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Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, simply referred to as UNIST (Korean: 울산과학기술원; Hanja: 蔚山科學技術院; RR: Ulsan Gwahak Gisurwon), is one of the four public universities in South Korea which are dedicated to research in science and technology, along with KAIST, GIST, and DGIST. UNIST was founded in 2007 in response to growing demand for higher education in the Korean industrial capital of Ulsan, where world-renowned automotive (Hyundai Motor), shipbuilding (Hyundai Heavy Industries), petrochemical (SK Energy), and secondary cells industries are clustered. At the time of its foundation, UNIST was known for being the first national university in South Korea to be incorporated and thus administered by an independent board of trustees despite being funded by the central government. UNIST has the vision of becoming a world-leader in the advancement of science and technology for the prosperity of humankind. With strong support from central and local governments, UNIST aims to develop at least 10 competitive areas of research with the goal of being ranked top 10 globally by the year 2030. The strategies for reaching this goal include creative, interdisciplinary and global education and research.

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New Study Presents Intrinsically Self-healable, Stretchable Thermoelectric Materials

“Researchers from UNIST have discovered a novel high-efficiency thermoelectric material that are intrinsically self-healable and highly stretchable. Their findings paved the way for discovery and development of smart clothes that harvest power from human body heat. A reasearch team, jointly …

New Study Presents Indoor-light-energy-harvesting Dye-sensitized Photo-rechargeable Battery

“Their findings have been published in Energy & Environmental Science on May 20, 2020. A new rechargeable battery that can be charged wirelessly using light from indoor sources, like desk lamps has been developed. This will enable the so-called ‘Energy Recycling …

Enhancing the Performance of PSCs with ‘Graphene Armor’

“A research team, led by Professor Hyesung Park in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST has unveiled a flexible metal grid-based hybrid electrode platform by using a Cu grid-embedded polyimide (CEP) film with a graphene sheet as …

Enhancing Quantum Dot Solar Cell Efficiency to 11.53%

“A novel technology that can improve the efficiency of quantum dot solar cells to 11.53% has been unveiled. Published in the February 2020 issue of Advanced Energy Materials, it has been evaluated as a study that solved the challenges …

New Catalyst Provides Boost to Next-generation EV Batteries

“Metal-Air Batteries (MABs), which use oxygen from ambient air as recourses to store and convert energy, have received considerable attention for their potential use in electric vehicles (EVs) owing to their large storage capacity, lightweight, and affordability. A research team …

A Novel Technique to Produce Cheaper and More Efficient Chlorine (Cl₂)

“Chlorine (Cl₂) is one of the most widely used industrial chemicals in the world today, with 75 million tons produced annually. A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently found a way to make the manufacture of chlorine more …

Transparent Loudspeakers and MICs that Let Your Skin Play Music

“An international team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has presented an innovative wearable technology that will turn your skin into a loudspeaker. This breakthrough has been led by Professor Hyunhyub Ko in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at …

UNIST embarks on developing next-generation artificial intelligence

“Decision-making is one of the fundamental cognitive processes of human beings, which involves making rational, heuristic, or intuitive choices in activities of daily living. UNIST has recently announced that it has been selected as a supervisory institution to embark on …

New Self-Sustained Multi-Sensor Platform for Environmental Monitoring

“A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has engineered a self-sustaining sensor platform to continuously monitor the surrounding environment without having an external power source. This research has been led by the team of Professor Jaehyouk Choi of Electrical and Computer …

UNIST Engineers Thermoelectric Material in Paintable Liquid Form

“A new study, led by Professor Jae Sung Son of Materials Science and Engineering at UNIST has succeeded in developing a new technique that can be used to turn industrial waste heat into electricity for vehicles and other applications. In …

A New High-Res 3D Printer Can Print Objects Smaller Than Blood Cells

“3D printing technology has recently attracted significant media attention. However, there seems to be a multitude of problems with current 3D printers, as they have failed to deliever on its promise to revolutionize manufacturing due to the higher costs, long …