Prof. Hyo Choi
Dr. Hyo Choi is meteorologist, environmental scientist and physical oceanographer with over 40 years experiences in numerical modeling researches as Overseas invited senior researcher by Korean Government of Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI (now, KIOST) of KAIST), Ministry of Science & Technology, a high-level Researcher (nominated by President of Korean Government) of National Fisheries & Research Development Institute (NFRDI), Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Fisheries, and Full Professor of Gangneung-Wonju National University. He obtained 2 Ph.D. degrees from Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA (1984) and College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing; China (2004). His research interests cover a variety of fields in Meteorology, Environmental Science & Engineering and Physical Oceanography.
He acted as not only Interpreter and Investigator of Korea Antarctic Scientific Expedition Team for two times (1985~1987), but also Korean Government Representative for Inter-governmental Meetings on Antarctic Treaty and Science Policies. He has been President of Korean Environmental Sciences Society (2002~2003), President and Vice President of Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society, Singapore (Atmospheric Section-60 Nations), Director General of Donghae Coastal Region Research Institute (1989~1991) and Dean of the Graduate School, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea (2009~2011, 2011~2012). In present, he is Director General of Atmospheric & Oceanic Disaster Research Institute, Korea (2014~Present), High-end Foreign Expert of South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, China (CAS; 2015~Presen), and also acting as Editor-in-Chief of 13 international journals (USA, Singapore, India) and Editor of 25 ones (USA, UK, Italy, Canada, etc.) in Environmental Pollution, Disaster, Agriculture, Food sciences, Water resources, Lake and rivers, GIS, Physical sciences, Oceanography, Fishery and Meteorology.
Prof. Solomon W. Leung
Dr. Solomon Leung graduated from University of Iowa, USA, with a B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. from Chemistry, Chemistry Engineering, and Environmental Engineering, respectively. Prior to working in the academics, he was a senior research engineer with the railroads. Dr. Leung is a full professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Idaho State University, Idaho, USA where he resides in the last 26 years. Dr. Leung has published more than 170 presentations with abstracts nationally and internationally, 37 peer-reviewed papers, and 76 conference proceedings and book chapters. He has a diversified research interest which includes physicochemical treatments in water and wastewater, environmental risk and toxicological assessment, and cancer therapy. His recent developments are in applications of nanotechnology and biosensor.