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Prof. Fred Young Phillips


Prof. Fred Young Phillips is a professor of University of New Mexico and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, USA. He received a Ph.D from University of Texas at Austin in 1978. He has been Vice Provost for Research at Alliant International University, Associate Dean at Maastricht School of Management, and Research Director of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. As far as his experiences of an editor are concerned, he is also an author of 65 peer-reviewed articles, a frequent WTA speaker and an author of book on Technopolis. He is currently serving as an Editor-in-Chief of the Technological Forecasting & Social Change, a member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Technology Management for Growing Economies and involved in Scientific Board of the Journal of CENTRUM  Cathedra.
His area of expertise is technology assessment and forecasting; High-tech regional economic development.
Prof. Deog-Seong Oh
Prof.Deog-Seong Oh is currently the president of Chungnam National University, Korea (2016.02 ~ 2020.02), and a professor of College of Engineering at Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea and Secretary General of World Technopolis Association (WTA) which consists of 80 member cities in 40 countries (2011). He has been involved in WTA as a Chairman of the Academic Committee since 1997 and is acting in the role of General Secretary Since 2004. WTA is currently doing the cooperative projects of Science City governance with UNESCO. In 2009, as a world leader of the scientific organization, he was registered at “the Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2009” by the Marquis Who's Who LLC as well as “2000 Outstanding Intellectulals of 21st Century" by the IBC (International Biographical Center, Cambridge, ENGLAND). He received a Master of Urban Planning in 1979 and a Master of Science in Architecture from Seoul National University, Korea in 1981. He got a PhD degree in Urban Planning from
Hanover University, Germany in 1989. He did his post-doctoral research at University of Sheffield, UK in 1993. He joined the faculty of spatial planning at University of Dortmund as a visiting professor in 2002-2004.
He also acted as the executive director of The Regional Development Research Institute (RDRI) for 7 years from 1995, which did important work for regional innovation in Daejeon City and Chungnam province. He was asked by the President Chungnam National University to management the university as provost. In 2003, Deog-Seong Oh was elected Dean of the Planning and Information of Chungnam National University. In the following years, he pursued a clear strategy of globalization for the university.
Associate Editors-in-Chief
Dr. Malcolm John Parry
Dr. Malcolm John Parry has been a Director of the Research Park, University of Surrey from 1983 to present.
He has published over 40 papers on Science Parks and contributed a significant number of chapters and got the first and second editions of the UKSPA and the Planning Development and Management of Science Parks edited, which were published respectively in 1999 and 2006. He also is an active expert for UNESCO and the United Nations Economic Commission to Europe (UNECE) for which organizations he has undertaken missions related to science and technology parks and advised a number of governments on this subject and that of innovation policy. And he has had papers accepted and presented these to WTA workshops for the last 20 years and for the last 10 years at International Science Park Association, which is an annual conferences on a wide range of topics related to science parks and their role in economic development, business incubation and innovation.He made a substantive contribution to the UNECE report on innovation in the accession countries and to the Innovation Review for Kazakhstan published in 2011.
Prof. Byung-Joo Kang
Prof. Byung-Joo Kang is currently a professor of the College of Social Science at Hannam University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, and director of the UNESCO-WTA Center for Science City Governance since 2007. He received a Master of Environmental Planning in 1981 from Seoul National University and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from University of Wisconsin -Madison, U.S.A. in 1985. He got a PhD degree in Urban and Regional Planning at University of Wisconsin- Madison, U.S.A. in 1989. He also acted as an executive director of Regional Development Research Institute (RDRI) for 5 years from 1997 which did important work for regional innovation in Daejeon City and Chungnam province. He was elected as a dean for College of Social Science, Hannam University in 2010 and appointed as a dean for Graduate School of Administration and Welfare by the President of Hannam University in 2011. His recent research interest involves 'green growth' and knowledge and technology convergence. He presented a few articles on 'green growth and green technology industries', and some papers on the 'technology convergence' are under preparation.
Prof. Avvari V. Mohan
Avvari V. Mohan is an Associate Professor and Director of MSc programmes at the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) in the University of Nottingham - Malaysia Campus (UNMC). He received his doctorate in Marketing and Innovation from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore following which he visited South Korea on a Research Fellowship at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Prior to joining UNMC, he served as a member of the Faculty of Management at Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia. 
