IBS is a government-funded research institute established in 2011 with the purpose of leading the advancement of basic science in South Korea. We have successfully launched 31 research centers led by leading scientists and such a fruitful journey would have not been possible without continuous support from a group of our mentors called the Scientific Advisory Board(SAB).
SAB is a senior consulting body established to assist the IBS President by providing advice on matters related to the overall operation of the Institute. Responsibilities of the SAB members include but not limited to: 1) providing opinions and advice on research areas of the Institute; 2) recommending and endorsing candidates for the IBS Directorship; 3) publishing reports on research and the operational status of IBS, and 4) identifying and discussing issues that are critical for IBS' future.
The current SAB consists of 25 members including two Nobel laureates. Composed of eminent scholars from various academic fields not only science and technology but humanities and social sciences, the Board helps us develop our philosophies of excellence, autonomy, creativity, and openness.
We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for all of the hard work and dedication of our SAB members.
|Area||Name||Postion and Affiliation|
|Mathematics||KIM Myung-Hwan||Principal, Sangsan High School|
|KIM Hong-Jong||Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University|
|MIN Kyung Chan||Distinguished University Professor, Yonsei University|
|Jean Pierre BOURGUIGNON||Honorary Professor, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques|
|Physics||SHIN Sung-Chul||President, KAIST|
|LEE Hai Woong||Professor Emeritus, KAIST|
|Michael KOSTERLITZ||Professor, Brown University
(2016 Nobel Laureate in Physics)
|IHM Jisoon||Distinguished Professor, POSTECH|
|Chemistry||KIM Myung Ja||President, Seoul Forum for International Affairs|
|KIM Seong Keun||Professor, Seoul National University|
|Hans Wolfgang SPIESS||Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research|
|Joan S. VALENTINE||Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA|
|Life Sciences||SUH Pann-Ghill||President, Korea Brain Research Institute|
|Peter GRUSS||President, OIST|
|Tim HUNT||Professor, OIST
(2001 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine)
|Martyn POLIAKOFF||Professor, University of Nottingham|
|LEE Kong-Joo||Professor, Ewha Womans University|
|Herbert JAECKLE||Director Emeritus, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry|
|Earth Science||KIM Kuh||Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University|
|Engineering||KIM Doh-Yeon||Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University|
|MOON Kil-Choo||Distinguished Professor, Korea University|
|MASTSUMOTO Hiroshi||President, RIKEN|
|YOO Jin-Nyoung||Advisor, LG Chem|
|Humanities & Social Sciences||KIM Yong-Hak||Professor Emeritus, Yonsei University|
|KIM Hak-Soo||Distinguished Professor, DGIST|