PhD, Northwestern. Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST; Vice President for Research KAIST. Former Dean, KAIST Institutes. Former Founding Dean, College of Life Sciences and Bioengineering. 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; AAM; SIMB; AIMBE. Member: Korean Academy of Science and Technology; National Academy of Engineering of Korea. International Member, National Academy of Engineering USA, National Academy of Sciences USA. Foreign Member, Royal Society UK. Former Member, Presidential Advisory Committee on Science and Technology. Editor-in-Chief, Biotechnology Journal; Metabolic Engineering. Editor and member of the board, 35 biotechnology journals. Author of 702 journal papers. Holds 714 patents in the fields of biotechnology, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, systems biology, industrial biotechnology, drug discovery, nanobiotechnology, diagnostics. Recipient of honours and awards.