Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, 1990.
Professor Kongju National University, Republic of Korea, since 1993, director Institute Biotechnology Republic of Korea, since 2000. Lieutenant Korean Army, 1988-1989.
Active Ministry Marine Affairs, Seoul, 2002—2007. Fellow: Phycological Society Korea (life Chunhae Phycological award 2006). Member: Phycological Society of America, Japan Society Phycology (associate editor since 2002).
Married Sooyeon Lee; children: Doyoung, Donghyun.