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Sunghoon Park


Sunghoon Park


Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology, Republic of Korea

Dr. Park is Professor at the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology; in new tab/window), Korea.

He received a BS (1980) and MS (1982) in Chemical Technology from Seoul National University, Korea and a Ph.D. (1988) in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Davis, USA. Before joining UNIST, he worked at CKD Pharmaceuticals, Korea (1980-82), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA (1988-91), and Pusan National University (PNU), Korea (1991-2017). At PNU, he served as Department Head (1997-1999), Director of Institute for Environmental Technology and Industry (2002 – 2008) and Dean of the International Affairs (2008-2011). Dr. Park is former (and now honorary) Editor-in-Chief of Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering (BBE), and a Senior Editor of Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (JIMB). Major research interest lies in metabolic engineering and synthetic biotechnology for microbial production of biofuels and biochemicals from renewable resources. Some of his technologies on the biological production of acids and alcohols have been transferred to industries in Korea and are under commercialization. Dr. Park educated ~100 graduate students and postdocs, published >200 research papers, and holds >40 patents.