I am currently a senior researcher in Theoretical Astrophysics Group at Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, and Assistant Professor at Korea University of Science and Technology (UST). I work primarily on interstellar dust astrophysics, focusing on theory and application of Quantitative Interstellar Polarimetry for Star Formation, Planet Formation, and Cosmic Inflation Studies (see below). Recently, I work on Interstellar Exploration with Relativistic Spacecraft in relation to Breakthrough Starshot Project.
Before returning to Asia, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). Previously, I was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow in Germany. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the supervision of Prof. Alex Lazarian.