Bachelor of Science, Seoul National University, 1984. Master of Science, Seoul National University, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University, Ames, 1994.
Postdoctoral Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1994—1996. Senior research scientist LG Life Sciences, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 1996—2005. Professor Keimyung University, Daegu, Republic of Korea, since 2005.
Teacher Kochuk High School, Seoul, 1986—1989. 2nd lieutenant United States Army, 1986-1987.
Member of Pham. Society Korea, Korean Chemical Society.
Married Eunkyung Kim, March 9, 1991. Children: Jiye, Jieun.