Born in Seoul, South Korea to Kidong Nam and Okjoon Park.
Receives a Bachelor of Science in applied chemistry from Seoul National University.
Immigrates to the United States and becomes a teaching/research assistant at the University of Oregon.
Marries Kuisook Nam and receives a Master of Science in chemical engineering from Oregon State University.
Becomes a teaching/research assistant at the University of Michigan.
Receives a Master of Science in Engineering in materials and metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Becomes a teaching/research assistant at the University of Tennessee.
Receives a Doctor of Philosophy in polymer engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Becomes a senior engineer at 3M Co. in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Serves as president of the Minnesota chapter of the Korea-American Scientist and Engineers Association in Vienna, Virginia.
Becomes a research specialist at 3M Co.
Becomes a church elder in the Korean Presbyterian Church.
Becomes an adjunct professor at 3M Co.
Becomes executive councilor of the Korean Society of Minnesota.
Serves as a strategic technical advisor for Rheosense Inc. in Woodbury, Minnesota.
Promoted to advanced research specialist at 3M Co.
Promoted to senior research specialist at 3M Co.
Becomes corporate rheologist at 3M.
Becomes senior vice president of Pushitol.
Receives the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who.