2021 Ph.D. Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, United States

2017 M.S. Atmospheric Science, Seoul National University, South Korea

2015 B.S. Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, South Korea

2013 Undergraduate Exchange Program, Geosciences, The University of Sydney, Australia

PhD graduation

At PhD commencement

Professional Appointments

2024 SP - present Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science, Florida State University

2023 SP – 2023 FA Sejong Science Fellow, Kyungpook National University

  • Principal Investigator, National Research Foundation of Korea ($500K for 2023-2027)
  • Project title: Identifying structural changes of tropical cyclones during landfall to the Korean Peninsula using radar and mesoscale modeling

2022 SP – 2023 FA Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado State University

2022 Fall Visiting Scientist, MMM Lab, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

  • Host: Falko Judt
  • Project title: Resilience and efficiency of initial vortex in sheared environments depending on internal vortex profiles in the MPAS model

2017 FA – 2021 FA Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D.), Colorado State University

2015 SP – 2016 FA Graduate Research Assistant (M.S.), Seoul National University

2014 Summer Undergraduate Summer Vacation Research Intern, Australia Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

  • Advisor: Angela Maharaj
  • Title: How Sensitive is Generalized Linear Rossby Wave Theory to Uncertainties in the Determination of the Background Mean Flow?

2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Intern, Department of Oceanography, Seoul National University

  • Advisor: Kyung-Il Chang
  • Topic: Development of ocean trajectory model around South Korea

Teaching Experiences

2019 FA – 2021 FA Graduate teaching certificate program, the Institute for Learning and Teaching, Colorado State University (

2019 FA – 2020 SP Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Weather & Climate (ATS 350) and Atmospheric Dynamics II (ATS 602), Colorado State University

2019 FA Instructor, Introduction to Weather & Climate Lab (ATS 351), Colorado State University


Lab class in front of CSU’s weather station Fall 2019

Field Campaign

2022 September ONR Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification (TCRI) forecaster lead

2022 May - Aug Lead Scientist for Yonaguni site, Radiosonde and radar operation during PRECIP field campaign at Yonaguni Island, Japan

2021 May – Aug Radiosonde and radar operation during “PRE”-CIP field campaign

2019 Fall Weather forecaster for the PISTON-2019 field campaign

2018 Aug – Oct Radiosonde and radar operation in on the ship for the PISTON field campaign in the west Pacific


SEA-POL on R/V Thompson at sunset during PISTON 2018

Honors and Awards

2021 Best Student Oral Presentation Award, the 14th International Conference on Mesoscale Convective Systems and High-Impact Weather in East Asia (ICMCS-XIV)

2017 Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship, Colorado State University

2015 Graduate Study Merit Scholarship (full tuition and stipend for MS), Hyundai Motor Foundation

2014 Undergrad. Research Summer Vacation Scholarship, Australia Research Council Centre of Excellence

2012 Excellent Undergraduate Research Project Award, Korean Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity

2011 Dean’s Honor List, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University

2010 The Presidential Science Scholarship (full tuition and stipend for BS), Korean Student Aid Foundation of Sciences



Fluent in Korean and English