Bachelor of Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea, 1984. Master of Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea, 1986. Master of Science in Geology, University Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1992.
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1997.
Research assistant Kyungpook National University, 1988—1989. Senior researcher Korea Institute Construction Technology, Goyang, Republic of Korea, 1997—1997. Associate professor Daejeon University, Republic of Korea, since 1998.
Member advisory board City Daejeon Subway, 1999—2003, Korea Institute Construction Technology, Goyang, 2001, City Daejeon Planning, 2002—2005. Director Daejeon University Global Center, since 2005. Second lieutenant Korean Army, 1986.
Activation alumni association University Alberta, Alumni Association, Seoul, 2007. Fellow: Korean Society Engineering Geology (life), Korean Tunnelling Association (life). Member: Canada Tunnelling Association (correspondent), Korean Society Rock Mechanics (life), Korean Society Civil Engineers (life), Korean Geotechnical Society (life), Tennis Club Daejeon University (correspondent).
Married Ji-Sook Yeom, August 25, 1991. 1 child So-Young.