President’s Message

Jun-Seok Oh, Ph.D. | 48th President


Jun-Seok Oh_President

Dear KSEA members and supporters,

I am honored to serve as the 48th President of KSEA. First and foremost, I would like to thank our founders, successive leaders and KSEA members who have voluntarily served the organization for making KSEA a unique Korean-American entity in the US. KSEA has been successful in accomplishing its various missions through our members’ dedication to the organization.

During the 48th administrative term, I would like to emphasize the following three areas:

  1. Strengthening the US-Korea cooperation in the areas of science, technology and entrepreneurship

KSEA seeks to enhance US-Korea cooperation in science and technology. To strengthen the cooperation, I plan to reach out to great Korean-American scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs located in every corner of the US, and to build a network of excellent human resources who can contribute to US-Korea cooperation. I will particularly place more effort in recruiting entrepreneurship and building business cooperation.

  1. Developing stepping stones for transitioning to the next generation

KSEA has been led by first generation Korean-Americans, but it is time to consider transitioning KSEA leadership to the next generation. I believe that it is the responsibility of the current KSEA leadership to guide a smooth transition, and to prepare the future leaders of KSEA. In this regard, I hope to integrate more second generation leadership within KSEA and to foster an unified atmosphere. KSEA will offer more events for young generations from the US and Korea. I hope that our young leaders will follow our footsteps and carry on KSEA’s spirit.

  1. KSEA as a professional organization

KSEA has been very successful in running the organization with volunteers. Including activities by 70 chapters and branches and 30 affiliated professional societies, KSEA hosts nearly 250 events to provide opportunities for international cooperation, career development, and community service. All of these events have been accomplished through the dedication of our volunteers. I appreciate all of amazing efforts of our volunteers. While maintaining volunteerism, KSEA must be more professional in offering activities, events, and services. I will do my best to enhance KSEA’s ability to improve the quality of our services.

Lastly, I would like to thank all sponsors and contributors for KSEA. Without their support, KSEA would not be able to pursue its objectives. We will strive to make all KSEA activities accountable and economical, while optimizing benefit to the sponsors, contributors and members.



Jun-Seok Oh

President of KSEA