Professor Hwang is a professor in the School of Energy Systems Engineering at Seoul National University. Previously, he led Korean implementation of IAEA Periodic Safety Review (PSR) and the development of the advanced nuclear waste partitioning and transmutation technology, known as PEACER-Pyro Green, while serving as the director of Nuclear Transmutation Energy Research Center of Korea and as a member of the Korea National Academy of Engineering. He chairs or co-chairs IAEA Advanced Partitioning Expert Group, OECD-NEA Task Force on Lead-alloy Coolant Technology and the Forum on Climate Change and Energy Policy, the Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development Seminar (NUPID) and the Summit of Honor on Atoms for Peace and Environment (SHAPE). Professor Hwang is a nuclear energy specialist with expertise in nuclear plant integrity and nuclear waste transmutation. He received his B.S. from Seoul National University and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute for Technology.