Kim *83 Receives Ho-Am Prize in Engineering
Sangtae Kim *83, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, and Visiting Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, has received the 2013 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering, South Korea's highest honor for research accomplishment in the field. Established in 1990 in honor of Samsung founder "Ho-Am" Byung-Chull Lee, the Ho-Am Prizes are often referred to as the Korean equivalent of the Nobel Prizes; they are conferred to recognize “those who make major contributions to science, the arts, social development and human welfare”, and are each accompanied by a monetary award of approximately $265,000. This year's engineering prize recognizes Kim's global leadership in microhydrodynamics research, which deals with fluid behavior and control at small scales. Notably, Kim developed a fluidic self-assembly processes which has enabled ultra-low-cost manufacturing of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Kim has also developed mathematical models for pharmaceutical informatics (bioinformatics, cheminformatics and systems biology). For additional information, see the press releases issued by Purdue and Wisconsin.