His research interests are in the areas of Strategy, Innovation and Sustainable Development/CSR. He is particularly in collaborations or linkages firmsdevleop with other organisations for Innovation and Sustainable Development/CSR. He served as a recourse person for WTA-UNESCAP, as a Council Member of the Consumer Forum (CFM) for the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Industry and recently as Innovation Auditor for MIGHT, Malaysia.
Prof. Byung Su Kang
Prof. Byung-Su Kang is a professor of College of Social Science in Chungnam National University and of College of Social Science in Chungnam National University.
He is serving as the president of Korea Urban Management Association and an advisor of the Advisory Committee, Korea Ministry of Land, Transport, and Maritime Affairs.
Prof. Byungho Oh
Prof. Byungho Oh is currently a visiting professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management. He received a Ph.D in Urban and Regional Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He was a registered professional engineer in Human Resource Development Service of Korea in 1991 and a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (RICS), United Kingdom in 2005. He has won a MIT Eloranta Fellowship, UROP Research award, SIGMA XI, Class of ’70 Research Award, and MIT Graduate Award from MIT in 1974 and 1975.
Prof. Chien-yuan Lin
Prof. Chien-Yuan Lin is a Professor in the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning at the National Taiwan University and deputy mayor of Taipei.
His major research areas include industrial/business park planning & development, technology-park and local development and land-use planning and control systems. Within these areas he has published more than 35 journal papers, 70 conference papers, and 44 research reports since 1987. Most of his publications are related to national industrial park development policy and planning. He received a B.A. in land economics from the National Chengchi University, Taiwan; and M.E. in urban planning from the National Taiwan University and a Ph.D. in transportation planning from the University of Washington.
Prof. Chul-Joo Cho
Prof. Cheol-Joo Cho is a Professor in of Urban and Regional Planning at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Cheongju University, Korea. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture and a Master of City Planning from Seoul National University, and a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University. His areas of interest cover planning theory, urban modeling, and policy evaluation.
His research has been published in Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Land Use Policy, Papers in Regional Science, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, The Annals of Regional Science and Urban Studies.
Dr. Dae-Im Kang
Kang, Dae-Im is the 11th presidency of KRISS(Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science). He has studied on measurement standard at KRISS (Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science) since 1982, and was awarded the scientist for the month in developing assessment technology on force standard in 2002.
He is charging the principal of International Measurement Confederation(IMEKO) and is leading international measurement standard since 2009. "The purpose of study is creating value and improving the quality of life", he has always answered the question why he studies. He is interested in developing helpers who can help the handicapped through research in interface between human and technology fusion nowadays. He informs the public of why we need well-intentioned technology and finally turn not only researcher and public officer but also the public on the technology.
Dr. Darius Mahdjoubi

Dr. Darius Mahdjoubi is Research Associate at the IC2 Institute of UT Austin, Adjunct Professor at the MBA Entrepreneurship program of St. Edward’s University in Austin, and Visiting Professor at the Art and Technology Institute (ATEC) of UT Dallas. He currently is active in the studies related to the development of Action Business Planning, which is a migration from formal business plans, and Paradigms of Innovation, which is an alternative approaches to the R&D outlook of technology development. He studies, teaches and provides consulting services on Business Ideation, and Innovation Commercialization. He is also a professional engineer and focuses his practice in management of innovation, engineering management, intrapre neurship, and factory design.

Prof. David V. Gibson
Dr. Gibson is Associate Director, IC2 (Innovation, Creativity, Capital) Institute. His Ph.D. is from Stanford University with an emphasis in organizations, communication, and innovation. During 2000-2001, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal. He teaches Knowledge/Technology Transfer and Adoption in IC2's MSSTC degree program. He is Director of the UT-Austin/Portugal International Collaboratory for Emerging Technologies (CoLab) and University Technology Enterprise Network (UTEN).
Dr. Gibson's research and publications focus on the management of technology/knowledge; cross-cultural communication and management, and the growth and impact of regional technology centers worldwide. His journal and book publications have been translated into Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Finnish, Norwegian, and Portuguese.
