Minister Profile

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Han Whajin

Minister of Environment Republic of Korea


Sep. 1983 ~ Dec. 1988 Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), California, United State
Mar. 1981 ~ Feb. 1983 M.S Physical Chemistry, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Mar. 1977 ~ Feb. 1981 B.S. Chemistry, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.


Sep. 2021 ~ Apr. 2022 Visiting Professor, Climate Change Convergence Major, Global Integrated Studies, Hallym University
Jan. 2020 ~ Dec. 2021 Honorary Researcher, Korea Environment Institute (KEI)
Nov. 2018 ~ Nov. 2021 Member, Planning and Evaluation Committee, National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST)
Mar. 2016 ~ Apr. 2019 President, Korea Foundation for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WISET)
Dec. 2014 ~ Jan. 2018 Member, Presidential Committee on Green Growth, Office for Government Policy Coordination
Nov. 2012 ~ Nov. 2014 Member, National Commission on Sustainable Development, Ministry of Environment
Jan. 2012 ~ Dec. 2013 Vice President, Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Association (KOFWST)
Apr. 2011 ~ Jul. 2015 Member, Central Environmental Policy Committee, Ministry of Environment
Dec. 2010 ~ Oct. 2014 Vice President, Korea Environment Institute (KEI)
Feb. 2009 ~ Aug. 2010 Secretary for Environment, Office of the President
Dec. 2005 ~ Apr. 2007 Director General, Policy Research Division, Korea Environment Institute (KEI)
Apr. 2000 ~ Dec. 2003 Planning Director, Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment
Mar. 2000 ~ Feb. 2009 Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, Sogang University
Apr. 1993 ~ Dec. 2019 Chief Research Fellow, Korea Environment Institute (KEI)