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Department of Display and Semiconductor Physics

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Department of Display and Semi-conductor Physics

New heart of the Republic of Korea and dream of 2% of the Korean People!!Department of Display and Semiconductor Physics

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    Science and Technology Building No.216A

  • telephone
    044-860-1320

  • FAX
    044-860-1583

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Introduction to Department

Department of Display and Semiconductor Physics takes pride in its 30 years of history on Sejong Campus. Starting from Department of Physics 30 years ago, the department now applies physics to next-generation knowledge areas such as semiconductor or display element for research and development.

Physics is to identify the fundamental principles of nature, working as a basis for all natural sciences and engineering. It also plays a central role in communication with the humanities. Especially, recently, many academic areas turn to convergence to seek mutual development. Physics plays the central role in convergence technology and is in affiliation with life sciences and medicine. The expansion of physics to engineering areas such as semiconductor or display has incurred no doubt from their inception.

In such an academic atmosphere, the department remains loyal to basic education and provides systemic courses involving connection of the knowledge to the areas of semi-conductor, display, superconductor, photoelectronic device and nano quantum devices. Hence, the course works in line with this. The first half of the course consists of core subjects of physics as the basis for the major while the second half will cover detailed major areas with a focus on solid state physics.

Basic and applied sciences harmonized and the department is supported by Korea University as a model case for characterization. It develops even more through industry-academia alliances and affiliation with graduate schools. It has already been selected as Project Group for Display Proprietary Technology in the second-stage BK21 core project, taking pride in its performance of the university's best project group. Having secured industrial alliances with prominent domestic electronics companies, it is promoting the full-blown student development programs along with LS Industrial System Co., Ltd. and exchange programs with Germany's Frankhoffer research agency.

Currently, the department is staffed by 12 professors including foreign professors. They mostly focus on solid state physics. There are also about 50 assistants to professors affiliated with Department of Applied Physics at the graduate school providing master's and doctoral theses programs. It is a well-organized department equipped with clean rooms where semiconductors, display and nano elements can be produced and measured.

Having acquired the basic principles of physics as the basis for advanced technologies and been trained in the areas of semiconductors, display, superconductor medical device, photo-electronic devices and quantum code technology and next-generation solar cell as applied subjects, upon graduation, students will mostly enter R&D areas for advanced industrial technologies. Many of the graduates have already entered the industries of semiconductor and display while some others are working greatly in the R&D areas of medical physics, new materials engineering and solar cell. Also, many more enter the best domestic and overseas graduate schools to develop professionalism in more diverse areas of engineering and medical engineering. All the members of Department of Display and Semiconductor Physics will do their best to cultivate creative human resources to lead the world.

Tips on Department

  1. 01What aptitudes are appropriate to enter the department?
    What is most important is a student's devotion to and interest in information devices rather than aptitudes explored under limited conditions to successfully complete the course. Those of sciences and/or engineering are appropriate and even those of the humanities and social sciences can adapt to the course by exploring the core basic subjects.
  2. 02What are the characteristics of this department?
    Professionals help students to learn theories and test by teaching the principles, characteristics, simulations and production of core devices required for measurement, display, storing, transmission and interpretation of diverse data in the areas of industry, medicine, communication and electronics so that the students can join the industrial worksites directly. After graduation, they will be able to lead the most advanced industrial areas. External experts of relevant areas are actively sought for education and onsite learning is promoted through organic cooperation with industrial and research sources.
  3. 03What will we study in this department?
    With a focus on learning of applied areas based on theories, students will be encouraged to solidify their basic knowledge to develop new devices and apply the developed devices more diversely. In specific, they will learn about the properties, principles of operation, methods of production, and areas of application of nano-structured device, semiconductor device, LCD device, medical device, magnetic device and superconductive device and cultivate creativeness in the subjects of quantum science, quantum data theory, electric field theory and other major-related tests as the basis for the fundamentals of these information devices and development of new-concept devices.
  4. 04What are the career paths after graduation?
    Graduates can work in various and wide areas of electronics industry. Especially, they may work with research agencies and industrial sources applying information devices. If they wish to acquire more advanced technology pertaining to information devices, they will enter higher degree courses.