Prof. Dong-Hoon Oh
Prof. Dong-Hoon Oh is a professor of dept. of Urban Administration, University of Seoul. He received a MS in Real Estate from The Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D in City and Regional Planning from Ohio State University. His Dissertation title was "Housing Budget Share, Housing Expenditure, and Housing Affordability of US Urban Households by Housing Tenure” And He act as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the Korean Urban Management Association.
Prof. Eberhard Becker
Eberhard Becker studied Mathematics and Physics at the University of Hamburg, Germany, from 1964 until 1970 and received his Diploma in Mathematics in 1970. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics in 1972 from the University of Hamburg and in 1976, he finished his habilitation at the University of Koeln.His scientific career was characterized through numerous invitations as guest professor to universities and research institutes all over the world.Eberhard Becker was engaged from 1986 until 2001 as editor of the MathematischeZeitschrift (Managing director from 1990 on) and from 1995 until 2001 as Editor of the Springer Series “Algorithms and Computation in Mathematics”. He was coordinator and participant of European Research Networks, as well as of a research cluster and a graduate school on the subject of “data security”
In 2002, Eberhard Becker was elected Rector of the University of Dortmund. In the following, he pursued a clear strategy of internationalization for the university.
In 2005, he was elected Chairman of the University Presidents’ Conference of the World Technopolis Association WTA, and reconfirmed as such in 2009. In 2006, he was re-elected as Rector of the University of Dortmund. From 2005 through 2008 he was Chairman of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities ECIU. At present he is member of the Executive Board of the International Association of University Presidents IAUP.
Prof. Gi-Don Ahn
Prof. Gi-Don An is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Chungnam National University, South Korea and has been an assistant research at the Korea Institute of Industrial Economics & Trade, South Korea from 2006 to 2009. He obtained a Ph.D in Economics from West Virginia University in 2005. He also has been a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Toledo, USA from 2005 to 2006.
Prof. Hak-Min Kim
Prof. Hak-Min Kim is a professor of Public Administration in Soonchunhyang University and has been acting as a role of the President and CEO in Chungnam Techno Park (CTP) Foundation, Korea from 2007 to 2010. He obtained a Ph.D in Political Economy and a M.S of Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas, USA.
His areas of expertise include Technology/Science Park Development and Operation, Business Development by Tech Commercialization & Biz Incubation, Venture Capital Investment for IPO (Initial Public Offering) and Economic Development Policy for International, National and Regional Levels.
Developing theories of foreign direct investment, technology diffusion, and regional innovation system, he has been applying the theories to the real world as the director of business incubation center (1999-2003), as the president of entrepreneurial education institute (2003-2005) and as the president & CEO of technology park (2007-2010).
With various consulting works to the Presidents of Korea Republic, UNESCO, WTA (World Technolpolis Association), and IASP (International Science Park Association), he has solid global networks with top professionals in the knowledge-driven economic development field.
Dr. Hamad Al Hashemi
As General Manager & Managing Director of Dubai Institute of Technology, Dr. Hamad Al Hashemi has led the growth and development of the region's first Science and Technology Park in Dubai as a Special Economic Zone. He is Vice President and a Board Member of the Executive Committee of World Technopolis Associations (WTA), and the President of Arab & Africa Region for WTA as well.
With more than 19 years of experience in Government and Semi-Government Organizations, Dr. Hamad focused on cultivating an R&DI eco-system where local and global technology-driven businesses can foster close ties with each other and jointly contribute to creating a Sustainable Knowledge Based Economy. He developed his own Matrix of Expertise through Local and International experience in both Etisalat UAE vs. Mobily KSA.
Dr. Al Hashemi has obtained his Doctoral of Engineering (Dr. -Ing) certificate from the Technical University - Berlin, Germany about the “Intellectual Capital Based Management System” to be the first Program in the world towards an academic certificate in Science Parks Management. Dr. Hamad has also a MSc. Degree in Economics with Focus in Finance from Oklahoma State University, USA and Bachelor (BSc.) from UAE in Business Administration with Major in Banking.

Prof. Henning Jensen Pennington


Professor Henning Jensen Pennington is the Research Vice-President of University of Costa Rica since 2004.
He received his Diplom-Psychologe and Ph.D. Psychology at Albert Ludwig University, Germany. He wrote many books and papers in psychology, his recent paper’s title is “International Scientific Cooperation” and his primary research interests are Clinical Psychology, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Psychoanalysis, Transcultural Psychology, War Trauma and History.
