Dignitaries

Dr. Chang-kyung Kim, Vice Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Korea,  delivered the Korean President Myung-bak Lee’s Congratulatory Message in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of KSEA during UKC 2011.  Please click here to watch his presentation. The President Lee’s congratulatory remark in English can be downloaded by clicking here and the remark in Korean can be downloaded by clicking here. Vice Minister Kim received a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from MIT.  He worked as a chief engineer of Sesomatic Electronics Corp. in USA and Professor in Materials Engineering at Hanyang University.

Mr. Philip Coyle, Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), gave a keynote presentation on addressing challenges through innovation during the KSEA’s 40th Anniversary ceremony. Please click here to watch his presentatiojn. He served as Assistant Secretary of Department of Defense and Associate Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He also served as Pricipal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs in the Department of Energy.

Dr. Sang-Kee Suh, Congressman of the Korean National Assembly and a member of the Science, Technology and Information Committee, gave a congratulatory remark in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of KSEA during UKC 2011.  Please click here to watch his presentation. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.  He has served as President of Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM), Professor at Hoseo University and Senior Researcher at Ford Motors.

Mr. Peter Appel, Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), gave a keynote presentation on the future of global roadway safety and efficiency during the plenary session on Friday.  He has worked with Secretary Ray LaHood to advance key U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) initiatives by leveraging effective research and cross-modal coordination. Mr. Appel served as the Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, and as Assistant Director for Pricing and Yield Management at Amtrak.

Dr. Eunhee Bae, Congresswoman of the Korean National Assembly, a member of the Science, Technology and Information Committee and a spoksperson for Grand National Party, gave a congratulatory remark in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of KSEA during UKC 2011.  Please click here to watch her presentation. She received a Ph.D. in Biology from State University of New York. She is the founder and CEO of REGEN Biotech and has served as Senior Researcher at Korea Institute of Science and Technology and Vice President of Korea Bio Venture Association.

Mr. Robert Stoll, the Commissioner for Patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), gave a keynote presentation on current USPTO initiatives during the plenary session on Saturday. As Dean of Training and Education, he trained foreign officials and the public on all aspects of intellectual property. Mr. Stoll previously served as Director of the Office of Enforcement and Administrator of the Office of Legislative and International Affairs.

Mr. Jong Kul Lee, Congressman of the Korean National Assembly, a member of the Strategy & Finance Committee and a former chairman of the Science, Technology and Information Committee, gave a congratulatory remark in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of KSEA during UKC 2011.  Please click here to watch his presentation. He received a J.D. degree from Seoul National University and a representative lawyer for the Nara law office.  He is the President of Korea Basketball Association.

Dr. Orrin Hatch, the 5th term US Senator and Ranking Minority Member of the Finance Committee, gave a welcoming video message in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of KSEA during UKC 2011.  He received a J.D. degree from University of Pittsburgh. Please click here to warch his video presentation.

Mr. Eric Hutchings, the 5th term Member of Utah State House of Representative and co-chair of the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Committee, gave a welcoming remark in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of KSEA during UKC 2011.  Please click here to watch his presentation. He received a B.A. degree from Bringham Young University. 

Dr. Young-ah Park, Congresswoman of the Korean National Assembly and a member of the Science, Technology and Information Committee, gave a congratulatory remark in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of KSEA during UKC 2011.  Please click here to watch her presentation. She received a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Pennsylvania. She has served as Professor at Myungji University and Vice President of Korean Physical Society.

Mr. Hwa Dong Kim, Standing Commissioner of the National Science and Technology Commission of Korea, will give a congratulatory remark in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of KSEA during UKC 2011.  He received a J.D. degree from Youngnam University.