PhD, Northwestern. Former: Founding Dean, College of Life Sciences and Bioengineering; Dean, KAIST Institutes. Currently, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST. Former Chair, Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies and on Biotechnology, World Economic Forum. Director: Bioprocess Engineering Research Centre; Bioinformatics Research Centre; Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biotech; DTU NNF Centre for Biosustainability. Fellow: AAAS; AIChE; TWAS; American Academy of Microbiology; Korean Academy of Science and Technology; Society for Industrial Microbiology; National Academy of Engineering of Korea; American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. Engineering Foreign Associate, National Academy of Engineering, USA. Member, Presidential Advisory Committee on Science and Technology. Editor-in-Chief, Biotechnology Journal. Editor and member of the board, 25 biotechnology journals. Author of 500 journal papers. Holds 580 patents in the fields of biotechnology, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, systems biology, industrial biotechnology, drug discovery, nanobiotechnology, diagnostics.Recipient of honours and awards.