Professor Phil Ligrani is appointed as a Distinguished Advisory Professor at Inje University
October 29, 2010
Dr. Phil Ligrani, Oliver L. Parks Endowed Chair in Engineering and Director of Graduate Programs at Parks College, recently returned from a trip to China and Korea. Within Korea at Inje University, he was honored with an appointment of Distinguished Advisory Professor. The appointment is made to foster closer relations and academic exchanges between SLU and Inje University, and to further provide arrangements to support research collaborations. The invitation to visit Inje University, which is located in Gimhae, near Pusan, came from Professor Dae Hee Lee of Inje University, a long-time collaborator with Professor Ligrani. Under various invitations, he also visited Seoul National University, KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute), KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, located in Shanghai, China.
Professor Ligrani was also involved in technical discussions in Korea with individuals from the Korea Maritime Institute, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, the Korea Nuclear Engineering and Technology Institute and Sogang University. These universities and institutes mentioned have strong engineering programs or important research activities. Inje University additionally offers a holistic approach to education, which is similar to the educational approaches employed at SLU.