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Dr. Kun-Woo Cho

Dr. Kun-Woo Cho is Senior Adviser for Radiation Protection and Safety of the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS) and adjunct professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and the Korean University of Science and Technology.

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 and emergency preparedness, radiation safety research and international policy and director of the radiation regulation division, and vice-president for the office of radiation 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 member of Committee 4 of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) since July 2013 and chair of Task Group 94 on the ethics of radiological protection. He is member of the Executive Committee of the Korean Nuclear Society and chair of International Relation Committee of the Korean Association for Radiation Protection. He has worked as liaison for the IAEA 2014 extended follow-up mission of Integrated Regulatory Review Services (IRRS) to Korea.

Dr. Cho has been representative of the Republic of Korea since 2013 and member of the Korean delegation since 2012.

Last updated: Tuesday, 7 April 2015