DR Herbert Chen
Mr. CHEN Hongbo is the Deputy Director of Tsinghua University Science Park, the Tsinghua University Science Park Development Centre in Beijing. He is in charge of international affairs and internal operations of Tsinghua Science Park. He studied Engineering from Tsinghua University, and a Masters of Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a fluent Mandarin, English and Thai speaker.
He was not only in charge of daily operation of the TusPark Research institute, but also contribute a lot on setting and operating of the science park’s comprehensive value-added service system. TusPark now becomes the biggest university science park in the world, and most well known one in China.
There are around 600 international and local start up Hi-tech companies located in TusPark Beijing and its 20 subsidiary parks all over China.Herbert is also in charged on foreign affairs, He visited many science parks in other countries and regions i.e. Australia, USA, UK, Fenland, France, Germany India, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and also receiving thousands of the visitors from over sea’s every year.
Dr. Hyang Sook Yoo
Ph.D. Hyang-Sook Yoo is a senior scientist at Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), and an adjunctive professor at University of Science & Technology(UST) and at Chungman National University. She obtained a M.A in Biological Science from University of California in 1979 and a Ph.D in Molecular biology from University of Pittsburg in 1985. Her areas of expertise include Cancer genomics and Molecular biology. She won National Science and Technology MERIT award.
Dr. Hye-Ran Hwang
Dr. Hye-Ran Hwang is the Director of Metropolitan Management Division in Daejeon Development Institute. She received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in SPRU (Science and Technology Research Unit) in University of Sussex, UK in 1999 and served as a senior research fellow in Science and Technology Policy Institute in Korea during 1990~1999. She was a research professor at Information & Communication University 2001~2003. Dr. Hwang s research interests include innovation cluster policy, commercialization of basic and generic technology and evolutionary process of innovation system. Particular issues of concerns are post catch-up strategies of late industrialized countries in aspects of national, sectoral and regional innova tion system.
Dr. Hyo-Suk Lim
Dr. Hyo-Suk Lim is the Head of Satellite Data Cal/Val Department in Korea Aerospace Research Institute.
She received a M.S in Atmospheric Science from Seoul National University and a Ph.D in Meteorology from Texas A&M. She has been involved in Committee of KS Aeronautics & Space Council from 1999 to 2005 and Committee of Huge Science & Technology, National Science & Technology Commission.
She has been playing as a role of an Ambassador of Science & Technology, and Honorable Supervisor of Equal Employment Opportunity of man & woman. She was granted a Testimonial from Ministry of Science & Technology for the Success of KOMPSAT -1 and awarded Monthly Honor of Science & Technology from Daejeon City for Young Generation Science & Technology.
Prof. In-Soo Suh
In-Soo Suh is currently serving as an associate professor in the Cho Chun Shik Graduate School for Green Transportation, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea. His expertise and research fields are the electric vehicle system technology with wireless and conductive charging infrastructure strategy, the vehicle system integration focused on electrical power train, NVH and structural acoustics, and the green transportation technology for future urban application related with the smart grid and communication technology.
In addition to Dr. Suh’s 15-year industrial experiences in global automotive OEM’s with Chrysler Corporation and GM Korea, he pursues to expand his career in academia with emphasis on applied engineering research and education in green mobility. Dr. Suh holds a Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, in Mechanical Engineering, majored in structural acoustics. He obtained his bachelor and master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. He has been a general member of SAE since 1991, an organizing committee member of SAE Noise and Vibration Conference from 2001, and a member of SAE TIR J2954 standard, Wireless Charging of Electric and Plug-in Hybrid.
Prof. Jong-Duk Kim
Prof. Jong-Duk Kim is a professor of Chemical &Biomolecular Engineering in KAIST. He obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Florida after receiving a M.S in Chemical Engineering from KAIST.
He was a visiting professor in Purdue University and in Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison respectively from 2001 to 2002 and in 1989.
His areas of interests include Colloidal nanodoctor for drug and contrast agent delivery and multiscale layered interface materials for energy storage, LCD and magnetic Devices and he peruses research about Nanoparticles for theragnosis and cosmeceutics, which includes Nanodoctor delivery, Stimuli-responsive and valve membranes and Colloidal mucoadhesive materials, and Layered structures for energy conversion and storage including Layered structures and Alignment layers and dynamic grating. He has been acting as a role of the director of Energy Environment Research Center from 2010 to present.
