GS6 Speakers

Myongsook Susan Oh

Prof Myongsook Susan Oh, Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific speaker

Professor of Chemical Engineering at Hongik University; head of the Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WISET) Seoul Regional Center, Korea.

Motivating Female Students in Engineering Classrooms Through Social Relevance of Engineering Solutions (download presentation here pdf icon)
Conference: Introducing the Gender Dimension to STEMM Higher Education
How Gender Affects Teamwork in Engineering Class Projects
Workshop: Gendered Innovations in Engineering Technology & Industry, Division of Engineering Architectural Environment

Prof Myongsook Oh is a professor of the Chemical Engineering Department at Hongik University in Seoul. She obtained a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and Sc. D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).Before joining Hongik University, Dr. Oh was associated with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Texaco, Inc in the U. S. Starting from her Sc. D. thesis on softening coal pyrolysis, she worked on the conversion of fossil fuels for over 30 years. Dr. Oh’s current research is focused on the gasification process, concentrating on the transformation of inorganics.

The other area that Dr. Oh devotes her effort is to develop women in engineering program and educational contents. She authored several articles on engineering education for female students as well as research papers. Starting in March in 2012, she heads the Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Seoul Regional Center. She is also very active in the professional societies. Dr. Oh served as a vice president of Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Associations, a vice president of the Korean Society for Engineering Education, and a vice president of International Federation of Engineering Education Societies. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK).