Plenary Speakers

 Dr. Se-jung Oh is the President of National Research Foundation of Korea and Professor of Physics at Seoul National University.  He served as the Dean of College of Natural Sciences at Seoul National University.  Please click here to watch his welcoming remark  for the KSEA’s 40th anniversary and UKC 2011.


Dr. Sastry G. Pantula is the Director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at National Science Foundation (NSF) and Professor of Statistics at North Carolina State University.  He is the President of American Statistical Association.  

Dr. Sung-Mo (Steve) Kang is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Chancellor Emeritus of University of California at Merced. His current research interest is memristors in nanoelectronics.

Dr. Greg Carmichael is Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at University of Iowa. His current research interests are environmental consequences of Asian growth in emissions and impacts of energy use on the air quality. His research revealed how wind can carry pollutants from one continent to another.

Dr. John Kim is Rockwell Collins Distinguished Professor of Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA. His research interests are numerical simulation of transitional and turbulent flows, physics and control of turbulent flows, and numerical algorithms for large-scale scientific computations. He is the Editor of Physics of Fluids and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Sang Wook Cheong is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University. His research interests are the experimental exploration of novel science and the technological exploitation of functional complex and nano-structured materials. He received 2010 James C. McGoddy Prize from American Physical Society.

Dr. Luke P. Lee is Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering and Director of the Biomedical Institute of Global Healthcare Research & Technology (BIGHEART) at University of California at Berkeley. His research interests are bionanoscience, nanomedicine for global healthcare and personalized medicine, and Bioinspired Photonics-Optofluidics-Electronics Technology and Science (BioPOETS) for green building with living skin.

Dr. Sue McNeil is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Urban Planning and Public Affairs and Director of Disaster Research Center and University Transportation Center at University of Delaware.  Her research interests are sustainability of civil infrastructure and civil infrastructure asset management.  She is the Editor for the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure System.