Bachelor of Science, Pusan National University, 1992. Master of Science, Pusan National University, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy, University Arizona, 1999.
Postgraduate, Yonsei University, Soeul, 2000—2001.
Senior researcher Research Institute Industrial Science & Technology (Steel Structure Research Laboratory), Hwasung, Republic of Korea, 2001—2002. Assistant professor Yosu National University, Republic of Korea, 2002—2005. Assistant professor, department Ocean Engineering Chonnam National University, Yeosu, Republic of Korea, since 2006.
Member of Korean Society of Civil Engineers (correspondent), American Society of Civil Engineers (associate).