Man-Sung Yim Adjunct Professor
  • Sc.D. in Environmental Health Science, Harvard University, 1994
  • Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering , University of Cincinnati, 1987
  • Donald E. Bentley and Agnes Muszynska Endowed Chair Professor, Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, KAIST
  • Director, Center for Global Strategies and Planning, and Director of Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center (NEREC), KAIST

Man-Sung Yim is Donald E. Bently and Agnes Muszynska Endowed Chair Professor of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, Associate Vice President of the International Office, Head of Office of Global Initiatives, Director of Center for Global Strategies and Planning, and Director of Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center (NEREC) at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Formerly a Fulbright grantee, he worked at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and served on the Nuclear Engineering faculty at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and MIT. He was also a joint faculty between Oak Ridge National Lab (Global Nuclear Security Technology Division) and NCSU, a Sam Nunn International Security Fellow at Georgia Tech, a member of North Carolina Science Advisory Board on Air Toxics Emissions, and a member of Nuclear Nonproliferation External Steering Committee of Idaho National Laboratory. Upon return to South Korea in 2011, Prof. Yim founded NEREC (Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center) at KAIST to train future global leaders in nuclear nonproliferation. He is currently a member of the Scientific Program Committee of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Council of Advisors on Nuclear Education, Science, Technology and Policy of OECD/NEA, International Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, and Korean National Academy of Engineering. He also serves as Associate Editor (Asia) of Nuclear Technology for American Nuclear Society and a member of Editorial Advisory Board of Progress in Nuclear Energy and International Journal of Nuclear Security. He is author of “Nuclear Waste Management: Science, Technology, and Policy” (textbook, Springer Nature), “Energy Behind: Power that moves the world” (MID Publisher, in Korean (co-author)), and "Ecological Risk" (Publishing House of the University of St. Petersburg, in Russian (co-author)). Dr. Yim’s work aims at safe and responsible use of nuclear power with research activities covering nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear waste management, nuclear safety, nuclear nonproliferation, and nuclear energy policy. Dr. Yim studied at Seoul National University (Nuclear Engineering, BS/MS), University of Cincinnati (Nuclear Engineering, PhD), and Harvard University (Environmental Health Science, SM/ScD).