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AKPA NEWS, JULY 2001
(Association of Korean Physicists in America)
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1.  Greetings from the new AKPA President
2.  Introduction of New AKPA Officers
3.  Introduction of Standing Committee Members
4.  International Conferences and Workshops in Korea
5.  Opening for a post-doctoral position
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1.  Greetings from President

Dear AKPA members. I am honored to serve our organization from May 1,2001 to April 30, 2002 as the 23rd AKPA president.  Please let me express my sincere appreciation to you all for your sustaining and faithful support. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ex-president, Prof. Zang-Hee Cho and his officers for their dedicated work during their tenure. I am also looking forward to working with Dr. Kwang-Je Kim of Argonne Nat'l Lab/U. Chicago (president elect & vice president). He is an internationally known physicist with a shining record. Let me also thank our new AKPA officers and standing committee members who will be introduced in the next sections.  They have gladly agreed to serve AKPA in their various positions in spite of their busy schedule.

We have a long tradition as a professional organization of Korean physicists, who have been or are leaders in the physics community in north America. Many of our past members went back to Korea and are now leaders of the physics community there. I am also very proud of and rejoice in the fact that many of our young generation of physicists and graduate students are leaders among their colleagues. I am also grateful to many of our senior members who have dedicated themselves to enhance the future status of our younger colleagues.

Our main goal is to promote the interest and career of Korean Physicists in America. As most of you are aware already, the annual award of OYRA (Outstanding Young Research Award) has become quite successful and is now nationally known. I am very happy to see that the quality of the applicants is very high. I hope that many of you with recent Ph.D.'s will apply for this award this coming fall. We need to look into further expanding this kind of program for recognizing and encouraging future generations of Korean physicists. Recently, I have been thinking if OYRA should be part of the APS award program.  It is an interesting question to be discussed among our members in the future. The advantage is a more formal, prestigious, and wider recognition but there are also obligations to meet and lack of total independence for us. If there is a prevailing consensus to join the APS program, I will be happy to work for it with APS. I would especially welcome the opinion from our young members including recent recipients.

An urgent task for AKPA is to upgrade and maintain the membership directory.  The present directory has been recently improved through dedicated efforts by several AKPA members including Dr. Jeong-Sun Moon of Hughes Research Laboratory (new e-Link chair). He has agreed to further improve and update the directory this year. We have also been helping to promote closer interactions among Korean physicists through traditional dinner meetings not only among ourselves but also with the participants from Korea at some APS (American Physical Society) meetings. One well established program is the cherished traditional annual dinner meeting at APS March Meeting. This meeting has been sustained over the past three decades through selfless efforts by volunteers like Drs. Yoon Soo Park (ONR), Sang Boo Nam (KAIST), Y. S. Kim (U. Maryland), and, especially, by Yung Kee Yeo (AFIT), and others. I have attended these meetings regularly more than two decades. AKPA can partially sponsor other dinner meetings wherever and whenever there is a need.

Many members feel that we should strengthen our ties with the Korean Physical Society (KPS). To this end, I have been communicating with Prof. Dong-Pil Min of SNU (VP, KPS) for a closer and mutually beneficial exchange of information between our two organizations. He provided us with a list of conferences/workshops to be held in Korea in the next few months. Currently, the announcement is in Korean language and it will take time for a more extensive list in English to be released later. I want to express my deep appreciation for his kind help and look forward to working with him. I am also planning to establish a closer contact between AKPA and individual physicists in Korea who have frequent contact with our community. We will add them in our distribution list as our colleagues (and as our own flesh and blood) and build up the list gradually. I will welcome any request from all of you (including our colleagues in Korea) to disseminate any useful public information through our vast AKPA network.

We will also start e-publishing the list of recent publications (within the past ~ two years) by our members including our colleagues in Korea
and job opening. Since we have a vast distribution network among Korean physicists in the U.S. and Korea, it will be a very valuable investment of time for you. We have to rely on you to provide us with the information. Please send me your list in the format of the Physical review with the title preceding the reference and the contact address following the reference to minimize the administrative cost [e.g., "Energy transfer of excitons between quantum wells separated by a wide barrier," S. K. Lyo, Phys. Rev. B 62, 13641 (2000). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]. In this regard, we will also start listing new Ph. D.'s among our members. Please send me your info with a full name, university, thesis tittle/area, theor/exper, current address. Finally, I have noticed that AKPA Web site has not been available temporarily. Dr. Hoydoo You of Argonne Nat'l Lab (new Publicity and Editorial Secretary) has agreed to work on it and will improve its content in the near future. Further announcement will be made when it is available.

I will welcome any comments and truly appreciate your suggestions. AKPA officers and I will try our best to serve AKPA better.

 



Best wishes to you all.

