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Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Engineering Major in Interdisciplinary Studies

We study future mobility and next generation devices & materials.

Interdisciplinary Engineering Major in Interdisciplinary Studies conducts research and education on fields of future moving objects and emerging devices, as key elements of the 4th industrial revolution, through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary education for comprehensive design thinking solution. The main goal is to foster science and technology professionals with the ability to build and solve problems by conducting joint education and research at Convergence Research Institute along with other departments of DGIST Graduate School.

What topics are studied in Interdisciplinary Engineering Major in Interdisciplinary Studies?

Interdisciplinary Engineering Major in Interdisciplinary Studies provides courses in autonomous moving objects, intelligent robots, and advanced materials and devices.

The major allows students to experience interdisciplinary research, Research and Business Development which are difficult in a traditional single major.

Students can take a various subject of linked majors at DGIST Graduate School and learn a high level of knowledge and methodology by participating in national or private research projects conducted by DGIST Convergence Research Institute.

How are the major courses going?

Students can select more than two co-supervisors and conduct extensive and in-depth research from various professors and researchers.

In consultation with the advisors, students will be asked to select the basic courses that are appropriate for your research field.

After taking the basic courses, advanced technology courses specialized in designated research fields will improve your competency through participating research projects.

Every semester, students perform a Project Based Research carried out by DGIST Convergence Research Institute.

Which majors or courses are essential to apply to the graduate school of Interdisciplinary Engineering Major in Interdisciplinary Studies?

As the title of ‘Interdisciplinary Engineering Major in Interdisciplinary Studies’ itself means, the major is to conduct interdisciplinary research to develop new technologies of next generation leading related industries.

We actively welcome students to graduate from majors in a variety of science and engineering fields. It means that even if you do not complete a specific engineering education, you can apply as long as you have basic knowledge for your desired major after entering graduate school.

What fields can students work after graduation?

After graduation, you can work in industries and academia mainly related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the domestic and foreign markets, such as IT, automobiles, robots, energy, and more. Typical examples of private corporations are Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, and Hyundai Motor.

Furthermore, there are government-funded research institutes such as the ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute), ADD (Agency for Defense Development), KITECH (Korea Institute of Industrial Technology).

In addition, it is possible to work in convergence fields that the students are desired based on the various domestic and international research cooperation networks established by DGIST.

Interdisciplinary Engineering Major in Interdisciplinary Studies


Sensor signal processing Lab

Research Fields
Vital radar signal processing
Space radar signal processing
Deep learning
Fusion sensor processing
Advisor Professor
Name : Sangdong Kim
Degree : Ph.D., Kyungpook National University, Rep. of Korea
Tel : 053-785-4561
Mail : kimsd728@dgist.ac.kr

BRAIN Lab. (Brain Robot Augmented InteractioN Laboratory)

Research Fields
Human Mobility Interaction
Brain Computer Interface
Advisor Professor
Name : An, Jinung
Degree : Ph.D., KAIST, Rep. of Korea
Tel : 053-785-4610
Mail : robot@dgist.ac.kr

ART(Advanced Radar Technology) Lab.

Research Fields
Radar System Design
AI (Machine/Deep Learning)
Signal Processing/Sensor Fusion
Target Detection & Classification
Advisor Professor
Name : Jonghun Lee
Degree : Ph.D., Sungkyunkwan University, Rep. of Korea
Tel : 053-785-4580
Mail : jhlee@dgist.ac.kr

Advanced Intelligent Mobility(AIM) Research Group

Research Fields
Self-Driving Car
Virtual Reality Evaluation System
Design of Alternative Fuel Utilization
Advisor Professor
Name : Gyeung Ho Choi
Degree : Ph.D., University of Alabama, USA
Tel : 053-785-6608
Mail : ghchoi@dgist.ac.kr

Display & Oxide Electronics

Research Fields
Flexible Electroluminescent Lighting
Innovative Displays
Deep Learning applications
Advisor Professor
Name : Byeongdae Choi
Degree : Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Tel : 053-785-3420
Mail : bdchoi1@dgist.ac.kr

Manipulation & Mobility Lab

Research Fields
Multi-legged Robot
Robot Mechanism
Wheel based Robot
Lower-limb Rehabilitation Robot
Smart Healthcare Robot
Advisor Professor
Name : Kang, TaeHun
Degree : Ph.D. SungKyunKwan University
Tel : 053-785-4680
Mail : bigxin@dgist.ac.kr

Camera Culture Group

Research Fields
Machine Vision
Intelligent Robot
Optical Metrology
Advisor Professor
Name : Lee, Hyunki
Degree : Ph.D. KAIST
Tel : 053-785-4654
Mail : hklee@dgist.ac.kr

Thin Film Solar Cell Lab.

