Doctor of Philosophy, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France, 1995.
Senior research scientist Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Ansan, 1997—2002. Principal research scientist Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, since 2002, director, center polar climate science, since 2007. Professor University of Science & Technology, Daejeon, since 2004.
Married; 1 child Hong Soo-Jeong.