Courses Taught

o Graduate level: Biomolecular Engineering, Advanced Biochemical Engineering, Enzyme Engineering, Biotechnology Fundamentals and Application
o Undergraduate level: Biotechnology Manufacturing, Fermentation Science, Transport Phenomena, Chemical Engineering Kinetics, Chemical Engineering Laboratory, Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology Plant Design, Bioseparation

Faculty Membership in Graduate Programs (at UC-Davis)

o Chemical Engineering & Material Science (CHMS), Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB)
o Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), Microbiology (MIC), and Food Science (FST)


0. President, Dewey Consultants, Inc. 2013-
1. Invited Fulbright Distinguished Professor Lectureship, College of Biosystems and Biotechnology and College of Pharmaceutical Science, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, (US Department of State Grant) 2012 -13
2. Invited Distinguished Professorship and Advisor to the President for Industry-government-academia Programs, Nara Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Kyoto, Japan, 2011 – 2012
3. Director of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering Programs, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 2000 – 2002
4. President, Korean-American Community Association of Greater Sacramento, 1996 – 1998
5. President and Vice-President, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association, Washington, D.C. 1993 -1996
6. Professor and Director of Biochemical Engineering Program, (on leave from U C Davis) State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, 1992 – 1993
7. Distinguished Visiting Professor, International Center for Biotechnology, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, 6 mo. each in 1985, 1995, & 2007
8. Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, 1989
9. Maynard Amerine Endowed Chair Professor and Director of Biochemical Engineering Program, University of Caliornia, Davis, CA 1982-
10. Senior Visiting Research Associate, U.S. National Academy of Science – National Research Council Research Associateship, U. S. Army Natick Research Laboratory, Natick, MA, 1978 – 1979
11. Professor and Director of Biochemical Engineering Program, (on leave from KAIST) The Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, 1976
12. Professor and Chairman, also a Founding Member of KAIST, Departments of Chemical Engineering and of Biological Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, 1973 – 1982
13. Associate Professor, Departments of Chemical Engineering and Applied Biological Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1972 – 1973
14. Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1969 – 1972
15. Senior Research Engineer, Squibb Institute for Medical Research (now Bristol-Myer Squibb), Princeton, NJ. 1967-1972

Research Publications, Patents, and Special Service

o 224 Scientific research publications
o 16 patents
o 311 invited lectures and presentations
o Wide range of professional services including: Consulting services for more than 18 biotechnology industries, 24 universities, and 3 governments

Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Scientists Trained:

o 82 PhD and MS Graduate students and 32 Postdoctoral scientists and engineers

Areas of Research Interest

o Biochemical Engineering with Biomolecular Engineering emphasis
o Bio-pharmaceutical Biotechnology
o Metabolic Pathway Engineering
o Quantitative Systems Biology for analyses of gene expression and secretion of recombinant gene products
o Recombinant and non-Recombinant Fermentation Technology
o Mammalian Cell Culture Technology for production of therapeutic proteins
o Gene Regulation and Protein Expression of Adult Stem Cells for controlled proliferation and therapeutic applications
o Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology for production and biotransformation of high-value-added products
o Agricultural Biotechnology for production of nutraceuticals from agricultural resources
o Food biotechnology and supply chain technology
o Environmental Biotechnology for bioremediation
o Bioprocess Technology Development for biorefining of renewable resources and biofuel production

Editorial Board Member
(Selected ones only after 1980)

o Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 1981-
o Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 1980-2007
o Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, (also Advisory Board) 1986-
o Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, 1996-

Advisory Committee Member, Board Member, or Directorship: (Selected ones only after 1980)

1. U.S. National Academy of Science, National Research Council, Committee on Environmental Science and Resources Recovery, 1980-1982
2. U.S. National Academy of Science, National Research Council, Committee on Bioprocess Engineering, 1991-1992
3. University of California System-wide Biotechnology Research and Education Program, Executive Committee, 1993-1996
4. International Enzyme Engineering Conferences, Advisory Board, 1977-1984
5. United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Advisory Committee, 1981-1986
6. United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization, Expert Panel, 1986-1987
7. Bio-Expo Conferences, Advisory Board, 1985-1986
8. National Institute of Health, Reviewer and Special Study Groups, 1986 –
9. 9th International Biotechnology Symposium: Harnessing Biotechnology for the 21st Century, Washington, DC, 1992
10. National science Foundation, Reviewer and Special Study Groups, 1984 –
11. Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers, Division of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, 1978-
12. Advisory Board. U C Davis, Biotechnology Advisory Committee, 1988-2000
13. NIH-National Institute for General Medicinal Science, Biotechnology Training Program at UC Davis, Co-Director, 1991- 1999
14. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Competitive Training Program in National Need Area; Bioprocess Engineering of High Value Added Product from Agricultural Resources at U C Davis, Director, 1994-1998
15. International Biochemical Engineering Conferences, Advisory Committee, 2002-2003
16. Advisory Committee, Brain Korea 21st Century Program, 2004 –
17. Director of Biochemical Engineering Program, University of California, Davis, CA 1986-

Professional Societies Membership

o American Chemical Society
o American Institute of Chemical Engineers
o American Society for Microbiology
o American Association for the Advancement of Science
o Japanese Society of Bioscience and Biotechnology
o Korean Society of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
o American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering,
o American Society of Biological Engineering