Prof. Jong-in Choi
Professor /Ph.D Jong-in Choi is a professor of business administration at Hanbat National University, Korea and the Director of DaedeokInnopolis Venture Association. He earned an MBA from Korea University and a PhD in Organizational Theory/Human Resource Management from Korea University. He has act as a visiting scholar in North Carolina State University from 2003 to 2009. His areas of expertise cover Management of Technology, Technology Commercialization and Incubator Management. He wrote many books and reports titles as Principle of Management, Pakyoungsa(in Korean, 1997), Entrepreneurial Marketing, translated in Korean, 2003, Digital Power, Samsung Research Institute(2004), Principle of Management, KNOU(2005), R&D Planning, KOITA(2008), High-end elder’s utilization and absorptive capacity in Daejeon, Daejeon Development Institute(2008), R&D program design for world class scientist and future promising scientist, Korean Research Foundation(2010), Technology Commercialization of Bio Cluster, KRIBB(2010), Japanese Kyoto-based SME Innovation Case Study, Korea Workplace Innovation Center(2010)
Prof. Joochul Kim
Prof. JOOCHUL KIM is an associate professor in School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, and academic program coordinator (Undergraduate BSP Program).
His major responsibilities include coordinating undergraduate urban planning and advising all undergraduate students on curriculum development, their areas of interests, and potential independent project topics. He works with local planning agencies and firms for possible studio projects as well as internships for students. He is active in identifying and recruiting potential students especially for minority students. He visits high schools to introduce academic programs and inform recruitment purposes. He has a close relation with the Planning Accreditation Board to address any requirements for maintaining undergraduate academic program accreditation. He also works on planning and shaping undergraduate planning program for future curriculum and academic program development with collaboration from the faculty as well as identifying future program areas to new faculty hires.
Prof. Jun Yamashita
He graduated Lund University(Ph.D.), Sweden and teaching Environmental Sutes at Nagasaki University from April 2000. He is a member of the editorial board of “Geographical Review of Japan” (in English), The Association of Japanese Geographers(from April 2008) and a member of the board of representatives, GIS
Association of Japan.
His research interests are chiefly dedicated to urban environmental policies in the member states of European Union, mainly the Scandinavian countries, and the EU itself.
His future research is directed to explicate mechanisms of regional innovation systems based on green technologies, which created some green clusters in European sustainable cities, and determinants on transfer of such technology to cities and city regions in both developed and developing countries.
Prof. Kamau Gachigi
Dr. Kamau Gachigiis a Chair and Coordinator in University of Nairobi Science and Technology Park Steering Committee. In addition, he has been serving as the Director of University of Nairobi Fab Lab from 2008 to present and as a lecturer and researcher in Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at University of Nairobi from 1999 to present. He is a member of faculty of Fab Academy, which was founded by Prof. Gershenfeld in Media Lab Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received a PhD in Solid State Science, IMRL, from Pennsylvania State University (USA). He has developed a draft implementation plan detailing strategic thematic areas for Kenya from 2008 to 2009.
Dr. Kyoungyong Jee
Dr. Kyoungyong Jee is currently the Vice President (Technology Strategy research Div.) of ETRI. He received a master’s degree in Economics and a Ph.D in Economics from Hanyang University. He has been a member of advisory group of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea and advisory group of Consumer Protection Board, Korea. He has published over 500 research papers, books and technical documents available in the fields of Telecommunication, Internet, Broadband Network, Tariff Strategies, Smart Media and convergence. The areas of expertise cover Technology diffusion policy, Business modeling for new technology and Economic analysis for R&D.
Dean/Prof. Miyakawa Yasuo
He is the Professor Emeritus of Kyushu University, Fukuoka Japanand the Trustee and Dean of the faculty of Contemporary JapaneseStudies, Kogakkan University, Ise Japan. He received his doctoratein Geography for the graduate school of Tohoku University in 1977. He worked with Professor A. Mabogunji, Chairman of International Geographers Association, Professor Jean Gottmann, head professorof school of Geography, University of Oxford, Professor Oh Deog-song of Chugnam University and H.Ginkel Rector of United Nations University.
