Bachelor of Science, Seoul National University, 1983. Master of Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1992.
Field engineer Sang Young Oil Refining Company, Onsan, Republic of Korea, 1985—1988. Research manager Honan Oil Refining Company, Seoul, 1992—1996.
Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (life).
Married Kyounghee Kim Yi, August 4, 1990. Children: Arnold, Gayoung.