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PAIR to organise distinguished lecture on post-pandemic healthcare innovation

6 Oct 2023

PAIR Distinguished Lecture Series

PAIR cordially invites you to join our Distinguished Lecture on 27 October 2023 (Friday) at 2:00–3:30pm (HK Time) on PolyU campus and via Zoom. The lecture, titled “Healthcare Innovation After the Pandemic: Engineering-based Medical Education and Efforts for Commercialization” will be delivered by Prof. Chulhong KIM, Department Chair of Convergence IT Engineering, Program Chair of Medical Science and Engineering, Vice-Director of POSTECH-CATHOLIC BioMed Engineering, and Director of Medical Device Innovation Center from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH).

In the lecture, Prof. Kim will share on POSTECH’s pioneering initiative to establish a new engineering-based medical school, which aims to tackle practical medical problems via innovative technology and put significant efforts for commercialisation. Prof. Kim will share his experience and future plans for the School. He will also share his experience and challenges in spinning off a start-up company called “Opticho”, which focuses on translating laboratory research outcomes into commercial products.

Prof. Kim received his Ph.D degree from the Washington University in St. Louis in the United States. He currently holds the Namgo Chair Professorship, Young Distinguished Professorship, and Mueunjae Chair Professorship of Convergence IT Engineering (Department Chair) and Medical Science and Engineering (Program Chair) at POSTECH. He is also the CEO of Opticho, a spinoff company to commercialise clinical photoacoustic imaging systems. He has published 221 peer-reviewed journal articles in Nature’s sister journals and PNAS, etc. His Google Scholar h-index and citations have reached 68 and over 16,500, respectively. He is elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea and Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and OPTICA.


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Topics PAIR Distinguished Lecture Series
Research Units PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research

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