Degree in Applied Physics, Seoul National University; 1977, MSc in Condensed Matter Physics, KAIST; 1984, PhD in Material Physics, Northwestern University. Physicist and a leader in higher education. 1984-89, Senior Researcher, Eastman Kodak Research Labs. 2011-17, led the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST). Since February 2017, President, KAIST; committed to multidisciplinary education, convergence research and globalization, pursuing initiatives to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.