Bachelor of Science, Seoul National University, 1982. Master of Science, Seoul National University, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Seoul National University, 1992.
Science teacher Nam-Seoul Middle School, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1986—1988. Full-time lecturer Chonnm National University, Gwangju, 1992—1994. Assistant professor Chonnam National University, 1994—1998, associate professor, 1998—2003, professor, since 2003.
Member, selection committee Korea Science Academy, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2002—2002, member, evaluation committee, Republic of Korea, 2004. Chief secretary Korea Association for Research in Science Education, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2003—2005. Committee member for the gifted education in science Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, Dae-Jeon, Republic of Korea, since 2003.
Committee member, government sponsored scholastic aptitude test Korea Institute Curriculum and Evaluation, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2004.
Member of Korean Association Science Education, American Association Physics Teacher.
Married Insook Shin; children: Hyeun-Ah, Jin-Hee.