KIST Pursues Research Collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory(August 16, 2022)
- Date : 2022-09-02
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KIST Pursues Research Collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST; President: Seok-Jin Yoon) and U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL; Deputy Director for Science and Technology: Patricia K. Falcone) signed a cooperation agreement at LLNL in California at 10 a.m. local time on August 15th.
The agreement was signed to promote research cooperation in the renewable energy, computational science, and other characteristic fields that has been conducted since 2019, and to explore the possibility of cooperation in the climate and environmental fields. The two organizations plan to promote joint research and human resources exchanges under the agreement, and to that end, organized a local office for KIST researchers and held an opening ceremony on the 15th.
As part of the signing, researchers from both institutions held joint workshops for two days starting from the 15th, on topics in the hydrogen, solid-state battery, computational science, catalysis, climate, and environmental fields. The workshops, which started on the 15th and were held for two days, are expected to explore the possibility of expanding existing cooperative and joint research through funding provided by KIST. Starting from now, the two organizations will cooperate with one another and establish close cooperative relationships in various fields through the formation of committees and regular joint workshops.
The President of KIST, Seok-Jin Yoon, commented, "This cooperation agreement is an important turning point in establishing a strategic cooperative relationship between our two organizations," adding, "We hope that this will contribute not only to national issues, but to international security as well."
LLNL is a leading national research institute under the National Nuclear Security Administration of the United States Department of Energy (DOE). Since its establishment in 1952 by the University of California (UC), it has led the development of technologies ranging from high-performance computer technologies to advanced laser technologies to meet national security needs. At LLNL, more than 8,000 researchers are currently conducting research on energy, including the development of innovative technologies in:
△ energy production and utilization,
△ Terra-class computer simulation,
△ high-performance climate environment impact assessment, and