Bachelor of Science, Seoul National University, 1975. Master of Science, Syracuse University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1983.
Research scientist Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, 1983-1985. Research engineer Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1985. Senior researcher KAERI, Daejeon, Korea, 1985-1988.
Assistant professor Pohang University of Science & Technology, Republic of Korea, 1988-1989, associate professor South Korea, 1989-1997, professor South Korea, since 1997.
Member American Physical Society, Korean Physical Society.
Married Young Hwa Rhee. Children: Albert Byunglim, Byungwook.