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California State University, Los Angeles  B.S. 1985  Chemistry
University of California, Los Angeles  Ph.D. 1990  Chemistry
(Ph.D. Advisor: Professor Joan S. Valentine at UCLA)
Postdoctoral Fellow UCLA 1990 - 1991
Assistant Professor Hong Ik University 1991 - 1994
Associate Professor Ewha Womans University 1994 - 2000
Professor Ewha Womans University 2000 - present
Distinguished Professor Ewha Womans University 2005 - present
Director Center for Biomimetic Systems 2003 - present
Chair of Director Association of Creative Research Initiative
(CRI) Program
2009 - 2010
Junior Fellow and Fellow Korean Academy of Science and Technology 2002 - present
Honorary Professor University of Hong Kong 2007 - present
Concurrent Professor Nanjing University 2012 - present
Tai-Kyu Rhee Academic Award   2012
Named as a Role Model Scientist, Korea Science Foundation   2008
Excellent Research Award at Ewha Womans University   2008
The 3rd Kyung-Ahm Academic Award by Kyung-Ahm Education & Culture Foundation    2007
The 5th DuPont Science and Technology Award    2006
Korean Chemical Society Award    2006
Monthly Best Scientist Award by Ministry of Science and Technolygy of Korea    2005
The 1st Ewha Academic Award    2005
Best Research Paper by Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies    2004
Excellent Research Award in Division of Inorganic Chemistry    2003
Excellent Research Award at Ewha Womans University    2001
Young Scientist Award (President Award)    2000
Associate Editor; Chemical Science (RSC, the new multidisciplinary flagship journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry)  2011 - Present
Editorial Advisory Board; Accounts of Chemical Research (ACS)  2006 – Present
Editorial Advisory Board; Inorganic Chemistry (ACS)  2010 – 2012
Editorial Advisory Board; Chemical Communications (RSC)  2012 – Present
Editorial Advisory Board; Dalton Transactions (RSC)  2009 – 2012
Editorial Advisory Board; Progress in Inorganic Chemistry (John-Wiley & Sons, Inc.)  2012 – Present
Editorial Advisory Board; Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry (Elsevier)  2007 – Present
International Advisory Board; Chemistry An Asian Journal (Wiley-VCH)  2010 – Present
Editorial Board; Bioinorganic Reaction Mechanism (De Gruyter)  2011 – Present
Editorial Advisory Board; Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (Springer)  2003 – 2011
Associate Editor; Journal of Korean Chemical Society (KCS)  2004 – 2006
General Secretary (Elected), Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry  2011 – 2015
Council Member, Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry  2007 – 2011
International Advisory Panel 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC-41) 2014 (Singapore)
Organizer 3rd International Bioinorganic Chemistry Symposium 2013 (Seoul, Korea)
Organizer KAST Symposium on the Impact of Chemistry on Biology 2013 (Seoul, Korea)
International Advisory Committee AsBIC 6 2012 (Hong Kong, China)
Treasure Seventh International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines 2012
Session Organizer Pacifichem 2010 (Hawaii, USA)
International Advisory Committee The 5th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference 2010
Session Organizer 6th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines 2010
Organizer ChemComm International Symposium in Seoul and Osaka 2010
International Advisory Committee Singapore International Chemical Conference VI (SICC-6) 2009
International Advisory Committee The 2nd Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry 2009
Session Organizer 14th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry 2009
Organizer AsBIC-IV  2008 (Jeju Island, Korea)
Organizer 1st International Bioinorganic Chemistry Symposium 2006 (Seoul, Korea)
International Advisory Committee AsBIC-III  2006 (Nanjing, China)
Organizer Pacifichem 2005  2005 (Hawaii, USA)
Organizer 11th Asian Chemical Congress  2005 (Seoul, Korea)
International Advisory Committee AsBIC-II 2004 (Jeju Island, Korea)
Steering Committee  Asian Bioinorganic Chemistry Society  2003 (Okazaki, Japan)
International Advisory Committee  Activation of Dioxygen and Homogeneous Catalytic
Oxidation, 1999 - present
Co-Organizer Pacifichem 2000  2000 (Hawaii, USA)