Dr. Park is Professor at the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology;, 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). 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 have been transferred to private companies for commercialization. Dr. Park educated ~100 graduate students and postdocs, published >200 research papers and holds >30 patents.