Bachelor of Science, Seoul National University, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Korea Advanced Institute of Science Tech, 1987.
Researcher Korea Advanced Institute of Science Technology, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1987. Senior researcher Kumho Petrochem. Company, Yeochon, Republic of Korea, 1988-1989.
From lecturer to associate professor Sunchon (Republic of Korea) National University, 1989-1995, associate professor, 1995—2000, professor, since 2000. Visiting professor Arizona State University, Tempe, 1991-1992, University of California at Los Angeles, 1999-2000.
Member American Chemical Society, Korean Chemical Society, Korean Society Photosci.
Married Ho Kwon Kang, May 24, 1987. Children: Igojeo, Ironae.