President, Green Technology Center Korea (GTCK), Korea.
Plenary Panel 4: Building Public Aspirations for Socioeconomic Improvement through Gender-Based Technologies
Dr Changmo Sung is President of GTCK (Green Technology Center Korea). He was formerly a President of Hyosung Corporation, responsible for its R&D Business Institute from 2006-2011. Prior to that, he was President of Inje University in Korea’s Gyungnam Province from 2004-2006.He has also served on Korea’s Presidential Committee on Balanced National Development, the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning, and National Special Committee of Innovation Science Technology. Dr Sung was involved in planning and execution of Korean high technology clusters and commercialization for advanced regional economic development. He was also a tenured professor at University of Massachusetts, Lowell from 1993-2004, where he worked in the NSF Nanomanufacturing Center and Renewable Energy Research.
He has published more than 100 technical papers and presentations on materials and nanoengineering. He received his Ph.D. from Lehigh University, USA, and MS degrees from Ohio State University and Seoul National University in the materials engineering field. GTCK is a government research institution to coordinate and advise green growth policies to related ministries and agencies, in particular for Korea’s interdepartmental green technologies R&D. GTCK aims to be Korea’s main gateway for global green technology cooperation and has recently been working with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), CityNet, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).