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  • Taking part in the ceremony at Kyungpook National University (l to r) Eric W Fotheringham, Waters Corporation; Rich Youn, GM, Waters Korea; Richard Chang, Vice President, Waters Asia Pacific Operations; Professor Sunghwan Kim, KNU; and Dongchul Son, President, KNU.

Waters Recognises Dr Sunghwan Kim of Kyungpook National University

Aug 19 2016 Comments 0

At a ceremony and symposium at Kyungpook National University (KNU), Daegu, South Korea, Waters Corporation welcomed Dr Sunghwan Kim, of Kyungpooks’ Department of Chemistry into the Waters Centers of Innovation (COI) Program. Dr Kim is a leading expert on developing and applying analytical techniques for assessing the impact of PAHs in the environment and for crude oil processing. KNU is the first institution in South Korea to be recognised by Waters Centers of Innovation Program.

“Professor Kim is an expert in mass spectrometry and chromatographic separation. He set up one of the most advanced mass spectrometry and chromatography laboratories in Korea at Kyungpook National University,” said Professor Hong-In Lee, Dean at College of Natural Science. “The facility is used not only to perform his own top-notch research but also to educate undergraduate and graduate students. I am very proud to have Dr Kim as a colleague in Kyungpook National University.”  

“Dr Kim’s research is unique and contributing greatly to what we know about the effects of PAHs on our environment,” said Eric Fotheringham, Director, Waters Centers of Innovation Program. “Dr Kim can see the potential of new technologies and he puts them to new uses before many of his contemporaries. We couldn’t be happier to have him and KNU in our program.”


To acknowledge the work of Dr Kim, Waters Corporation sponsored a symposium titled Chemical Analysis by Mass Spectrometry: From Non-Polar to Polar Molecules. The event featured presentations on illicit drug screening, petroleum analysis and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), and on emerging mass spectrometry techniques including paper spray ionisation and flame induced atmospheric pressure chemical ionisation mass spectrometry. Presenters included Dr Hanbin Oh, Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea; Professor Sangwon Cha, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea; Dr Sungchan Cho, Samsung Displays; Professor Jentai Shea, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan; along with Kevin Giles, Scientific Fellow, and Eleanor Riches, Principal Scientist at Waters Corporation.

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