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Director's Message

World-class research continues to innovate textiles

The Institute for Fiber Engineering (IFES) was launched as an organization constituting the Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER) in April 2019. Tasked with carrying on the legacy of its predecessor, the IFES, which has worked aggressively to develop international research over the last five years, the next-generation IFES will pursue new developments in textile and fiber engineering, an area of particular strength at Shinshu University. In research, the Institute will develop fiber engineering into a variety of interdisciplinary fields and work to leverage them to spur new manufacturing and value creation in a broad range of industries. It will also pursue international and industry-academia collaboration and take advantage of the results to educate students so that they will be able to pursue careers as global professionals in fiber engineering. We will continuously communicate information about the results of these activities while pursuing partnerships with researchers and engineers inside and outside the University as we strive to accomplish the Institute's mission. We aim to develop into an institute that enriches people's lives through fiber innovation and brings the world together by promoting SGDs.

Director of the Institute for Fiber Engineering, Shinshu University
KIM Ick Soo

Director of the Institute for Fiber Engineering, Shinshu University
Academic Assembly Professor(Institute of Textile Science and Technology), Ph. D. in Engineering
KIM Ick Soo
Career
  • 1998 Nagoya University, Graduate School of Engineering(Master of Engineering)
  • 1999 Researcher, Oakridge National Laboratory, USA
  • 2000 Nagoya University, Graduate School of Engineering(Doctor of Engineering)
  • 2001 Research Fellow, Chonbuk National University, Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • 2003 Researcher, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
  • 2003 21C-COE Researcher, Shinshu University Faculty of Textile Science
  • 2006 Lecturer, Shinshu University Faculty of Textile Science Functional Machinery and Mechanics
  • 2007 Associate Professor, Shinshu University Faculty of Textile Science Functional Machinery and Mechanics
  • 2008 Distinguished Visiting professor, Soochow University, China
  • 2012 Visiting professor, Seoul National University
  • 2014 Associate Professor, Institute for Fiber(IFES), Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER),Shinshu University
  • 2015 Rising star Prof. Engineering (IFES),Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER), Shinshu University
  • 2018 Professor, Institute for Fiber Engineering(IFES), Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER),Shinshu University
  • 2019 President of Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers Japan Region
  • 2020 Director of The Korean Scientists and Engineers association in Japan
  • 2021 Advisor to the President, Shinshu University
  • 2021 Adjunct Professor of Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
  • 2021 Director of the Institute for Fiber Engineering,(IFES), Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER),Shinshu University
Research Field
Designing of nanofibers based advanced nanomaterials
Research Theme
Application to the energy sector and the medical field of nanofibers Designing of safe nanomaterials