Sincerely yours,


Sungkwun Lyo
23rd AKPA President


2. Introduction of New AKPA Officers

President
Dr. Sungkwun Lyo
MS 1415
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 87185
Tel: (505) 844-3718
Fax: (505) 844-1197
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President-elect and vice president
Dr. Kwang-Je Kim
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, IL 60439
Tel:  (630) 252 4647
Fax: (630) 252 7369
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Past President
Prof. Zang-Hee Cho
Department of Radiological Sciences
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697
Tel.  (949) 824-5905
Fax. (949) 824-5905
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General and Treasury Secretary
Dr. Hyun Yim
MS1411
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 87185
Tel: (505) 284-6588
Fax: (505) 844-9781
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Publicity and Editorial Secretary
Dr. Hoydoo You
Materials Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave
Argonne, IL 60439
Tel:   (630) 252-3429
Fax:  (630) 252-7777
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E-Link Secretary
Dr. Jeong-Sun Moon
Hughes Research Laboratories
3011 Malibu Canyon Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
Tel:  310-317-5461
Fax: 310-317-5450
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Award Committee Chair
Prof. Yung Kee Yeo
Department of Engineering Physics
Air Force Institute of Technology
2950 P Street
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433-7765
Tel:  (937) 255-3636, Ext: 4532
Fax:  (937) 255-2921
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Auditor
Dr. Sang-Wook Han
Physics Dept. , BOX 351560
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-1560
Tel: (206) 543 - 8748
Fax: (206) 685 - 0635
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3.  Introduction of Standing Committee Members

Election Committee
Kwang Je Kim (ANL, president-elect & chair)
Two other members to be appointed by the President in consultation with
the President-elect and the Secretary General serving as the Secretary 
of the Committee for the year 2001-2002.


Award Committee
Yung Kee Yeo (AFIT, chair) and Taeil Bai (Standford) (class of 02)
Kwang Je Kim (ANL) and Chueng Ryong Ji (North Carolina St.) (class of 03)
Jin-Joo Song (Oklahoma State) and Young Hoon Kim (U. Cincinnati) (class of 04)


Publicity and Editorial Committee
Daniel Hong and No-Hwan Kwak (class of 02)
Quisup Kim and M. Howard Lee (class of '03)
Hoydoo You (ANL, Chair) and Kyungsik Kang (Brown U.) (class of '04)


E-Link Committee

Benedict Y. Oh (Penn St.) and Seon-ju Hwang (Oklahoma St) (class of 02),
Gil-Han Park (Oklahoma St.) and Young Don Son (UC Irvine) (class of 03)
Jeong-Sun Moon (Hughes Lab, Chair) and Dong Seung Lee (Emcore) (class of 04)


4.  International Conferences and Workshops in Korea
(provided by Yubin Yim, Information Center for Physics Research, Korea)



1). "2001 UNESCO/AsPEN-KPS Workshop on IT-based
Physics Education"
Date:  2001. 7. 12 - 7. 16
Venue: Chonbuk University, Jeon-ju
Any request to : Dr. Kim, Jin Seung
(e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

2). "Quantum Information Workshop (supported by KIST)"
Date:  2001. 8. 26 - 8. 27
Venue: Cheon-an Sangrok Resort, Cheon-an
Any request to : Dr. Kim, Jae Wan
(e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

3). "International Conference on Physics
Education in Cultural Contexts"
Date: 2001.8.13 - 8.17
Venue: KNUE(Korea National University of Education), Cheong-won
Any request to : Dr. Park, Yoon Bae
(e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Home Page: http://www.icpec.or.kr


5.  Job Opening

The Department of Engineering Physics at the Air Force Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral position at the Air
Force Institute of Technology in Experimental semiconductor physics. The research associate must have doctoral degree in physics, materials science, or electrical engineering. The successful candidate will perform electrical and optical characterization of group-III nitrides
such as GaN and AlGaN, and SiC using Hall effect, deep level transient spectroscopy, and photoluminescence measurement techniques. A background in wide bandgap semiconductors and their electrical and optical characterization techniques are therefore desirable. This research program will contribute to an existing Air Force effort to develop wide bandgap semiconductor materials.

Opportunities will be provided for interaction with Air Force Research Laboratory scientists at Wright-Patterson AFB. Selection of candidates will be based on demonstrated creativity, intellectual strength, and experience. US citizenship or permanent residency is preferred. The appointment will be for a period of one year with a possible extension for additional years. The starting date is flexible, anytime between now and October 2001. Interested applicants should send their curriculum vita including a list of publications and the names and addresses of three references to Prof. Yung Kee Yeo, Dept of Engineering Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology/ENP, 2950 P Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Fax: (937) 255-2921. The Air Force Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.



YUNG KEE YEO
Prof. of Physics
Department of Engineering Physics
Air Force Institute of Technology/ENP
2950 P Street
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433-7765

Phone: (937) 255-3636 X4532

Fax: (937) 255-2921