Lee Elected as Member of National Academy of Engineering Korea

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hosin "David" Lee, professor of civil and environmental engineering and a member of the UI Public Policy Center, has been elected as a member of The National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK).

The NAEK is a non-profit and non-governmental institute and positioned as the most prestigious institute among Korean engineering societies. The NAEK acknowledges and honors engineers with outstanding achievements in technological development as well as contributions to a national welfare.

Lee also serves as the 40th President of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA). As president, Lee works closely with the presidents of Korea's National Research Foundation (NRF), Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) in order to develop cooperative research and professional activities with National Science Foundation (NSF) and American science and engineering societies. He also served as co-chairman along with the President of KOFST for the annual US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship in August 2011.

Lee, who came to the UI in 1999, has research interests that include: development of innovative highway pavement materials; asphalt pavement recycling technologies; automated pavement crack image analysis system; warm mix asphalt technologies; use of polymer in asphalt and concrete; and sustainable development of transportation infrastructure.

For more information about NAEK, visit www.naek.or.kr.