‘KIST-UNIST Ulsan Center for Convergent Materials’ was founded in September 2012 based on funding from UNIST, Ulsan Metropolitan City, and KIST with missions of developing convergent materials and their application into energy and environmental technologies. The Center launched 4 research and 1 technology-transfer projects with funding of $18.5 billion until 2017.
A total of world-class 21 papers, including 1 Nature Chemistry, 1 Nature Photonics, and 2 Advanced Materials, were published during the 1st year of research. Also, the Center will launch a commercialization project with an aim to transfer of matured energy/environment technologies
developed in this center to local companies in Ulsan City, which is expected to contribute “Creative Economy” of Korea and competitiveness of Ulsan as “Korea’s Industrial Capital”