Dr. KunMo Chung is an internationally known nuclear energy engineer and science and technology educator. He served twice as Minister of Science and Technology in South Korea, is former chairman and CEO of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, and is former President of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. Internationally, Dr. Chung held posts as President of the General Conference of International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations, Vice Chairman of the World Energy Council, and Chairman of the International Nuclear Energy Academy. For these services and contributions, he had received many honors and awards.
As an educator, Dr. Chung has been Professor of Energy Engineering at MIT, Polytechnic Institute of New York (PINY), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Ajou University, and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). Dr. Chung was the founding provost and is credited with the establishment of KAIST, which has become one of the leading science and engineering universities.
Dr. Chung is internationally known for his innovations in design of electric power plants and science policy studies.
Currently, Dr. Chung is leading the establishment of the KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School, the development of Modular Design of Nuclear Power Plants, and the Risk Governance of Critical Infrastructures. He also serves as a member of the Kenyan National Economic and Social Council and Distinguished Visiting Professor of George Mason University, Virginia, USA. Dr. Chung is widely recognized as one of the global pioneers of ‘Nuclear Renaissance’.