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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 Selection 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.

2016 Selection Committee

Science

  • Sue-Goo Rhee
    Chairman
    Distinguished Professor
    Yonsei University
  • June M. Kwak
    Associate Professor
    DGIST
  • Sven Lidin
    Professor
    Lund University, Sweden
  • Kimyeong Lee
    Professor
    KIAS
  • Hai-Woong Lee
    Chair Professor
    UNIST
  • Cheon-Gyu Cho
    Professor
    Hanyang University
  • Kookrin Char
    Professor
    Seoul National University
  • Tim Hunt
    Professor Emeritus
    University of Cambridge, UK

Engineering

  • Seung Hoon Lee
    Chairman
    Professor
    Sogang University
  • Dan Shechtman
    Distinguished Professor
    Technion, Israel
  • William Milne
    Professor
    University of Cambridge, UK
  • Hyuck Yoo
    Professor
    Korea University
  • Hong Hee Yoo
    Professor
    Hanyang University
  • Euijoon Yoon
    Professor
    Seoul National University
  • Jay Hyung Lee
    Professor
    KAIST
  • Hyung Hee Cho
    Professor
    Yonsei University

Medicine

  • Hee-Sup Shin
    Chairman
    Director
    Institute for Basic Science
  • Daehee Kang
    Professor
    Seoul National University
  • Younsuck Koh
    Professor
    University of Ulsan
  • Do-Hyun Nam
    Professor
    Sungkyunkwan University
  • Lars Thelander
    Professor Emeritus
    Umea University, Sweden
  • Michael Karin
    Professor
    UC San Diego, USA
  • Yong Ho Ahn
    Professor
    Yonsei University
  • Seong-Whan Jeong
    Professor
    The Catholic University of Korea

The Arts

  • Kim Joo Youn
    Chairman
    Literary Critic
  • Kim Bongryol
    President
    Korea National University of Arts
  • Kim Youngna
    Director
    Seoul National University
  • Lee Sang Woo
    Professor
    Korea University
  • Lee Soong-won
    Professor
    Seoul Women’s University
  • Lee Hae-Kyoung
    Dean
    College of Art of Kookmin University
  • Choi Seung-Han
    Professor Emeritus
    Yonsei University

Community Service

  • Chang-Jin Moon
    Chairman
    Dean, Graduate School of CHA University
  • Sunduk Kim
    Chief Editorial Writer
    Seoul National University
  • Gil-Sung Park
    Professor
    Korea University
  • Neung-Hoo Park
    Professor
    Kyonggi University
  • Yeong-Ran Park
    Professor
    Kangnam University
  • Bong Joo Lee
    Professor
    Seoul National University
  • Moo-Sung Chung
    Vice-president
    Soongsil Cyber University

2016 Foreign Advisory Scholars

  • Graham L. Collingridge
    Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Young-Kee Kim
    Professor, University of Chicago, USA
  • Naoto Nagaosa
    Professor, University of
    Tokyo, Japan
  • Robert R. Alfano
    Professor, The City College
    of New York (CCNY), USA
  • Robert C. Coghill
    Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, USA
  • Rohini Kuner
    Professor, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Luis J.V. Galietta
    Professor, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Italy
  • Lily Yeh Jan
    Professor, UC San Francisco, USA
  • Atsushi Miyawaki
    Professor, RIKEN, Japan
  • Sarkis K. Mazmanian
    Professor, Caltech, USA
  • M. Suhail Zubairy
    Professor, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Antonio Bicchi
    Professor, University of
    Pisa, Italy
  • Andy Ellington
    Professor, Univeristy of
    Texas, Austin, USA
  • Alan S. Verkman
    Professor, UC San Franciscio, USA
  • Alex Jen
    Professor, University of Washington Seattle, USA
  • Yang Yang
    Professor, UC Los Angeles, USA
  • Oussama Khatib
    Professor, Stanford
    University, USA
  • Yu Tian Wang
    Professor, University of
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Zhong Lin Wang
    Professor, Georgia Institute
    of Technology, USA
  • Kazuhito Yokoi
    Professor, AIST, Japan
  • Hiroki R. Ueda
    Professor, RIKEN, Japan
  • Xiang Zhang
    Professor, UC Berkeley,
    USA
  • James C. Wyant
    Professor, University of Arizona, USA
  • Jeffrey R. Long
    Professor, UC Berkeley,
    USA
  • George Sawatzky
    Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • John R. Reynolds
    Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Ru-Rong Ji
    Professor, Duke University, USA
  • Carlo Giunti
    Professor, University of
    Torino, Italy
  • Kam-Biu Luk
    Professor, UC Berkeley,
    USA
  • Karel Svoboda
    Professor, Janelia, USA
  • Tyler J. Curiel
    Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA
  • Tobias Kippenberg
    Professor, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Tobin J. Marks
    Professor, Northwestern University, USA
  • Tim D. Wilkinson
    Professor, Cambridge, UK
  • Chunhai Fan
    Professor, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, China
  • Atsushi Fujimori
    Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan