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Chair Professor, Il Soon HWANG, Ph. D., CAV

Il Soon Hwang

Professor Il Soon Kwang is Director of Micro Nuclear Energy Research Innovation Center, Nuclear Engineering Department, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology.  Professor Hwang is President of International Forum for Reactor Aging Management,; Director of Nuclear Security Research Institute of the Korea Nuclear Policy Society; Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University; and Fellow Emeritus, National Academy of Engineering of Korea.

At UNIST, Professor Hwang has been leading a Korea national R&D program on non-refueling micro reactor in support of the global net-zero goal.  Previously he was Professor of Nuclear Engineering at Seoul National University (SNU), Research Scientist and Visiting Associate Professor at MIT.   He has published over three hundred technical articles including over one hundred SCI-listed papers, His work has also involved cooperation  with the IAEA on related technical issues. He received awards from Korean Prime Minister, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Order of Cavaliere (CAV.) from Italian President.  He has a BS in nuclear engineering from Seoul National University, MS in mechanical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Ph. D. in nuclear materials engineering from MIT.


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