I am a postdoctoral scientist modeling conceptual designs for experimental probes of quantum space-time, affiliated with the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. I was formerly a research fellow at the Institute of Natural Science at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, in an alternative national service position as a Specialized Research Personnel in the Korean army.
I received a doctorate in physics at the University of Chicago in 2015, under the tutelage of Craig J. Hogan and Stephan S. Meyer. I attended Harvard University as a member of the Class of 2007, graduating in 2008 with high honors in physics, with Howard M. Georgi as advisor. I am an alumnus of Seoul Science High School, where I received a gold medal in the International Physics Olympiads in 2002 (Bali, Indonesia).
I am passionate about teaching and communicating science. At the University of Chicago, I received the Gregor Wentzel Teaching Award and the College Core Tutor Award, and taught and mentored students in the Physics and Math departments, the Graham School of Continuing Education, and the Chicago Academic Achievement Program. I have personally worked with a diverse range of students. I have volunteered on the South Side of Chicago and in oppressed minority communities in Central Asia, and I was also able to cultivate the talents of gifted high school students as a record-breaking coach for the Korean National Physics Team.