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Prof. Sir Keith Burnett, CBE, FRS
Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield
Professor Sir Keith Burnett became Vice-Chancellor of the University on 1 October 2007. He is an eminent scientist with an outstanding leadership track record.
Before moving to Sheffield, Professor Burnett was Head of the Division of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences at the University of Oxford. Prior to that he was Chairman of Physics at Oxford, where he enjoyed a successful career of almost 20 years.

His academic career started in Colorado in the United States, as a research associate at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, he went on to become an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado. Professor Burnett was a Lecturer in the Physics Department at Imperial College for four years before returning to Oxford in 1987 as a university Lecturer in Physics and Fellow of St John's College.

[ Memberships ]
Professor Burnett was awarded a knighthood in the 2013 New Year's honours list for services to science and higher education.

He received a CBE for contributions to the scientific community in 2004 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001. His research is in the area of ultra-cold atomic physics.

Professor Burnett is a member of the Council of Science and Technology reporting to the Prime Minister and has offered independent advice to government on issues such as its review of postgraduate education. He has also been appointed to the Infrastructure Council which will advise the Treasury on major investments totalling up to £200 billion over five years, including on energy, transport, waste, flood, science, water and telecoms.

Professor Burnett also took on the role of Chair of the Universities and Colleges Employers Association, and is a member of Universities UK, Yorkshire Universities and the Russell Group. He led the N8 Group of Northern research-intensive universities and is Director of Worldwide Universities Network and Sheffield University Enterprises Limited. He is also a Director of Graduate Prospects Ltd, the Higher Education Careers Service Unit and a member of the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

"Impact of Novel Materials on CMOS and Display electronics"
Prof. John Robertson
CAPE, University of Cambridge
Professor John Robertson is a Professor of Electronic Engineering at Cambridge University, UK. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Physical Society and of the Materials Research Society. He received his BA degree in Natural Science from Cambridge University and his PhD in Physics from Cambridge University. After working in industry for 18 years, he joined the Engineering Department of Cambridge University in 1994. 

He has published about 600 journal papers, with over 33,000 citations and is a ISI highly cited author in Materials Science. His research interests are in electronic materials in general, such materials for the CMOS gate stack, high dielectric constant oxides, thin film transistors including amorphous semiconducting oxides, carbon nanotubes, graphene, diamond-like carbon and CVD processes. 

He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Physics, and has been on the Editorial Board of Physical Review Letters.
"Research, innovation and links with South Korea in physical sciences at Oxford University"
Prof. Patrick Grant FREng FIMMM
Deputy Head, MPLS Division, University of Oxford
Patrick Grant is the Cookson Professor of Materials and Deputy Head of the Maths, Physical and Life Sciences Division at Oxford University. He received a B.Eng in Materials Science from Nottingham University and a D.Phil in Materials from Oxford University. After holding a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and then Lectureship in the Department of Materials, Oxford University, he became Professor in 2004.  
He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2010. His research work involves close collaboration with industry, and his major research themes have been the manufacture of complex metallurgical alloys and the development of novel processes for the manufacture of energy storage devices based on nanotechnology. 
He was one of the founding academics of the Begbroke Science Park at Oxford University, now a major regional and international hub for innovation and close industrial-university collaboration. He was a member of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise panel for Materials and the UK Fusion Advisory Board (2007-12). He advises the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council through the Strategic Advisor Network and the Manufacturing the Future Strategic Advisory Team. He is a member of the Rolls-Royce Materials, Manufacture and Structures Advisory Board and the Constellium Scientific Council.
Mr. Yul-Rae Cho
Visiting research fellow, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
Yul-Rae Cho is a former Vice Minister of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), responsible for S&T and higher education. The MEST, as the new Korean Government launched last February, was divided into Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning and Ministry of Education. He has joined KIST last April as a visiting research fellow.									

