Bachelor of Science, Seoul National University, 1978. Master of Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1988.
Research engineer Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Kumi, Republic of Korea, 1980-1981, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, 1981-1983. Research scientist Socially Responsible Investment International, Redwood, California, 1988-1990. Assistant professor Hanyang University, Seoul, 1990-1996, associate professor, 1996-2000, professor, since 2001.
Consultant Samsung Electronics, Republic of Korea, 1990, Bongsin Company, Seoul, 1997-1998, Dongik Architects and Engineers, Seoul, 1998.
Fellow Korean Association of Crystal Growth (academy award 1993), Korean Materials Research Society, Korean Ceramic Society.
Married Eun-Joo Nam, May 16, 1981. Children: Yong-Min, Yong-Joon.