Chul Park elected as Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences

Professor Chul Park has been elected as Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC). Established in 2003, EURASC is made up of the most distinguished scholars and engineers whose research is at the forefront of their field and are contributing to the development of advanced technologies. EURSAC’s primary goal is to “establish efficient collaboration among scientists, researchers, educators, engineers and public authorities world-wide”. Professor Park is being recognized for his outstanding work in the Materials Science Division.

Park is a world leader in the development of innovative, cost-effective technologies for the foamed plastics. Dr. Park has been extensively involved in industrial projects both in consulting and research contracts on various foam processes including microcellular processing, inert gas-injection processing, rotational foam molding, wood-fiber composites, and open-cell foams.

He has been the director of the Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory at the University of Toronto since 1993 and has been involved in pioneering work on the concepts of microcellular foaming. The laboratory is recognized as the leading facility in the world for research and development of microcellular plastic foams.

In recognition of his outstanding research achievements, he has received numerous honours and awards in his career. Awards include: the NSERC Strategic Network Grant ($5M) in 2010, the Julian C Smith Award from the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2010, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2010, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012, the C.N. Downing Award from the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering in 2012, the M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers / Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 2012, and Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science of Technology in 2012.

-Published November 9, 2020 by Lynsey Mellon,