Sang Yup Lee

Distinguished Professor - KAIST
Sang Yup Lee

Sang Yup Lee

Distinguished Professor - KAIST

Biography

Dr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is also the Dean of KAIST Institutes, Director of the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology, and Director of the BioProcess Engineering Research Center at KAIST. He is an honorary professor of the University of Queensland in Australia and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China, and an advisory professor of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.

He has published more than 470 journal papers and 580 patents. He has received many awards, including the Citation Classic Award, Elmer Gaden Award, Merck Metabolic Engineering Award, ACS Marvin Johnson Award, SIMB Charles Thom Award, POSCO TJ Park Prize, Amgen Biochemical Engineering Award, and the Ho Am Prize in Engineering among many others. He is currently a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the World Academy of Sciences, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Academy of Microbiology, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, and the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. He was also elected as a Foreign Member of the National Academy of Engineering USA. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Biotechnology Journal and editor and editorial board member for numerous journals. He has also served as a member of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum since it was founded. He has served as a Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies in 2011-2012, and as a Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Biotechnology in 2012-2013. He founded the World Council on Industrial Biotechnology in 2010. He is currently serving as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Science and Technology in Korea.