United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Kun-Woo Cho

Kun-Woo Cho is a senior advisor for radiation protection and safety in the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS) and adjunct professor at the Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He teaches the Radiation Protection, Regulations and Safety at KAIST.

In 1981, Dr. Cho graduated from the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University. He holds a PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

After working several years in academia, Dr. Cho joined KINS in 1989 as safety inspector. Later on, he was head of the department for radiation protection, radiation safety research and international policy and director of the radiation regulation division and executive director of the office of radiation safety. Between 2011 and 2013, he was leading the response activities of KINS to the Fukushima disaster in the areas of radiation protection and safety. From 1992 to 1994, he held the position of Science Attaché at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) dealing with nuclear safety, security and non-proliferation matters.

Dr. Cho is the chair of International Relations Committee of the Korean Association for Radiation Protection (KARP) and member of the Executive Committee of the Korean Nuclear Society (KNS) and the Asian and Oceanic Association for Radiation Protection (AOARP).

Dr. Cho has been UNSCEAR Representative of the Republic of Korea since 2013 and member of the Korean delegation since 2012. He is the member of ICRP C4 since July 2013. He had worked as a liaison of IAEA IRRS (Integrated Regulatory Review Services) extended follow-up mission to Korea in 2014.

Off-duty, Kun-Woo likes playing tennis with friends and hiking.

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