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Kyo Suh


Resources planning and management; supply chain analysis and management; lifecycle analysis; systems thinking; agricultural laws 


Dr. Kyo Suh is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of International Agricultural Technology at Seoul National University. He received his PhD in Agricultural Systems Engineering from Seoul National University and then became a Research Fellow at the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. He became a professor at Seoul National University in 2011. His classes include environmental lifecycle analysis, resources planning and management, agricultural laws, and experimental statistics.

As an environmental engineer and resource planner, his research interests are in sustainable resources systems, focusing on sustainable resources planning and innovative supply chain management. In particular, his research aims to evaluate environmental implications of various resources and economic feasibility for sustainable use. He is especially interested in how people can use resources more efficiently with economically viable approaches and finding the best alternative methods for sustainable systems. His publications have examined innovative delivery systems including drones and social network potential, agricultural food trade, biomass supply chain for biofuels, and environmental certificates.  Dr. Suh’s cross-disciplinary work has been published in journals across fields including sustainable engineering and environmental sciences.

Dr. Suh’s group has been developing a spatial big data model for smart logistics systems of agricultural products funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea from 2017. In 2017, he received a grant to organize an OECD sponsored international conference, “The International Conference on Circular Economy for Agri-Food Resource Management” in Seoul. In 2018, Dr. Suh also received a visiting faculty research scholarship from the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Selected Publications

Analysis of Environmental Carrying Capacity with Emergy Perspective of Jeju Island Sustainability, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2018   Publisher’s website

A Comparative Analysis of the Environmental Benefits of Drone-Based Delivery Services in Urban and Rural Areas Sustainability, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2018   Publisher’s website

Environmental Implications of Eco-Labeling for Rice Farming Systems Sustainability, Vol.10, No.4, 2018   Publisher’s website

Subnational mobility and consumption-based environmental accounting of US corn in animal protein and ethanol supply chains Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Vo. 114, No. 38, 2017, pp. 7891 – 7899   Publisher’s website

Prediction of the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza using a multifactor network: Part 2 – Comprehensive network analysis with direct/indirect infection route In Biosystems Engineering, Volume 118, 2014, Pages 115-127, ISSN 1537-5110 

Environmental and Economic Implications of Bioethanol Blending for the Renewable Fuel Standard in South Korea Transactions of the ASABE, 57(5), 2014, pp. 1415-1424  Publisher’s website

Implications of Corn Prices on Water Footprints of Bioethanol Bioresource Technology 102 (2011) 47474754

Leveraging Socially Networked Mobile ICT Platforms for The Last-mile Delivery Problem Environ. Sci. Technol., 2012, 46 (17), pp 9481–9490   Publisher’s website