Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Graduate student Kim wins the 2011 Doh Wonsuk Memorial Award

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering graduate student So Youn Kim has earned the 2011 Doh Wonsuk Memorial Award.

So Youn Kim
So Youn Kim

Since 2004, the US Chapter of the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineering has given the award annually to one to two Korean students studying Chemical Engineering in doctoral programs in the United States.

Kim is expecting to finish her doctoral degree this year, and she is working under the director of Professor Charles Zukoski.

Competition for the award was intense, according to Dong-Shik Kim, the chair of award committee. In choosing Kim and another doctoral student from the University of Toledo, the committee focused on the applicants’ number of publications, presentations in national and international conferences, recognitions and department/community services.

The award will be presented at the Korean-American Chemical Engineers Forum during the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting in October, and Kim will receive a certificate and a cash award.