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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
    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.
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    NOVEMBER ~ MARCH
    Evaluation and Screening
    All candidates' achievements are carefully scrutinized and evaluated by the Screening Committee and foreign advisory scholars.
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    APRIL
    Announcement of Laureates
    Announcement of laureates are made in media following final evaluations and decisions by the Ho-Am Prize Committee.

2018 Selection Committee

Science

  • Hee-Yoon Lee
    Chairman
    Professor
    KAIST
  • Hyeonbae Kang
    Professor
    Inha University
  • June M. Kwak
    Professor
    DGIST
  • Hyunjung Kim
    Professor
    Sogang University
  • Sven Lidin
    Professor
    Lund University, Sweden
  • Cheon-Gyu Cho
    Professor
    Hanyang University
  • MooYoung Choi
    Professor
    Seoul National University
  • Tim Hunt
    Emeritus Researcher
    The Francis Crick Institute,
    UK

Engineering

  • Euijoon Yoon
    Chairman
    Professor
    Seoul National University
  • Sangsig Kim
    Professor
    Korea University
  • Dan Shechtman
    Distinguished Professor
    Technion, Israel
  • Il Hong Suh
    Professor
    Hanyang University
  • William Milne
    Emeritus Professor
    University of Cambridge,
    UK
  • Jay Hyung Lee
    Professor
    KAIST
  • Dong-Woo Cho
    Professor
    POSTECH
  • Hojung Cha
    Professor
    Yonsei University

Medicine

  • Younsuck Koh
    Chairman
    Professor
    University of Ulsan
  • Jae-woo Kim
    Professor
    Yonsei University
  • Lars Thelander
    Professor Emeritus
    Umeå University, Sweden
  • Michael Karin
    Professor
    UC San Diego, USA
  • Hong Sik Lee
    Professor
    Korea University
  • Young-Hyuck Im
    Professor
    Sungkyunkwan University
  • Yeun-Jun Chung
    Professor
    The Catholic University of Korea
  • Junho Chung
    Professor
    Seoul National University

The Arts

  • Kim Youngna
    Chairman
    Professor Emerita
    Seoul National University
  • Ihnbum Lee
    Professor
    Sangmyung University
  • Lim June-hee
    Professor
    Korea National University
    of Arts
  • Jang Kwangryul
    Dance Critic
  • Sangjick Jun
    Professor
    Seoul National University
  • Myeong Kyo Jeong
    Professor
    Yonsei University
  • Jongyon Hwang
    Professor
    Dongguk University

Community Service

  • Chang-Jin Moon
    Chairman
    Professor
    CHA University
  • Mi-seok Koh
    Editorial Writer
    Dong-A Ilbo Daily
  • Sung Soo Yul
    Secretary General
    COPION
  • Kwang-Yeong Shin
    Professor
    Chung-Ang University
  • Bong Joo Lee
    Professor
    Seoul National University
  • Hye Ji Choi
    Professor
    Seoul Women's University
  • Dong Woo Han
    Professor
    Kangnam University

2018 Foreign Advisory Scholars

  • Takashi Kobayashi
    Professor, High Energy
    Accelerator Research
    Organization, Japan
  • Neil Greenham
    Professor,
    Univ.of Cambridge, UK
  • Nils-Göran Larsson
    Professor,
    Karolinska Institutet,
    Sweden
  • David R. Liu
    Professor, Harvard Univ.,
    USA
  • Dimiter S. Dimitrov
    Professor,
    Univ. of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Lena Claesson-Welsh
    Professor, Uppsala Univ.,
    Sweden
  • Robert S. Kerbel
    Professor,
    Univ. of Toronto, Canada
  • Robert K. Plunkett
    Senior Scientist, Fermi Nat'l
    Accelerator Lab., USA
  • Rochellys D. Heijtz
    Professor, Karolinska
    Institutet, Sweden
  • Martin P. Head-Gordon
    Distinguished Professor,
    UC Berkeley, USA
  • Manfred Einsiedler
    Professor, ETH Zürich,
    Switzerland
  • Mercouri Kanatzidis
    Professor,
    Northwestern Univ., USA
  • Ji-Young Min
    Director & Vaccine
    Development Leader,
    Glaxo Smith Kiline, USA
  • Bill O’Neill
    Professor,
    Univ. of Cambridge, UK
  • Stuart Kim
    Professor Emeritus,
    Stanford Univ., USA
  • A. Stephen K. Hashmi
    VP Research and Transfer,
    Universität Heidelberg, Germany
  • Anne C. Eichmann
    Professor, Yale Univ.,
    USA
  • Yang Yang
    Professor, UCLA, USA
  • Eric Courchesne
    Professor, UC San Diego,
    USA
  • Jun Ye
    Professor,
    Univ. of Colorado, USA
  • Oliver Graydon
    Chief Editor,
    Nature Photonics, UK
  • Sumio Iijima
    Professor, Meijo Univ.,
    Japan
  • Jennifer A. Doudna
    Professor, UC Berkeley,
    USA
  • Jonathan Sprent
    Professor, Garvan Institute
    of Medical Research, Australia
  • Craig R. Roy
    Professor, Yale Univ.,
    USA
  • Tobin J. Marks
    Professor,
    Northwestern Univ., USA
  • Thierry Lasserre
    Head of the Low Energy Neutrino Group,
    CEA Saclay, France
  • Padhraic Smyth
    Professor, UC Irvine,
    USA
  • Pere Puigserver
    Professor,
    Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Paul McEuen
    Professor, Cornell Univ.,
    USA
  • Peter Sarnak
    Professor, Princeton Univ.,
    USA
  • Philip S. Yu
    Distinguished Professor,
    Univ. of Illinois at Chicago,
    USA
  • Jiawei Han
    Professor, UIUC, USA
  • Jose W. F. Valle
    Professor, Consejo Superior
    de Investigaciones Científicas,
    Spain