2018 Danckwerts Lecture

Monday, October 29, 2018, 11:15am-12:15pm EDT

The Executive Editors of Chemical Engineering Science and the members of the selection committee are pleased to announce the 2018 Danckwerts Lecture will be presented by Dr. Sang Yup Lee.  

The P. V. Danckwerts Lecture was established in 1985 to honor Prof. Peter V. Danckwerts as a leading scholar in the field of chemical engineering, former Chairman of the Board of Chemical Engineering Science, and the past President of IChemE.  The Danckwerts Lecture is co-sponsored by Elsevier, AIChE, IChemE, and EFCE and is held in alternating years at the ECCE and AIChE meetings.

Biotechnology to Help Achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Sang Yup Lee, Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) officially known as “Transforming our world: the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development” is a set of 17 “Global Goals” defined by the United Nations. Biotechnology is uniquely poised to help address many of the challenges associated with achieving the SDGs. In this lecture, I will describe how biotechnology can help achieve these goals, in particular those related to “climate change”, “sustainable production”, and “improved health and wellbeing”. The strategies of systems metabolic engineering for the bio-based production of chemicals and materials will be presented with recent example products. Also, systems biological and machine learning approaches taken to solve some problems associated with the current drugs will also be presented.

Sang Yup Lee

Dr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Dean of KAIST Institutes, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He served as a Founding Dean of College of Life Science and Bioengineering. He has published more than 630 journal papers, 82 books/book chapters, and more than 680 patents, many of which licensed. He received numerous awards, including the National Order of Merit, National Science...Read more