In the academic fields, he has been a member of International Union Commission of the Organization of Labor and Regional; councilor and auditor of the Human Geographers Association, and Chief secretary and councilor of the Economic Geographers Association and the councilor of the Japanese Geographers Association and the chairman of Association of the Contemporary Japanese Studies. International Adviser of Association of International Urban Economy, International Adviser and editor of Sistema Terra(1989-), Regional Development Institute of Ben-Gurion University, Geo Journal, Regional  Development Studies of UNCRD and World Technopolis Review(2011-).
Prof. Peter Jeong
Peter Jeong has been affiliated with Bloomfield College since 1989, when he held the position of Coordinator and Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems. He was Instructor of Computer Science at New York University from 1987 to 1989. He was appointed to his current position in July 1997. As Computer Scientist, Dr. Jeong has done extensive research in database management, systems analysis and design, operating systems, data communications and networks, programming languages, webpage design, and Internet technologies. He is also proficient in many operating systems, hardware platforms, and software applications. Dr. Jeong is a Cisco Certified Instructor, Regional Academy Instructor, Networking Associate, and Networking Professional.
Peter Jeong received a B.A. in English from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; an M.A. in Computational Linguistics from MIT; an M. Phil. in Computational Linguistics from New York University; and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University. In 2005, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in Peru; in 2006 an honorary doctorate of philosophy from Mongolia International University in Mongolia; in 2005 was made an honorary professor at Richardo Palma University in Peru; and in 2006 an honorary professor at Universitate Transilvania din Brasov in Romania.
Prof. Robert Hassink
Robert Hassinkis Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Kiel in Germany. After receiving his PhD in 1992 from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, he has worked as a research fellow, consultant, assistant and temporary professor at several research institutes and universities in the Netherlands, Germany, Oslo and South Korea. Over the years he has carried out various research projects on regional innovation policies, industrial restructuring and regional economic development in Western Europe and East Asia, particularly South Korea, which have been sponsored by, among others, the European Science Foundation, the German Research Foundation, the Research Council of Norway, several Directorate-Generals of the European Commission, the World Bank and the OECD. He has published widely in English, Dutch, German, French and Korean and is author and co-author of nine books and official research reports, 16 chapters in edited volumes, 27 articles in journals included in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and 19 articles in other journals. From 2006 until 2011 he was editor of the Critical Surveys Section of the journal Regional Studies.
Prof. S. Ravi P. Silva
Professor Ravi Silva BA MA PhD FREng CEng CPhys FIEE FInst PFRSA is the Director of the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) at the University of Surrey and heads the Nano-Electronics Centre (NEC).
Prof. Silva has recently concluded one of the most successful Portfolio Partnership awards for £6.68m with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) on Integrated Electronics and at present is working closely with E.On on fourth generation hybrid solar cells for large area deployment. He is working with the Royal Academy of Engineering and colleagues in India on the large scale deployment of solar technologies in India.
In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences Sri Lanka for contributions to science, and setting up two private-public partnerships to exploit nanotechnology as a vehicle from which to create wealth for the nation that will allow for poverty alleviation in the country. By introducing high technology in to the manufacturing base in Sri Lanka he has spearheaded a drive to introduce innovation and competitiveness in to the industrial sector within the country. He was a member of the EPSRC Nanotechnology Task Force and Technology Opportunities Panel (TOP), and a founder member of the Nanotechnology Task Force in the United Kingdom chaired by Dr Ian Gibson MP.
Prof. Sangryoung Cha
He is the associate professor of regional planning and local development at the Department of Regional Policy, University of Nagasaki, Japan. Also, he teaches economic geography at the Graduate School of Economics. His interest in science parks or technopolises began in 1997 when he explored some science parks in UK with sponsorship from LG Corp., and then he assisted some projects for the model technology park development initiated by Korean government.
Through a series of experiences, his interest shifted from the site planning of science park to the spatial agglomeration of innovative capabilities and the systematic inclination in it. Especially, he has had big interest in policies and schemes that design ‘the place and system’ for regional or local innovation as a value creation through new knowledgeable and social combinations. His academic interest covers a wide range of disciplines such as geography, economics, sociology, technology philosophy, business and public administration, and policy studies to formulate his own theory of policy for regional innovation system including original ideas of place, structure, and mechanism of it.
