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LGchem, Professional

B.S. Biomedical science & Bioengineering, 2014

Ph.D. Biomedical engineering, 2020

What is your current job?

Now I work in a molecular diagnostics company. I lead one project to apply new sample for convenient test and two projects related with the development of diagnostic devices.

What makes you good at your job?

During my Ph.D course, I focused on development of simple & fast diagnostic device. So I think the background knowledges and know-how helped me adapt quickly.

Why did you choose UNIST BME/HFE?

I was really interested in diagnostic field according to the medical paradigm shift from tratment to prevention. So I chose BME to be guided by a professor who is an authority in this field.

What do you like most about UNIST BME/HFE and why?

Experts in various fields. I think we were able to easily collaborate and achieve better results because there were people in various fields such as bioinfomatics, in vivo experiments or device fabrication like us.

What have you enjoyed the most during your stay at UNIST BME/HFE?

I loved that it was a place with many people like me. Since the rate of entering graduate school in UNIST was higher than others, it was fun because there were many people who had the same code as me. Moreover, it was quite consoling because of many people who had the same worries as me.

What was the most important things that you learned at UNIST BME/HFE that make you a success in your career?

Learning how to solve problems. There were so many difficulties, but with someone’s help, with someone’s advice, sometimes with my persistence, I could solve all the hardships and I felt confident. Thanks to this, I am actively coming up with ideas and leading the project in the company.

What is your ultimate career goal?

Contribute to mankind. Through the COVID19 pandemic, I realized the importance of the diagnosis field once again, and I want to contribute to human life by developing the diagnostic devices that can detect quickly to such infectious diseases in the future.