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1 Eun-Suk Seo AKPA President University of Maryland
Association of Korean Physicists in America Eun-Suk Seo AKPA President University of Maryland

2 History Established in 1979
: Nowhan Kwak, Retired from U of Kansas : Young Soo Oh, Retired from Penn State : Tong Nyung Lee, Retired from POSTECH : Saeyoung Ahn, Retired from NRL : Ja Hyun Lee, Retired from NASA : Yanglai Cho, ANL : Yung Keun Lee, Retired from Johns Hopkins : Kyungsik Kang, Brown University, deceased : Yoon-Soo Park, Retired from ONR : Yung Kee Yeo, Air Force Institute of Technology : Won Yong Lee, Retired from Columbia Univ. : Jin Joo Song, UC San Diego : Ki-Hyon Kim, North Carolina Central University : Zang-Hee Cho, UC Irvine : Moo Young Han, Duke University : Sungkwun Lyo, Sandia National Lab : William Tong-Il Chu, LBNL (retired) : Kwangje Kim, University of Chicago : Kong Ki Min, Retired from RPI : Quiesup Kim, Retired from JPL : Yeong Ell Kim, Purdue University : Ho Jung Paik, University of Maryland (retired) : Chung-Wook Kim, Retired from both JHU and KIAS : Tail Bai, Stanford : Yong Wook Kim, Lehigh University : Chueng-Ryong Ji, North Carolina State University : Suk Koo Yun, deceased : Eun-Suk Seo, University of Maryland : Hyo Gun Kim, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology : Jaehoon Yu, University of Texas at Arlington AKPA

3 29th AKPA Administration Organization Chart
Preceding President (Prof. Chueng-Ryong Ji, NC State Univ.) Vice President (Prof. Jaehoon Yu, Univ. of Texas, Arlington) General Secretary (Prof. Yoonseok Lee, Univ. of Florida) 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 President (Prof. Eun-Suk Seo) More details at AKPA

4 Mission & Vision 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 협회는 물리학에 관한 학술의 발전 장려 및 회원 상호간의 긴밀한 유대를 도모함을 목적으로 한다. 한국 물리학계와 연락 및 협조. 북미주(미국, Canada포함) 물리 학회와의 연락 및 협조. 물리학에 관한 정보 교환 및 협조. 한국계 재미물리학자의 권익 옹호. 기타 협회의 목적 달성에 필요한 사업. 협회의 사업연도는 매년 5월 1일부터 다음해 4월 30일까지로 한다. AKPA

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 AKPA

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 1994. 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 2012. The Korean Physical Society (KPS) will sponsor one of the two awards. Year  Recipients Current Affiliation Area 2011  Jong-kyu Park Princeton   Plasma Physics Cheol-Hwan Park MIT  Material Science  2010 Ian Woo Kim U. of Wisconsin Particle physics 2009 Kyoungchul Kong Fermi Nat. Lab. 2007 Tuson Park LANL Condensed Matter 2006 Nam Jung Hur Inha U 2005 Inseok Song Caltech Astrophysics 2004 Sang-Ho Kim LG Chemical 2003 Hwang Lee LSU Quantum Computing 2002 Philip Kim Columbia Superconductivity and Nanosicence 2001 Taekjip Ha U. Illinois Biological Physics 2000 Seung-Hun Lee UVA 1999 Yong Baek Kim U. of Toronto 1998 Piljin Yi KIAS Field theory 1997 Insu Yi Ewha U. 1996 Kyungwon An Seoul National U. Optics 1995 Sebastian Seung MIT Computational Neuroscience 1994 Byungwoo Park Electromaterial Physics AKPA

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 AKPA

8 Korean Physicist Symposium at the 2011 APS April Meeting

9 Cooperation with American Physical Society
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. AKPA

10 Cooperation with Korean Physical Society
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 60th Anniversary Celebration, which will be held in Daejeon, Korea, April , 2012. AKPA to help collaboration between KPS and APS. The APS President Bob Byer will meet the KPS President in Korea in February 2012. 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. AKPA

11 Cooperation with Korean Scientists and Engineers Association
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, 2011. 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). AKPA

12 2011 – 2012 AKPA Events Event Schedule Planned Event Coordinator
Aug. 5, 2011 AKPA-KSEA Lunch Seminar, University of Maryland, College Park, MD Dr. Zaeill Kim, University of Maryland Aug , 2011 US-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 , 2011 Fall 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, 2012 National High School Physics Contest, North TX & NC April , 2012 60th Anniversary of Korean Physical Society (KPS), Daejeon, Korea August 8-12, 2012 US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2012), Los Angeles, CA AKPA

13 AKPA Membership Lifetime Members
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 2010. 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. Lifetime Members 1 Taeil Bai SLAC   2  Moo Young Han Duke University  3 Ki-Hyon Kim  N.C. Central University  4 Yong Wook Kim  Lehigh University  5  Nowhan Kwak University of Kansas  6  Ho Jung Paik University of Maryland   7  Yoon Soo Park Retired  8 Youngho Seo  UC - San Francisco  9  Jin Joo Song UC - San Diego   10 Shun Y Zinn  Promogen, Inc.  11  Do Hyung Lee 12  Jaehoon Yu UT - Arlington  13 Young-Kee Kim Univ. of Chicago/FNAL 14 Kyungseon Joo  University of Connecticut 15 Peter H. Yoon  University of Maryland 16 Hwang Lee  Louisiana State University 17 Philip Kim Columbia University 18 Yoonseok Lee University of Florida 19 Eun-Suk Seo University of Maryland AKPA

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