Bachelor, Pusan National University, Busan, 1989. Master, Pukyong National University, Busan, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy, Pukyong National University, Busan, 1997.
Research assistant Department Oceanography, Busan, Republic of Korea, 1995—1996. Postdocoral research scientist Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, 1998—2001. Senior research scientist Kore Inter-University Institute Ocean Science, Busan, Republic of Korea, 2001—2005.
Editing committee Fisheries Society Korea, Busan, 2001, Ichthyological Society Korea, 2001. Director Marine Eco-Technology Institute Limited company, since 2006. Corporal, 1991-1992, Busan.
Married Ji Young Choi, December 24, 1994. Children: Dong Ho, Dong Jin.