Professor Hyungryul Baik Elected as Y-KAST 2021

The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) elected Professor Hyungryul Baik as one of the young scientists who will lead the next frontier of science and technology in Korea.

The list of Young-KAST 2021, released on December 9, 2020, includes 34 scientists who have achieved outstanding research accomplishments during the early stages of their career.

Y-KAST is an honor bestowed by KAST upon young Korean scientists under 43 years old to recognize their research excellence as an independent investigator.

Professor Baik will serve a three-year term from January 2021, which may be renewed.

Distinguishing himself as one of the front-runners in geometric topology and geometry in three and four dimensions, Professor Baik has gained international recognition in these fields, publishing research findings steadily in high-prestige journals.

His latest research, published in 2019, in the development of a mathematical model that allows multiple organizations to share safely genomic data and collaborate for genomic analysis has received much attention from the media.