Sang-Young Park

E-mail: spark624 (at) yonsei (dot) ac (dot) kr

Professional experiences

  • Associate Professor and Professor, Dept. of Astronomy, Yonsei Univ., Seoul, South Korea (2003–present)
  • Visiting Research Scholar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD, USA (2012.08.–2015.07.)
  • Senior Spacecraft Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center (as employee of Swales), Hampton, VA, USA (2001–2003)
  • Spacecraft Systems Engineer, Final Analysis Inc., Lanham, MD, USA (2000–2001)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, USA (1998–2000)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, The National Academies (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, USA) (1996–1998)
  • Research Assistant, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA (1991–1996)
  • Research Assistant, Korea Astronomy Observatory & Yonsei University, South Korea (1989–1991)
  • Second Lieutenant, Republic of Korea Army (1988–1989)

Professional societies

  • America Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Senior Member
  • America Astroanutical Science (ASS), Member
  • International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), Member
  • Korean Space Science Society, Board of Directors (2006–)
  • Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Astronomy and Space Sciences (2010–2011)
  • The Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Member
  • The Korean Astronomical Society, Member
  • Chairman of Dept. of Astronomy, Yonsei Univ. (2007–2009)
  • Director, Younsei Observatory, Seoul, South Korea (2015–2017)


  • B.S., Astronomy, Yonsei University
  • M.S., Astronomy, Yonsei University
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University