Wanchuck Woo is Division Director in Neutron Science Division at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon, South Korea from 2020. He obtained Ph.D in 2006 from MSE, The University of Tennessee, USA, MS/BS form Korea University in 1996. He worked at R&D center, SAMSUNG in 2001 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2008. His research interests are physical, mechanical properties including residual stress and deformation behavior using diffraction and destructive methods in structural metals and alloys. He published over 150 papers and cited 3000 times.
Plenary Title: Neutron beam science and application in Korean research reactor, HANARO
The HANARO (High-Flux Advanced Neutron Application Reactor) is a 30 MW multi-purpose research reactor generating a very high neutron flux for the scientific and technological purposes. HANARO has been playing an important role as a national facility in the area of neutron science and applications. Recently it has restarted operations and neutron experiments after completed alterations including reinforcing its walls for about seven years. Briefly I will introduce to the reactor and a number of neutron scattering/imaging instruments. Furthermore, a few examples of neutron research activities and highlights in the research fields of basic science, energy materials, and industrial applications will be presented.