Jang Soon Heung

Former President of Handong University

Dr. Jang graduated from Seoul National University’s Department of Nuclear Engineering, earned a master’s and doctorate in nuclear engineering at MIT, served as the head of KAIST from 1982, then as Bently’s Chair Professor, Vice President of foreign affairs, and Vice President of teaching from 2014 to January 2022. In particular, he served as the president of the National Science and Technology Advisory Council, Chairman of the Korea Nuclear Safety Commission, member of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Safety Advisory Committee, and President of the Korea Atomic Energy Association. In April 2014, he received the order of Science and Technology, which symbolizes the highest honor as a scientist, for his contribution to reactor design, technology independence, and training nuclear experts, and won the 2021 Korea Atomic Energy Association Grand Prize.