Mr Bae started his professional career at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) as a naval architect. For almost 15 years, he performed a wide range of tasks from commercial vessels, passenger ships, and offshore supply to military vessels. In order to broaden and strengthen his theoretical knowledge, he achieved an MSc degree with distinction at the University of Southampton in 2018. Now, he has joined the Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) as a PhD researcher. His research focuses on cruise ship safety improvement especially based on the crashworthiness analysis with various risk control options in terms of damage stability perspective.
Dr Byongug Jeong currently works as a Lecturer of Marine Engineering while teaching and researching various types of marine systems across technical, environmental and safety perspectives. Prior to this role, he worked at the Korean Register as a marine surveyor for over six and half years. During this time, he had the following commitments/responsibilities: Drawing approvals of cargo vessels and engine systems / Contribution to updating maritime rules and regulations for ships and engines / R&D on engine systems applicable to commercial vessels focusing on regulation, design and feasibility / Training junior staff and providing technical consultancy to clients for marine systems and regulations. He also worked at Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd, over three years, as a marine engineer on board five merchant ships: an LNG carrier, two container ships and two bulk carriers. His experience, therefore, is wide-ranging from looking after on-board machinery to classification related work, which is an essential element to cultivating seagoing marine engineers. He presently serves as the president of Europe-Korea Marine and Ocean Engineers Association (EKMOA).