The Korean Society for Biomaterials


Welcome to The Korean Society for Biomaterials.

The Korean Society for Biomaterials (KSBM) which founded in 1996, is a global knowledge sharing forum with 3,400 researchers from domestic and foreign companies, universities, research institutes, and clinics, with the goal of developing various biomedical biomaterials for the treatment of human diseases and improvement quality of life. Thanks to the generous efforts of members with abundant research capabilities, KSBM has achieved remarkable quantitative and qualitative growth over the past quarter century.

Last year, ‘Biomaterials Research’, the academic journal of KSBM, was also registered in SCIE, and in 2024, the 12th World Biomaterials Congress (WBC 2024) Daegu Conference is about to be held. As this is the result of the interest and active participation of members, on behalf of KSBM, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all members.

KSBM, which has always pursued novelty based on creativity, wants to dream of breaking the wall and flying once again in 2022.

1. We will raise KSBM’s international status one step further. In order to prepare for the successful WBC 2024, we will promote exchanges with biomaterials societies in Asia, Europe and the United States. We will do our best to globalize the academic journals listed in SCIE and maintain a high citation index.

2. We will further activate a platform of knowledge sharing where researchers from companies, universities, research institutes, hospitals and clinics can work together. The YSF (Young Scientist Forum) will also resume to support the discovery of new researchers, the formation of a human network for the next generation of academics, and the revitalization of seminars.

3. We will create governance that reflects the diverse opinions of members in the academic activities and affairs of the society. The active participation of members in business affairs is an essential element for sustainable development of the society. In addition, we will prepare a mid-to-long-term development plan for KSBM by gathering the wisdom of members.

KSBM has grown with the interest and love of our members. In the future, I believe that we can grow even more by sharing each other's knowledge and experiences. Therefore, I would like to work with the members under the following slogan, during my term of office. “KSBM as a Platform for Knowledge Sharing and Lasting Friendship”. We will create a platform as a playground where members can freely exchange knowledge and have fun. Please watch over KSBM with unchanging love and interest, and give us your strength.

Thank you.

The Korean Society for Biomaterials

President, Young Ku


Since its establishment in 1996, the Korean Society for Biomaterials (KSBM) has been a vital part of biomaterial research in industry and academia in Korea.
We currently have 3000 active members who are dedicated to the development of biomaterials for the treatment of human diseases and improvement of the quality of life.

KSBM holds annual meeting twice in each year, where over 300 papers are presented in oral and poster sessions; main topics in annual meetings include functional biomaterials, biomedical polymers, ceramics and metals, tissue engineering, stem cells, and translational applications.

In addition, the official journal of KSBM, ‘Biomaterials Research’, is published four times a year, which is devoted to introduction of new biomaterial technologies and to extension of networking within biomaterial communities with other expertise, such as nanotechnology, microfabrication, biomechanics, biology, and materials sciences. International participation and collaborations from editorial board members in the journal is another strength of Biomaterials Research.

We have been actively involved in international communications with other societies including Society for Biomaterials, Asian Society for Biomaterials, and European Society for Biomaterials, and IUSBSE. Our members have been volunteered to carry out professional services as international journal editorial member, conference organizers, speakers, session organizer, and chairs. It is notable that Korea is one of the leading countries contributing to Journals publishing biomaterial-related research.

한국생체재료학회 목적
한국생체재료학회 목표
1993 Organizing the Biomedical Materials Research Group with support from the Korea Biotechnology Foundation’s Key Project Research Group (President Yong Kiel Sung)
1996 1st President : Un Young Kim
9/20 Inaugural general meeting and commemorative academic conference(KIST)
1997 Editorial committee established
12/1 Publication of the Korean journal “Biomaterials Research”, ISSN number (1226-4601) given
1999 2nd President : Un Young Kim
2001 3rd President : Bum Koo Cho
2003 4th President : Yong Kiel Sung
Established academic committee
2004 Biomaterials Research, Selected as a candidate for KCI registration
2005 5th President : Chong Pyung Chung
2006 6th President : Young Ha Kim
2007 Biomaterials Research, Selected as a KCI-registered academic journal
2008 8th President : Hoon Han
Establishment of Research Ethics Committee
Compilation of biomaterials textbooks
Established Histostem Academic Award
2009 9th President : Inn Kyu Kang
June, 2011 Asian Biomaterials Congress (ABMC) confirmed to attract domestic
2010 10th President : Sukwha Kim
2011 11th President : Seung Jin Lee
3rd Asian Biomaterials Congress (ABMC) held
1st Young Scientist Forum held
2012 12th President : Myun Whan Ahn
Promotion of exchanges with Japan (MOU)
2013 13th President : Ki Dong Park
Established Dentium Academic Award
Establishment and activation of branches (Honam, Chungcheong, Yeongnam)
Establishment of the academic secretariat
2014 Biomaterials Research, Reorganization of academic journals for entry into SCI(E)_English journalization/ BioMedical Central (BMC: a subsidiary of Springer Nature) contract/ Open Access
Biomaterials Research, Given e-ISSN number (2055-7124)
12/1 Biomaterials Research, Listed in DOAJ
2015 15th President : Dong June Chung
7/9 Biomaterials Research, Listed in PubMed, and PubMed Central
9/30 WBC2024 preparation, business agreement signed with Daegu city
2016 16th President : Kyung Sun
20th anniversary
5/19 Success in attracting WBC2024
Publication of revised edition of biomaterials textbook
2017 17th President : Dong Keun Han
7/25 Biomaterials Research, Listed in SCOPUS
2018 18th President : Yong-Hee Kim
2019 19th President : Gun-Il Im
2020 20th President : Insup Noh
2021 21th President : Chun Ho Kim
5/3 Biomaterials Research, Listed in SCIE
2022 22th President : Young Ku






Why publish your article in Biomaterials Research?

We are the leading open access journal covering the interdisciplinary fields for biomaterials research.
We ensure that your article can be easily discovered, accessed, understood, used and shared - and act as a springboard for further discovery.
Our renowned editorial team offers expert early guidance for researchers, helping transform ideas into discoveries.
By combining rigorous expert assessment with our extensive peer review network, we provide a swift service with the highest standards.

Aims and scope

Biomaterials Research is an open access journal that publishes articles on all aspects of biomaterials research. The journal covers the interdisciplinary fields of biomaterials research, including novel biomaterials, cutting-edge technologies of biomaterials synthesis and fabrication, and biomedical applications in clinics and industry.

2022 Annual Meetings

Spring Date: March 25, 2022
Location : Online
Summer Date: July 8-9, 2022
Fall Date: September 28-30, 2022

2021 Annual Meetings

Spring Date: March 26, 2021
Location : Online
Fall Date: September 29-October 1, 2021
Location : SONO Belle JEJU On/Off Hybrid

2024 Meetings- 12th World Biomaterials Congress

WBC 2024 Date: May 26-31, 2024
Venue: EXCO, Daegu, Republic of Korea
Website: https://wbc2024.com/


If you want to become a member of the KSBM, you should first agree KSBM's stipulations and then enter your personal information.

Your online membership application will be recognized only after your payment of annual membership fee through electronic transaction.

Membership Information

Enrollment fee 10,000 kw

Life-time 700,000 kw

Individual 70,000 kw/yr

Group member 100,000 kw/yr

Student (complete the student verification) 20,000 kw/yr

Contact Us

Address The Korean Society for Biomaterials, Room 502, The Korea Science Technology Center The first building, 22 Teheran-ro 7-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06130, Republic of Korea
Tel +82-2-554-9977
Fax +82-2-554-9978
E-mail ksbm2011@naver.com