PROF. SUNGYEOL CHOI

Assistant Professor

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Laboratory

Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering,

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST),

291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Republic of KOREA

Email : sungyeolchoi@kaist.ac.kr​

Professional Experience

Education

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea
2017-Present | Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering
2017-Present | Head, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Laboratory


Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, Korea
2015-2017 | Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
2015-2017 | Adjunct Professor, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering
2015-2017 | Head, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Laboratory
2016-2017 | Director, Center for Advanced Nuclear Reactor


Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon, Korea
2013-2015 | Senior Researcher, Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Process Development
2012-2013 | Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Strategic and International Studies


Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A
2010-2012 | Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2012 | Postdoctoral Researcher, Nuclear Materials Laboratory
2008-2012 | Research Assistant, Nuclear Materials Laboratory


International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria
2008 | Intern, Nuclear Power Engineering Section, Department of Nuclear Energy

2008-2012 | Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, August 2012

Advisor : Professor Il Soon Hwang

Thesis : Nuclear Supply Dynamics : Effects of Export Competition on Nuclear Nonproliferation

2004-2008 | Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

B.S in Nuclear Engineering, summa cum laude, February 2008

Best undergraduate thesis award

Thesis : A Study on Transmutation Rate of Long-living Isotopes in PEACER
 

Awards and Honors

2016 | Best Paper Award, Korean Radioactive Waste Society Fall Meeting (Student: Chan Ki Lee).
2015-2017 | Marquis Who’s Who in the World.
2014 | Best Paper Award, Korean Nuclear Society Spring Meeting.
2014 | Best Paper Award, Korean Radioactive Waste Society Spring Meeting.
2010-2012 | Harvard University Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs Fellowship.
2010-2011 | Hi-Seoul Science Fellowship in Science and Technology, Seoul Ministry of Education.
2011 | Poster Award, Korean Nuclear Society Spring Meeting.
2010 | Poster Award, Korean Nuclear Society Autumn Meeting.
2009 | Best Paper Award, 1st University Nuclear Paper Contest, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, MK Business News, and Ministry of Knowledge and Economy.
2008-2010 | National Graduate Science and Technology Scholarship, Ministry of Science and Technology.

2009 | Best Paper Award, Technical Exchange Workshop, Electric Power Industry Technology Evaluation and Planning of Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy.
2008 | Best Undergraduate Thesis Award, Center for Teaching and Learning, Seoul National University.
2006-2007 | Nuclear Technology Undergraduate Student Society Fellowship, Ministry of Science and Technology.
2004-2008 | National Science and Technology Scholarship, Ministry of Science and Technology

Professional Services

1.  Academic Memberships
Korean Nuclear Society

  • Board of Directors (2016-)

  • President, Korean Young Generation Network (2016-)

Korean Radioactive Waste Society

  • Board of Directors (2017-)

  • Member, Committee for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology (2014-)

Korean Nuclear Policy Society
American Nuclear Society
Institute of Nuclear Materials Management
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
International Nuclear Youth Congress

  • Country Representative, Board of Directors (2016-)

  • Member, Committee for Grant Program (2016-)

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs


2.  Journal Reviewer
Journal of Nuclear Materials
Nuclear Engineering and Design
Annals of Nuclear Energy
Advances in Engineering Software
Energy Policy
Energies
Sustainability
Journal of Korean Radioactive Waste Society
International Journal of Energy Research
Journal of Applied Electrochemistry
Korean Journal of International Studies

 

3.  Technical Committee
Member, Committee for Radiation Safety, Ulsan National Institute Science and Technology (2016-2017)
Member, Technical Advisory Committee for Energy Industry Complex, Ulju-gun (2015-)

 

4. Conference Committee

Session Chair: 2014 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Global 2017, GLANST 2017
Organizing Committee: GLANST 2017

291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141,

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Department of Nuclear & Quantum Engineering, Republic of KOREA

 

© 2017, KAIST NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE LABORATORY ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 

K&FC Lab.