics Contest to promote an interest in physics for high school students and to identify potential students who will be successful in physics. -As a pilot program, a set of physics problems will be prepared for two KSEA Chapters, North Texas and North Carolina, during the National Mathematics & Science Competition (NMSC 2012). Cooperation with K orean S cientists and E ngineers A ssociation AKPA11

12 2011 – 2012 AKPA Events AKPA12 Event SchedulePlanned EventCoordinator Aug. 5, 2011 AKPA-KSEA Lunch Seminar, University of Maryland, College Park, MD Dr. Zaeill Kim, University of Maryland Aug , 2011US-Korea Conference, Park city, Utah Prof. Jaehoon Yu, U of Texas at Arlington Sept. 19, 2011 Space Science Seminar and membership drive, University of Maryland, College Park, MD Dr. Youngsoo Yoon, University of Maryland Oct , 2011Fall 2011 Korean Physical Society meeting, Korea Prof. Chueng-Ryong Ji, NC State University Nov , 2011 Korean Physicists Symposium at American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (DPP) Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT Dr. Jong-Kyu Park, Princeton Dec , 2011 Korean Physicists Symposium at American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting, San Francisco, CA Dr. Peter Yoon, University of Maryland Jan , 2012 Korean Physicists Symposium at American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meeting, Seattle, WA Dr. Jeonghee Rho, NASA Ames Res. Cntr Jan , 2012 Symposium of Advanced Physics Topics at University of Texas at Arlington Dr. Jaehoon Yu, U of Texas at Arlington Feb. 27 – Mar. 2, 2012 AKPA Annual Meeting & Korean Physicists Symposium at American Physical Society March Meeting, Boston, MA Prof. Jongsoo Yoon, U. of Virginia April 21, 2012National High School Physics Contest, North TX & NC Prof. Chueng-Ryong Ji, NC State University April , th Anniversary of Korean Physical Society (KPS), Daejeon, Korea Prof. Chueng-Ryong Ji, NC State University August 8-12, 2012 US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2012), Los Angeles, CA

13 AKPA Membership The number of members registered on the list is over 500. The paid AKPA-KSEA members in 2011 increased by a factor of two compared to Join both KSEA and AKPA by selecting AKPA as your Affiliated Professional Society (APS) on the KSEA web site. Your regular membership fee is not sufficient to cover the expenses of all our activities but the number of members is an important factor for external funding. AKPA13 1Taeil BaiSLAC 2 Moo Young HanDuke University 3Ki-Hyon Kim N.C. Central University 4Yong Wook Kim Lehigh University 5 Nowhan KwakUniversity of Kansas 6 Ho Jung PaikUniversity of Maryland 7 Yoon Soo ParkRetired 8Youngho Seo UC - San Francisco 9 Jin Joo SongUC - San Diego 10Shun Y Zinn Promogen, Inc. 11 Do Hyung Lee 12 Jaehoon YuUT - Arlington 13Young-Kee KimUniv. of Chicago/FNAL 14Kyungseon Joo University of Connecticut 15Peter H. Yoon University of Maryland 16Hwang Lee Louisiana State University 17Philip KimColumbia University 18Yoonseok LeeUniversity of Florida 19Eun-Suk SeoUniversity of Maryland Lifetime Members


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