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.
International Entrepreneurship, Emerging Market Strategies, Innovation
Industrial Sustainability, Knowledge Diffusion, Design Innovation, Learning Organisation, Pharmaceutical industry, Nanotechnology.
Sustainability in Developing Countries
Technology in Transition