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2020-09 09

[Academics]Hanyang University 4th Industrial Revolution Research Center registers a patent for efficient dust purification of underground tunnels

Hanyang University's Fourth Industrial Revolution Research Center registered a patent for efficient dust purification of underground tunnels on August 31. Professor Cho Byung-wan in her class The Hanyang University Industry-University-Research Cooperation Foundation completed the registration of a patent (patent registration number 10-2144020) for underground spaces using quantum energy fields and waterfalls, natural ventilation methods of tunnels, and purification systems. This is the result of a study by Professor Cho Byung-wan, the director of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Research Institute and a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, to solve the fine dust problem in underground tunnel spaces, such as subways, which is one of the causes of fine dust in Korea. Along with the recent increase of subway construction, the number and length of tunnels has increased, causing air inside the tunnels to flow into the outlet without being ventilated properly with the outside and not purified, causing urban fine dust. The air inside such tunnels contain a number of pollutants that are harmful to the human body, such as micro dust, nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (Sox), formaldehyde, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In the case of subways, most of the operating sections are made of underground spaces, which by the piston effect causes train wind when the train enters or leaves the underground station. Such train winds are threatening the health of citizens as fine dust enters the platform through cracks in the screen as well as causing noise, resulting in major air pollution in the platform and on the train. To purify the air inside the tunnel, a jet-fan is installed inside the tunnel and filters are applied in ventilation facilities to filter pollutants. In general, expensive purification filters are rarely used due to huge operating costs and noise problems caused by huge electricity consumption of fan-type dust collectors. Fine dust collection vehicles and cleaning vehicles are operated as temporary measures if necessary, but the actual purification effect is insignificant. The patent describes the natural ventilation methods and devices that maximize the flow of the energy field-based Bernoulli fluid, which is identified by the new advanced quantum mechanics by applying advanced scientific technology in the era of the fourth industrial revolution. Furthermore, it also provides technologies for increasing the flow rate of polluted air inside the tunnel using the sectional change through the dust collector and natural ventilation methods and devices for underground space tunnels using plasma and waterfalls that purify the internal air in real time through quantum energy field-based nano plasma light falls or nano hydrogen antioxidant spray falls in the space of the tunnel. Professor Cho said, "We will consult as the world's first scientific system to solve the serious global fine dust problem in subways including developed countries, so that it can be extensively used in the construction of subways, roads and underwater tunnels around the world with the technology of the fourth industrial revolution, so that it can become a breakthrough in Korea’s construction and management of tunnels." Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-08 26

[Academics]Professor Sun Yang-guk's Joint Research Team Publishes a Paper Reviewing Lithium Oxygen Batteries

A joint research team led by Professor Sun Yang-guk, Department of Energy Engineering at Hanyang University, published a paper reviewing lithium oxygen batteries which is one of the next-generation secondary battery systems. The joint research team includes Professor Sun Yang-guk of Hanyang University, Professor Kwak Won-jin of Ajou University, Professor Doron Aurbach of Israel's Biran University, Professor Peter Bruce of Oxford University in the U.K., and Professor Linda Nazar of Waterloo University in Canada. The paper was titled "Lithium–Oxygen Batteries and Related Systems: Potential, Status, and Future" and was selected as a cover paper for theJuly 22 online edition of "Chemical Review." The research team introduced he structure, driving principles and related derived systems of lithium oxygen batteries based on their experiences and achievements. It also pointed out the key problems in relation to lithium oxygen batteries, latest research trends, and improvement directions considering practicality. Lithium oxygen cells are next-generation secondary battery systems that utilize oxygen in the air as an energy source. It also has the potential to surpass the theoretical enery density limts of lithium ion batteries used in mobile phones and electric vehicles allowing active research. However, there are limitations like low energy efficiency caused by irreversible generation and decomposition of short-term battery life products caused by negative reactions by oxygen. Therefore, innovative research is required to solve these problems professionally. Meanwhile, Professor Sun was recognized as one of the best 10 scientists in the field of lithium-ion batteries by Research Interfaces. The paper was selected as the best paper researcher of the school in 2020, and currently holds 599 SCI-level papers and 456 domestic and foreign patents. In particular, he was recognizedas the "world's most influential top 1% researcher" by Claribate Analytics. ▲ A part of the paper "Lithium–Oxygen Batteries and Related Systems: Potential, Status, and Future" More on Hanyangwiki선양국 Global News Team Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-08 20

[Academics]Professor Chung Yun-suk’s Joint Research Team Develops Digital Twin Modeling Technology