Prof. Shiann-Far Kung sfkung@mail.ncku.edu.tw Dr. Shiann-Far Kung is the director of division of International Student Affairs, Office of International Affairs, National Cheng Kung University from 2010 to present also has been serving as an associate professor in Institute of Creative Industry Design, National Cheng Kung University from 2006 to now. He received a PhD from the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, England, UK after completing a M.S. from division of Human Settlement Development. Asian Institute of Technology(1985-1986) and M.A. Graduate Institute of Urban and Regional Planning, Chinese Culture University(1977-1979).
The areas of his expertise include Metropolis plan, High tech industry research, Landscape plan and Community planning
Prof. Shi-Chul Lee
Prof. Shi-Chul Lee is an associate professor of the Department of Public Administration at Kyungpook National University, Korea. He received a master’s degree in Public Administration from Seoul National University and a PhD in Urban Design & Planning from University of Washington, USA. He has been involved in University of Massachusetts Amherst, U.S.A for Fulbright Lecturing and as a research professor from Sep. 2009 to Dec. 2010.
He was awarded Fulbright Scholarship for Lecturing and Research and won a “Best Article of the Year” award in Korean Association of Governmental Studies in 2009. He currently acts as an editing board member, Korea Public Administration Review (~2007) and Korea Public Administration Quarterly(~2008. 3). He wrote book title Sustainable City Regions(Springer, 2008), Performance-related Pay Policies for Government Employees(in 12 OECD countries) (OECD Asia Center, 2008)
Prof. Suk-Chan Ko
Prof. Suk-Chan Ko has been a professor of the Dept. of City and Regional Planning at College of Social Science in Dankook University from 1993 to present and has been acting as a consultant to Chungnam Technopark, from 2000 to Present.
He received a PhD in City & Regional Planning from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after completing a MS in Community and Regional Planning in University of Texas at Austin.
His areas of interest and expertise are in the field of regional economic development, state and local policy, infrastructure finance, and science and technology. He teaches undergraduate courses on “Introduction to City Planning”, “History of Urban Development”, “Urban Economics”, and “Research Methods and graduate level courses on “Advanced Research Methods”, “Science & Technology Policy for Regional Development.”
He received a Ph.D in City & Regional Planning from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after completing a MS in Community and Regional Planning from University of Texas at Austin.
Prof. Sun Geun Kim
Prof. Sun Geun Kim is a professor of Dept. of Trade & Commerce in Daejeon University since 1998.
He received a PhD from Texas A&M University, USA after a MA from Rutgers University, USA. He has been a senior research fellow in Science & Technology Policy Institute from 1992 to 1999 and he is acting as the Chairman of Academic Committee in Korea Technology Innovation Association. His main research interests lies in innovation and Economics.
Dr. Umar Buba Bindir
Umar BubaBindir(PhD) completed his PhD(Doctoral Degree Programme in Machinery Design and Development Engineering) the prestigious Cranfield University, UK in 1991. He has the following main professional qualifications among others to his credit:/Chartered Engineer (CEng) - Professionally registered with European Engineering Council, United Kingdom./COREN Registered: - Professionally registered with Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. He is a thorough Technology Penetration Professional and an accomplished Engineer. His ingenuity and exquisite skills in ideas generation and innovate Project Development and Implementation easily stands him out in all his places of primary assignment. Presently he is the driving force behind the strategies to narrow the gap between academia and industry. He is currently the anchor person on the project to forge a Science, Technology and innovation Corridor along the 30-40Km airport road in Abuja.
Dr.Bindir's vast experience in the use of Technologies and Innovation in development work in the rural and Sub-urban setting is most relevant at this time of reforming the Nigerian economy to be among the top 20 in 2020.
Prof. Yasser R. Abdel Fattah
Prof. Yasser Refaat Abdel-Fattah is a professor of Biotechnology and the acting director of “City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications” MuCSAT and acting as an editorial board member of Journal of Basic Microbiology (WILEY-INTERSCIENCE), and Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ELSEVIER).
He received his PhD degree in 1997 from Microbiology department and the title of thesis is “Modeling of microbiological processes and Kinetic conversion rates in Saccaromycescerevisiae fermentation processes.
He was a visiting professor of Cornell University and a postdoctoral fellow at Hannover University. His main research interest lies in the industrial and environmental biotechnology.