On January 29, 2015, Lee Young-moo, a professor at the Department of Energy Engineering, was elected for the 14th President of Hanyang University(HYU). The president will begin a four-year-term from March 1.
According to a General Election Promotion Committee(GEPC), on the 11th of last month, two professors were nominated for the 14th President by the recommendation of more than 50 faculties in full service. After screening whether a candidate is proper or not, on the 14th, candidates announced their opinions that are aimed at GEPC. After having a Question and Answer session on the 15th, GEPC recommended a candidate to The Board of HYU on the 16th. GEPC consisted of total 30 people. They were the 20 representatives of the professors, the four representatives of the corporation, the four representatives of the employees and the two of the alumni. After GEPC had recommended a final candidate, The Board of HYU asked them questions about the university’s operations and their personal visions. Following the president election process, Professor Lee Young-moo was elected. New president will begin a four-year term on the March 1.
Professor Lee graduated from the Department of High Molecule of Engineering at HYU, and earned his Doctor of Philosophy at North Carolina State University. He was appointed for HYU professor of Chemical Engineering in 1988, and took charge of a number of prominent positions including the leader of Academic-Industrial Cooperation from 2004 to 2006, the chairman of Energy Engineering Department of Hanyang University from 2009 to 2013, the provost and senior vice president of Hanyang University and the leader of Leaders in Industry-University Cooperation(LINC) of Hanyang University. President Lee Young-moo is an expert in the field of Applied Science and is credited for developing innovative CO2 separation film technology. Back in 2007, he created a porous molecular film that is about 500 times more effective than the existing material’s carbon dioxide processing efficiency. The prominent journal “Science” published his paper in 2007.
To develop HYU, Lee pledged the following points: to nurture creative talent with Hanyang’s values, to reinforce research competitiveness through toplevel research, to promote industry cooperation to develop society and to push ahead with the “Global 3.0” plan through quantitative expansion of internationalization and qualitative internal stability. The new president stated that he intends to encourage Hanyangians to find their strengths through creativity and that he will endeavor to help HYU achieve its one hundred year goal of standing in world class university rankings through creativity and informational sharing.