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2023 - 

Assistant Professor

Director, Laboratory for Cell Nanoengineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Surgery

University of California, Davis

2018 - 2023

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutics Research Laboratory

(PI: Stanislav Emelianov, Ph.D.)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

School of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

2021 - 


Onselex Pharmaceuticals

2017 - 2018

Technical Research Personnel
of the Republic of Korea Army

Institute for Basic Science of Korea


2012 - 2017

Ph.D. in Chemistry

Biomedical Polymer Laboratory

(PI: Won Jong Kim, Ph.D.)

Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea

2009 - 2012

B.S. in Bioengineering

Konkuk University, South Korea

& Awards

  • NIH (NCI) K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, 2022-2027

  • Postdoctoral Recognition Award Finalist - Society for Biomaterials, 2023

  • Best Paper Award, SPIE Photonics West - BIOS, 2023

  • BMES-Cell and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Postdoctoral Researcher Travel Award, BMES-CMBE Meeting, 2023 

  • Science Innovation Presentation, PSME division, ACS 2019 Fall Meeting

  • Best Poster Award, International Nanotech Symposition& Nano-convergence Expo, 2018

  • Best Poster Award, International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, 2016

  • Best Poster Award, Korean Society of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry, 2016

  • Best Poster Award, Korean Chemical Society, 2016

  • Best Research Presentation Award, Korean Polymer Society, 2014

  • BK 21 Plus Best Paper Award, POSTECH, 2014 - 2016

  • Best Research Presentation Award, Nano Korea, 2013

  • Best Poster Award, Korean Chemical Society, 2013

  • Best TA Award, POSTECH, 2012

  • Summa Cum Laude, Konkuk Univerisity, 2012


  • Session Chair: Photoacoustic Imaging, 2021 IEEE UFFC International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)

  • Reviewer, Chemical Society Reviews, RSC Journal

  • Reviewer, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS Journal

  • Reviewer, Photoacoustics, Elsevier Journal

  • Reviewer, Biomaterials Science, RSC Journal

  • Reviewer, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meetings

  • Member, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)

  • Member, Controlled Release Society (CRS)

  • Member, Materials Research Society (MRS)

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