Professor Suk-Joong Kang of KAIST’s Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering received the Richard Brook Award from the European Ceramic Society at its 14th conference held on June 21, 2015 in Toledo, Spain. The award is presented to the most distinguished academic or engineer in ceramics from a non-European country. Professor Kang gave a commemorative lecture after the award ceremony.


Professor Kang is an expert in the field of sintering and microstructural evolution in ceramics and metals. He suggested a new model for grain growth and identified the principles of microstructural evolution.


The professor has also received the 2015 Helmholtz Fellow Award in June. The award is presented by Helmholtz Association to scholars with great academic achievements.


Professor Kang said, “It is such an honor to be awarded by an established institute.” He continued, “I will work hard to be more devoted to the research.”