Master, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, 1991. Doctor, International University Kagoshima, Kagoshima, 1998.
Inviting researcher Saga Women's College, Saga, Japan, 1998—1999, part-time lecturer, 1998. Postdoctoral researcher Dong-A University, Busan, Republic of Korea, 2000—2001, part-time lecturer, 1999—2005. Research director Biohub, Jinju, Republic of Korea, 2001—2005.
Chief manager Dae Sun Distilling Company Ltd., Busan, since 2005.
Fellow: Korea Society Life Science (associate Excellent Scientist prize 2009). Member: Korean Society Food Science and Nutrition, Korean Society Food Science and Technology.