Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Sang Yup Lee

Engineering and Technology

Jury: Engineering and Technology

Sang Yup Lee is Dean and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is also a pioneering leader in metabolic engineering, a technology used to redesign bacteria so that they produce valuable compounds such as biofuels or medicines. As chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Biotechnology he is a strong advocate for greater research to improve biotechnological applications and the need for public dialogue to map the associated risks and solutions.