7th International Conference on Geological Repositories - Empowering Progress in Development of Deep Geological Repositories


Jae Hak Cheong

Kyunghee University; Korea Radioactive Waste Society, Korea

Professor; President


Jae Hak Cheong currently serves as a Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Kyung Hee University (KHU) in Korea. He became a part of the university in September 2016 and has since been actively involved in various research projects associated with the back-end nuclear fuel cycle. Prior to joining the university, Professor Cheong dedicated nearly two decades of his professional career to the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS) from 1997 to 2016. During this period, his focus revolved around safety regulation and research pertaining to radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. Currently, he is actively engaged in various government committees and academic societies. He holds the position of Chair of the Nuclear Energy and Fusion Engineering Subcommittee under the Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology. Additionally, he serves as a Member of the Regulatory Review Committee for the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC). He leads the Technical Standards Committee on Radiation & Waste Safety for the KINS, and the committee on Nuclear Security & Safeguards for the Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control (KINAC). Until recently, he served as an expert member of Advisory Committee for the NSSC as well. In January 2024, he assumed the presidency of the Korean Radioactive Waste Society (KRS). His academic background includes a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Yonsei University in 1991, and both a master's and doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1993 and 1997, respectively.