Kun Sup Hyun, Ph. D.
President Emeritus & Senior Advisor

Polymer Processing Institute
GITC Bldg. Suite 3901, NJIT
218 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-596-3267
Fax: 973-642-4594




Bio Sketch



B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1959; Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

M.S., Chemical Engineering, 1962; University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo.  U.S.A.

Ph. D., Chemical Engineering, 1966; University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo.  U.S.A.



2001.2.1 – Present: Joined Polymer Processing Institute as President with joint appointment of Research Professor in Otto H. York Chemical Engineering Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

2003. 1.1 – Present: Member of the SBIR Advisory Board for Small Business Corporation of Korea

2001.1.31. Retired from The Dow Chemical Company after 34.8 years

1999.8 –2001.1: Joined Engineering Science /Market Development Capability of Corporate R& D as Technical Leader of Polymer Processing Discipline that consists of technical capabilities in Single Screw Extrusion, Gear Pump, Die Flow and Design, Twin Screw Extrusion, Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Lamellar Injection molding and polymer property characterization. Member of ES/MD Leadership Team and ES/MD Futures Team

1995.5 – 1999.8: Established and directed Thermoplastic Processing and Fabrication Technology Team as Director of Polymer Processing for Dow Plastics. Member of Global PS R&D Staff, Member of Dow Modeling TAB, Technical Review Team for Fabricated Products New Products Development. Scientist in Dow Cargill JDA.

1988.9 – 1995.4: Established and led Polymer Processing Technology Team as Global Leader of Polymer Processing in Dow Plastics.  Screw Designs for TPU, ABS, Pulse PC/ABS for Saturn Car Door, Styrofoam Extruders, PC Flake. General Chairman of Dow Exco-Tech 91 & 94

1976.4 – 1998.9: Emulsion and Suspension Polymer finishing processing, Coagulation, Dewatering, Devolatilization; Saran Rheology and Extrusion; Saran Pellet Process and Screw Design; G-Force Pelletization; Saran Recycle and Coextrusion.

1966.6 – 1976.4: Polystyrene Rheology and Extrusion, Rheology in HIPS reactor and Phase Inversion and Rubber Particle Sizing: External Particle Sizing; Extrusion Fundamentals, Structural Foam Extrusion; Antistatic and Plasticizer developments, Modeling and Simulation.

General Information

  • Polymer Processing expertise (Experienced with process modeling, development, and scaleup)
  • Bruce Maddock Award for Single Screw Extrusion Technology, Extrusion Division, SPE (2002)
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Extrusion Division, SPE (2001)
  • Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers, (1996- )
  • Best Paper Award Extrusion Division, SPE (1992,1999, 2000)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Extrusion Division, SPE (1999)
  • Board of Trustees member at Polymer Processing Institute at New Jersey Inst. of Tech.
  • Editor for Progress in Polymer Processing and member of the Exec Comm for PPS (1997- present)
  • Member of ACS, PPS, KPS, KSEA
  • Dow Chemical MASTL Scientist Award (1983)
  • Dow Chemical Michigan Division General Manager’s Quality Award as a member of Barrier Resins Lab Staff (1989)
  • Dow Chemical Plastics Departments Quality Spark Award (1994) for Saturn Injection Molding Screw Design
  • Dow Chemical Technology Center Award (1994) for Styrofoam Screw Development
  • Dow Chemical Special Achievement Award (1994)
  • Dow Chemical Special Achievement Award (1997)
  • Dow Chemical Genesis Award (1997) for People Development
  • Dow Chemical Engineering Science Polymer Processing Kun Sup Hyun Award (2001) – This award is given to Scientists or Engineers in Dow every year.

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