1985. 2.  Bachelor in Law, SungKyunKwan University
1993. 2.  Master in Economics, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

[Major Professional Experience and Activities]
2012-2013. Vice Minister of Education, Science and Technology (MEST)
2011-2012. Assistant Minister, Office of Research Policy, MEST
2009-2010. Director-General, Policy Planning Bureau, MEST
2006-2007. Assistant Secretary to the President for Science & Technology
2003-2005. Visiting Fellow, DG Research, European Commission in Brussels
2001-2003. Director, Planning and Budget Division, Ministry of Science and Technology
1997-1999. Member of Coordination Committee, ISTC in Moscow, Russia
1996-1999. Science Attaché, Korean Embassy in Moscow, Russia
Head of Korean Delegation for the 56th IAEA General conference (Sep. 2012)
Chairperson, the Management Committee for launching of the 3rd NARO space vehicle (Jul. 2012~Feb.2013) 

Dr. Nam-Sung Ahn
President, Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning
Nam-Sung Ahn (Ph. D.) is President of KETEP (Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning). KETEP was established in May 2009 by the Korean government under “the Energy Act” to underpin the development of innovative energy technologies through the implementation of effective planning, evaluation, and management of national R&D programs for energy. Before he took the job at the KETEP, Dr. Ahn was Associate Professor for Technology Innovation at the Solbridge International School of Business. 

[ Education ]
1979. 2. Bachelor in Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University
1987. 5. Master in Nuclear Engineering, University of Wisconsin
1999. 6. Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

[ Major Professional Experience ]
2012. – Present President of KETEP
2009. – 2012. Associate Professor, Solbridge International School of Business, Woosong University
2008. – 2009. Principal Researcher, Business Research Institute, Korea Electric Power Corporation
2005. – 2008. Principal Researcher, Korea Electric Power Research Institute
2004. – 2006. President, Korea System Dynamics Society
2003. – 2004. Visiting Researcher, Electric Power Research Institute, USA
2000. – 2005. Head of Technology Policy Team, Korea Electric Power Research Institute
1992. – 1994. Visiting Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology , USA
"Microporous Organic Polymer Membranes"
Prof. Young Moo Lee
Provost and Senior Vice President, Hanyang University
Young Moo Lee(Ph. D.) is the Provost and Senior Vice President of Hanyang University, which was established in 1939 as the FIRST engineering college in Korea.

Now as one of top comprehensive universities in Korea, Hanyang has been producing specialists who have worked as the backbone of the nation's industrialization and modernization.
[ Education ]
Ph.D. Fiber & Polymer Science, North Carolina State University 1985
M.S. Polymer Engineering, Hanyang University 1979
B.S. Polymer Engineering, Hanyang University 1977

[ Career ]
2013 – Present, Provost and Senior Vice President of Hanyang University
2009 – 2013, Chairman of Energy Engineering Department, Hanyang University
2007 – Present, Hanyang Distinguished Professor, Hanyang University
1988 – 2010, Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University
1987 – 1988, Senior Polymer Chemist, 3M Center, 3M Corporation, St.Paul, MN, U.S.A. 

[ Professional Activities & Awards ]
2012, Kyung Aham Award, Kyung Aham Education and Culture Foundation, Korea
2012 – Present, President of Aseanian Membrane Society
2010 – Present, Visiting Chair Professor, Chung Yuan University, Taiwan; Harbin Institute of Technology, China; Ulsan University 
2004 – Present, Editor of the Journal of Membrane Science
2010, Prime Minister Award, National Grand Prize for Green Technology Award, Korea
2010, President of the Membrane Society of Korea
2004 – 2010, Executive Board Member of Board of Trustee, LG Chem, Ltd.
2007, Excellent Scientist Award, Ministry of Science and Technology 
2005 – 2007, Editorial Advisory Board of the Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, Member of National Academy of Engineering of Korea, Korean Polymer Society and Korean Chemical Engineering Society




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