of Leadership at the Upper Iowa University campus in Hong Kong, China. His research administration career includes tenures at large and medium size universities, most notably Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a BA cum laude in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; MA, international political economy, from Marquette University; MPA, urban administration, from the University of Dayton; and JD from the University of Dayton School of Law.
Dr. KunMo Chung is an internationally recognized energy engineer and science and technology educator. He served twice as Minister of Science and Technology in South Korea, is former chairman and CEO of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, and is former President of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. As an educator, Dr. Chung has been Professor of Energy Engineering at MIT, Polytechnic Institute of New York (PINY), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Ajou University, and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). Dr. Chung was founding provost of KAIST, which has become a preeminent science and engineering university. He is a Foreign Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and helped found the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) in Geneva.
Giulia Del Brenna has worked as an Administrator in the European Commission since April 1996 in a number of positions. She has followed developments in European Pharmaceutical Policy since being appointed Assistant to the Director-General in May 2005. She has been appointed Head of the Unit “Competitiveness in the Pharmaceuticals industry and Biotechnology” in October 2008. Since then, she has been in charge of the dialogue with the Pharmaceuticals and Biotech industry as well as the cooperation among Pricing and Reimbursement authorities in the European Union.
Celia Merzbacher is Vice President for Innovative Partnerships at the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). She is primarily responsible for developing partnerships with stakeholders in government and the private sector in support of SRC’s research and education goals. Prior to joining SRC, Dr. Merzbacher was Assistant Director for Technology R&D in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where she coordinated and advised on a range of issues, including nanotechnology, technology transfer, technical standards, and intellectual property. Previously, she was on the staff of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC.