2020 Distinguished Alumni Award
(recognized in 2021)
Dr. Sang Eun Shim
Dr. Sang Eun Shim serves as a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Inha University, South Korea. After graduating from Inha University for his BS and MS degree, he entered the University of Akron in Polymer Engineering with the International Rotary Club Ambassadorial Scholarship and graduated with the OMNOVA Solutions Signature Award. He received Ph.D under the supervision of Prof. Avraam I. Isayev. During his PhD, he serves as a vice-president of Polymer Engineering Student Organization (PESO) at Akron. At Inha University, he was/is an Inha Fellow Professor, vice-dean of budgeting and strategic planning office, and vice-dean of graduate school. He has published over 240 peer-reviewed papers holds over 50 patents. His research fields include thermally conductive composites, electrically conductive composites, EMI shielding composites, thermally insulating composites, high performance cellular materials, carbon nanomaterials-based energy storage materials for batteries/supercapacitors and sensors.