Specialization at Sogang

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Securement of Basic Science and Development of Fundamental Technology for
Implementation and Practical Application of Artificial Photosynthesis

Professor Yoon Kyung Byung
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Funding Agency : Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning(Korean Government)
Project Title : Development of Fundamental Science and Technology for Materialization and Practical Application of the Artificial Photosynthesis
Total Budget : 50 billion KRW
Total Period of Research : 10 years (2009.9~2019.9)

Research Details

Materialize the “artificial photosynthesis (transformation of CO2 and H2O into liquid fuel with sunlight as the energy source)” with the energy storage efficiency of 3% and provide basic data for its commercialization.
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Development of an Implantable Pump System for Drug Delivery

Professor Shin Woonsup
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Funding Agency : Ministry of Health and Welfare(Korean Government)
Project Title : Future Fusion Development Project of Medical Appliances
Total Budget : 5 billion KRW
Total Period of Research : 5 years (2013.12~2018.10)

Research Details

This project aims to develop an implantable infusion pump (intrathecal drug pump) that treats severe chronic pains and late-cancer pains,. An intrathecal drug pump works much more efficiently than oral medication because it delivers medicine directly into the Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). It also can minimize the side effect because of the minimum use and the target delivery. In fact, about 1/300th or 1/100th amount of medication, compared to oral delivery or intravenous infusion, is needed when the pump is used. The programmable pump which can control the slow infusion of the medication over a period of time will be developed to be user-friendly, thin and light, programmable, refillable and battery-powered. In addition, the cost will be dramatically decreased to help the late-cancer patients who could not reach to the highly-expensive pump.
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Developing Spoken Dialogue-based Interactive Personal Assistant Software for Multi-domain Information Services

Professor Seo Jungyun
Specialization at Sogang table
Funding Agency : Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (Korean Government)
Project Title : Development of Fundamental Technology for SW Computing Industry
Total Budget : Approximately 6 billion KRW
Total Period of Research : 3 years(2012.6~2015.2)

Research Details

By intelligently linking various services/information in the virtual world (the Internet) and the physical world, it develops the fundamental technology of spoken dialogue-based interactive agents that understand the intentions of users and carries them out based on multiple areas of interactivity.
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CO2 Collection Process Simulation and Process Optimization

Professor Lee Kwang Soon
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Funding Agency : Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (Korean Government)
Project Title : KOREA CCS 2020 Project
Total Budget : Approximately 4 billion KRW (3-step estimates included)
Total Period of Research : 9 years (2011.11~2020.5)

Research Details

(1) Development of a simulator of wet collection processes appropriate for innovative absorbency and through the calculation/economic evaluation of process optimization and optimal operating conditions, presenting guidelines for process development and for development of absorbency through top-down methods.
(2) Development of a wide use simulator for energy exchange type multi-drying collection processes and presents process optimization/optimal operating conditions calculation/economic revaluation/calculation of optimal process shape/guidelines for calculation/process development.
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Sogang-Harvard Disease Biophysics Research Center

Professor Choi Jeong-Woo
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Funding Agency : Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (Korean Government)
Project Title : Global R&D Infrastructure Project(Excellent Foreign Research Organizations Project)
Total Budget : Approximately 3 billion KRW (2-step estimates included)
Total Period of Research : 6 years (2013.9~2019.8)

Research Details

As a cooperative research study of Sogang University and Disease Biophysics Research Center of Harvard Wyss Institute, it develops biomimetic technology, bio-devices, and bioanalysis technology in addition to biomimetic organs-on-chips through technology fusion.