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Principal Researcher Sa-Young Hong Wins ‘KRISO Scientist’Award

  • Name민예기
  • Date2023/01/16 10:25
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Principal Researcher Sa-Young Hong Wins ‘KRISO Scientist’Award for Contribution to Development of Maritime Engineering Technology.

Taking the lead in technologies for very large floating offshore structures and the design and analysis of offshore plants

Inducted into KRISO Hall of Fame for his contributions to the advancement of KRISO


The Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO, President Key-Yong Hong) announced that Sa-Young Hong, the Principal Researcher at the Eco-friendly Ocean Development Research Division, won the ‘KRISO Scientist’ Award and was inducted to the KRISO Hall of Fame.


The ‘KRISO Scientist’ Award is granted to those who have greatly contributed to the advancement of KRISO by improving the standing of KRISO and the science and technology community through excellent accomplishments.


For about 38 years since he joined KRISO in 1985, Sa-Young Hong, Principal Researcher, has taken the lead in research for ship and offshore plant performance analysis and for the development of future offshore plant technologies to respond to environmental changes and promote sustainable maritime development. He won the Award because these contributions to KRISO were recognized.


Hong has taken the lead in domestic and international studies, especially on model tests of ships and offshore structures in the Ocean Engineering Basin, the essential research facility of KRISO. In particular, he has played a leading role in Korea and other countries in the field of ‘very large floating offshore structure technology,’ which is a future-oriented technology for the eco-friendly development of maritime spaces.


In addition, he has served as East Asian Representative Director of the Int. Society of Offshore & Polar Eng. (ISOPE) (2012 to 2016), President of the Korean Society of Ocean Engineers (2014 to 2015), and President of ISOPE (2018 to 2020), and is now actively working as a regular member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea in pursuit of the development and internationalization of Korea’s maritime engineering technology.


Receiving the ‘KRISO Scientist’ Award at the 2023 New Year’s kick-off Ceremony, Hong said, “It’s a great honor to win the ‘KRISO Scientist’ Award, and I would like to express my gratitude to my colleagues who have helped me to concentrate on my research area without distractions.“


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