Biographies of Speakers and Chairs

(in order of their occurence)

Opening ceremony – Opening address

Hwang-Sik Kim
ADeKo Chairman and former Prime Minister

  • Since 2015: ADeKo Chairman
  • 2015: President of 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade Organizing Committee
  • 2010–2013: Prime Minister, Republic of Korea
  • 2008–2010: Chairman, the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea
  • 2005–2008: Justice, the Supreme Court of Korea
  Opening ceremony – Welcome address

Congratulatory speech

Jong Guk Song
President of the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)

  • Since 2015: Fellow, Fiscal Policy Advisory Committee
  • Since 2014: 13th President of the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)
  • 2013–2015: Fellow, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)
  • Since 2013: Fellow, International Science Business Belt Council
  • Since 2012: Governing Board Member, International Research and Training Centre for Science and Technology Strategy (CISTRAT)

Plenary speaker and speaker in Session 1

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hubert Lakner
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IPMS

  • Cochair of the annual international SPIE conference on »Micro Opto Electro Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) and Miniaturized Systems«
  • Since 2011: Chair of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics
  • Since 2003: Director of the new Fraunhofer Institute of Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) which emerged from the former IMS Dresden
  • Since 2003: Professor for »Optoelectronic Devices and Systems« in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University Dresden

Plenary speaker

Dr. Heung-Nam Kim
Research Advisor at Korea Institute of Science and Technology -Europe and Regular Member in National Academy of Engineering of Korea

  • Since 2016: Research Advisor at KIST-Europe
  • 2010–2015: President of Institute of Embedded Engineering of Korea (IEMEK)
  • 2009–2015: President of Electronics &Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
  • 2008: Vice President, Strategy Planning Division, ETRI
  • 2004–2008: Vice President, Embedded Software Research Division, ETRI

Plenary speaker

Dr. Kuiwon Choi
Director of KIST Europe

  • Since 2015: Director of KIST Europe
  • 2011–2014: Director of Biomedical Res. Institute , KIST
  • 2004–2007: Director of Biomedical Res. Center, KIST
  • Since 1993: Senior Research Scientist at KIST
  • 2012: President of Korean Society of Biomechanics

Session 1 – Chair and keynote speaker

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Fettweis
Vodafone Chair Professor at the Technical University of Dresden

  • Since 1994: Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden (research on wireless transmission and chip design)
  • Coordination of 2 DFG centers at TU Dresden, cfAED and HAEC
  • He has spun-out ten start-ups, and setup funded projects of more than EUR 1/3 billion volume
  • As IEEE Fellow he has helped organizing IEEE conferences, most notably as TPC chair of IEEE ICC 2009, TTM 2012, and General Chair of VTC Spring 2013

Session 1 – Speaker

Prof. Dr. Frank Fitzek
Deutsche Telekom Chair Professor at the Technical University Dresden

  • Since 2014: Chair of the communication networks group at Technical University Dresden coordinating the 5G Lab Germany
  • Since 2003: Head of Mobile Devices and Future Vision Group at Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Main research focus: fifth generation mobile communications (5G), network coding (NC), compressed sensing (CS), software defined networks (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), and cloud computing (CC)

Session 2 – Speaker

Dr. phil. Jiyoung Suh
Research Fellow at Science & Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)

  • Research Fellow at Science & Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)
  • Since 2005 Researcher at STEPI (Center for Strategic Foresight/Innovation Policy)
  • Main research focus: Technology Assessment, Risk in Socio-Technological System, Innovation for Sustainability (Renewable Energy, Safety, Welfare)

Session 2 – Speaker

Dr. Sangwon Kim
Senior researcher at KIST Europe

  • Since 2010: Senior researcher at KIST Europe
  • 2005–2010: Senior research engineer at Hyudai Motor Company
  • 1998–1999: Researcher at Institute of Advanced Machine and Design at Seoul National University
  • 2005, Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University
  • 1998, MS, Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University
  • 1995, BS, Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University

Session 3 – Moderator

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Manfred Martin
Head of Institute, Institute of Physical Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • Rector’s delegate for cooperation with Korea
  • At Seoul National University, Korea he was WCU Professor and is now Adjunct Professor
  • He has more than 30 years of experience in education and research of physical chemistry of solids as well as service at department, faculty and university level
  • Current research focusses on materials for energy conversion, resistive switching, solid-state reactions, secondary ion mass spectrometry, and computer simulations as well
  • He received the Carl-Wagner Award and has been elected as member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • He has published of more than 200 scientific papers in international, refereed journals and has supervised more than 50 Ph.D. students

