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Professor Jaehyouk Choi, selected to Samsung’s Future Tech Fostering Projects

October 18, 2017

UNIST has been included in the list of Samsung’s 2017 first half future technology fostering projects, released on September 28.


Three UNIST research teams have been selected for this year’s Samsung Research Funding Program for Future Technologies. The selected projects will be supported through a research funding of up to 2 billion won for the next three to five years.


On September 28, Samsung announced that it selected a total of thirty-seven research projects for the second half of this year, which includes Professor Jaehyouk Choi in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.


This program, which started in 2013, was promoted by the Samsung group in support of the cultivation of the core basic science technologies and for the three major areas of ▲ basic science, ▲ materials technologies, and ▲ creative ICT under an investment of 1.5 trillion won for 10 years. Based on those three major areas, the company selects the awarding of promising research projects three times a year. Through this program, a total of 367 projects have already been selected and about 464 billion won have been invested so far.


When it comes to creative ICT projects, twenty-three cases were selected, including a research on the “Structure of Ring Oscillator-based Ultra-compact Low Noise UWB Frequency Generator that Satisfies 5G Standard Performance” by Professor Jaehyouk Choi. Those projects will be supported based on an investment of 53 billion.


UNIST researchers have been consistently chosen by Samsung Electronics to develop innovative futuristic technologies in the past. In addition to Professor Jeong Min Baik, Professor Sam H. Noh, Professor Jongeun Lee, and Professor Beomseok Nam in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering were also selected to Samsung group’s future technology fostering projects in 2014. In 2015, Professor Jiseok Lee in the School of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor Sung Ju Hwang in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering received the support from Samsung. Moreover, in 2016, Professor Aaram Yun in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor Joo Hun Kang in the School of Life Sciences, and Professor Byeong-Su Kim in the School of Natural Science were selected to Samsung’s new future technology fostering projects.


The application deadline for the first half of 2018 research projects is Friday, December 15, 2017. The applications for the materials technologies and creative ICT fields must be submitted via the website of Samsung Research Funding Center of Samsung Electronics ( As for the basic science field, they must be submitted electronically through the website of the Samsung Science & Technology Foundation ( The final selection results will be announced on Thursday, April 5, 2018.


Reference: UNIST Newscenter

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