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Recognition for the Ennoblement of the Human Sprit in Academics, The Arts, and Human Welfare

Screening and Selection

The Ho-Am Prize is presented each year on June 1st following a highly formal year-long process that includes nomination of candidates, establishment of Screening Committees, evaluation and screening, and announcement of selected candidates.

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    JUNE ~ JULY
    Nomination Forms sent out
    Official nomination forms are sent to selected persons at major university, research institutes and relevant organizations around the world.
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    AUGUST ~ OCTOBER
    Submission of Nomination
    The Ho-Am Prize Committee accepts candidate nominations by Oct. 31 of each year by regular mail or email.
  • step3
    NOVEMBER ~ MARCH
    Evaluation and Screening
    All candidates' achievements are carefully scrutinized and evaluated by the Screening Committee and foreign advisory scholars.
  • step4
    APRIL
    Announcement of Laureates
    Announcement of laureates are made in media following final evaluations and decisions by the Ho-Am Prize Committee.

2019 Selection Committee

Science

  • Hee-Yoon Lee
    Chair
    Professor
    KAIST
  • Youngjoon Kwon
    Professor
    Yonsei Univ.
  • Sven Lidin
    Professor
    Lund University, Sweden
  • Sang-Gu Lee
    Professor
    Sungkyunkwan Univ.
  • Sanghyuk Lee
    Professor
    Ewha Womans Univ.
  • Zachary Fisk
    Research Professor
    UC Irvine, USA
  • Kookrin Char
    Professor
    Seoul National Univ.
  • Tim Hunt
    Visiting Researcher
    OIST, Japan

Engineering

  • Euijoon Yoon
    Chair
    Professor
    Seoul National Univ.
  • Dongsik Kim
    Professor
    POSTECH
  • Makoto Ikeda
    Professor
    The Univ. of Tokyo,
    Japan
  • Sooyong Park
    Professor
    Sogang Univ.
  • Yang Yang
    Professor
    UCLA, USA
  • Jay Hyung Lee
    Professor
    KAIST
  • Junsin Yi
    Professor
    Sungkyunkwan Univ.
  • Chenyang Lu
    Chair Professor
    Washington Univ., USA

Medicine

  • Young-Hyuck Im
    Chair
    Professor
    Sungkyunkwan Univ.
  • Young-Hoon Kim
    Professor
    Korea Univ.
  • Suk Woo Nam
    Professor
    The Catholic Univ. of Korea
  • Nils-Göran Larsson
    Professor
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • Lars Thelander
    Professor Emeritus
    Umeå Univ., Sweden
  • Michael Karin
    Distinguished Professor
    UC San Diego, USA
  • Soonmyung Paik
    Professor
    Yonsei Univ.
  • Chul Gyu Yoo
    Professor
    Seoul National Univ.

The Arts

  • Joo Youn Kim
    Chair
    Literary Critic
  • Sanghyo Yook
    Professor
    Inha Univ.
  • Nam-Ho Lee
    Professor
    Korea Univ.
  • Ihnbum Lee
    Professor
    Sangmyung Univ.
  • Heekyung Lee
    Member
    Arts Council Korea
  • Sun kyu Ha
    Professor
    Hongik Univ.
  • Seung-chan Hong
    Professor
    Korea National Univ. of Arts

Community Service

  • Jin-Kang Lee
    Chair
    Lawyer
    KL Partners
  • Chulhee Kang
    Professor
    Yonsei Univ.
  • Young-A Seo
    Editorial Writer
    Dong-A Ilbo Daily
  • Soo Yul Sung
    Secretary General
    COPION
  • Jaeyeol Yee
    Professor
    Seoul National Univ.
  • Dae Seok Choi
    Executive Vice President
    Ewha Womans Univ.
  • Chang Keun Han
    Professor
    Sungkyunkwan Univ.

2019 Foreign Advisory Scholars

  • Alan Burns
    Professor
    Univ. of York, UK
  • Alan Evans
    James McGill Professor
    McGill Univ., Canada
  • Aloysius K. Mok
    Professor
    Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Arokia Nathan
    Professor
    Univ. of Cambridge, UK
  • Carlo Giunti
    Professor,
    INFN, Italy
  • David A. Nicewicz
    Professor
    Univ. of North Carolina, USA
  • Ezio Biglieri
    Professor Emeritus
    Pompeu Fabra Univ., Spain
  • Frank Beier
    Professor
    Univ. of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Fred H. Gage
    President
    Salk Institute, USA
  • Gerard Karsenty
    Paul A. Marks Professor
    Columbia Univ., USA
  • Gerbrand Ceder
    Chancellor’s Professor
    UC Berkeley, USA
  • Henry W. Sobel
    Professor Emeritus
    UC Irvine, USA
  • Hirosi Ooguri
    Fred Kavli Professor
    Caltech, USA
  • Jen Sheen
    Professor,
    Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Jerzy Kanicki
    Professor
    Univ. of Michigan, USA
  • Jose M. Pardo
    Professor
    CSIC, Spain
  • Jun Cao
    Professor,
    The Inst. of High Energy Physics, CAS, China
  • Kristin Baldwin
    Professor
    The Scripps Research Institute, USA
  • M. Stanley Whittingham
    Distinguished Professor,
    SUNY at Binghamton, USA
  • Oliver Graydon
    Chief Editor
    Nature Photonics, UK
  • Olle Lindvall
    Professor,
    Lund Univ., Sweden
  • Paul Jarvis
    Professor
    Univ. of Oxford, UK
  • Regis J. O’Keefe
    Chair Professor
    Washington Univ. in St. Louis, USA
  • Ronald N. Germain
    Distinguished Investigator
    NIH, USA
  • Ryoji Noyori
    University Professor
    Nagoya Univ., Japan
  • Sanjoy Baruah
    Professor
    Washington Univ.
    in St. Louis,
  • Stuart Lipoff
    Fellow
    IEEE, USA
  • Thierry Lasserre
    Head of the Low Energy
    Neutrino Group
    CEA Saclay, France
  • Wendy Bickmore
    Professor
    The Univ. of Edinburgh, UK
  • William B. Milne
    Emeritus Professor
    Univ. of Cambridge, UK
  • Yet-Ming Chiang
    Kyocera Professor
    MIT, USA