Prof. Sunghoon Park


· Contact :

  • Tel: (052) 217-2611
  • E-Mail:

· Current Position :

  • Professor, Energy and Chemical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), 50, UNIST-gil, Eonyang-eup, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, Republic of Korea, 44919 ·

· Education :

  •  Seoul National Univ., Korea, B.S., Chemical Technology, 1976-1980
  •  Seoul National Univ., Korea, M.S., Chemical Technology, 1980-1982
  • Univ. of California, Davis, CA, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 1984–1988

· Courses Taught :

  •  Graduate level: Advanced Biochemical Engineering, Metabolic Engineering, Protein and Enzyme Engineering, Molecular Biotechnology
  •  Undergraduate level: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals, Transport Phenomena, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Chemical Engineering Laboratory

· Experience :

  •  03/2017-present: Professor of Energy and Chemical Engineering, UNIST
  •  01/2011-present: Visiting (Adjunct) Professor, School of Biotechnology, East China Univ. of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China
  •  12/2011-present: Visiting Professor, School of Environment and Energy, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, China.
  •  03/1991-02/2017: Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, PNU
  •  08/2011-08/2014: External Examiner, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  •  01/2009-12/2014: Editor-in-Chief, 'Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering' (BBE)
  •  08/2010-present: Senior Editor, 'Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology' (JIMB)
  •  08/2008-8/2011: Dean, Office of International Affairs, PNU
  •  01/2010-12/2010: Director, Division of Biochemical Engineering, Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers
  •  11/2006-10/2011: Director and Principal Investigator, Next Generation Technology Project team for "Green Production of Plant Oil-Derived Chemical Feedstock"
  •  01/2006-12/2008: Associate editor, 'Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering' (BBE)
  • 11/2006–7/2008: Director, Institute for Environmental Studies, PNU
  • 08/2004 – 07/2005: Visiting Professor, Univ. California at Davis, CA, USA
  • 06/2002 - 05/2005: Director, Institute for Environmental Technology and Industry, Regional Research Center (RRC), KoSEF
  • 03/1997-02/1999: Chairman, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • 01/1996-12/1997: Secretary General, Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering
  • 10/1988-02/1991: Research Staff, Chemical and Biomedical Sciences Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA
  • 10/1982-08/1984: Research Engineer, CKD pharmaceutical Co., Seoul, Korea

· Research Publications, Patents, and Professional Services :

  • 157 Scientific research publications, 36 patents, 424 invited lectures and presentations, wide range of professional services including consulting services.

· Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Scientists Trained : 

  • 64 Ph.D. and M.S. Graduate students and 12 postdoctoral scientists and engineers.

· Editorial Board Member :

  • Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering (BBE): Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor
  • Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (JIMB): Senior Editor

· Committee Member or Advisory Board Member : (selected after 2005)

  • International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition, Academic and Program Committee, 2012-13
  • International Water Association (IWA), Organizing Committee, 2011-12
  • Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB), Executive Committee of Korea Branch, 2010-present
  • Next Generation Green Fuel Research Center, Korea Research Institute for Chemical Technology, Advisory Committee, 2007-2012
  • Asian Bio-Hydrogen Symposium/Asia Bio-Hydrogen Links Meeting, Local Organizing Committee, 2007
  • Korea Industrial Technology Foundation, Technology Roadmap Committee, Biotechnology Division, 2007-2008
  • Korea Industrial Technology Foundation, Research Planning Committee, Biotechnology Division, 2007-09

· Professional Societies Membership :

  • Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering
  • Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
  • Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Society for Industrial Microbiology - American Society for Microbiology
  • Asian Federation of Biotechnology

· Honors and Awards :

  • Government Scholarship for Study Abroad, 1984-1988
  • Marquis, Who's who in Science and Engineering, Listed in the Best Poster Award, Annual Meeting, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, Washington DC, 2012
  • 20th Special Award for Research Paper of Science and Technology, The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Society, 2010