Dr. Kim is the director of the Research and Policy Division at the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS). Previously, he was a research project manager for aircraft impact issues and a project manager for the licensing of Shin-kori unit 1&2, Shin-wolsong unit 1&2 and Ulchin unit 5&6. He has also served as the head of the Structural Systems and Site Evaluation Department at KINS. In 1986, he started working at KINS, and has been being involved in the regulatory review and inspection in the field of design and construction of nuclear civil structures. His specialty mainly covers the structural analysis and design of concrete structures. He received a B.S. and a M.S. from Korea University and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Korea University.