Jungmin Kang, a member of IPFM from South Korea, has been appointed as chairman of South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission by President Moon. He took up the three-year position in January 2018.
The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission is the counterpart of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Founded in 2011, it has a mission "to protect people and the environment from nuclear and radioactive threats, and regulate and supervise the safe management of nuclear facilities."
Prior to his appointment, he was a scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, in Washington, DC. Previously, he was a visiting professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, in Daejeon, South Korea, and spent two years as a researcher with Princeton's Program on Science and Global Security.
He has contributed to several IPFM reports.