I am a geoscientist whose research focuses on the physics of flow and reactive transport in porous and fractured media. One of my favorite quotes is “Thinking is the hardest thing a man can do, probably the reason so few of them do it.” by Henry Ford. I frequently remind myself of this quote so that I can constantly challenge myself and become a better person and more creative scientist each day.
I am a McKnight Land-Grant Assistant Professor and a Gibson Chair of Hydrogeology in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Minnesota. I received my MSc (2010) and PhD (2014) in Civil & Environmental Engineering at MIT, and my PhD was generously supported by DOE SCGF program and MIT Martin Fellowship. I obtained BSc of Civil, Urban & Geosystem engineering at Seoul National University with summa cum laude in 2008. Prior to joining UMN, I was a researcher at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology and was a postdoctoral associate in the Earth Resources Laboratory at MIT.
I currently teach the following courses: Fluid Earth Dynamics (ESCI 3202), General Hydrogeology (ESCI 4702), Field Hydrogeology Field Camp (4971W/5971), and Fractured Rock Hydrogeology (ESCI 5980).
Proverbs 29:23 Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
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