Dr. Jang is a senior research fellow of the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), a policy think-tank for science, technology and innovation (STI) policies in Sejong, Korea. Prior to his current position, he had worked as a senior research scientist at the Center for International Science and Technology Policy (CISTP) of the George Washington University (GWU), Washington, DC and remains as a research associate at the same institute.

His primary research interests are STI policies with focus on national and regional innovation systems, R&D program evaluation, industrial R&D collaboration, and international cooperation for innovation. Recently he expands his research interests to science diplomacy, innovation for inclusive development and gendered research and innovation.

He consults various domestic and foreign government agencies and international organizations including OECD, APEC, World Bank and IDB. He actively publishes and involves in a number of academic associations such as American Evaluation Association (AEA), The Korea Society for Innovation Management & Economics (KOSIME), and so on. He currently serves as a vice-chair to the Committee of Science and Technology Policy (CSTP) of OECD. He also serves as the managing editor of ‘STI Policy Review,’ an international journal on STI policies around the world with special focus on Asian countries.

He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the George Washington University and an M.A. and a B.A. in Public Administration from Kyungbook National University. He married with only son.