Professor Jong-Ram Lee Named Inventor King of the Year
POSTECH Professor Jong-Ram Lee (Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering) received the Inventor King of the Year Award (a Presidential Citation) from the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) at the 50th Anniversary Ceremony for Korea Invention Day on May 19th, 2015. Mr. Baekhee Lee, a Ph.D. student in the Dept. of Industrial Management & Engineering, also received the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning’s Citation at the ceremony.
KIPO selected Prof. Jong-Ram Lee as the winner this year for his contribution to the commercialization of next-generation flexible electronics. Prof. Lee has developed a key technology in flexible displays, which enables the production of extreme flat metal substrates. This technology has received much attention and recognition including the Special Award (World Intellectual Property Organization General Director’s Citation) at Korea Invention Patent Exhibition 2010.
Mr. Baekhee Lee was presented with the Minister’s Citation for two of his smart healthcare products: 1) i-care, a PC based visual field testing system for early detection of glaucoma; and 2) a mobile swallowing monitoring and assessment system (mobile-SMAS) for diagnosis of dysphagia. Mr. Lee’s inventions have been highly considered at various domestic and international contests and exhibits.
Held along with other various invention-related events to celebrate the Invention Week (May 12-19), the annual ceremony shed light on the importance of inventors and their contributions to society.