Session 3 - Keynote speaker

Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries
Director of the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITAI of RWTH Aachen University

  • Since 2001: Professor at RWTH Aachen University for textile machinery
  • Director of the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITAI of RWTH Aachen
  • Since 2013: Member of the International Advisory Board Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
  • Since 2010: Academic Director UNITECH International


Session 4 – Speaker

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Hirzinger
Director at DLR’s institute of “Robotics and Mechatronics”

  • Since 1992: Director at DLR’s institute of “Robotics and Mechatronics,” one of the biggest and most acknowledged Institutes in the field worldwide (robot development for space and terrestrial applications, aircraft control and optimization, vehicle technology and medical technology)
  • He has published more than 400 papers in robotics, mainly on robot sensing, sensory feedback, mechatronics, man-machine interfaces, telerobotics and space robotics
  • He was prime investigator of the space robot technology experiment ROTEX, the first remotely controlled robot in space, which flew onboard shuttle COLUMBIA in April 1993

Session 4 – Speaker

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Mikolajick
Chair of Nanoelectronic Materials at the Technical University of Dresden

  • Since 2010 cluster coordinator of cool silicon leading edghe cluster
  • Since 2009 scientific director of NaMLab gGmbH a TU Dresden company and Professor for Nanoelectronic Materials at TU Dresden
  • Since 2005 speaker of the German working group “materials for nonvolatile memories”
  • 1996–2006 R&D positions in Semiconductor industry at Siemens Semiconductor, Infineon, Qimonda. Last position: Principal Flash Memory Technology

Session 5 – Chair

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jaeyoung Lee
ADeKo Senior Board Member 

  • Since 2013: ADeKo Senior Board Member
  • Since 2008: Vice Director, Ertl Center for Electrochemistry and Catalysis, GIST
  • Since 2007: Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, GIST
  • 2011–2014: AvH Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
  • 2004–2007: Senior scientist, Fuel Cell Research Center, KIST
  • 2002–2004: Senior researcher, Environment and Energy Research Division, RIST/POSCO
  • 2001: Dr. rer. nat., FHI der MPG & FU Berlin

Session 5 – Keynote speaker
Dr. Moo Sang Kim
President of the Hyundai Motor Europe technical Center

  • Since 2014: President of the Hyundai  Motor Europe Technical Center, Germany
  • Since 2013: Vice president, R&D Division, HMC
  • Since 2000: HoD, Director for Testing , R&D Division, Hyundai Motor Company, Korea
  • 1993–1999: Chief Engineer & Full time Lecturer, Siegen University, Germany

Session 5 – Speaker

Prof. Dr. Rolf Hempelmann
Professor in the Department of Physical Chemistry at Saarland University and Energy Research at KIST Europe

  • Since 1993: Chair of Physical Chemistry , Saarland University
  • Until 2015: Coordination of 2 EU projects and 1 SFB, Co-owner of 1 Company
  • Since 2014: Research Fellow at KIST Europe
  • Since 2010: President of LernortLabor – Bundesverband der Schülerlabore
  • Since 2008: Chairman of Transfercentre Nano-Electrochemistry at Saarland University

Session 6 – Speaker

Prof. Hyeon-Min Bae
Associate Professor at the faculty of the electrical engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea

  • 2013: he founded OBElab, Inc. Seoul, Korea, a bio startup that manufactures portable functional brain imaging systems
  • 2010: he founded Terasquare, Inc., Seoul, South Korea, a venture-funded fabless semiconductor start-up which provided low power all digital 100 Gb/s IC solutions (Teresquare, Inc. was acquired by Gigpeak (NYSE:GIG) in 2015)
  • 2007 – 2009: He was with Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), Sunnyvale, CA, USA, after its acquisition of Intersymbol Communications Inc.
  • 2001 – 2007: He led the analog and mixed-signal design aspects of OC-192 MLSE based EDC ICs at Intersymbol Communications, Inc, Champaign, IL, USA
  • Research interests: wide range of topics in wireline communication and medical imaging systems
  • Awards: Excellence Award from the National Academy of Engineering of Korea in 2013 and the 2006 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award 

Session 6 – Speaker

Prof. Jong-Ho Lee
Professor in the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seoul National University

  • IEEE Fellow and a Lifetime Member of Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea(IEEK)
  • Invented bulk FinFET, Saddle FinFET (or bCAT) for DRAM cell, and NAND flash cell string with virtual source/drain
  • 1998–1999: Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
  • 1994–1998: Invited Member of Technical Staff, ETRI