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 28 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 three 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||MIN Kyung Chan||Professor Emeritus, Yonsei University (Chair of Scientific Advisory Board)|
|KIM Myung-Hwan||Professor, Seoul National University|
|KIM Hong-Jong||Professor, Seoul National University|
|Jean Pierre BOURGUIGNON||President, European Research Council|
|Physics||SHIN Sung-Chul||President, KAIST|
|LEE Hai Woong||Professor Emeritus, KAIST|
|Peter FULDE||Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems|
|Michael KOSTERLITZ||Professor, Brown University (2016 Nobel Laureate in Physics)|
|Chemistry||KIM Myung Ja||President, Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (Former Minister of Environment)|
|KIM Seong Keun||Dean of College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University|
|NOYORI Ryoji||Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University (Former President of RIKEN, and 2001 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry)|
|Hans Wolfgang SPIESS||Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Chair, IBS Selection & Evaluation Committee)|
|Life Sciences||SUH Pann-Ghill||Professor, UNIST|
|YU Myeong-Hee||Principal Researcher, KIST|
|Peter GRUSS||President, OIST (Former President of Max-Planck Gesellschaft)|
|Timothy HUNT||Emeritus Scientist, The Francis Crick Institute (2001 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine)|
|Sir Martyn POLIAKOFF||Professor, University of Nottingham|
|Earth Science||KIM Kyung-Ryul||Chair Professor, GIST|
|Engineering||KWON Wook Hyun||Chair Professor, DGIST|
|KIM Doh-Yeon||President, POSTECH (Former Minister of Education, Science and Technology)|
|MOON Kil-Choo||President, UST (Former President of KIST)|
|MASTSUMOTO Hiroshi||President, RIKEN|
|Humanities & Social Sciences||KIM Kwang Ok||Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University|
|LEE Jeong-Dong||Professor, Seoul National University|
|CHUN Young Gi||Editorial Writer, Joongang Ilbo|