It is my great honor and privilege to serve as the 33rd President of the Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA).  Since its establishment in 1979, AKPA has been fully committed to serve the community to promote continued advancement in physics and related areas, and to promote close networking of Korean physicists in North America and Korea.

The impact of physics lies in many aspects. Physics is one of the most fundamental branches of science and is the intersection of math, chemistry, biology-medicine, information science, and engineering. Physics provides the most probable solution to mankind’s global and grand challenges such as energy, environment, information science, etc.  With the rapid economic growth, Korea has been fast advancing in physics with a national focus and support: The research budget has been fast increasing. Powerful facilities have been sprouting. There has never been a better time to integrate Korean physicists into the world stage and provide new opportunities for young Korean physicists.

Supporting young physicists has been always a high priority for AKPA. Their concerns and needs evolve in this global and rapidly changing society. We will make best effort to understand better their current issues and needs.

In order to serve all of you better, we need to have your input. So, please let us know what we can do for you! I can assure you that we'll be with you every step of the way.

I look forward to working with all of you,

Kyungseon Joo

The 33rd President of AKPA

Professor of Physics

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

U.S.A.