Yeo Joon Youn has received a Kwanjeong Education Foundation (KEF) Scholarship that will sponsor his Ph.D. study while he is at the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
Established in 2000, the mission of the KEF is to provide scholarships for excellent Korean students studying abroad and enable them to concentrate on their studies and develop their full potential. Each year, the KEF selects distinguished Korean students who will pursue their advanced studies in widely recognized universities outside of Korea and offers up to five years of financial support for students pursuing doctoral degrees. The scholarship recipients are selected based on their outstanding undergraduate academic performance, the excellence of their graduate programs, and the potential impact of their graduate research.
Joun began pursuing his Ph.D. studies this fall in the Georgia Tech Electronics and Micro-Systems (GEMS) Lab, which is directed by ECE Assistant Professor and Demetrius T. Paris Junior Professor Hua Wang. His Ph.D. research focuses on multi-modal hybrid biology/nano-electronics systems for sensing, actuation, and energy harvesting.
Joun received his B.Sc. in ECE at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea (Summa Cum Laude) in summer 2017. He received a two-year National Scholarship for Science and Engineering from the Korea Student Aid Foundation in 2014-2015. He won the Silver Medal of the University Students Contest of Mathematics in the Korean Mathematical Society in 2008.
To learn more about the Kwanjeong Education Foundation, please visit http://en.ikef.or.kr.