SungHyun Nam is an associate professor at the Seoul National University. His research focuses mainly on understanding the dynamics of physical oceanographic processes that often interact with underwater acoustics, ocean biogeochemistry, marine ecosystems, air-sea interactions, and climate change/variability/events.

Nam is a co-principal investigator on the LIONESS-TG project. He has over 18 years of experience as a physical oceanographer with expertise in observational programs and data analyses of internal waves, hydrography, and current dynamics. He has led or participated in more than 60 oceanographic research cruises in Korean, U.S., and international waters. He and his team will use oceanographic instruments to make in situ observations of the processes underlying ocean-ice-atmosphere interactions.