It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Asia-Korea Conference on Science and Technology 2021 (AKC2021).
AKC is the signature event of the Korean Scientists and Engineers Association chapters in the Asia-Pacific region and aims to promote scientific and technological collaboration between Asia and Korea. We have had phenomenal success with past AKC meetings, and I hope that AKC2021 will be another great event to showcase emerging scientific and technological developments in the region.
This year’s conference theme is “Global Sustainability by Science and Technology Innovation” and Singapore is an ideal location to host such an important event. Given the rapidly unfolding events worldwide and resulting impact on human society, it is critical that we rethink how science and technology collaborations are conducted globally and how we can promote them in the digital age. Together, we can find timely and impactful solutions to use science and technology to meet the needs of global society.
We have assembled a fantastic group of local and international speakers for AKC2021 from across universities, research institutes, and private companies to introduce cutting-edge research, discuss the latest trends, and offer future perspectives. Together, we can find timely and impactful solutions to use science and technology to meet the needs of sustainability for a prosperous future society.
Thank you and I look forward to a wonderful AKC2021.
Professor Nam-Joon Cho
▪ AKC2020 Conference Chair & President
▪ Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
▪ Materials Research Society of Singapore Professor
▪ School of Materials Science and Engineering