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Dr. Ok is a Full Professor and global research director at Korea University in Seoul, Korea. His academic background covers waste management, the bioavailability of emerging contaminants, and bioenergy and value-added products (such as biochar). Further, Professor Ok has experience in fundamental soil science and the remediation of various contaminants in soils and sediments. In collaboration with graduate students and colleagues, Professor Ok has published over 600 research papers, 92 of which have been ranked as Web of Science ESI top papers (90 were nominated as “highly cited papers” [HCPs], and two were nominated as “hot papers”) since 2009. He has been a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher (HCR) since 2018. In 2019, he became the first Korean to be selected as an HCR in the field of Environment and Ecology. In 2021, he became an HCR in two fields: Environment and Ecology and Engineering. He maintains a worldwide professional network by serving as an Editor (former Co-Editor) of Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, Editor of Environmental Pollution, and a member of the editorial advisory board of Environmental Science & Technology and editorial boards of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Chemical Engineering Journal, Chemosphere, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, and Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology with several other top journals. Professor Ok has served in several positions worldwide: honorary professor at The University of Queensland (Australia), visiting professor at Tsinghua University (China), adjunct professor at the University of Wuppertal (Germany), and guest professor at Ghent University (Belgium), being some of them. He currently serves as Director of the Sustainable Waste Management Program for the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and Co-President of the International ESG Association. Moreover, he has served as chairman of numerous major conferences such as Engineering Sustainable Development 2019, organized by the APRU and the Institute for Sustainability of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Prof. Ok also hosted the first Nature conference among South Korean universities in Seoul in 2021 on waste management and valorization for a sustainable future together with Chief Editors of Nature Sustainability (Dr. Monica Contestabile), Nature Electronics (Dr. Owain Vaughan), and Nature Nanotechnology (Dr. Fabio Pulizzi).