Chemistry Professor, an Expert on Polynuclear Aromatic
Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Crude Oil and in the Environment, Joins Waters
Centers of Innovation Program
MILFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 16, 2016--
At a ceremony and symposium at Kyungpook National University (KNU),
Daegu, South Korea, Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today welcomed Dr.
Sunghwan Kim, of Kyungpooks’ Department of Chemistry into the Waters
Centers of Innovation (COI) Program.
Dr. Kim is a leading expert on developing and applying analytical
techniques for assessing the impact of PAHs in the environment and for
crude oil processing. KNU is the first institution in South Korea to be
recognized by Waters Centers of Innovation Program.
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Taking part in today's ceremony at Kyungpook National University were (l to r) Eric W Fotheringham, Waters Corporation; Rich Youn, GM, Waters Korea; Richard Chang, Vice President, Waters Asia Pacific Operations; Prof. Sunghwan Kim, KNU; and Dongchul Son, President, KNU. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Professor Kim is an expert in mass spectrometry and chromatographic
separation. He set up one of the most advanced mass spectrometry and
chromatography laboratories in Korea at Kyungpook National University,”
said Professor Hong-In Lee, Dean at College of Natural Science. “The
facility is used not only to perform his own top-notch research but also
to educate undergraduate and graduate students. I am very proud to have
Dr. Kim as a colleague in Kyungpook National University.”
“Dr. Kim’s research is unique and contributing greatly to what we know
about the effects of PAHs on our environment,” said Eric Fotheringham,
Director – Waters Centers of Innovation Program. “Dr. Kim can see the
potential of new technologies and he puts them to new uses before many
of his contemporaries. We couldn’t be happier to have him and KNU in our
PAHs are a component of crude oil, coal and gasoline and are a byproduct
of wood and fossil fuel combustion. Known as a persistent organic
pollutant, once in the environment, they are hard to get rid of and
their long-term effects are not well understood. Dr. Kim employs
analytical chemistry to test for and identify these pollutants in soil,
air and water. It is why, in the aftermath of the BP oil spill in 2010,
Dr. Kim was hired to consult on the effectiveness of the clean-up and to
assess the harm done to marine and plant life.
For his research, Dr. Kim employs Waters®
ACQUITY® UltraPerformance Convergence Chromatography™ (UPC2®)
ACQUITY UPLC® System and Waters
SYNAPT® G2-S Mass Spectrometer.
To acknowledge the work of Dr. Kim, Waters Corporation sponsored a
symposium titled Chemical Analysis by Mass Spectrometry: From
Non-Polar to Polar Molecules. The event featured presentations on
illicit drug screening, petroleum analysis and organic light emitting
diodes (OLEDs), and on emerging mass spectrometry techniques including paper
spray ionization and flame
induced atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry.
Presenters included Dr. Hanbin
Oh, Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea; Prof. Sangwon
Cha, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea; Dr.
Sungchan Cho, Samsung Displays; Prof. Jentai Shea, National Sun Yat-Sen
University, Taiwan; along with Kevin Giles, Scientific Fellow, and
Eleanor Riches, Principal Scientist at Waters Corporation.
About Kyungpook National University
National University (KNU) is one of the top National Universities in
Korea. KNU’s educational mission is to develop students who can
contribute to the development and well-being of Korea and global human
society. KNU’s research goal is to bring the change and innovation to
About Waters Corporation (www.waters.com)
Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) develops and manufactures advanced
analytical and material science technologies for laboratory dependent
organizations. For more than 50 years, the company has pioneered a
connected portfolio of separations science, laboratory information
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