Bachelor of Science, Seoul National University, 1987. Master of Science, Seoul National University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, University of Florida, 1998.
Postdoctoral fellow Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1998—1999, research faculty, 1999—2000. Research scientist Seoul National University, 2000—2001. Senior researcher Korea Maritime Institute, Republic of Korea, since 2001.
Advisory board member Marine Policy Bureau, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Seoul, since 2002. Editorial board member Korea Maritime Institute, Seoul.
Member of Ecological Society of Korea, Korean Environmental Sciences Society, Korean Society of Oceanography, International Society of Ecological Engineering, International Society for Ecological Economics.
Married Kyung Bok Yang, January 20, 1965. 1 child Minwon.