Hanyang University's Department of Energy Engineering's Professor Chung Yun-suk’s research team and DGIST Professor Lee Yong-min's research team jointly succeeded in developing a high-reliability digital twin solid-state battery model. The Digital Twin is a technology that copies the exact same material in a virtual space. Through this technology, the research teams copied a sulfide system solid-state battery, which is difficult to deal with in a natural environment, in a virtual space. They have made possible copying a real battery in a virtual space to analyze physical phenomena that happen inside the battery and to predict changes in property according to diverse designs. Through this research outcome, the research teams provided a clue to advancing the commercialization of solid-state batteries and explained that they are expecting to spread as a platform for other electrodes and battery systems. This research was carried out with the support of the climate change response plan technology development business and the future materials discovery project promoted by the Ministry of Science & ICT and the National Research Foundation of Korea. The research results were published in an international journal in the field of energy materials, Advanced Energy Materials on July 26th. ▲Digital Twin solid-state electrode and the real solid-state electrode <photo by: DGIST> Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-08 20

[Academics]Joint Research Team of Professor Yoo Won-chul Developed High Energy Density Foldable Super Capacitor

The joint research team of Hanyang University's Professor Yoo Won-chul of the Department of Chemical and Molecular Engineering and Inha University's Professor Lee Keun-hyung of the Department of Chemical Engineering developed a solid supercapacitor that has high energy density. The supercapacitor is a reinforced form of capacitor, especially reinforcing the capacity of electricity among the capacities of a condenser. The electric charges are stored on the surface of porous electrodes, by absorption and desorption of electrolyte ions. This leads to having high power density and fast-changing and discharging speeds. However, the existing supercapacitor had limited applications of its use due to its low energy compared to batteries. It was mainly used as a power aid in electric vehicles. The joint research team drastically improved the energy storage characteristic of the supercapacitor by using porous carbon with three-dimensional connective structures, which was designed to facilitate the ion movement and ionic liquid-based polymeric electrolytes that have high electrochemical stability. The team also developed a foldable supercapacitor that can be adjusted to various sizes and shapes by applying polymeric electrolytes. The capacitor operates without any changes in performance even when fully folded, raising the possibility of being used as an energy storage device for wearable electronic devices that have been actively researched and developed. This research was conducted with the support of the National Research Foundation of Korea and was published on the cover of Advanced Functional Materials volume 30, issue 30, on July 23, 2020. Cover of Advanced Functional Materials Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-08 13

[Academics]Hanyang University 4th Industrial Revolution Research Center Published the "5th Industrial Revolution Prediction Report"

On the 10th, the Hanyang University 4th Industrial Revolution Research Center published the "Measures on Earth's Glacial Epoch and Pandemic During the 5th Industrial Revolution Era," which is a strategy report according to predictions about the 5th Industrial Revolution. The research report does not view the increase in greenhouse gases and carbon emissions as the only causes of global warming and other changes in the ecosystem. Instead, it considers the fundamental case from the view of the most recent theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. It predicts the danger of glacial epoch which can bring about the extinction of the ecosystem, while also specifically presenting applicable green and environmental energy policies which will replace some renewable energy businesses that are not largely economic. The report also deals with response strategies to the COVID-19 pandemic, a platform of methods to limit the spread of epidemics in cities, an economic rescue plan through the smart city, how to carry out K-epidemics using IoT, AI robots, and blockchain technology. Professor Cho Byung-wan of the Hanyang University 4th Industrial Revolution Research Center mentioned that "the report predicts and analyzes the upcoming 5th Industrial Revolution, starting from presenting energy strategies on COVID-19 and global warming to the world's first smart city construction methods." However, the report has a total of three volumes. The first volume is "Amazing 5th Industrial Revolution," the second volume is called "Glacial Epoch and Response to a Pandemic During the 5th Industrial Revolution," and the third volume is "Changes in the Religion/Salvation of Humans." Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-08 07

[Academics]Joint Research Team of Hanyang and Kyunghee University Redefined New Gene Cause of Rheumarthritis

6 New Gene Causes of Rheumarthritis (SLAMF6, CXCL13, SWAP70, NFKBIA, ZFP36L1, LINC00158), an autoimmune disease that destructs itself, has been found along with a new gene cause (SH2B3) that is found exclusively in East Asians. Professor Bae Sang-chul The joint research team led by Professor Bae Sang-chul of Hanyang University Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Department of Rheumatism and Professor Kim Kwang-woo of Kyunghee University Department of Biology, participated in by the Center for Genome Science under the Korea National Institute of Health and other university hospitals in Korea, published the above facts in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases on July 28th. The research was conducted through rigorous analysis of the genome genetic drift of both patients and non-patients of rheumatism in Korea, using the Korean Chip technology that has been developed by the Center for Genome Science under the Korea National Institue of Health. Furthermore, through computational biology based on genetic drift, transcriptome, and the epigenome, the research team also clarified that the genetic drift related to rheumatic diseases can also be part of the cause of the disease in the tissues of the lungs and small intestine. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that is caused when the immune system abnormally attacks the body tissues. This causes inflammation and pain around the joints and the tissues around them, also leading to possible permanent disability or organ damage caused by joint deformation. Rheumarthritis is known to have a high prevalence rate and therefore leads to an economic burden for patients. The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is a combination of many genetic variants and environmental factors. Bae Sang-chul President of Hanyang University Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases mentioned that "due to this discovery we were able to understand the development mechanism of rheumatism," and added that "genetic variants like this can be used to predict and diagnose rheumatism, allowing for more specified and advanced treatment of the disease." Also, this research holds a bigger meaning since "it provided a clue to the existing studies of genetic characteristics regarding the effects of the mucous membrane of our lungs and small intestine on autoantibody production." The research was conducted through the support of Hanyang University Research Institute for Rheumatology Research, the National Research Foundation of Korea, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, and the National Institute of Health. The first authors of the research are Dr. Kwon Young-chang (Hanyang University Institute for Rheumatology Research), student Lim Ji-woo (Kyunghee University Departement of Biology), Professor Bang So-young (Hanyang University Guri Hospital), while Professor Bae Sang-chul and Kim Kwang-woo participated as joint corresponding authors. Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-07 27 Important News

