Jeong-Oh Lee, Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering, died of his chronic disease on June 15, 2007 at his age of 76.
The late Lee began his lecturing career at Mechanical Engineering Department in 1973 and had made considerable devotions to the education and development of mechanical engineering for 24 years. As the former Minister of Science and Technology, former President of Korea Institute of Science and Technology, and former President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, he also has made significant contributions to the development of Korean science and technology.
Particularly, he played key roles in vitalizing Daeduk Research Complex (DRC) by planning and executing the movement of government-funded institutes despite the inactive research atmosphere in the early 1980s. He also set up the Extended Council for Technology Promotion, consisting of many distinguished persons from diverse fields under the supervision of the President, to make significant contributions to the promotion and spread of technology innovation among governmental and civil enterprises. He received Cheongjo Geunjeong Medal in 1985 and never stopped his devotion to the education of young students even after his retirement in 1997.
- Date: Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 7 am.
- Place: Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon
- Graveyard: Cheonan graveyard
- Bereaved family
Wife Ok-Hyang Kang
Son Jong-Sun Lee, Professor of Handong University
Han-Sun Lee, LG Chemicals
Daughter Myung-Ae Lee
Son-in-law Young-Soo Lee, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
- Contact Point: C.P. 019.480.2451 (Han-Sun Lee)
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