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Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Professor Awarded Korea’s Highest Honour for Science and Technology


Chul Park
Professor Chul B. Park (third from left) and his research team.

November 30, 2012

Professor Chul B. Park (MIE) has been recognized by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), Korea's national society for science and technology.

Professor Park is the Canada Research Chair in Microcellular Plastics and the founder and Director of the Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory. A world leader in the development of innovative technologies for the manufacture of microcellular foamed plastics, he holds 20 patents and his research has been licensed by more than 700 companies.

“Professor Park is highly deserving of this recognition from the Korean Academy of Science and Technology,” said Professor Jean Zu, Chair of the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. “Professor Park’s research is world-renowned. On behalf of the Faculty, I congratulate him on this exceptional honour.”

Professor Park is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). Earlier this year, he was recognized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) with the M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal. 

KAST is an organization founded in 1994 to promote the development of science and technology through use of knowledge and through the expertise of its member scientists and engineers who are distinguished in their respective professional fields.

Professor Park was recognized on November 22 during the society’s Annual General Meeting & Awards Gala in Seoul, Korea.



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