Dr Younho Cho received his B.S. and M.S. mechanical engineering degrees at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea and earnedhis Ph.D under the tutelage of Prof. Joseph. L. Roes in the major of ultrasonic NDE in the engineering science and mechanics department, the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State Univ.), U.S.

He has worked as a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Pusan National University (which is one of the ten flagship Korean national universities), South Korea since 2004. Additionally he leaded the NDE group along with the appointment of adjunct professor at the civil and environmental engineering department, Northwestern University, U.S from 2011 to 2013.

He directed the World Class University Program on Advanced NDE sponsored by the Korea National Research Foundation from 2009 to 2011.

He has involved in Academic Societies. Especially he has been serving as one of the executive committee members of ICNDT(International Committee of NDT) since 2012. He currently has been appointed the president of the 20th World Conference of Nondestructive Testing and Board Member of International Congress on Ultrasonics, respectively. In addition, he was a chair of the NDE division of the Korean Pressure Vessels and Piping Society (KPVP) and a Chairman of the Ultrasonic Division Committee and as well as senior board member of the Korean Society for Nondestructive Testing (KSNT).