- June 2nd, 2010
Dr. Yang-Ki Hong is the E. A. “Larry” Drummond Endowed Chair Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), a Professor of Materials Science Ph.D. Program, and the Graduate Program Director of ECE Department. He is currently serving as the Director of NSF IUCRC-UA: Center for EV-STS. He received his Ph.D. in Metallurgy at University of Utah in 1981 and received BS and MS (Magnetism and Mossbauer spectroscopy) in Physics from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Hong 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 Engineering and an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Idaho. He was the Senior Vice President at OCI conglomerate group company, Seoul, South Korea. He has published more than 150 refereed journal papers and presented more than 200 papers at conferences and symposia. In addition, Dr. Hong has been awarded 21 patents and holds 6 US provisional patents. 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, rare-earth free MnAl, Alnico, and MnBi, core-shell nanomagnets), and magnetic devices (5G antennas, inductors, magnetic tunneling junctions, current transformer, circulators, magnetic supercapacitors).