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Seokwon Jeon

Prof. Seokwon Jeon

Seokwon Jeon

Prof. Seokwon Jeon is the 2023 – 2027 President of the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea and a past President of Korea’s National ISRM Group. He previously served ISRM as Vice President.

After obtaining his Ph.D. degree in mining and geological engineering at University of Arizona, Professor Jeon started teaching at Seoul National University in 1997. Since then, he served in various
leading roles in Korean rock mechanics, geotechnical, and tunneling engineering community. Especially, he was involved in organizing numerous international meetings including the first and seventh ARMS
and the fifth YSRM. Within ISRM, he has actively supported initiatives for education and cooperation with industry.