- Distinguished Professor and Director, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea
PhD, Northwestern. Distinguished Prof., Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng., KAIST. Director: Bioprocess Eng Research Ctr.; Bioinformatics Research Ctr.; Ctr.for Systems and Synthetic Biotech; DTU NNF Ctr. for Biosustainability. Former Founding Dean, Coll. of Life Sci and Bioeng. Former Dean, KAIST Institutes. Expertise: 500+ journal papers and 580+ patents in the fields of biotechnology, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, systems biology, industrial biotechnology, drug discovery, nanobiotechnology, diagnostics. Fellow: AAAS; AIChE; TWAS; Amer. Acad. of Microbio.; Korean Acad. of Sci. and Tech.; Society for Ind. Microbio.; Nat'l Acad. of Eng. of Korea; Am. Inst. of Med. and Bio. Eng. Foreign Assoc., Nat'l Acad. of Eng., USA. Editor-in-Chief, Biotech. Journal. Editor and Board Member of 25 Biotechnology Journals. Hon. Prof., Univ. of Queensland, BUCT, Wuhan Univ., Hubei Univ. Sci. and Technol., Shanghai Jia Tong Univ. and Chinese Academy of Sciences. Awards: Elmer Gaden Award, WEF Asian Young Leader, Citation Classic Award, Charles Thom Award, Marvin Johnson Award, Merck Metabolic Eng Award, Amgen Biochemical Eng Award, POSCO TJ Park Prize, HoAm Prize, Nat'l Order of Merit. Former Chair of WEF GAC on Emerging Technologies and GAC on Biotechnology. Member, Presidential Advisory Committee on Science and Technology.