[Academics][Researcher of the Month] Customizing Breast Cancer Treatment through Big Data

In 2015, Professor Kong Gu (College of Medicine) was a pioneer in the field of breast cancer research and treatment, laying the foundation for web-based precision by mapping 560 breast cancer whole-genome sequences. Kong is now developing a screening system for breast cancer with multiomics and big data, paving the way for customization and personalized breast cancer treatment. Professor Kong Gu (College of Medicine) developed a target gene screening system for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women, causing death to 1 out of 38 women. The cancer is classified into three subtypes, which are Estrogen Receptor (ER) positive, HER2 positive, and triple-negative. The latter two – which make up fewer than 30 percent of all cases – usually have bad prognoses. Through this research project, Kong sought to find the target gene of malignant tumors through multiomics. Multiomics is a new approach where the data sets of different omic groups, such as the genome, proteome, and transcriptome, are combined during analysis. By unpacking 41 data sets from METABRIC, TCGA, and GEO, Kong made a target gene screening system that allows researchers to customize the treatment of potential patients. “It is a platform to provide the individualized surgical target with data visualization,” explained the professor. Data visualization, survival analysis, and target gene screening are three main points in this research. (Photo courtesy of Kong) Kong, who is one of the first Korean scholars to introduce the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, said it was a challenge for him to conduct this research. “Most of what I have studied as a researcher was on biotechnology(BT),” said Kong. The latest research, however, involved informational technology (IT). He said a lot of help was given to him from Kim Hyung Yong, a Ph.D. candidate who majored in bioinformatics for his master’s degree. Kong tried to learn IT himself, as well as to pass his knowledge of breast cancer on to his doctoral student. “It was an opportunity to remind me that the path of learning is long and winding," recalled Kong. Kong said it was definitely a challenge to encounter informational technology (IT) in his research. Kong advised the members of Hanyang to be engrossed in their path. “Stay focused on your interests with constant effort,” advised the professor. “You will eventually become an expert in the field.” Oh Kyu-jin

2020-07 26 Important News

[Academics][Excellent R&D] How to Ensure Structural Safety During Remodeling

Professor Choi Chang-sik (Department of Architectural Engineering) has developed the technology to ensure structural safety when vertically extending buildings. Unlike previous methods, Choi's method strengthens the existing wall structure without adding to or thickening of the walls; thus, it does not reduce the floor space. Out of all residential premises in South Korea, 55 percent are more than 30 years old (figure from 2018). When a building is decrepit, it can either be demolished and reconstructed or partly remodeled. Choi's research aims to deal with problems that arise while remodeling, especially when doing a vertical extension. Professor Choi-Chang-sik (Department of Architectural Engineering) is explaining the reason why shear walls are important when extending a building. To increase the number of floors of a building, many aspects must be considered. These include the vertical weight that will be put on the walls and pillars, horizontal weight which is related to wind and earthquakes, as well as the flexural strength. The taller the building, the more stress is put on the importance of the horizontal weight and flexural strength. The type of wall that is designed to support these two factors is called a shear wall. Choi's method of strengthening sheer walls differs from the previous adhesion-type method in that it does not thicken the walls or increase the number of walls. He first calculates the necessary thickness of the stiffener and cuts out the same size area from the existing wall structure. The stiffener is then applied onto the vacant area. This method gives the advantage that it will not reduce the actual floor space of the living area. Choi explained that the team has successfully finished the technology development as well as completed testing on real-scale structures. The only thing left is to test it on an actual building. "We are currently facing difficulties because there are not many complexes that are willing to try out the new technology. Furthermore, apartments in general do not prefer remodeling over reconstruction, so it is very hard to find an apartment to apply our method on," said Choi. “People feel vague anxiety about reusing an old structure as the base. However, remodeling involves as much technical verification as reconstruction. I hope people can trust the safety of our remodeling method." Hwang Hee-won

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

[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 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