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. 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. Member, Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology. Editor-in-Chief, Metabolic Engineering. Editor and member of the board, 35 biotechnology journals. Author of 716 journal papers. Holds 800 patents in the fields of biotechnology, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, systems biology, industrial biotechnology, drug discovery, nanobiotechnology, diagnostics. Recipient of honours and awards including National Science Medal, Eni Award and Samson Prime Ministers Award.