Bachelor of Science, Seoul University, Republic of, 1976. Master of Science, Seoul University, Republic of, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1988.
Junior research scientist Korea Ginseng and Tobacco Research Institute, Seoul, 1979-1984. Research associate Ohio State University, Columbus, 1985-1987. Senior research scientist Korea Research Institute Chemical Technology, Taejeon, 1988-1992.
Professor Gyeongsang National University, Chinju, Korea, since 1992, dean associate Korea, 1996-1997, deputy director Office of Planning and Research Korea, 1999-2000. Member environmental forum National Parliament, Seoul, 1996. Advisory Kyeongnam Province, Rural Development Association, Changwon, Korea, 1995.
Research fellow Organization of European Cooperation and Development, 2000-2001.
Lance corporal Korean Army, 1976-1979. Member American Phytopathological Society, Korea Phytopathological Society, Korea Organic Waste Recycling Council (academy advisor 1993-1998), Microbiol. Society Korea, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Eun Kyoung Kim, February 26, 1983. Children: Jayeon, Hayeon.