Current Position: Research Scientist, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford
Citizenship: Republic of Korea (U.S. Permanent Resident)
Identifiers: Web of Science Research ID AAI-4141-2020, ORCID 0000-0002-0587-3201

Research interest: Photonic integrated system with quantum nonlinear optics and photonic inverse design for high-performance computing, communications & sensing.


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering California Institute of Technology (with Prof. Kerry Vahala)
M.S. in Electrical Engineering KAIST
B.A. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science KAIST

Academic Experience

Research Scientist Stanford University (with Prof. Jelena Vučković)
Postdoctoral Researcher Stanford University (with Prof. Jelena Vučković)

Research Visitor: CREOL (Host: Prof. Peter Delfyett, 2021), NIST (Host: Prof. Scott Diddams, 2014), Imperial College London (Host: Prof. Stefan Maier, 2010)

Honor & Award

Nano- and Quantum Science and Engineering Postdoc Fellowship, Stanford University 2018.01
Atwood Graduate Fellowship, California Institute of Technology 2010.07

Publication Metrics & Selected Publications

h-index > 20, Total citation > 4000, average citations per journal article > 100 (source: google scholar ).
37 Peer-reviewed journals (Nature:1, Science: 4, Nature Photonics: 8, Nature Physics: 1)

Professional Services

Technical Program Committe at IEEE Photonics Conference 2020 - 2022
Conference Session Presider at CLEO, FIO, IEEE Photonics Conference 2018 -
Funding proposal reviewer for Royal Society of New Zealand 2020 -
Regular reviewer for Nature, Science, Nature Photonics, Science Advances, Optica, ACS Photonics etc. 2014 -

Selected Invited Presentations

"Photonic integrated circuits with inverse design: particle accelerators, LiDAR and optical interconnect,"
Photonics North
"Photonic integrated circuits with inverse design", Department seminar, Princeton University 2020.03
"From Inverse design to implementation of practical photonics," OECC/ PSC 2019 (Fukuoka, Japan) 2019.07
"On chip LiDAR based on all passive nonreciprocal transmission and routing," SPRC Workshop, Stanford 2019.05