Sang Yup Lee
Dr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Dean of KAIST Institutes, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He served as a Founding Dean of College of Life Science and Bioengineering. He is also serving as Scientific Director of New Bioactive Compounds Section at DTU NNF Center for Biosustainability, Denmark. He has published more than 540 journal papers, 72 books/book chapters, and more than 610 patents, many of which licensed. He received numerous awards, including the National Order of Merit, National Science Medal, Ho-Am Prize, POSCO TJ Park Prize, James Bailey Award, International Metabolic Engineering Award, Marvin Johnson Award, US Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, Charles Thom Award, and Elmer Gaden Award. Professor Lee also delivered numerous named lectures around the world. He is currently Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, American Academy of Microbiology, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, the World Academy of Sciences, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, and National Academy of Engineering Korea. He is also Foreign Member of National Academy of Engineering USA. He is honorary professor of University of Queensland, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Wuhan University, Hubei University of Technology, and Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He is Editor-in-Chief of Biotechnology Journal, and Associate Editor and board member of numerous journals. He has served as the Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies and also Biotechnology, and is currently Chair of Global Future Council on Biotechnology at the World Economic Forum. He founded the World Council on Industrial Biotechnology in 2010 and served as a Founding Chair for two years. He is a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology of Korea and a member of Government Performance Evaluation Committee.