Won Namkung

Contact Information

Executive Advisor, Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (PAL), POSTECH,

E-mail: namkung@postech.ac.kr, Tel: (O) +82-54-279-1006, (M) +82-10-4523-2066

Education

B.S.             Physics, Seoul National University (1965)

Ph.D.          Physics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (1977)

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Employment

2009 - Present: Executive Advisor, Pohang Accelerator Laboratory; Professor Emeritus, Physics, POSTECH

1988 - 2009:  Professor, Department of Physics and Pohang Accelerator Laboratory:

                     Dean, the Graduate School (2003-2005); Director, Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (1996-1998)

                     Head, Department of Physics (1995-1996); Linac Div. Head, Deputy-Director, PLS (1988-1996)

1984 - 1988:    Research Physicist, Research Department, Naval Surface Warfare Center, White Oak, MD

1978 - 1984:   Assistant Professor (1980-1984), Research Associate (1978-1980),

                       Electrical Engineering Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

1977 - 1978:   Research Associate (1977-1978), Department of Physics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN and

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Fusion Energy Division (1974-1978).

1965 - 1969:   Officer, Korea Air Force

Academic and Professional Services (2000 - present)

2012 - 2018:   Institute of Basic Science (IBS), Science Advisory Board (SAB), Member

2010 - 2018:    National Fusion Research Committee (1995-2005, 2010-2018), ITER-Korea Committee, Chair (2005-2007)

2016 - 2017:  International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Council, Chairman,

2016 - 2017:  Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP), President and Chairman of Board of Trustees

2015 - 2016:   International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC¡¯16), Chairman

2014:     S. Chandrasekhar Prize (AAPPS Plasma Physics Division), Selection Committee, Chair

2011 - 2014:   Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS) Bulletin, Editor-in-Chief

2010 - 2013:   Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP), Board of Trustees, Chairman (2010-2013)

2009:    International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), Management Assessor (2009)

2003 - 2012:   Korea Accelerator and Plasma Research Association (KAPRA), President (2003-2012)

2005 - 2008:   Proton Engineering Frontier Project Committee, Chairman (2005-2008)

2002 - 2008:   International Linear Collider Steering Committee (ILCSC), Member

2002 - 2008:   Asian Linear Collider Steering Committee (ALCSC), Chairman

2002 - 2005:   Asia Plasma and Fusion Association (APFA), Chair (2002-2005)

2001 - 2004:   Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS), President, Council member (1998-2010)

2001 - 2004:   Asian Particle Accelerator Conference 2004 (APAC), Chairman (2004)

2000 - 2002:   International Linear Accelerator Conference, Chairman (2002)

2000 - 2002:   International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA), Member

2000 - 2002:    Asian Committee for Future Accelerators (ACFA), Chairman

Honors:  1994:    The Order of Civil Merit (Camellia Medal)

Research Area:   Particle beam and EM wave interactions in large-scale scientific facilities for accelerator-based sciences and fusion energy research

 

Publication (Selected):

 

Y. S. Bae, W. Namkung et al., ¡°ECH-Assisted Startup using Second Harmonic ECH Pre-ionization in fully Superconducting KSTAR Tokamak,¡± Nuclear Fusion 49, 02200 (2009).

J. S. Oh, W. Namkung et al., ¡°0.3 nm SASE-FEL at PAL,¡± Nucl. Instrum. Methods in Phys. Research A528, 582 (2004).

G. S. Lee, W. Namkung et al., ¡°Design and Construction of KSTAR Tokamak,¡± Nuclear Fusion 41, 1515 (2001).

W. Namkung, ¡°Present Status in PLS,¡± J. Synchrotron Rad. 5, 158 (1998).

W. Namkung, ¡°Observation of Microwave Radiation from a Cusptron Device,¡± Phys. Fluids 27, 329 (1984)