Professional Experience

  • Associate Chair for Research, Department of Engineering Education, University of Florida (2019 – present)
  • Associate Professor of Instruction, MS Program Director, Director of Experiential Learning, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University (2014 – 2018)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida (2009 -2014)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University at Buffalo (2008-2009)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology (2007-2008)


  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2007)
  • M.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2001)
  • B.S. Chemistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, KOREA (1997)

My Story

My expertise is biomaterials – nanoparticles for molecular imaging, cancer profiling, and drug delivery. Since 2013, I have been focusing on engineering education research. Current and past NSF- and internally-funded research projects are listed here.

Having grown up in Australia, Canada, Korea, and Germany, I acquired three languages and am still figuring out which culture I identify with the most. When I am settled down between moving internationally or interstate, I read, cook, practice Pilates, run marathons, play the piano, and work on speeches in my Toastmasters Club.