Research Fields
CIGS / CZTS / Emerging Thin Film Solar Cells
Flexible & Light-weight Bifacial Solar Cells
High Efficiency Tandem Solar Cells
Advisor Professor
Name : Jin-Kyu Kang
Degree : Ph.D., POSTECH, Rep. of Korea
Tel : 053-785-3700
Mail : apollon@dgist.ac.kr
Advisor Professor
Name : Dae-Hwan Kim
Degree : Ph.D., POSTECH, Rep. of Korea
Tel : 053-785-3720
Mail : monolith@dgist.ac.kr
Advisor Professor
Name : Shi-Joon Sung
Degree : Ph.D., KAIST, Rep. of Korea
Tel : 053-785-3721
Mail : sjsung@dgist.ac.kr

Thermoelectric Conversion Research Center

Research Fields
Thermoelectric materials & devices
Thermoelectric cooling/power generation systems
Nanotechnology based energy conversion materials
Rare earth permanent magnets
Advisor Professor
Name : Dong Hwan KIm
Degree : Ph.D., Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Tel : 053-785-3601
Mail : kimdhwan@dgist.ac.kr
Advisor Professor
Name : Kim, Hoyoung
Degree : Ph.D., Ohio State University, USA
Tel : 053-785-3600
Mail : hoykim@dgist.ac.kr
Advisor Professor
Name : Chung, Seok-Hwan
Degree : Ph.D., University of Maryland, USA
Tel : 053-785-3401
Mail : chungsh@dgist.ac.kr

Environmental and Energy Materials Lab.

Research Fields
Advanced Oxidation Technology
Photo(electro)chemical H2 production
Photoenergy Conversion materials
Advisor Professor
Name : Kim, Soonhyun
Degree : Ph.D., POSTECH, Rep. of Korea
Tel : 053-785-3410
Mail : sh2358@dgist.ac.kr

Next Generation Semiconductor Devices Lab

Research Fields
Neuromorphic devices
Next generation non-volatile memory
Resistance change memory (RRAM)
Advisor Professor
Name : Lee, Myoung-Jae
Degree : Ph.D., Kyunghee University, Rep. of Korea
Tel : 053-785-3500
Mail : myoungjae.lee@dgist.ac.kr

Hybrid Materials Lab

Research Fields
Energy Harvesting Materials
Energy Storage Materials
Gas Sensing Materials
Functional Fibers
Advisor Professor
Name : Sang Kyoo Lim
Degree : Ph.D., Yeungnam University, Rep. of Korea
Tel : 053-785-3510
Mail : limsk@dgist.ac.kr

Quantum nanoelectronic device lab

Research Fields
Quantum nanoelectronic device
Superconducting microwave cavity hybrid system
Low-dimensional materials and electron transport
Advisor Professor
Name : Minkyung Jung
Degree : Ph.D., University of Tokyo, Japan
Tel : 053-785-3501
Mail : minkyung.jung@dgist.ac.kr

Soft Optoelectronic Convergence Materials Laboratory

Research Fields
Sustainable future light-emitting device
Stretchable EL device
Emerging wearable light-emitting device
Photonic/optical materials
Advisor Professor
Name : Soon Moon Jeong
Degree : Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Tel : 053-785-3451
Mail : smjeong@dgist.ac.kr

Energy Conversion Materials Lab

Research Fields
Thin films and bulk structures for energy conversion materials
Thermoelectric materials
Electrode materials for LIBs
Advisor Professor
Name : Kim, Cham
Degree : Ph.D.(Chemical Engineering), Postech
Tel : 053-785-3602
Mail : charming0207@dgist.ac.kr

Biologically Inspired Microsystems(BioIM) Laboratory

Research Fields
3D micro-organs
Body-on-a Chip
Microfluidic chips
Advisor Professor
Name : Kim, Jin-young
Degree : Ph.D., Imperial College London, UK
Tel : 053-785-6804
Mail : jy.kim@dgist.ac.kr
Laboratory Contact
Mail : abcde@dgist.ac.kr

Nonlinear photonics lab

Research Fields
Nonlinear optical microscopy
Ultrafast time-resolved microscopy
Low-dimensional material photonics
Advisor Professor
Name : Hyunmin Kim
Degree : Ph.D., California State University, USA
Tel : 053-785-2553
Mail : hyunmin.kim@dgist.ac.kr

Myelin Aging and Diseases (MAD) lab.

Research Fields
Neuronal Aging
Neurodegenerative Diseases(Parkinson’s Disease etc)
Demyelinating Diseases
Aging-associated Diseases(Sarcopenia)
Advisor Professor
Name : Lee, Yun-Il
Degree : Ph.D., Seoul National University, Rep. of Korea
Tel : 053-785-3313
Mail : ylee56@dgist.ac.kr

NeuroMuscular Systems Lab

Research Fields
Motor control
Computational neurophysiology
Advisor Professor
Name : Kim, Hojeong
Degree : Ph.D. University of Alberta
Tel : 053-785-4671
Mail : hojeongk@dgist.ac.kr