Sessions:

A full playlist of symposium session presentations may be found here.


Organizers: Marco Rolandi, University of California, Santa Cruz and Jeong-Yun Sun, Seoul National University
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Towards Sustainable Polymers from Biological Matter, Eleftheria Roumeli, University of Washington
SPEAKER: Structural Design and Application of Functional Hydrogels, Youn Soo Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
SPEAKER: Fracture of Soft Materials, Junsoo Kim, Northwestern University


Organizers: Alexander Friedman, University of Texas at El Paso and Mi-Hyun Kim, Gachon University
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Computational Principles That Underlie Mechanisms of Decision-Making, Talia N. Lerner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
SPEAKER: A Derivative Computation of Dopamine Circuit Facing Positive and Negative Valences, Hyung Goo R Kim, Sun Kyun Kwan University (SKKU)
SPEAKER: Your Fingertip Knows Which Object is Good – Efficient Tactile and Visual Value Memory Process with Limited Resource of the Primate Brain, Hyoung F. Kim, Seoul National University


Organizer: Myoungjean Bae, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Lise-Marie Imbert-Gérard, University of Arizona
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Computer-Assisted Design of Accelerated Composite Optimization Methods, Ernest K. Ryu, Seoul National University
SPEAKER: Universal Approximation Theorems: A Modern Perspective, Chulhee Yun, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)
SPEAKER: Computer Proof Assistants and Their Use for Pure Mathematics, Heather Macbeth, Fordham University


Organizers: Rudi Fasan, University of Texas at Dallas and Hyo Jae Yoon, Korea University
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Electrochemistry as an Enabler toward Sustainable Chemical Synthesis, Sang Hoo Joo, Seoul National University
SPEAKER: Selective Synthesis using Light and Electricity, Zachary K. Wickens, University of Wisconsin, Madison
SPEAKER: Radical-Polar Crossover Strategy in Organic Electrosynthesis, Hyunwoo Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)


Organizers: Keun Su Kim, Yonsei University and Arthur Pak, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: What Insights did JWST Provide Regarding the Early Galaxies?, Myoungwon Jeon, Kyung Hee University
SPEAKER: NASA’s OSIRIS-Apophis Explorer Mission, Dani Mendoza DellaGiustina, University of Arizona
SPEAKER: Gravitational-Wave Astronomy: Listening to Cosmic Whispers with the LIGO- Virgo-Kagra Detector Network, Shasvath Kapadia, LIGO, The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics


Organizers: Danny Coffey, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Soon-Kyeong Kwon, Gyeongsang National University
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Uncovering Microbial Dynamics in Nitrogen Cycling: Novel Insights from Next-Generation Evolutionary and Ecological Research, Tae Kwon Lee, Yonsei University
SPEAKER: Microbiomes for Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Towards Reduction of N2O Emissions and a More Efficient Nitrogen Management, Sukhwan Yoon, Korea Advanced Institute Science and Technology (KAIST)
SPEAKER: All The Life We Cannot See: The Power and Promise of Marine Microbes in the Deep Ocean, Alyson Santoro, University of California Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute


Organizers: Ho Seong Hwang, Seoul National University and Katherine Mackey, University of California, Irvine
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal and Earth’s Carbon Cycle: Past, Present, and Future, Patrick Rafter, University of California, Irvine
SPEAKER: How Antacid Can Safely and Permanently Store CO2 in the Ocean and Decarbonize Shipping Along The Way, Jess Adkins, California Institute of Technology
SPEAKER: Ocean Iron Fertilization: A Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal Strategy Based on Earth’s Natural Cycles, Katherine Mackey, University of California, Irvine


Organizers: Aubree Gordon, University of Michigan and Jecheol Lee, Sungkyunkwan University
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Next Generation Vaccines and Novel Therapeutics for Viral Infections, Florian Krammer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
SPEAKER: Decoding Human Antibody Responses to Inform Universal Influenza Vaccine Design, Jenna Guthmiller, University of Colorado Anschutz Campus
SPEAKER: Recent Advances in Structure-Based Drug Discovery, Donghyuk Shin, Yonsei University

The Korean-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation, with additional funding from the National Academy of Sciences.