Lee Sang Yup

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea

Life Sciences

In 2018, Lee received both the 2018 Eni Advanced Environmental Solutions Prize and the George Washington Carver Award for his research on biofuels. (Photo: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

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