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Chung Appointed Gravure Research Professor at RITs School of Print Media

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February 2, 2004 -- A veteran educator at Rochester Institute of Technology is taking on new responsibilities within the university’s internationally recognized School of Print Media.  Robert Chung has been appointed Gravure Research Professor for a three-year term effective immediately. The Gravure Research Professor is funded by an endowment from the Gravure Association of America.  The position has been created to further gravure research and to promote gravure education in the curriculum. “In addition to his impressive credentials, Professor Chung has been actively involved in the Gravure Association,” states Joan Stone, dean of RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.  “His overall track record in both research and academics makes him the appropriate choice for this position.”               Chung’s research agenda for the next three years includes meeting with leaders in the gravure and allied industries to conduct needs assessments. He will also develop research proposals that apply scientific methodology to solve quality and productivity issues regarding gravure imaging as a competitive solution to print buyers, formulate strategies and identifying allies and partners to implement various gravure initiatives, and publish research findings. A member of the RIT faculty since 1980, Chung has most recently served as professor in the School of Print Media. Previously, he was associate director of RIT’s Laboratory for Quality and Productivity in Graphic Arts. Chung earned his M.S. in printing technology from RIT and his B.A. in industrial technology from Eastern Washington University. He also has a diploma in printing technology from Chinese Culture University in Taiwan.