Postdoctoral researcher, Imperial College London
B.S. Biomedical Science, UNIST, 2013
Combined M.S. & Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, UNIST, 2020
What is your current job?
I am working in Professor. Molly Stevens’ group as a postdoctoral researcher supported by the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI). I participated in research on tissue engineering and nano-therapeutics.
What makes you good at your job?
I am constantly thinking about what current problems and limitations are, and how I can verify and solve them. Furthermore, communication skills help me to successfully discuss and work with researchers of various nationalities.
Why did you choose UNIST BME/HFE?
When I was an undergraduate, the reason I chose at UNIST BME/HFE was simply that I wanted to cure cancer and to study more deeply. Then, I got an opportunity for undergraduate UROP program from Professor Yoon-Kyoung Cho, and after experiencing various researches, I felt like contributing to this field, and I completed my graduate course at UNIST BME/HFE.
What do you like most about UNIST BME/HFE and why?
The best thing I thought was that there were professors with various fields of life science in UNIST BME/HFE. Because of that, I can experience many kinds of researches and broaden my view. Second, the professors were all kind and friendly. When I need any help in my career and research, most professors gave a lot of advice to students as seniors in life, not as professors.
What have you enjoyed the most during your stay at UNIST BME/HFE?
At that time, it was very hard, but if I think about it now, the best memorable experience was that I studied and did class homework together with my friends all night, during undergraduate, and during graduate school, It was the best time to present my research, which was done by friends and colleagues for a long time, in front of many researchers at the international conference.
What was the most important things that you learned at UNIST BME/HFE that make you a success in your career?
I think that a lot of research experiences make me work well in my career until now. While studying at UNIST BME, I did not have many opportunities to compare my academic environment with my friends from other universities. So, I think it is normal that I can get various benefits during studying at UNIST. However, after graduating from graduate school, while working at another university, while talking with other researchers, I realized that I was able to research in a really good environment and had many independent research experiences.
What is your ultimate career goal?
My career goal is to be a thoughtful professor who can train young scientists well.