Hong, Yang-Ki

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Dr. Yang-Ki Hong is the E. A. “Larry” Drummond Endowed Chair Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Professor of Materials Science Ph.D. Program. He received his Ph.D. in Metallurgy (Materials Science) at University of Utah in 1981 and received BS and MS (Magnetism and Mossbauer spectroscopy) in Physics from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. He completed the Program for Management Development (PMD) of Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University in 1992. Prior to joining the University of Alabama in 2006, Dr. Hong was a Professor of Materials Science and Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Idaho. He was the Senior Vice President at OCI conglomerate group company, Seoul, South Korea. His current research includes nano- and submicron scale magnetism (micromagnetic computer simulation, first principle calculations, Maxwell equations solvers), magnetic materials (soft and hard magnets: spinel ferrites, hexaferrites, magnetic nanoparticles, MnAl, MnBi, core-shell nanomagnets), and magnetic devices (antennas, inductors, magnetic tunneling junctions, current transformer, circulators, magnetic supercapacitors). He has published more than 100 refereed journal papers and presented about 170 papers at conferences and symposia. In addition, Hong has been awarded 13 patents and holds 8 US provisional patents.