Dr. Kim is the president of the Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Association, a visiting distinguished professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and the president of the Green Korea 21 Forum. Previously, she served as a member of the 17th National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (2004-2008). She was the minister of Environment (1999-2003) and is the longest serving female minister in Korean history. Prior to that, she was in academia for three decades as a professor of Chemistry and of History of Science, and is a winner of the Presidential Award for the Advancement of Science and Technology. Her numerous publications include Nuclear Dilemma After Fukushima (2011), Science and Modern Society, The Oriental and Occidental Tradition of Science and Environmental Movement and a best-selling Korean translation of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn. She received her undergraduate degree from Seoul National University and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Virginia.