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President's Profile

President of KEI

 

Educational Background

  • 1990-1993 The State University of New York at Buffalo, Ph.D.
    (Major in Environmental Engineering)
  • 1988-1990 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.S.E.
    (Major in Environmental Engineering)
  • 1980-1984 Seoul National University College of Engineering, B.S.E.

 

Experience

  • Korea Environment Institute, President (Current, Inaugurated as the 12th President in 2018)
  • Seoul National University, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Academic Society for Appropriate Technology, President
  • Scientists and Engineers without Borders, President
  • Initiated the Green New Deal Project in Korea, 2019
  • Presidential Committee on Sustainable Development, Member of Special Talent
  • Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology, Member (Current)
  • National Academy of Engineering of Korea, Member (Current)
  • International Center for Water Security and Sustainable Management (UNESCO i-WSSM), Member (Current)
  • Korea Water Forum, Board Member (Current)

 

Research Areas

  • Environmental Policy for Inclusive and Innovative Development
  • Science & Technology ODA and Appropriate Technology
  • Research on Water Environment Convergence Technology
  • Research on Desalination Technology
  • Policy on Carbon Neutrality and the Green New Deal

 

Research

  • Approximately 200 International Science Journal Papers, Total 12389 Citations, H-index 59 (Google Scholar)

 

Awards

  • Minister’s Commendation, Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, 2016 (Contribution to Development of Science & Technology ODA)
  • Korean Prime Minister’s Commendation, Chemical Industry Day, 2015
  • Science and Technology Contribution Award, 2013 (Science and Technology Contribution Community, KOFST)
  • KOFST Science and Technology Thesis Award, 2004