Before joining Middlesex University London, Jae-Hwan was a lead researcher at the Centre for Industrial Sustainability in the University of Cambridge. Currently, with UN ESCAP, he has conducted research projects regarding Ulaanbaatar's urban development in terms of energy and water. After a few weeks' fieldwork in Mongolia, Jae-Hwan is creating policy suggestions for Mongolian government based on his own socio-economic conceptual approach called "Hidden Catalyst". Jae-Hwan has led various UN-funded research projects as a main researcher, in particular focusing on industry sustainability in developing countries. With UNIDO, he is developing a new integrated methodology for measuring economic, environmental and social aspects of manufacturing industry in the ASEAN regions: Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. After developing this methodology, Jae-Hwan did fieldwork with other researchers to collect data and to examine the validity of the suggested methodology in the metal, chemical and electronics industries. Jae-Hwan is also developing a learning system for interdisciplinary systems and product/service systems in the context of knowledge co-ordination. He is also research fellow at the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge.
(2012) PhD, University of Cambridge
Learning & Teaching Interests
International Entrepreneurship, Emerging Market Strategies, Innovation
Methodology Report for the ASEAN Regions in terms of Economic, Social and Environmental aspects, UNIDO (in print, book chapter)
"New Entrepreneurship Strategy for Mongolia Development in Sustainability and Industrial Development", Annual Industrial Sustainability Conference, Cambridge, UK, Sept. 2013
"Six Lessons from HIV in Africa for Industrial Sustainability of Manufacturing in Viet Nam" 2013 Triple-Helix International Conference, London, UK, July 2013
Technology in Transition
Rafols, I., Meyer, M. and Park, J. "Hybrid nanomaterials research—is it really interdisciplinary?" in Rurack, K. and Martínez- Máñez, R., Eds. (2010) The Supramolecular Chemistry of Organic- Inorganic Hybrid Materials. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, US.
Martin, M., Dirk L., and Park, J. "The Emergence of Novel Science-related fields: Regional or Technological Patterns? Exploration and Exploitation in UK Nanotechnology", Regional Studies, 44 (2011)
Park, J. Evans, S., and Kim, Y., "The Hidden Catalyst for Industrial Convergence between the Online Gaming Industry and the Online Broadcasting Industry in Korea", Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (2014), in print
Interpreting 3D printer phenomena from the hidden catalyst perspective (working paper)
Interpreting DRONE phenomena from the hidden catalyst perspective (working paper)
Park, J. and Moultrie, J., "Academics' Interdisciplinary Knowledge Generation: A Comparison of the Interdisciplinary Interactions of Fifteen Disciplines in Korea" (under review)
Park, J., Minshall, T. and Moultrie, J., "Academics' Knowledge Interactions with Industry in Korea" (under review)