Prof. Yun-Kyu An was awarded 'Young Scientists Award (젊은 과학자상)' for his outstanding research achievements and greatest research potential in the fields of Civil and Architectural Engineering. He has develeped a wide variety of smart structural technologies such as UAV-based infrastructure facility inspection, deep learning-based sinkhole detection, 3D Ultrasonic Imaging, self-sensing concrete and so on.
This Young Scientists Award from Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) honors promising young scientists under the age of 40 with outstanding research achievements in the fields of natural science and engineering. This award is similar to the Presidential Early Career Award from US National Science Foundation (PECASE Award). The announcement was broadcast on TV in Korea and appeared in major Korean newspapers.