The Korea Powder Metallurgy & Materials Institute (KPMI) has appointed Dr Ji-hoon Yoo, director of the Powder Materials Division at the Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), as its president for 2023.
Established in 1993, the KPMI has more than 2,200 members and eighty-three member companies in the Powder Metallurgy field. The organisation has a solid academic foundation and strong links with the industry.
In his inaugural address, Dr Ji-hoon Yoo stated, “I will do my best to think and communicate with the new executive team and strive for the development of the society so that the results of the society’s past efforts can be gradually realised.”
Dr Ji-hoon Yoo obtained his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in metal materials engineering from South Korea’s Hanyang University, and has been working at the KIMS since 2003. He is serving as the chairman of the N-Team of the Ministry of Science and ICT, the advisory committee member of the Strategic Material Technology Advisory Group of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and the expert member of the technology level evaluation (Additive Manufacturing equipment · material technology) of the Ministry of Science and ICT.