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Dr. Kun-Woo Cho

Dr. Kun-Woo Cho is Executive Director of the Office of Radiation 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, radiation safety research and international policy and director of the radiation regulation division. Between 2007 and 2010, he was in charge of a national long-term radiation safety research project entitled "Development of Advanced Technologies for Radiation Risk Reduction." 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 Vice-President of the Korean Association for Radiation Protection and member of the Executive Committee of the Korean Nuclear Society. He is a member of ICRP Committee (2013-2017) and has worked as an IAEA expert including being part of IRRS (Integrated Regulatory Review Services) missions.

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

Last updated: Tuesday, 9 September 2014